THE WARSAW INSTITUTE REVIEW / ISSUES / no. 1/2020
CONTENTS
Russia-China: a limited liability military alliance

Russia-China: a limited liability military alliance

Over the last decades, Moscow and Beijing have strengthened their military relationship. This partnership, however, should not be described as a traditional alliance. China particularly avoids this kind of wording.

An Alternative History Created by the Kremlin

An Alternative History Created by the Kremlin

History is one of the areas in which Moscow is applying its ‘active measures’ to undermine the unity of NATO and the EU, as well as to weaken the countries which are clearly opposing Russia’s aggressive policy in Central and Eastern Europe.

Aggression or collective security: HOPE, another face of Iran

Aggression or collective security: HOPE, another face of Iran

Iran is accused of conducting an aggressive foreign policy and being the biggest, and sometimes even the only, force destabilizing the Middle East. Iranian diplomacy, however, is trying to shape a completely different image of their country.

Giants Built on the Fundamentals of Economic Patriotism

Giants Built on the Fundamentals of Economic Patriotism

A conscious choice of domestic products and services by consumers can be a driving force for the rapid development of the economy, building synergies between local companies, and the expansion of these companies onto global markets.

The French Vision of Europe’s Future

The French Vision of Europe’s Future

The UK’s exit from the EU has become a strategic opportunity for the French elite to push their own vision of European integration. Another call for the political offensive is the weakness of Germany, which is currently facing problems in its own backyard.

The Indo-Pacific: Still Under Construction

The Indo-Pacific: Still Under Construction

The Indo-Pacific, already a concept that attracted interest in foreign policy circles, increased significantly in importance after it was included in the 2017 US National Security Strategy and the 2018 Defence Strategy.

Emmanuel Macron and French-Russian relations in times of crisis in international alliances

Emmanuel Macron and French-Russian relations in times of crisis in international alliances

Emmanuel Macron has never really taken an anti-Russian stance, even though this is the image of the French president that the Russian media have repeatedly presented. When he was Minister of the Economy and Industry, he advocated that the sanctions against Russia should be lifted, and two weeks after he became President, he invited Vladimir Putin to Versailles.

Stanislav Szukalski: The Human Riddle

Stanislav Szukalski: The Human Riddle

A plethora of creatives from Eastern and Central Europe electrified the arts world in the first half of the 20th century. In a part of the globe where the legacy of empires was profound and where the social order would upend itself repeatedly until the onset of the Cold War, mutiny was in the air.

The virus will change the EU, but not how we might expect

The virus will change the EU, but not how we might expect

Professor Tomasz Grzegorz Grosse, in an interviewed by Izabela Wojtyczka, Editor-in-Chief of The Warsaw Institute Review, elaborates on the fight against the virus in Europe, its economic effects, the condition of the EU, and ultimately, changes on the geopolitical chessboard.

The New Rules of the Central European Game

The New Rules of the Central European Game

Besides the threat of a coronavirus pandemic, it is hard not to get the impression that Central Europe is becoming an increasingly important region in the power struggle of the world’s most influential countries.

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