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There are more and more signals of increased cooperation between Russia and the Taliban insurgents fighting the Afghan government chosen in a democratic election and supported by the West. This time the fact has been commented on by NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
On April 7, seventeen people were detained at the same time in Chisinau and Kiev. Moldavian and Ukrainian authorities claim that they had planned to assassinate Vladimir Plahotniuc, a Moldovan businessman and politician. Eight conspirators were detained in Moldova and nine in Ukraine.
In early hours of 7 April, 59 cruise missiles were launched from two US warships USS Porter and USS Ross in the eastern Mediterranean. The Tomahawks targeted a Syrian military air base al-Sharyan in Homs Province. A few Assad’s soldiers were killed.
Patriotism, courage, honor, freedom, fidelity, integrity, friendship… In its twelve years of operation, the Warsaw Uprising Museum has organized hundreds of concerts, lectures and workshops. It also organizes the annual events accompanying the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. These activities serve as tribute to the insurgents – the people to whom it owes its existence.
What’s it going to be like? Almost certainly with Vladimir Putin. There is no better confirmation of this than the president’s mass replacement of his highest officials and collaborators. A new generation of “Putinocrats” is entering the scene and their characteristics unambiguously indicate that in the coming years, the Kremlin court will serve one, concrete ruler.
In Canada and the United States, Poland is sometimes unjustly perceived through the prism of the past, as one of the members of the old Warsaw Pact and a country with a centrally planned economy. In the meantime, “Poland 2017 A.D.” is a full member of NATO and a country that is strengthening its position, even in the midst of the global financial crisis.
Poland is in the midst of a wide-ranging process of modernizing its armed forces, on which it will spend around $15 billion by 2022. This is a very large sum for the region. Much of these funds will be allocated to the purchase of equipment and technology from abroad.
What characterizes the most dynamic and often the richest economies in the world? What is the common denominator that links diverse countries such as the U.S., Japan, South Korea or Germany – countries with their own traditions, history, culture and differing social and political systems and geography, playing the role of economic champions of the modern world?