Foreign Policy Publications


The presidential elections and the end of the ISAF: changes not only for Afghanistan

The year 2014 will be a turning point for Afghanistan. With the elections in April, the leadership of Hamid Karzai (in power since 2002) will come to an end. In December 2014, NATO troops will formally end the ISAF operation. These are events so significant that in their aftermath the reality of Afghanistan will be an issue of a totally different nature than today. President Hamid Karzai has maliciously been called “a Western puppet” by his opponents. Meanwhile, in recent months, he has changed his attitude to the western allies. H. Karzai has set tough conditions for signing a strategic pact with the United States. At the same time, he […]


The role of the new Member States in the developing of the EU’s Eastern agenda in the years 2004-2007 – perceptions of EU officials

Nr 1 September 2008. Author: Katarzyna Pisarska The report tries to assess the influence of EU’s new Member States from Central Europe on the European Union’s Eastern policy in the years 2004-2007. It is based on the results of a mixed method study conducted in 2007 and 2008 among 60 EU officials (both desk officers and national diplomats) dealing with Eastern policy issues either in the European Commission and the Council of the European Union. The report answers questions concerning the types of developments happening on the EU agenda in the years 2004-2007, the major factors provoking these changes, and the role of new Member States, including Poland, in the forming […]



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