Andrzej DUDA: NATO members must raise their defense spending to 3 percent of GDP
Andrzej DUDA

Andrzej DUDA

NATO members must raise their defense spending to 3 percent of GDP

In the first half of 2025, Poland will hold the presidency of the European Union. Our overarching priority will be: more of the United States in Europe, which means more active U.S. presence across the military, economic and political domains. Just as there is no strong NATO without Europe, there is no strong Europe without the United States and NATO.

Prof. Anna JURKOWSKA-ZEIDLER: Polish universities have high scientific capital
Prof. Anna JURKOWSKA-ZEIDLER

Prof. Anna JURKOWSKA-ZEIDLER

Polish universities have high scientific capital

Polish universities have high scientific capital and, as all the data show, are very popular with both international students and researchers. They come from all over the world, attracted by the relatively low cost of studying and living in our country.

Prof. Tomasz GĄSOWSKI: Ignacy Jan Paderewski. The world of the young maestro
Prof. Tomasz GĄSOWSKI

Prof. Tomasz GĄSOWSKI

Ignacy Jan Paderewski. The world of the young maestro

Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s correspondence with his father and Helena Górska offers a glimpse of the atmosphere and aura of the times that had shaped the musician and future president of Poland .Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s correspondence with his father and future wife Helena Górska can be placed in a specific time and space, namely the broadly defined turn of the 20th century. Technically speaking, it covers the years 1872–1924, but in fact almost all of the letters were sent between 1872…

Jan ROKITA: The memory of Volhynia
Jan ROKITA

Jan ROKITA

The memory of Volhynia

‘The letter signed by thirteen prominent Ukrainians began with a noble “request for forgiveness for the crimes and wrongs committed”. The authors asked us not to make “ill-considered political declarations” on the upcoming anniversary of the Volhynian Slaughter,’ writes Jan ROKITA

Nathaniel GARSTECKA: Poland remains the subject of numerous false claims
Nathaniel GARSTECKA

Nathaniel GARSTECKA

Poland remains the subject of numerous false claims

French and Western public opinion knows very little about the reality of the German occupation of Poland during World War II. Poland is regularly accused of participating in the Holocaust or collaborating with fascism – writes Nathaniel GARSTECKA

Prof. John FERRIS: Polish Intelligence and the Road to Ultra, 1925-45
Prof. John FERRIS

Prof. John FERRIS

Polish Intelligence and the Road to Ultra, 1925-45

The common view that Ultra shaved two years off the war is hard to sustain, but it did save the allies months in time and hundreds of thousands of lives. Britons and Poles can take pride in that achievement. Neither needs to exaggerate it

Prof. Arkady RZEGOCKI: The First Democratic Constitution in Europe
Prof. Arkady RZEGOCKI

Prof. Arkady RZEGOCKI

The First Democratic Constitution in Europe

Rzeczpospolita, so pompously celebrating the centenary of its rebirth last year, has many reasons to be proud. One of them is the Constitution of 3rd May 1791, recognised worldwide as Europe’s first and world’s second democratic constitution. However, it was not a coincidence that the Constitution of 3rd May was the first such act in Europe and a phenomenon on a global scale. It resulted from the centuries-long tradition of Polish parliamentarism and constitutionalism, dating back to the 15th century.

Krzysztof TCHÓRZEWSKI: Why Poland needs nuclear
Krzysztof TCHÓRZEWSKI

Krzysztof TCHÓRZEWSKI

Why Poland needs nuclear

The atom can rescue the domestic coal industry and help maintain tens of thousands of jobs in mining at the same time. This is essential for preserving our energy independence.