Publications

The Russian-Saudi summit

King Salman of Saudi Arabia paid an official visit to Moscow on 4th-7th October. During the visit he met President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Analyses
2017-10-11
Szymon Kardaś
Witold Rodkiewicz

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

On 27 September, the legal service of the Council of the EU issued a legal opinion on the EC’s proposal to the EU Council for permission to start negotiations with Russia. 

Analyses
2017-10-04
Szymon Kardaś
Rafał Bajczuk
Nietrafiona oferta Pekinu

Despite China’s growing involvement in Central and Eastern Europe, Beijing has not succeeded in making an attractive offer to the region’s EU member states.

OSW Commentary
2017-09-15
Jakub Jakóbowski
Marcin Kaczmarski

An independence referendum took place in Iraqi Kurdistan (KRG) on 25 September. It met with unprecedentedly tough criticism from Turkey.

Analyses
2017-09-27
Krzysztof Strachota

On 25 September, President Petro Poroshenko signed an Education Act, which had been adopted by the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) on 5 September.

Analyses
2017-09-27
Tomasz Dąborowski
Tomasz Piechal
Andrzej Sadecki
Germany after the parliamentary elections

The parliamentary elections in Germany have been won by the CDU/CSU, with 32.9% of the vote, their worst result since 1949; second place went to the SPD with 20.5%.

Analyses
2017-09-25
The great decommunisation

The war with Russia which began in 2014 has triggered serious changes in the way history is thought about by the Ukrainian public, especially in opinion-forming circles. The liberal reflection critical about the nationalist tradition initiated somewhat earlier has been rejected since wartime requires heroic narratives above all.

Point of View
2017-09-13
Tadeusz A. Olszański
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
China’s CEFC has acquired a stake in Rosneft

On 8th September Glencore and Qatar Investment Fund announced that China’s CEFC would shortly finalise a transaction to buy 14.16% of shares in Rosneft.

Analyses
2017-09-13
Szymon Kardaś
Marcin Kaczmarski
Jakub Groszkowski

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