East European Quarterly

A scholarly journal publishes articles in the disciplines of East European history, including its economics, politics, culture and history.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 1, Spring

Comrades and Adversaries: Yugoslav-Soviet Conflict in 1948 -- a Reappraisal
After the end of the Second World War, the Soviet Union reemerged as a superpower in world affairs. Moscow, thanks to her war gains, established a strong position in Europe. This strong position was based on the military presence of the Red Army in...
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Constitutionalism in East Central Europe? the Case of Slovakia under Meciar
In a recent issue of the East European Constitutional Review, Ewa Letowska recounts the following anecdote: A hungry traveler walks into a shady restaurant in Moscow. He sits down and inspects the menu. "I'll have the pork chops," he says. "We don't...
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Post-Visegrad Cooperation in East Central Europe
I. INTRODUCTION Although the always rather loose Visegrad group virtually ceased to exist after the January 1994 Partnership for Peace summit, a new set of cooperative regional endeavors has emerged in East Central Europe. Some of these reflect...
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Reassessment of the Relationship: Polish History and the Polish Question in the Imperial Duma
For generations Poles had been a sort of embarrassment for Russian nationalism. Indeed the core of Russian nationalism since the middle of the nineteenth century was an idea of Slavophilism. This ideology (as many others) was inconsistent. On the one...
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Slovenia's Transition to Democracy: Theory and Practice
Since its breakup in 1991, much of the scholarly research on the former Yugoslavia has been on the causes and sad consequences of its disintegration.(1) However, the breakup has yielded one small success story: that of the Republic of Slovenia. In...
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Symbolism in the Diplomacy of Czech President Vaclav Havel
Sir Ernest Satow celebratedly added to the prerequisites of a diplomat the qualification of "use of intelligence and tact."(1) To that maxim the former dissident and later Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel added "good taste," which he explained serves...
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