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OSW Commentary | | Witold Rodkiewicz

Russia’s relations with Iran are almost entirely based on geopolitical assumptions. Both states are interested in weakening the position the United States holds in the region; both have a common enemy in…

Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

On 23 January the EU allocated €800 million from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) financial instrument to the implementation of key energy projects. €323…

Analyses | | Rafał Bajczuk

On 26 January, the Commission for Growth, Structural Economic Change and Regional Development (also known as the coal commission commission) published its final report on…

OSW Commentary | | Szymon Kardaś, Agata Łoskot-Strachota, Sławomir Matuszak

On 21 January another round of trilateral gas talks between Russia, Ukraine and the European Union was held in Brussels. This meeting mainly concerned the new Russian-Ukrainian transit contract; the transit contract…

Analyses | | Rafał Bajczuk

On 15 January Angela Merkel and members of her government held a meeting in the Chancellor’s Office with the prime ministers of the federal states where mines and…

Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s efforts since 2013 to resolve the territorial dispute with Russia over the Kuril Islands, and as a consequence to sign a peace treaty, have…

Analyses | | Marta Szpala, Witold Rodkiewicz

On 17 January President Vladimir Putin paid an official visit to Serbia, where he met President Aleksander Vučić. The Russian president was accompanied by a large delegation…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec, Jakub Groszkowski, Michał Bogusz, Jakub Jakóbowski

For several weeks there has been a public debate in the Czech Republic on possible threats to national security posed by the manufacturers of Chinese telecommunications equipment. Discussion on this subject was…

Analyses | | Michał Bogusz, Mariusz Marszewski

On 9 January, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan reported that Beijing has consented to allowing a group of around 2000 Chinese citizens of Kazakh origin to leave China for Kazakhstan, while waiving their Chinese…

Analyses | | Mateusz Chudziak, Krzysztof Strachota

During a phone conversation between Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Donald Trump on 14 January, a preliminary plan to establish a 30 km-wide safety zone in north-eastern Syria was agreed. This is to allow for the…