Conjoint Professor Roger Markwick co-authored an article in the Journal of Historical Geography entitled “The kitchen garden movement on the Soviet home front, 1941–1945”. It argues that the Soviet World War II gardening movement helped to avert mass starvation. It also demonstrates how Soviet gardening propaganda invoked motherhood, family and Motherland:

Vice-President of the Association, Dr Milenko Petrovic, edited a Special Issue of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies (ANZJES) entitled ‘Serbia on its way to EU membership – the remaining challenges and obstacles’. The Special Issue is a timely and highly relevant reflection on the EU’s increased attention to the future of its enlargement policy and the European Commission’s latest ‘Western Balkan Enlargement Strategy’ (February 2018). Our Executive Committee member, Dr Nina Markovic Khaze, also provided a contribution to this volume. The publication is freely available for download at:

Executive Committee members, Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill and Dr Yelena N. Zabortseva jointly published a book chapter in the first edition of Routledge Handbook of Russian Security, edited by Roger E. Kanet. The volume identifies key contemporary topics of research and debate and takes into account the changes that have occurred in the study of Russian security strategy since the end of the Cold War. Gill and Zabortseva’s chapter is entitled ‘Russian Security Strategy in Central Asia’. This timely and comprehensive publication is available for purchase at:

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