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.
As part of the BSA’s efforts to increase the visibility of scholarship on Bulgarian topics, the organization began publishing an online journal, Bulgarian Studies.
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.
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.