Publications

Defenders of the besieged fortress. On the historical legitimization of Russia’s special service

The history of the special services and the ideas which organise them in the symbolic sphere are an important part of the reflection on their contemporary role and position. Over the centuries, the secret services defined Russia's relations with the outside world, shaped its domestic situation, and influenced the fate of the societies and nations that were part of the Russian and Soviet empires.

Point of View
2018-08-07
Jolanta Darczewska
NATO summit in Brussels: the eastern flank between the USA and Europe

The NATO summit in Brussels on 11–12 July will be a summit of political and military paradoxes.

Analyses
2018-07-09
Justyna Gotkowska
With Russia right across the border. Finland’s security policy

Finland sees Russia as a source of opportunities and threats. On the one hand, Russia is an important trade partner. On the other hand, Finland is concerned by the Russian vision of the international order based on great powers’ spheres of influence, and by Russia’s increasing military capabilities.

OSW Studies
2018-05-30
Piotr Szymański

The Norwegian government and parliament had granted approval for the rotational stationing of the US Marines to continue in Norway for the next five years.

Analyses
2018-06-20
Justyna Gotkowska
Rebuilding Germany’s air defence capabilities: on the eve of crucial decisions

As NATO has returned its focus to collective defence since 2014, very short, short-range and medium-range surface-based air defence has become a desirable capability. 

OSW Commentary
2018-05-17
Justyna Gotkowska
Germany’s defence budget – more rhetoric than money

On 2nd May the German federal government adopted a draft budget and a financial plan for 2018–2022.

Analyses
2018-05-23
Justyna Gotkowska
 Overstretched? Denmark’s security policy and armed forces in light of the new Defence Agreement

In January 2018, Denmark adopted a new Defence Agreement for 2018–2023 – a cross-party strategy for the development of the Danish armed forces.

OSW Commentary
2018-04-27
Piotr Szymański

The Hrvatske Ceste company and a Chinese consortium led by the China Road and Bridge Corporation signed a contract worth around €281 million to construct a bridge to the Peljesac peninsula in Croatia.

Analyses
2018-04-25
Mateusz Seroka
Jakub Jakóbowski

The results of the French president’s visit to Berlin prove that Germany is unwilling to support the proposals for thorough reforms of the eurozone.

Analyses
2018-04-25
Kamil Frymark
Konrad Popławski
The trouble with PESCO

The creation of Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) in December 2017 crowned the series of recent debates and actions aimed at strengthening the common security and defence policy of the EU.

Point of View
2018-03-01
Justyna Gotkowska

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