This issue includes cover story "When the East Tries to Become the West"; a spotlight on the Bulgarian Studies Journal; reflections on past conventions, and much more.
Zsuzsánna Magdó and Nancy Condee talk about the shared effort of the University of Pittsburgh's Russian and East European Studies Center and Asian Studies Center, the Central Eurasia Initiative.
As an interdisciplinary area of inquiry at a historical crossroads of language, religion, ethnicity, and empire, Armenian Studies poses particular challenges for librarians. As libraries attempt to build modern research collections attuned to the present and future needs of Armenian Studies scholars, it is important to solicit the input of both researchers and of professional associations devoted to the field.
ASEEES expresses its support for the members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and protests the recent proposals to subject the majority of that organization’s funding to political oversight.
ASEEES expresses its disappointment with the decision of Rosobrnadzor to withdraw accreditation from the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences.