Thoughts on Central and Eastern Europe from an historian of the region
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Welcome! The title of this blog comes from Neville Chamberlain's description of the Sudentenland and Czechoslovakia as a far away land of which we know little, and it is my hope that visitors will leave knowing a bit more than they do about Central and Eastern Europe and the issues that affect those countries and those regions. I am particularly knowledgeable about Poland and Ukraine, as well as the complex relations countries in the region have with the two dominant powers in the region -- Germany in the west and Russia in the east.
I live in Woodside, NY in Western Queens and have been living here happily for two years. By training I am a specialist on Central and Eastern Europe and I also have an occasional blog on international affairs especially Central and Eastern Europe called "Lands Far Away..." If such topics inerest you, you may also want to visit New Books in East European Studies, which I also moderate. The Woodsider Insider, however, is now my main blog. To contact me with suggestions about possible posts you may reach me at email@example.com