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.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been full of painful resonances. From the forced deportations of countless women and children to the executions of those that would resist
If Europe yields to Russian nationalism, imperialism and colonialism, it will cease to be the continent we know today. It will become a Europe that is defeated and barely able to spread its wings and keep abreast of global players.
Prof. Jacek CZAPUTOWICZ
Will we recognise Russia as a normal state after the war, as we did Germany at the Munich Conference, or will we draw a line beyond which crimes are not tolerated? asks Prof. Jacek CZAPUTOWICZ
Prof. Andrzej NOWAK
Russia can only be changed—or saved from itself—by eliminating its capacity for re-imperialisation. And this can only be done by reducing Russia’s territorial capabilities, says Professor Andrzej NOWAK in an interview with Mikołaj CZYŻ.
Only Vladimir Putin could have approved these barbaric murders as part of a plan to inflict maximum pain, suffering and demoralization on the Ukrainian people and to force their surrender.
Prof. Mark JUERGENSMEYER
The answer to the question, is Russia a terrorist state, depends on what one means by “terrorism,” and how that accusation can be proven.
Once the war ends, we will face the challenge of helping to rebuild Ukraine. This is necessary for the development of our entire region.
Prof. Wojciech ROSZKOWSKI
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.
Prof. Piotr GLIŃSKI
Il mondo deve cercare soluzioni non standard. Questo è l’unico modo per fermare l’effetto domino. L’Ucraina ci dà speranza oggi – sta cambiando la geopolitica.
The lack of a proper assessment of communism and appreciation of the past’s importance led to the warning signs being ignored.
Prof. Jacek CZAPUTOWICZ
Putin was stopped stopped by the heroic attitude of the Ukrainians and the public opinion which acted against the governments of some western states.
The war that Putin has unleashed on Ukraine is also a battle for the soul of the West.
The expression ‘cold war’ risks putting us to sleep: the situation in Europe is perhaps almost worse.
Putin’s article is another attempt by Russia to use plots of history in the current imperial policy and to build a new security structure in Europe based on the West-Russia agreement.
Nord Stream 2 was designed as a pipeline that is supposed to supply gas to Central Europe, not to Germany and Western Europe. The goal of the Russians is to ensure that by putting pressure on Germany, they can use them as a proxy to blackmail the states of Central Europe.
Instytut Nowych Mediów
Roger Moorhouse’s article about 17 September 1939 from "We are telling the world about Poland" appeared in Russia in a version censored by the authorities
Russian Novaya Gazeta has published an article by the British historian Roger Moorhouse on WW2, including 17 September 1939, but has removed a fragment of the text due to Russia’s legal ban on equating the actions of the USSR and the Third Reich.
While the efforts of governments in various countries concentrate on fighting COVID-19, Russia conducts an operation of disinformation and propaganda, using global pandemic for its own political goals. The Kremlin strives towards lifting the sanctions imposed after military aggression against Ukraine. At the same time, it strikes against the countries standing in the way of achieving this goal. Poland is amongst them.