Publications

A revolution in instalments. Whither Pashinyan’s Armenia now?

In mid-August, a hundred days passed since Nikol Pashinyan took office as Armenia’s Prime Minister, which is an office of key importance for the Armenian political system.

OSW Commentary
2018-09-10
Wojciech Górecki
The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia – circuses instead of bread?

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has become the most expensive World Cup in history, with its cost standing at more than US$ 13 billion.

OSW Commentary
2018-09-17
Iwona Wiśniewska
Jadwiga Rogoża
Crisis in Turkmenistan. A test for China’s policy in the region

The currency crisis, caused by the collapse in gas prices, has turned into the most serious social and political crisis in the history of Turkmenistan.

OSW Commentary
2018-08-31
Jakub Jakóbowski
Mariusz Marszewski
A stinking business. Environmental issues, protests and big money in the waste business in Russia

In recent months, Moscow oblast has seen a series of social protests against environmental problems caused by municipal waste landfills.

OSW Commentary
2018-08-27
Jadwiga Rogoża
Serbia-Kosovo negotiations – playing for time under pressure from the West

The negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo aimed at reaching a comprehensive agreement to normalise relations between the two states are to enter a new phase in September.

OSW Commentary
2018-08-21
Marta Szpala
China’s offer to the EU: tough negotiations or a coalition against Trump?

Donald Trump’s aggressive policy towards Beijing and the spectre of a trade war have served as a catalyst for the resumption of dialogue between China and the EU. 

OSW Commentary
2018-08-23
Jakub Jakóbowski
Konrad Popławski
Ukraine–Hungary: the intensifying dispute over the Hungarian minority’s rights

For nearly one year relations between Hungary and Ukraine have been plunged in the worst crisis since the collapse of the USSR.

OSW Commentary
2018-08-14
Andrzej Sadecki
Tadeusz Iwański
A closely watched basin. The Russian–Ukrainian tensions in the Sea of Azov

The construction and opening in May 2018 of the Crimean Bridge has contributed to a worsening of Russian–Ukrainian relations in the Sea of Azov.

OSW Commentary
2018-08-08
Krzysztof Nieczypor
Thaw in Uzbekistan. Reforms by President Mirziyoyev

It has been almost two years since the death of the long-serving leader of Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov, and since Shavkat Mirziyoyev took up power.

OSW Commentary
2018-07-17
Mariusz Marszewski
The US–China trade dispute: phase two

Donald Trump has pursued his strategy of stepping up pressure on Beijing by threatening it with a tariff war since March 2018. 

OSW Commentary
2018-07-04
Jakub Jakóbowski

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