The question of whether or not the reunification of Germany was a mistake seems an absurd one at first glance. If we accept that nations have a right to self-determination and independence, and when we consider that the fall of the Berlin Wall was one of the brightest moments in the modern history of Europe, […]
The political landscape in Poland is being reshaped not only by domestic decisions but also by the seismic shifts in global geopolitics, writes editor-in-chief of the Polish conservative daily Gazeta Polska, Tomasz Sakiewicz
The Americans are becoming more directly engaged in the Middle East conflict than they are in Ukraine, and there is a third potential conflict on its way over Taiwan, writes Jan Rokita, a former senior politician turned commentator and academic
There will be no civil war, but during global instability, Poland will once again go with the flow, with the so-called mainstream, aiming to please both Berlin and Paris, writes Professor Andrzej Nowak from Jagiellonian University in Kraków
Facing a crossroads in its geopolitical stance, Ukraine’s decisions in the coming months will determine whether it stands as a trusted ally or a potential adversary to Poland, writes conservative author and columnist Rafał A. Ziemkiewicz
Jake Sullivan’s recent address at the Brookings Institution outlining America’s strategy to again become the world hegemon it once was is particularly important to Poland, writes Polish political scientist Marek A. Cichocki
The past 12 months have finally laid to rest the conviction that foreign policy is the exclusive domain of liberals and social democrats with the ruling conservatives making substantial headway on the world stage, writes Rafał Woś
The EU has chosen to hold a summit on the Western Balkans for the first time in the region itself, indicating it is waking up to the fact that Russia and China have been increasing their influence in the region, writes Goran Andrijanić
In order to achieve peace in Ukraine, a new world security architecture must be created and Warsaw has a chance to be the hub of European security cooperation, argues editor-in-chief of Gazeta Polska Tomasz Sakiewicz
George Friedman, geopolitical expert and head of the Geopolitical Futures analysis center, told Polska Times that as a result of Russian aggression against Ukraine, Poland’s role in the world has risen
There are two ways the U.S. can handle Russia, either by appeasing it as is proposed by Kissinger or by confronting and trying to weaken it, a strategy the U.S. seems to have chosen which is good for Poland, asserts Bartłomiej Radziejewski, the director of the Nowa Konfederacja think tank
Germany, France and Italy all dream of peace that would be paid for with Ukrainian land, but only a total defeat for the Kremlin will lift the threat of a future peace being paid for with Polish interests, writes Andrzej Krajewski for dziennik.pl
Accession of Ukraine into the EU would mark the fulfillment of Poland’s long-term geopolitical goal of creating a Central and Eastern European counterweight to Germany and Russia, writes Mateusz Kosiński
The past few weeks have brought Ukrainians and Poles closer together than they have ever been and have led to speculation as to where the limits of this new found union may lie, writes Jakub Maciejewski in portal wPolityce.pl
Professor Mieczysław Ryba of the Catholic University of Lublin (KUL) argues that Germany and France have been compromised by Russia’s actions in this war, resulting in Poland now leading the way on Russia
In the shadow of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the question now becomes what will better guarantee Polish security; closer integration with the EU or a stronger sovereign nation capable of defending itself?
The United States is only one decision away from sending large transports of armaments to Ukraine, but many other states have already done so, writes Andrzej Łomanowski in his analysis for ‘Rzeczpospolita’ daily
Poland could play a leading role in the EU and NATO during the current border crisis, but that requires bold foreign policy, writes the head of the Washington Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe Irena Lasota
The Kremlin is not only remilitarizing the region but also trying to impose its supremacy through a policy of judicial, economic and military fait accompli, says Law and Justice (PiS) MEP and former Polish FM Anna Fotyga in commentary for the Polish Press Agency
Shifts in American geopolitical policy, losses in energy security and increasingly bold actions by Belarus and Russia are putting severe pressure on Poland, writes Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Solidarność weekly Cezary Krysztopa
Poland must draw vital conclusions from the German-American agreement on Nord Stream 2 and reevaluate its relations with both countries, writes foreign columnist of ‘Rzeczpospolita’ daily, Jędrzej Bielecki
The storming of the Capitol and pandemic show that the US is in crisis, but this does not mean America is on the verge of losing its superpower status, writes columnist Bartosz Bartczak in Polish portal Niezależna.pl
As Poland, Central Europe, the entire continent and the world with it has changed, so too must the European Union. Professor Marek A. Cichocki explains the importance of the need for change in the EU for Poland’s security.
In light of the upcoming Middle East conference and the detention of Huawei Poland’s director, it is clear that Poland has become a battleground between two political blocks. Błażej Sajduk explains the consequences of Poland’s rapprochement with Washington.
The level of interference of European Union institutions in the matters of sovereign nations is increasing. Marek A. Cichocki analyses how the ability to identify these transnational webs will define Europe in the coming years.
The USA’s increasing engagement in Europe is due to the rising activity of their political opponents. Dr. Krzysztof Winkler analyses how an American base in Poland is part of the US’ attempt to hinder the broadening of Russia and China’s spheres of influence.
As geopolitics shift, Poland increasingly finds itself in a position where it must make important choices. In an interview for Polska the Times, writer and geostrategy expert Jacek Bartosiak explains Poland’s future in this brave new world.
“Fort Trump is an investment into our security,” underlines Andrzej Duda, referring to the concept of a permanent US military base in Poland. The President also spoke of Poland’s place in the “Europe of two dynamics”.
Emmanuel Macron supports Germany’s Heiko Mass’ vision of foreign policy and goes even further by postulating that Russia be included in European defense. Bartłomiej Radziejewski explains why it is make or break time for Poland.
Heiko Maas, the German foreign minister says it is time to think about European defense without American participation. However, that is completely against what Warsaw wants, warns professor Bogdan Góralczyk.
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