• People in Afghanistan continue to suffer under severe rules of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), as the Taliban consolidates its power over the whole country

    Autor: Tomasz Otłowski
    Opublikowano: 06/10/2023
  • The Russian large scale invasion against Ukraine on 24th February 2022 provoked a debate in Germany on the relations with China, which had become increasingly problematic over the past decade.

    Autor: Lidia Gibadło
    Opublikowano: 08/09/2023
  • The US-China relationship appears to be becoming increasingly confrontational, with the Biden administration largely continuing the line adopted by Donald Trump.

    Autor: Tomasz Smura
    Opublikowano: 30/08/2023
  • Autonomizacja działań i pozycji militarnej Grupy Wagnera w Libii koresponduje ze wzrostem pozycji biznesowej i politycznej tej grupy w całym regionie północnoafrykańskim. Od kilku lat aktywność Kompanii Wagnera w Libii staje się coraz bardziej (i coraz wyraźniej) autonomiczna względem polityki, celów, a przede wszystkim zasobów organizacyjnych i logistycznych Moskwy.

    Autor: Tomasz Otłowski
    Opublikowano: 04/08/2023
  • NATO used to hold its heads of state and government meetings (summits) every few years. Now, due to the extraordinary challenging security situation (the ongoing war in Europe, the biggest since 1945) such gatherings take place de facto every year.

    Autor: Robert Pszczel
    Opublikowano: 08/07/2023
  • The strategic significance of the South China Sea is primarily attributed to its geographical location, rendering it one of the world's busiest and most strategically important shipping routes.

    Autor: Mateusz Chatys
    Opublikowano: 04/07/2023
  • In recent times, Saudi Arabia - a longstanding strategic partner of the United States - has embarked on a new course in its foreign policy. Riyadh has intensified cooperation with China and drawn closer to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Now, the House of Saud is signaling readiness to join the anti-Western BRICS bloc.

    Autor: Robert Czulda
    Opublikowano: 27/06/2023
  • Since the outbreak of Russia’s large scale invasion against Ukraine Poland procured a significant number of military equipment, which should increase the firepower of the Polish Armed Forces. The Polish Armed Forces also have not forgotten about the development of cyberarmy, which was established in 2018 and should be fully operational by 2026. The question is whether Poland has the potential and will to be a significant power in cyberspace?

    Autor: Andrzej Kozłowski
    Opublikowano: 26/06/2023
  • Europe's pursuit of greener energy through the expansion of renewable technologies has led to a growing dependence on raw materials and rare elements that are predominantly produced outside its borders, notably in China and other countries. This reliance on external sources introduces complexities and challenges to the region's energy transition.

    Autor: Piotr Przybyło
    Opublikowano: 19/06/2023
  • One of the somewhat unexpected (but highly welcome), consequences of the barbaric war waged by Russia against Ukraine and Moscow’s open confrontation with the West, has been a commendable show of unity not just from NATO, but also the European Union (EU).

    Autor: Robert Pszczel
    Opublikowano: 15/06/2023
  • Turkish elections were not forged but it doesn’t mean that they were free and fair. High turnout could suggest that the main winner was democracy but this is not the case.

    Autor: Witold Repetowicz
    Opublikowano: 07/06/2023
  • Despite mounting pressure, South Korea remains unwilling to provide military assistance to Ukraine. This stance is rooted not only in Seoul's longstanding policy of refraining from supplying arms to nations engaged in active conflict, but also in the highly sensitive security situation in the region.

    Autor: Robert Czulda
    Opublikowano: 23/05/2023
  • During the early stages of the war, some were worried that Russia's aggression against Ukraine could lead to a similar attack on Taiwan by China. This argument was not unfounded, as a quick Russian victory could embolden China to launch an attack on Taiwan, while a prolonged conflict in Europe could prevent the United States from deploying more forces to the Indo-Pacific.

    Autor: Robert Czulda
    Opublikowano: 22/05/2023
  • Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) needs to become an attentive listener if its countries want to advocate for its interests more effectively. With the war in Ukraine ongoing and the challenge of the country’s reconstruction looming on the horizon, the regional decision-makers have to show more understanding of the challenges faced by their partners in other parts of the continent. They also need to embark on the path to resolve bilateral disputes with the EU institutions and major EU Member States to increase the region’s credibility at international level in the times of changing global security landscape.

    Autor: Miłosz J. Cordes
    Opublikowano: 19/05/2023
  • As China gained more influence in terms of its economic power, the political ambitions of Beijing have dramatically grown. These tendencies are reminiscent of the continuing centralization of authority that commenced subsequent to the 19th Party Congress in 2017.

    Autor: Dominik Mierzejewski, Przemysław Ciborek
    Opublikowano: 18/05/2023
  • In March 2023 the US  Department of Defense (DoD) presented its budget for the Fiscal Year 2024 (September 2023 – September 2024). As the DoD representatives and the overview of the budget emphasised it is “the most strategy-driven request we’ve ever produced from the Department of Defense.”

    Autor: Tomasz Smura
    Opublikowano: 17/05/2023
  • Recently, the Wagner Group has been on the lips of everyone interested in global conflicts. Its infamous brutal nature attracted international attention when Putin began engaging militants from a Kremlin-linked private army in the war in Ukraine.

    Autor: Dominika Kulig
    Opublikowano: 24/04/2023
  • There is much talk in Europe about Russia’s ability to wage a prolonged war in Ukraine.

    Autor: Piotr Przybyło
    Opublikowano: 21/04/2023
  • The 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine has prompted Warsaw and Kyiv to put aside grievances in the name of common security interests.

    Autor: Ihor Havrylyuk
    Opublikowano: 06/04/2023
  • The US’s expansion of its military presence in Southeast Asia is another step taken by the White House to strengthen its position vis-à-vis China in the Indo-Pacific.

    Autor: Robert Czulda
    Opublikowano: 05/04/2023
  • Following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the impetus for a rapid clean energy transition has never been stronger. This position was confirmed by the European Commission’s (EC) REPowerEU initiative, a plan to phase out Europe’s dependence on fossil fuels before 2030 and to increase the resilience of the EU energy system.

    Autor: Piotr Przybyło
    Opublikowano: 24/03/2023
  • The Republic of Moldova has received a significant amount of international media and experts’ attention in the past two months. The primary reason is the fear that Russian aggression against Ukraine might spill over into the republic to prevent it from drifting into the West. It is crucial to understand the scale of threats posed to Moldova by the Kremlin’s different scenarios as well as implications for the security situation in Ukraine.

    Autor: Ihor Havrylyuk
    Opublikowano: 22/03/2023
  • On 27th of February President Emmanuel Macron announced a new approach in French policy on Africa, stressing an end of Francafrique. The new policy would be based on the logic of partnership and solidarity instead of logic of interventionism, aid and protectionism.

    Autor: Witold Repetowicz
    Opublikowano: 17/03/2023
  • Ukraine is pressing its international partners to begin delivering multirole aircraft. Although such discussions have been ongoing for some time and some MiG-29s were reportedly handed over by Poland, this plan – at least when it comes to Western aircraft – remains unlikely. There is a lack of political will, and concerns related to such move cannot be ignored. Nonetheless, NATO and EU member states still have several options to support Ukraine’s aviation.

    Autor: Robert Czulda
    Opublikowano: 10/03/2023
  • All societies, countries, organisations, and private individuals functioning in public information space are confronted with the challenge of disinformation.

    Autor: Robert Pszczel
    Opublikowano: 02/03/2023