Report: Security of V4 Countries in EU

Report: Security of V4 Countries in EU

The cooperation of the Visegrad countries in the field of security in the European arena was the main topic raised during the international conference at the University of Warsaw. The report is based on the analyzes presented during the thematic panels.

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Latvia: the Pro-Russian Party Remains in Opposition

Latvia: the Pro-Russian Party Remains in Opposition

Although the left-wing Saskaņa party won the October elections to the Latvian Parliament, it still remains in opposition in the new political arrangement. President Raimonds Vējonis entrusted the leader of the conservatives with the task of forming a new government.

Dry-Dock Breakdown Complicates Kremlin’s Naval Plans

Dry-Dock Breakdown Complicates Kremlin’s Naval Plans

A floating dry deck has recently sunk in the Russian city of Murmansk while holding Russia’s sole aircraft carrier aboard. The incident is thus likely to complicate the Fleet’s plans to refurbish its largest naval vessels and impede Russia’s program for a potential war with the United States.

Russian-Austrian Problem with the GRU in the Background

Russian-Austrian Problem with the GRU in the Background

The latest espionage scandal may bring about more serious consequences to Moscow than all earlier similar instances, perceived as much more controversial ones. This time, the incident took place in Austria, a state that was to play a key role in the Kremlin’s strategy, aiming to change the EU policy towards Russia.

Report: Security of V4 Countries in EU

Report: Security of V4 Countries in EU

The cooperation of the Visegrad countries in the field of security in the European arena was the main topic raised during the international conference at the University of Warsaw. The report is based on the analyzes presented during the thematic panels.

Berlin: Poland and Germany on a Common Europe

Berlin: Poland and Germany on a Common Europe

On October 22-23, 2018, the Warsaw Institute delegation took part in the 19th Polish-German Forum organized by The Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation in partnership with the Polish Foreign Ministry and the German Federal Foreign Office.

State of Polish Eastern Policy

State of Polish Eastern Policy

The need for a new opening in Polish-Ukrainian relations or the role of “Children of the Kremlin” in Russia’s domestic policy are just some of the topics discussed during a conference entitled “Polish Eastern Policy 2018” organised by the Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe in Wrocław with the participation of Warsaw Institute.

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Russia Falls in a Syrian Trap

Russia Falls in a Syrian Trap

Three years past the military operation in Syria, Russia managed to achieve its goal, saving the regime of its ally, President Bashar al-Assad. Nonetheless, it failed to restore control over the entire territory of the country – or at least its most important regions. The state’s main sources of income (including gas and oil) are currently occupied by Kurds who enjoy support of the United States.

German-Russian Rapprochement: Gas and Common Enemies

German-Russian Rapprochement: Gas and Common Enemies

Over recent months, Germany has been systematically striving for better relations with Russia while its alliance with the United States seems to have plunged into a crisis. Nonetheless, such state of matters can be neither referred to as temporary nor related to the Trump administration. Instead, the ongoing changes are of lasting character and stem from a series of conditions being independent from political decision of the incumbent.

Caspian Summit: Consequences for the Region

Caspian Summit: Consequences for the Region

Five Caspian states – Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan – have adopted a convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea. The deal officially ended a 22-year-old impasse as all interested countries finally managed to reach a consensus. Nevertheless, the document has yet to be ratified and it does not fully resolve disputes over the division of the reservoir.

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