Publications

Iraq as a whole is facing a new conflict which is likely to result in a thorough revision of the present balance of power in this part of the Middle East.

OSW Commentary
2017-08-08
Krzysztof Strachota
Józef Lang
The aftermath of the crisis

In 2014–2016, Ukraine’s banking sector was affected by what has proven to be the most serious crisis in its modern history. Almost half of the banks went bankrupt and the losses incurred by the state and banking sector clients was in excess of US$ 20 billion.

OSW Studies
2017-08-11
Rafał Sadowski
The diesel scandal in the German car industry

On 2nd August an extraordinary meeting was held between the ministers, the minister-presidents of nine German states, and the CEOs of car manufacturing companies.

Analyses
2017-08-09
Konrad Popławski
A neighbour discovered anew

The Ukrainian-Russian war has prompted Bratislava, Prague and Budapest to take a new look at their eastern neighbourhood. Cooperation with Ukraine is gaining momentum, although relations with Russia are still the top priority for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

OSW Report
2017-08-03
Jakub Groszkowski
Tadeusz Iwański
Andrzej Sadecki
The best army Ukraine has ever had

The war in the Donbas shaped the Ukrainian army. It helped its soldiers gain awareness and motivation. It also forced the administration of the Ukrainian ministry of defence and the government to adapt the structure – for the first time since it was formed – to the real operational needs. 

OSW Studies
2017-07-07
Andrzej Wilk
Active measures. Russia’s key export

The remarks presented in this paper show the complexity and multi-dimensionality of the techniques referred to as ‘active measures’. The renaissance of this question currently observable today has called their role in causing crises into prominence.

Point of View
2017-05-30
Jolanta Darczewska
Piotr Żochowski

Systemic corruption has been the dominant problem of an independent Ukraine for more than two decades.

OSW Commentary
2017-07-12
Piotr Żochowski
Marta Jaroszewicz
Meeting of Poroshenko and Lukashenko

On 20–21 July, the Belarusian president, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, made an official visit to Kyiv where he met with the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko. 

Analyses
2017-07-26
Tadeusz Iwański
Kamil Kłysiński

On July 24-27 Russia and China for the first time ever conducted their annual naval exercises in the Baltic Sea. 

Analyses
2017-07-26
Marcin Kaczmarski
Witold Rodkiewicz

On 8 July, Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi, announced in Mosul that Iraqi forces had recaptured the city from Islamic State (IS). 

Analyses
2017-07-12
Józef Lang

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