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Western Balkans Summit 2021

Western Balkans Summit 2021

On December 4, 2021, the Western Balkans Summit 2021 was organized by New Direction, the Warsaw Institute had the pleasure to patronize the event. Western Balkans Summit 2021 was organized in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

REPORT NIEPODLEGŁA

REPORT NIEPODLEGŁA

In the period April – September, the Warsaw Institute had the honor to perform the public task “The Young Sovran – 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence.” The project was co-financed by the Multiannual Program “Niepodległa” (“Sovereign”) for 2017-2022.

As part of the task, the Warsaw Institute conducted four expert meetings, which took the form of discussions, debates, and lectures. The following events were organized.

What does the new German Chancellor mean for Poland?

What does the new German Chancellor mean for Poland?

On October 5, 2021, Liliana Śmiech, Director of the Analysis in the Warsaw Institute met with the Polish Ambassador to Germany, Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Przyłębski. The conversation concerned the aftermath of this year’s elections in Germany.

Defence24Day x SOFAST Conference

Defence24Day x SOFAST Conference

On June 29 and 30, 2021, the Defence24Day x SOFAST conference was held, the media partner of which was the Warsaw Institute. Among the invited speakers there were, among others Mariusz Błaszczak Polish Minister of National Defense, Paweł Soloch Head of the National Security Bureau, Wojciech Skurkiewicz Secretary of State in the Ministry of National Defense and the Polish Ambassador to NATO Headquarters Tomasz Szatkowski.

Event Summary: Poland after regaining independence – three partitioners – one country. Differences and similarities between particular partitions

Event Summary: Poland after regaining independence – three partitioners – one country. Differences and similarities between particular partitions

On September 28, 2021, a debate took place with the participation of Karol Wołek – president of the Casimir the Great, the Association of Kazimierz Wielki, the Main Board of the Union of National Soldiers of the Armed Forces and the Amor Patriae Foundation, Artur Krzeszowiak – communication strategy specialist and expert at the Warsaw Institute, and Tomasz Kijewski, a graduate of, among others, international relations at the University of Lodz (scholarship at the Center for Transatlantic Studies in Maastricht, the Netherlands) and the National Security Study Program (PASS) at the European Center for Security Studies General Marshall (Garmisch-Partenkirchen / Washington DC).

Event Summary: An unwinnable war? Taliban Afghanistan as assessed by a local journalist

Event Summary: An unwinnable war? Taliban Afghanistan as assessed by a local journalist

The risk of a civil war in Afghanistan (like in Syria) and over 7 million new refugees are a real danger, as Ahmad Farid Danesh Akrami suggested in an interview with Tomasz Kijewski, president of the Warsaw Institute. A long-term plan to move away from Western forces allowed the Taliban to build an appropriate marketing narrative and strengthen public support for the group, said Ahmad Farid Danesh Akrami.

JOINT STATEMENT BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS  ON THE CALL TO STOP THE NORD STREAM 2 PIPELINE

JOINT STATEMENT BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS ON THE CALL TO STOP THE NORD STREAM 2 PIPELINE

On the initiative of the Warsaw Institute, representatives of over 20 non-governmental organizations from Europe and the United States issued a statement calling for the stoppage of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. Nord Stream 2 is a dangerous and short-sighted project that puts the economic interests of several minority stakeholders ahead of long-term security in Europe and transatlantic relations. This unnecessary pipeline sows discord in Europe, strengthens Russia’s control of Europe’s energy supplies, and undermines collective efforts to counter Russian aggression in the region.

Event Summary: New York and Building Safety. What Can We Learn from the World’s Most famous city?

Event Summary: New York and Building Safety. What Can We Learn from the World’s Most famous city?

The Guardian Angels have branches in thirteen countries and over a hundred cities. While the original group of thirteen in his hometown has grown to thousands around the world, the mission has not changed: make a positive difference to the community by engaging our community members to take a step forward and play an active role. The creator of this group and a candidate for the mayor of New York is Curtis Śliwa, a guest of the Warsaw Institute.

Event Summary: Three Seas Initiative (3SI) – New Developments?

Event Summary: Three Seas Initiative (3SI) – New Developments?

The Three Seas Initiative (3SI) will not only support Europe and NATO’s Eastern flank, but also market competitiveness of the region – said Georgette Mosbacher. On Tuesday, April 17th 2021, Warsaw Institute had the honour to host another special guest within the Diplomacy Talks Series. This time we welcomed former US Ambassador to Poland (2018-2020) to talk about the future of the Three Seas Initiative.

The Three Seas Initiative (3SI) – New Developments?

The Three Seas Initiative (3SI) – New Developments?

“We support the approach that does not aim at sanctioning anyone but rather to level the playing field across energy suppliers in Europe,” Tomasz Kijewski, President of the Warsaw Institute tells CEENERGYNEWS, adding that true opposition to Nord Stream 2 is not about anti-Russian policy but it is a fight for fairness and competition on the European energy market.

Event Summary: Nord Stream 2 is a threat to security in Europe

Event Summary: Nord Stream 2 is a threat to security in Europe

Nord Stream 2 is a threat not only to energy security, but also to the national security of a number of European countries, assessed Svitlana Zalishchuk – foreign affairs advisor to the deputy prime minister of Ukraine in an interview with the Warsaw Institute think-tank on August 5, 2021.

Warsaw Institute at BATUMI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021

Warsaw Institute at BATUMI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021

On July 19, 2021, the International Conference in Batumi was held, with participation of the president of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili, Giorgian prime minister Irakli Garibashvili, the president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Moldova Maia Sandu and Charles Michel, President of the European Council. One of the key speakers was also the president of the Warsaw Institute Tomasz Kijewski, who has travelled to Batumi, Georgia to participate in the conference organized by Griogria’s Ministry of Foreign Affaires. on the margin of the conference Warsaw Institute’s representative arranged also several meetings on cooperation with governmental and non-governmental institutions and other stakeholders (President of Ukraine, members of parliament of Georgia, office of President of Moldova, think tanks and Georgian media).

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