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Sweden bets on the Patriot

The Swedish government commissioned the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration to begin negotiations with the US government to purchase the Patriot defence system.

Analyses
2017-11-15
Justyna Gotkowska

On 18 October Germany’s acting government adopted guidelines for the country’s participation in permanent structured cooperation (PESCO) in the EU.

Analyses
2017-10-25
Justyna Gotkowska

On 26 September, two days after parliamentary elections in Germany, the French President presented in Paris his vision on how to reform the EU.

Analyses
2017-10-04
Justyna Gotkowska
Aurora: Sweden’s response to Zapad?

The Aurora 17 national military exercise is taking place in Sweden on 11-29 September, in parallel to the Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 manoeuvres.

Analyses
2017-09-20
Justyna Gotkowska
The multi-speed Baltic States

The Baltic states are often viewed by the West and Russia as a single region. However, the different economic and demographic potentials, strategic cultures and geographic location result in differences in their defence solutions.

OSW Studies
2017-08-16
Piotr Szymański
Zapad-2017

The Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 exercises, scheduled for 14–20 September, have for many months been the core of an information war between Russia and NATO. 

OSW Commentary
2017-09-04
Andrzej Wilk
Photo credit: Lehtikuva/EAST NEWS

On 14 August, the Finnish Defence Ministry began implementing the recommendations of the government’s Defence Report which the parliament adopted in June.

Analyses
2017-08-23
Piotr Szymański

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 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

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