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OSW Studies | | Maciej Falkowski

Militant Islam is the greatest threat to stability in the North Caucasus. However, it is merely a symptom of a much wider process, namely the widening civilisational gap between Russia and the North Caucasus. As a result, the North…

Point of View | | Łukasz Antas, Agata Łoskot-Strachota
Nord Stream increases Gazprom’s flexibility as far its export routes are concerned; it enables them to be changed with regard to the market or political situation. Nevertheless, this expensive pipeline may contribute to a further drop…
OSW Report | | Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz
Contrary to the widely-held belief, Polish-Russian conflicts do not stem from genetic Russophobia on the part of Poland, or irrational prejudice on the part of Russia. Their substance is real and concerns strategic issues.
OSW Report | | Agata Dubas, Jadwiga Rogoża, Iwona Wiśniewska

The financial reserves accumulated in times of prosperity (more than US$162 billion in the stabilisation funds and nearly US$598 billion in the currency and gold reserve) alleviated the negative impact of the crisis, although this…

Point of View | | Maciej Falkowski, Krzysztof Strachota

The real threat posed by militant Islam seems to be rather limited, and its roots lie outside Central Asia. This region is unlikely to become a key front of global jihad. Nevertheless, this does not guarantee peace and safety…

OSW Studies | | Marcin Kaczmarski

Russia’s actions so far have led to a kind of deadlock. Moscow has managed to stop NATO enlargement into the CIS area, persuade the USA not to deploy the missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic, and avoid major consequences…

The fraudulent parliamentary elections in April 2009, the violent demonstrations held by the opposition in Chisinau and the government’s brutal reaction, as well as the deadlock over the election of the president, revealed a systemic…

Point of View | | Adam Eberhardt

On the fifth anniversary of the Orange Revolution and in the final period of the presidency of Viktor Yushchenko, who then embodied the hopes for state reform, a tentative assessment of the situation in Ukraine is appropriate. Did the…

Point of View | | Jadwiga Rogoża

Even though the economic crisis proved harmful to the Russian economy and people's living standards, it has nonetheless failed to make the elite revise its policy. Despite some problems, the government has managed to sustain economic…

OSW Report | | Agata Łoskot-Strachota

Less demand for gas and the need to reduce production are also having a positive impact – the Russian company is likely to avoid the difficulties in meeting all of its export commitments which, only a year or so ago, it was expected to…