Search: Germany,Poland (6 materials)

An Unforeseeable Europe

... any time soon. However, in late 2018, Paris became witness to an uprising of “yellow vests,” and Emmanuel Macron’s star began to dim. Angela Merkel’s victory in the German federal elections was pyrrhic: next year, the exogenous Alternative for Germany party will achieve unprecedented success in Bavaria and Hesse and the Chancellor will be forced to play the unenviable role of “lame duck.” All attempts to agree upon a “civilized divorce” with the United Kingdom have thus far come to ...


The Fight for Nord Stream 2: The Interests of all the Players Involved

... of affairs on the markets, the gas will go largely unclaimed. On the one hand, there is nowhere for the gas to be used. On the other, a number of these projects will simply not be profitable. The construction of Nord Stream 2 would actually benefit Poland. The more Russian gas going to Germany, the greater the surplus of the raw material that can subsequently be traded on the spot market. In order to support American gas producers, the U.S. authorities are trying to clear the market of competition for them, specifically targeting Gazprom’s ...


The Euro-Atlantic Security Formula: The Implications of NATO-Russia Relations to the Baltic Sea Region

... enormous sum, given that Russia's current defence expenditures amount to US$ 66 billion [1] . Denmark is close to Germany in terms of the share of defence spending as a percent of GDP, although that country is actually spending much less on defence than Germany. Poland is playing a noticeable role: it has already met the Wales Summit requirements. Warsaw's defence spending is significantly lower than that of Russia, but is still significant to regional stability, especially in light of the procurement of new ...


Eastern Europe is Heating up

Warsaw’s ambitions — a detriment to Berlin Berlin’s current frustration with Warsaw is a symptom of Eastern Europe’s growing geopolitical importance. The region is attracting attention from two key global players: the United States and China. Germany is mainly concerned with Poland’s rapprochement with the United States and hostility towards Berlin. With Brexit on the table, Poland has views to replace Britain as Washington’s main EU ally. The Polish political elite relies on American military support against Russia, ...


Considerations on the role of the ‘Other’ in foreign policy – the cases of Germany, Poland and Lithuania vis-à-vis Russia

... have bumped into a very interesting article by Marco Siddi dealing with the concept of identity building in international relations, an important branch of constructivist research theory. More specifically, the paper tried to give an explanation of why Germany, Lithuania and Poland have developed determinate national identities, and consequent policies, as a result of a process of confrontation with the image of an ‘other’, in this case Russia. The author debates that, even though all three countries had had traumatic ...


Andrey Kortunov at Workshop “German, French Polish and Russian Opinions of Russia’s Foreign Policy”

On May 27, 2014 in Paris, Dr. Kortunov participated in the closed-door workshop “German, French Polish and Russian Opinions of Russia’s Foreign Policy” organized by the Committee on French-German Relations ( CEFRA ) and the French Institute for International Relations ( IFRI ). Dr. Kortunov delivered a report on the political dimensions of energy cooperation between Russia and the EU, and later met IFRI Vice-President on Strategic Development Thomas Gomart on future cooperation...


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