The Shadow in the East (I.B. Tauris, 2020)
'The Shadow in the East: Vladimir Putin and the New Baltic Front' is out NOW via I.B. Tauris (Bloomsbury).
"An insightful, nuanced account that highlights the present multitude of currents at play in Europe, while showing how Russia has used the near-abroad as a laboratory for methods later deployed elsewhere. A mix of travelogue, social and political analysis, Naylor tells the stories and dynamics of the region from the inside, which is really the only way to understand them." – Peter Pomerantsev, author of This is not Propaganda and Nothing is True and Everything is Possible
"Naylor, whose own relatives escaped West from Estonia, is an engaging companion, guiding us through pagan rites, cigarette smugglers' routes, and the lingering secrets of the Nazi occupation. Naylor takes us inside a swath of Europe in a state of suspended animation, forced to serve as a testing ground for a war that may never come." – Ellen Barry, Chief International Correspondent at The New York Times