An event with

Aliide Naylor

The Shadow in the East

Thursday 2nd April 2020 at 6:30pm

Daunt Books Hampstead

Tickets £5.00

Description

The Baltics are about to be thrust onto the world stage. With a ‘belligerent’ Vladimir Putin to their east (and ‘expansionist’ NATO to their west), Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are increasingly the subject of unsettling headlines in both Western and Russian media. But how real are these fears, subject as they are to media embellishment, qualification and denial by both Russia and the West? What do they mean for those living in the Baltics – and for the world?

Based on her extensive research and work as a journalist, Aliide Naylor takes us inside the geopoltitics of the region. Travelling to the heart of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania she explores modernity in the region that birthed Skype, investigates smuggling and reports of troop movements in the borderlands, and explains the countries’ unique cultural identities. Naylor tells us why the Baltics matter, arguing persuasively that this region is about to become the new frontline in the political struggle between East and West.

Event Details

Thursday 2nd April 2020 Event starts at 6:30pm
Tickets are £5.00 and include a glass of wine and 20% off the author's books.

Venue address:

Daunt Books Hampstead
51 South End Road,
London NW3 2QB

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