Prof. Piotr GLIŃSKI: Poland will not abstain from recovering Polish cultural goods
Prof. Piotr GLIŃSKI

Prof. Piotr GLIŃSKI

Poland will not abstain from recovering Polish cultural goods

The broad-range, deliberate robbery of Polish works of art by German and Soviet occupants left a thorough sensation of loss in the Polish culture. The database of war losses held by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland includes almost 66 thousand items, which is a fragment of the estimated number of 516 thousand lost items.

Prof. Zdzisław KRASNODĘBSKI: German crimes on Polish victims still call for justice
Prof. Zdzisław KRASNODĘBSKI

Prof. Zdzisław KRASNODĘBSKI

German crimes on Polish victims still call for justice

Germany never gave justice to its National Socialist past, they never compensated their victims. Heinz Reinefarth, the “Slaughterer of Warsaw,” was not only never punished but made a political career in Germany, prof. Zdzisław KRASNODĘBSKI argues.

Karol NAWROCKI: Through reparations to reconciliation
Karol NAWROCKI

Karol NAWROCKI

Through reparations to reconciliation

Every mention of war reparations brings an allergic reaction from Berlin. In turn, payment thereof would be a milestone and an opportunity for Germany to lead to complete Polish-German reconciliation.

Roger MOORHOUSE: Why should we remember August 23, 1939
Roger MOORHOUSE

Roger MOORHOUSE

Why should we remember August 23, 1939

Shortly after midnight, on the night of August 23, 1939, Joseph Stalin drank a toast to Adolf Hitler.  The occasion, of course, was the signature of the Nazi-Soviet Pact – or Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact – the non-aggression treaty between Moscow and Berlin which gave a green light to Hitler’s aggression against Poland and so paved the way for the outbreak of World War Two in Europe.

Karol NAWROCKI: An utterly Polish uprising
Karol NAWROCKI

Karol NAWROCKI

An utterly Polish uprising

On 1 August 1944, the Varsovians faced the last battle against the German Nazi totalitarianism.This was a struggle for everything that could not be provided by the Red Army tanks progressing from the east: for freedom, democracy, and the right to make our own decisions.

Dalibor ROHAC: The Europe after Visegrad
Dalibor ROHAC

Dalibor ROHAC

The Europe after Visegrad

The inevitable split of the Visegrad Group does not discredit Central Europe. A rejection of the often disingenuous and pro-Russian ‘conservatism’ of Orban’s party is, in fact, a necessary precondition for the rest of the region to assert itself as a serious, constructive player.

Karol NAWROCKI: Pieces of Polish history
Karol NAWROCKI

Karol NAWROCKI

Pieces of Polish history

There are still many documents abroad that are crucial for the story of the 20th-century fate of Poland and Poles.

Prof. Žiga TURK: Ever Closer Union or Ever Stronger Union?
Prof. Žiga TURK

Prof. Žiga TURK

Ever Closer Union or Ever Stronger Union?

There are two futures of Europe. Since the Treaty of Rome, the Treaties have included the ambition to forge “an ever-closer union” among the people (not peoples) of Europe. And then there is George H. W. Bush’s vision of Europe, “whole and free”.

Prof. Piotr GLIŃSKI: Five factors impacting the world today
Prof. Piotr GLIŃSKI

Prof. Piotr GLIŃSKI

Five factors impacting the world today

The world must seek out-of-the-box solutions. Only in this way will we be able to head off the dangers of a domino effect. By changing the geometry of geopolitics, Ukraine has given us hope today

Prof. Adam GLAPIŃSKI: Si vis pacem para bellum
Prof. Adam GLAPIŃSKI

Prof. Adam GLAPIŃSKI

Si vis pacem para bellum

The ancient Romans used to say si vis pacem, para bellum, in other words “If you want peace, prepare for war”. However, this Latin adage conveys not only the basic doctrine of the art of war, but also the principle that guides Narodowy Bank Polski when taking its anti-crisis measures.

Barry EICHENGREEN: Poland Gangnam Style
Barry EICHENGREEN

Barry EICHENGREEN

Poland Gangnam Style

For the last quarter century, the Polish economy has been an underappreciated success story – underappreciated certainly in my country, the United States.

Prof. Wojciech ROSZKOWSKI: What happened to European values?
Prof. Wojciech ROSZKOWSKI

Prof. Wojciech ROSZKOWSKI

What happened to European values?

The providers of huge funds feeding Putin’s war machine still lecture Poland on the rule of law and pretend to see no difference between the defence against the migrants invading the EU from Belarus and the help offered to Ukrainian refugees. 

Karol NAWROCKI: The constitution of Polish freedom
Karol NAWROCKI

Karol NAWROCKI

The constitution of Polish freedom

On the 3rd of May each year the Poles celebrate the anniversary of the passing of their 1791 constitution, the first such document of its kind in Europe and only the second in the world. 

Michał KŁOSOWSKI: The Third Wave of Solidarity
Michał KŁOSOWSKI

Michał KŁOSOWSKI

The Third Wave of Solidarity

The idea of Polish solidarity gives hope for a different organisation of our part of the world – one that is contrary to the “Russkiy mir”.