East 59 - The new issue

MIRACLE IN MILAN - The new issue of  East is at newsagents, bookshops and available in digital format from May 1st.


Cover

Feeding the Plant, Energy for Life, is an exercise in global citizenship now taking place in Milan.

But it isalso an Expo for Business, a unique opportunity for business matching. The economic repercussions of the Universal Expo.

Europe 

Not united yet hardly divided, the parallel action of Merkel/Draghiis making headway and SuperMario's political stature is on the rise.
The United Kingdom, currently lacking a centre of gravity, could be facing electoral fragmentation.
On the Russian Rollercoaster, Ukraine is rushing headlong towards bankruptcy like a moth to a lightbulb and despite the rouble's troubles Putin's reputation soars.
While the Greek double act seems to begoing nowhere fast, the fearful question is 'what if they returned…?' (meaning national currencies).

World

The new diplomacy and digital intelligence are relying on narrative, an appealing form of counter-information to defuse jihadist propaganda on the web.
But it's not that easy, Boko Haram: Islamic terror or tribal insurgence?
In a time of transition, although Twiplomacyhas joined the fight, Saudi oiland Kurdish Kalashnikovs aren't leaving the fray.

Dossier

An online survey covering six different geographical areas revises the current image of Italy in the world. More appreciated in the East than in Europe. The Russians love it, the English are lukewarm. Asians and Americans are enchanted, the Great Beauty strikes again, but its critics won't be hoodwinked.

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