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Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński
On 6 January 2022, during a meeting to discuss historical policy, Alyaksandr Lukashenka stressed that the “correct interpretation of history” is of key importance to the state’s security. He ordered historians to review the descriptions of…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec
The centre-right government of Petr Fiala, in power since December 2021, has announced that it will more effectively support small family farms, as well as start-up, small, medium and organic farmers. It also declared its support for the…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Nieczypor, Andrzej Sadecki
In early December 2021, President Volodymyr Zelensky submitted to the Verkhovna Rada five draft amendments to laws and codes on holding multiple citizenships: draft amendments to the Citizenship Law regarding the procedures for acquiring…
Analyses | | Michał Kędzierski
The record-high prices of electricity and natural gas observed since mid-2021 on European exchanges have led to major rises in energy prices for consumers. The information released on 10 January by the Check24 price comparison website…
Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża
On 6 January, the Pecherskyi District Court in Kyiv ordered the property of former President Petro Poroshenko to be seized, granting the request of the Office of the Prosecutor General, which on 20 December 2021 filed criminal charges…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota
On the night of 5/6 January, at the peak of the social protests taking pace throughout Kazakhstan, the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) decided to carry out a so-called anti-terrorist operation at the request of the local…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota
Socio-political protests are rapidly spreading and escalating in Kazakhstan. The first demonstrations began on 2 January in Zhanaozen, in the west of the country, against the backdrop of a near-doubling of LPG prices compared to 2021. The…
Analyses | | Piotr Szymański
In Finland, the debate on the country's potential NATO membership has been snowballing for several weeks. It stems from Russia's increasing military pressure on Ukraine and its demands for a revision of the European security architecture (…
Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein, Jakub Jakóbowski
In the latest phase of now months-long diplomatic conflict between Beijing and Vilnius, China has developed a new set of economic coercion instruments. In recent weeks, Lithuania was temporarily removed from the PRC customs clearance…
OSW Commentary | | Sławomir Matuszak, Tadeusz Iwański
In November, an open conflict broke out between President Volodymyr Zelensky and Ukraine’s richest businessman, Rinat Akhmetov. The main cause was Zelensky’s signing of the so-called law on oligarchs.