The Warsaw Institute Review
The Warsaw Institute Review (WIR) is an English-language quarterly magazine published by The Warsaw Institute Review editorial board. It presents a wide spectrum of topics related to international affairs from the perspective of Poland – the leader of Central and Eastern Europe. The content is presented in the form of analytical articles on political, legal, economic, social, historical, cultural and institutional issues. The authors of the articles published in the quarterly are professors, analysts, experts and people who have an active and practical impact on political, economic and cultural life in Poland and in the world.
The editors of the The Warsaw Institute Review quarterly run a separate website, on which articles and other activities are presented. The Warsaw Institute is the publisher and organizer of weekly online expert debates, podcasts, interviews, and actively participates in promoting Poland abroad, e.g. through weekly appearances in the Polish community media in Chicago.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and its spread to Europe is the third crisis since 2008, after the Eurozone debt crisis and the migration crisis, which has had a significant impact on the economic, social, and political situation in the European Union, and has posed a challenge to its stability.
July 2020 failed to offer a breakthrough towards an EU-wide federation. Instead, France and Germany consolidated their grip on power within the bloc. A set of optimum conditions significantly stirred up both resentments and wariness between EU nations in a move that might aggravate anti-EU moods and foster disintegration trends.
Twelve years ago, Kosovo unilaterally declared its independence. The declaration was read in the Parliament by Hashim Thaçi, then Prime Minister, and the Republic’s current President. Since the events of 2008, much has changed in Kosovo – not only regarding its head of state but also its citizens.
While Europe had already enjoyed peace for a hundred days after the capitulation of Germany, out in the north-eastern corner of Poland, Soviet soldiers and communist security forces were perpetrating what was to remain Europe’s greatest post-war crime right up to Srebrenica in 1995.
Cyber-attacks more and more often grab the headlines or feature in major news bulletins across the globe. They are all being discussed as a grave threat to state interests and ties worldwide.
So far, Georgians are effectively stopping the development of the COVID-19 epidemic, but this does not mean that the situation in the country is under control. The economic impact of the pandemic may prove particularly dangerous for Georgia over time.
An interview with Kosma Złotowski, MEP by Berenika Grabowska
In its foreign policy, Turkey has set an ambitious goal to become a regional power and even a top actor in a multilateral world. However, this might be imperiled if Turkey has no safe access to hydrocarbon deposits.