Patryk Szczotka

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Biography

Patryk Szczotka is a graduate of Far Eastern philology with a Chinese specialization at the University of Wrocław and a double degree MSc student at China and International Relations programme at Aalborg Universitet and the University of International Relations (国际 关系 学院) in Beijing. He is a member of the Institute of New Europe and Asia-Pacific Regional Group in the Polish Forum of Young Diplomats. His research interests include political and economic relations between the EU and the PRC and diplomacy.

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As the cold steppe winter is getting closer and closer Europe is facing a new humanitarian challenge and not as the result of the new wave of the covid-19 pandemic, but because of a huge migration crisis.

Turkish Option in Ukrainian Politics

Turkish Option in Ukrainian Politics

Turkey as a NATO member would be an interesting partner to Ukraine, albeit potentially unstable. Currently the Turkish-French conflict on the situation in Libya, Azerbaijan and Syria escalates. It’s a point for Ukraine.

Moscow And Minsk Militarize Migrant Crisis

Moscow And Minsk Militarize Migrant Crisis

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus informed it would revise its 2021–2022 preparedness scheme while Nikolai Patrushev, a top Russian silovik, said Russia and Belarus would jointly respond to all provocations, also military. The reason is the migrant crisis that Moscow and Minsk are blaming the West for, which is yet another sign of ever-growing military ties between the two states.

Cooperation with Africa on the Current Chinese Agenda

Cooperation with Africa on the Current Chinese Agenda

On November 16, 2021, Li Keqiang, the Premier of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), attended the 4th Forum on China-Africa Local Government Cooperation. The meeting is another stage of preparation before the larger FOCAC summit. What is more, the Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce presented the latest data on trade.

Quantum Race

Quantum Race

Quantum computers employ the unique properties of atoms and photons to solve computational problems considerably faster than ordinary computers. On the one hand, their availability will enable breakthroughs in many disciplines, from medicine to space exploration or artificial intelligence. On the other hand, their ubiquity will certainly pose challenges to the economy and national security.

Macron, Putin Discuss Belarus Border Tensions

Macron, Putin Discuss Belarus Border Tensions

Russia and France have increased contacts between their top officials. It is not only about a phone conversation between the presidents, but also a two-plus-two meeting in Paris, where French and Russian defense and foreign ministers met.

CCP’s Sixth Plenary Session. Xi forever?

CCP’s Sixth Plenary Session. Xi forever?

On Monday, November 8, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CCCPC) commenced its sixth plenum in Beijing. During the meeting, which ended on Thursday, about 300 members of the Party, led by Xi Jinping, adopted a resolution which glorifies the Party’s achievements over the past century, especially those under Xi’s leadership.

Telephones and Rockets. A new ‘Normandy format’?

Telephones and Rockets. A new ‘Normandy format’?

Russian diplomacy has successfully dragged Germany and France into talks on the situation on the Belarusian border. Migratory pressure was more and more doomed to failure with each passing day in the face of effective defence of Poland’s borders, so the Kremlin is being helped — not for the first time — by Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron.

USA, Germany, China and the Ukrainian Cause

USA, Germany, China and the Ukrainian Cause

Joe Biden’s presidential election victory raised high hopes among pro-state Ukrainian elites. The supposedly pro-Russian Trump was to be succeeded by an experienced politician well acquainted with the problems of Eastern Europe, having great sensitivity to human rights and human injustice.

Lukashenko Bluffing On EU Gas Threat

Lukashenko Bluffing On EU Gas Threat

Floated by the Belarusian dictator, the possibility to halt gas transit into Poland and Germany amid fresh EU sanctions is part of the game Minsk and Moscow are playing against a background of the EU-Belarus border crisis. Contrary to what the Kremlin claims, it is hard to believe that Alexander Lukashenko would threaten to retaliate against any new European Union sanctions by shutting down the transit of natural gas via Belarus without the Kremlin’s knowledge. It is all the more so that a new component of Lukashenko’s aggressive policy towards the EU may fit into the Russian gas strategy.

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