Publications

Most deputies in the ruling coalition made an attempt to repeal the law creating the Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office based in the Hague.

Analyses
2018-01-10
Marta Szpala

On 5 January, the Tbilisi city court of first instance sentenced the former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili to three years in prison.

Analyses
2018-01-10
Wojciech Górecki
Bavaria: Orbán’s window onto Germany

On 5 January, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was a guest at the congress of deputies of the Christian Social Union (CSU) in Bavaria.

Analyses
2018-01-10
Andrzej Sadecki
Putin’s Cossacks

Russia’s Cossacks evoke extreme opinions among observers: some see them as a marginal social phenomenon, a kind of political folklore; others as a morally and physically healthy part of the nation, a pillar of the modern paramilitary formations which defend the national and cultural borders of the Russian Federation. 

Point of View
2017-12-18
Jolanta Darczewska

The annexation of Crimea and Russia’s military action in the Donbas in 2014 have revealed a major potential for a revival of nationalist sentiments in Russian society.

OSW Commentary
2017-08-08
Jan Strzelecki

On 6 December Vladimir Putin announced that he will run in the presidential election to be held  on 18 March 2018.

OSW Commentary
2017-12-13
Maria Domańska

2017 has seen a wave of dismissals of the heads of Russia’s regions – the largest in the past five years. This is linked primarily to the preparations for the presidential election.

OSW Commentary
2017-12-15
Maria Domańska
Ulyukaev is sentenced to 8 years in a penal colony

On 15 December, the district court in Moscow found Alexey Ulyukaev, the former Russian minister for economic development, guilty of accepting a bribe of US$2 million.

Analyses
2017-12-15
Iwona Wiśniewska
The coup as a founding myth

The Republic of Turkey has been undergoing a thorough transformation since 2002 under the rule of the Justice and Development Party (AKP). On the ideological level this transformation entered a decisive stage after the coup of 15 July 2016 which was thwarted by the government’s supporters.

Point of View
2017-10-13
Mateusz Chudziak

On 7th – 9th December the SPD held its convention in Berlin. Delegates reelected Martin Schulz as the party’s leader (with support at 82%). 

Analyses
2017-12-13
Anna Kwiatkowska-Drożdż

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