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OSW Commentary | | Kamil Kłysiński
The lack of freedom of manoeuvre in foreign policy, no possibility to maintain a costly economic model and the lack of support from the majority of society all prove that Alexander Lukashenko's regime is in severe crisis.
Analyses | | Tadeusz Iwański
The conclusion of the DCFTA negotiations were in doubt until the last minute because of the sentencing of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years’ imprisonment. On 26 October, the 20th round of negotiations on the…
Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
The decision to include Russia could be taken at the WTO Ministerial Conference on 15-17 December, although the consent of Georgia is necessary for any such motion to come to a vote. Tbilisi is blocking the Russian negotiations.…
Analyses | | Józef Lang
On 21-22 October, the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paid a visit to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. The talks were focused on Afghanistan, particularly these countries’ participation in the so-called ‘Northern Distribution Network…
Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
This document is intended to replace more than 100 bilateral agreements which currently govern free trade between these countries. The free trade area can only come into force when all the signatory states ratify it.
Analyses | | Paweł Siarkiewicz
The government has been formed by three parties: the centre-right Unity, the Reform Party led by the former president, Valdis Zatlers, and the nationalist All for Latvia. The new government is also supported by six independent MPs.…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
The left-wing opposition, whose votes were needed to amend the constitution, forced the centre-right to seriously reduce the competences of the transitional government. It will not be able to take decisions in key issues concerning…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski, Marta Szpala
On 19 October the Chinese corporation China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group entered into an agreement for access to confidential information concerning the development of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant in Romania. During that…
OSW Commentary | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz, Krzysztof Strachota
The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh poses the greatest challenge to the security and stability of the Southern Caucasus. Although a ceasefire has been in place and a peace process under way since 1994,…
OSW Commentary | | Konrad Mazur
It is possible that while establishing the details of cooperation between the Russian and German companies, Russia will try to put pressure on Germany to give up competing projects such as Nabucco. However, a well-diversified German…