Beginning August 1, 2017, New Cold War.org is being placed in archive mode. The daily postings of news and analysis will cease. Noteworthy articles directly related to Ukraine and its relations with Russia and the West will continue to appear. But the weekly newsletter to website subscribers containing notice of the past week’s news and analysis will be replaced by occasional notifications of updates of the subject pages of the website. Any news of changes to publishing schedule will be sent to subscribers.
The valuable research features of New Cold War.org will continue to be available and will be kept updated. These include the features ‘Books’, ‘Documents’, ‘Video’ and ‘Links’ which you will see along the top of the website home page. All the news and analysis contained in the ‘Categories’ listing on the website home page will remain available. But they will not have new information until and unless a re-launch of the website takes place.
The reason for the archiving of the website is the decline in volunteer participation in editing and publishing, including on social media. Three years after the website’s launch, the current editors and advisory editors have other writing and publishing interests to pursue in the same, broad subject area.
The website could be re-launched should a new and larger editorial team come together. New Cold War.org has always operated on volunteer labour; a paid-labour model for a website re-launch is one possibility, but that is not planned for the moment. In the meantime, we hope the website has proven to be a valuable source of information and an example for other websites devoted to opposing the new cold war. We trust that the archived features and information continue to prove useful and informative to readers.
Editor-in-chief, The New Cold War: Ukraine and beyond