Publications

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

In the first days of September, Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov spoke in defence of the persecuted Muslim Rohingya community in Myanmar several times.

Analyses
2017-09-06
Maria Domańska
Wojciech Górecki

On 28th August a meeting was held in France on limiting the migration from Africa to the European Union.

Analyses
2017-09-06
Kamil Frymark

On 3rd and 4th September, electoral debates were held in Germany. These were the culmination of a rather sluggish campaign and might have an important impact on the results of the election.

Analyses
2017-09-06
Artur Ciechanowicz
Russia is putting forward an initiative to deploy UN peacekeeping forces in Donbas

At the BRICS summit in China Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would propose a draft resolution on the deployment of UN peacekeeping forces in Donbas.

Analyses
2017-09-06
Jan Strzelecki
Wojciech Konończuk
Tadeusz Iwański
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
A region with special needs

Although in the 1990s the Russian Far East was not an important region in Russian central government’s internal policy, when Vladimir Putin assumed the presidency it was declared strategically significant.

OSW Studies
2017-07-04
Szymon Kardaś
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

FDP’s defeat in the 2013 elections was viewed as the end of the German liberal party. However, the FDP’s new leader has managed to radically change the party’s image.

OSW Commentary
2017-08-23
Artur Ciechanowicz

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