• The failed rebellion of the Wagner Group troops against the Kremlin authorities on June 24 this year also had quite unexpected repercussions in Libya, a place far away from Russia.

    Autor: Tomasz Otłowski
    Opublikowano: 27/10/2023
  • Fascination with Russian culture and history has too many times been confused with having an understanding for Russia’s imperialist policies, disguised as justified interests in the so-called zone of influence.

    Autor: Miłosz J. Cordes
    Opublikowano: 18/09/2023
  • China’s assertiveness has been growing on the global stage and has become one of the most significant challenges for the Western world.

    Autor: Tomasz Smura, Dominik Mierzejewski, Przemysław Ciborek, Mateusz Chatys, Andrzej Kozłowski
    Opublikowano: 12/09/2023
  • 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 Russian presence in Africa worries the West because Niger could become another ally of Russia in Sahel.

    Autor: Dorian Cochet
    Opublikowano: 05/09/2023
  • 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
  • The potential consequences of the Russian withdrawal from the Grain Deal are monumental, with many countries being affected by potential food shortages, rising food prices, and even famine.

    Autor: Sebastian Czub
    Opublikowano: 18/07/2023
  • 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
  • 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: 16/06/2023
  • 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
  • The capital of Slovakia, even less so that of Moldova, is not used to the role of a location that produces big headlines on strategic issues of European politics. But this is exactly what happened in the last few days. President Macron chose the GLOBSEC conference in Bratislava to deliver a timely and important vision of political changes that he believes need to be applied in Europe. Then, almost fifty leaders met in Chisinau for the summit of the recently inaugurated European Political Community initiative.

    Autor: Robert Pszczel
    Opublikowano: 06/06/2023
  • The recent visit of the new Czech President Petr Pavel to Poland in the middle of March has clearly shown that there is a new common understanding and possibly also future appetite to do more together in relations between Czechia and Poland.

    Autor: Pavel Havlicek
    Opublikowano: 19/05/2023
  • 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
  • On Friday, April 21, 2023, Lu Shaye, the Chinese Ambassador to France, made statements during an interview with the French news channel LCI that caused a general outcry in the Western world.

    Autor: Manon Boscher
    Opublikowano: 27/04/2023
  • 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
  • Information on the principles and objectives of Poland’s foreign policy (the so-called exposé), delivered by Poland’s Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau on April 13th, points at the strategic vacuum that Warsaw has been in.

    Autor: Miłosz J. Cordes
    Opublikowano: 24/04/2023
  • I was very excited about the invitation from the Polish Embassy in Tbilisi to attend a special conference in Georgia to mark the tragic anniversary of the new, full-size invasion of Ukraine by Russia. The gathering on 24 February, hosted by the respected Rondeli Foundation (the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies) and supported by the Ukrainian Embassy, turned out to be well-attended event, bringing together diplomats, experts and media. Even Georgian President, Salome Zourabichvili, made a brief appearance. Debates reflected strong unity of views on the international consequences of the war and confrontation started by the Putin regime.

    Autor: Robert Pszczel
    Opublikowano: 10/03/2023
  • Putin’s speech has been an excruciatingly long ordeal, and one that started with aggressive yet somewhat reused statements. The first key point brought forward was a reaffirmation of Russian commitment to the “Special Military Operation” in Ukraine.

    Autor: Sebastian Czub
    Opublikowano: 22/02/2023
  • It will soon be a year since Russia invaded Ukraine. Since February 24, 2022, the question of the position of African states on this conflict remains suspended in space.

    Autor: Dominika Kulig
    Opublikowano: 17/02/2023
  • The 24th February marks a turning point in many areas of German politics. Eastern policy is one of the key ones. Although in this area the most discussed aspect is the attitude towards Russia, it is vital to recognise the evolutionary approach towards Ukraine.

    Autor: Lidia Gibadło
    Opublikowano: 25/01/2023
  • 9 months into the invasion, the Grain from Ukraine summit took place in Kyiv. Western leaders gathered there, while commemorating the victims of Holodomor, have finally acknowledged the need for secure and reliable transport schemes to and from Ukraine.

    Autor: Miłosz J. Cordes
    Opublikowano: 20/12/2022
  • The explosion of Nord Stream gas pipelines became a breaking point in the energy war between Russia and Europe. Handling Nord Stream as a commercial project rather than the Kremlin’s geopolitical tool, Germany’s energy policy lived on as a double-edged sword, which sharpened in today’s European energy crisis.

    Autor: Tamar Tkemaladze
    Opublikowano: 28/11/2022
  • The United States 2022 midterm elections have in the past been of little interests to the majority of global publics. This is because they were both predictable (the U.S. Congress usually falling into the hand of the party opposing the sitting President) and inconsequential for the general direction of U.S. foreign policy (which over the last three decades enjoyed a large bipartisan consensus).

    Autor: Katarzyna Pisarska
    Opublikowano: 17/11/2022