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An Unforeseeable Europe

Traditional Technocratic Methods Can no Longer be Used to Solve Europe’s Problems 2016 was perhaps the most difficult year for Europe since the turn of the century. Under the inept leadership of David Cameron’s cabinet, the United Kingdom voted in favour of leaving the European Union. The United States elected Donald Trump, an outspoken critic of the European project, as its president. The European continent continued to fight the unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants. A wave of right-wing...


Will Russia Return to Europe?

... of that which today determines the priorities of the EU. The vulnerability of the liberal narrative in respect of the evolution of cooperation between Russia and Europe becomes especially glaring when we compare the political dynamics of Russia and Poland. When Russian liberals speak of the growing estrangement of Russia from Europe, they typically advance two explanations. The first is institutional in nature — to wit, that for a quarter-century Russia has not been able to insert itself adequately ...


Why the Double Standards?

... the normative power of the factual gets the upper hand. Dmitry Ofitserov-Belsky: Multi-Speed Europe: Illusions and Reality Catchwords and Combat Terms Scene change: By the end of 2017, the EU Commission had initiated infringement proceedings against Poland because of an alleged breach of Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union. The offending object is Poland´s latest judicial reform. And the Commission is currently preparing for infringement proceedings against Hungary, also because of a purported ...


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 ...


Ivan Timofeev Makes a Presentation of «Russia’s Foreign Policy: Looking Towards 2018» Report in Warsaw

... international affairs, researchers and journalists. We are making a presentation of an important text today looking forward to a serious professional discussion». Igor Zhukovsky, Head of the Rossotrudnichestvo Representative Office in the Republic of Poland: «We have held a number of expert meetings with Polish partners today — both on the site of the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Warsaw and in the Casimir Pulaski Foundation. The creation of dialog platforms for professional communities ...


How to Make Enemies and Alienate Friends

... are of great significance to the American people and rest of the world. This will most definitely include the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau (which takes place this year and is associated with the topic of Jews and Israel), Poland (which reflects on the former and defines the near future of Europe and its business doings related to Nord Stream 2 project), and Russia (which relates to all the mentioned points and defines the future performance of the mentioned actors). It ...


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

... appears to be a more significant factor. The same goes for the expansion of NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF). Changes are taking place in Russia as well. Moscow has managed to implement a massive, the four NATO battalions deployed in Poland and the Baltic states and apparently successful, military reform, creating " more compact, mobile, and possibly more efficient armed forces. A number of military units have been restored; in particular, three divisions were deployed on the ...


Eastern Europe is Heating up

... 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, ...


What does the post-Brzezinski era hold for the future of the U.S. role and its geostrategic imperatives in an ever more polarized world?

There is no doubt that on May 26, 2017 died arguably one of the most influential figures in the American foreign policy history, whose thinking has had a profound impact on the modern world, but also a man of great importance to his first motherland Poland and its citizens post-Cold War geopolitical thinking. Zbigniew Brzezinski was a man who in the course of his long and rich academic, policy and public life earned a different meaning to different people.Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin ...


Ukraine untold: Is it time for America to ignore Ukraine’s unsolved past, and sacrifice its core values and national interest on the alter of the post-Cold War blindness?

... hearing the local voices and their perspective may contribute to the coming debate, and equip President Trump’s advisers with an important knowledge needed to make the right move, which would truly have the America’s national interest at its core.Poland, which is historically known to be one of the most loyal allies of the United States, is the country, which is directly exposed to the outcomes of what happened in February 2014 in Ukraine, as well as poses a significant historical and political ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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