Special Report

Special Report

Thanks to such moves as simulating reforms in the country and promising his Western partners to improve diplomatic relations, Vladimir Putin clearly wants to gain time as he has currently no other choice due to Russia’s poor economic situation and apparent lack of success on the international arena.

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Pension Gap Between Russia’s Siloviki and Civilians

Pension Gap Between Russia’s Siloviki and Civilians

The decision to raise the retirement age has recently caused huge resentment among many Russian citizens. Their outrage may turn out to be even greater as well as it might eventually result in social protests if the authorities do not change the rules of the so-called uniformed service personnel pensions.

Trump’s Syrian Trap Before the Summit with Putin

Trump’s Syrian Trap Before the Summit with Putin

Speculations about a meeting between Russian and American presidents aroused at the very beginning of a new war campaign in Syria. Having attacked a so-called “de-escalation zone” in southwestern Syria, Bashar al-Assad put the United States in a very difficult position.

Putin Tempts Europe with a New “reset” Policy

Putin Tempts Europe with a New “reset” Policy

Thanks to such moves as simulating reforms in the country and promising his Western partners to improve diplomatic relations, Vladimir Putin clearly wants to gain time as he has currently no other choice due to Russia’s poor economic situation and apparent lack of success on the international arena.

Gazprom Against Generals

Gazprom Against Generals

Gazprom has to fulfil three main functions. First, the company is expected to provide income to subcontractors. Secondly, Gazprom aims to pursue Russia’s foreign policy. And thirdly, export revenues will make it possible to subsidise supplies for domestic customers, especially the most important ones.

Austria and Nord Stream 2: Judge in Its Own Case

Austria and Nord Stream 2: Judge in Its Own Case

On July 1, Austria took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This is great news for all participants of the Nord Stream 2 project especially due to the fact that an Austrian company is involved in its implementation. Vienna will probably seek to sabotage and to delay the EU initiatives that could harm the construction of the gas pipeline along the Baltic Sea bed.

Russia and the War for Libyan Oil

Russia and the War for Libyan Oil

The short-term occupation of the two largest oil ports in Libya, as well as damaging some important facilities in Ras Lanuf, has recently shown that the country was not able to benefit from increases in world’s oil prices. At present, there is no good solution since none of the sides has enough advantage to tilt the fate of the conflict in their own favor.

Századvég Summer School

Századvég Summer School

The Warsaw Institute Foundation recruits candidates for international project hosted in Hungary: “Századvég Summer School – Prospects for the V4 and the CEE region concerning the current challenges of the EU: migration, society, economy.”

Analytical Seminar – Three Seas Initiative: Idea, Implementation, Perspectives

Analytical Seminar – Three Seas Initiative: Idea, Implementation, Perspectives

On May 29, 2018, the Faculty of Political Science of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie University in Lublin held an analytical seminar entitled “Three Seas Initiative: Idea, Implementation, Perspectives” organized by the Regional Center for International Debate in Lublin. The Warsaw Institute Foundation provided institutional support of the seminar.

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Putin Tempts Europe with a New “reset” Policy

Putin Tempts Europe with a New “reset” Policy

Thanks to such moves as simulating reforms in the country and promising his Western partners to improve diplomatic relations, Vladimir Putin clearly wants to gain time as he has currently no other choice due to Russia’s poor economic situation and apparent lack of success on the international arena.

Armenia: Change of Power

Armenia: Change of Power

Armenia’s new government was formed by Nikol Pashinyan, the leader of the April protests that had eventually led to the change of power in the country. For his cabinet, he has appointed ministers of foreign affairs and national defense, both of them being experienced specialists; such a decision should foster non-revolutionary politics in these domains.

Operation „The President”

Operation „The President”

In the presidential election in Russia on March 18, 2018, won Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian: Vladimir Владимирович Путин), which was announced by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation. The most intriguing word in this announcement is “election”. Did presidential election really take place in Russia?

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