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OSW Commentary | | Krzysztof Strachota
Tensions over Iran's nuclear programme have risen considerably in recent months. This has been visible in numerous threats of – and much speculation about – an imminent Israeli (and US) attack onIran's nuclear installations.
Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz
Two unprecedented visits by Russian senior state officials have been made over the past few weeks in Tiraspol. On 12 April, Transnistria was visited by Defence Minister Anatoliy Serdyukov, and on 16–17 April by the deputy prime…
OSW Commentary | | Witold Rodkiewicz
The nomination on 21 March of deputy prime minister Dmitri Rogozin to the newly created post of the Russian president’s special representative for Transnistria and to the post of co-chairman of the Russian-Moldovan intergovernmental…
Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża
The Court’s verdict is unlikely to have marked the end of the court proceedings into the Katyn massacre. The verdict passed by the ‘basic’ seven-judge chamber is not legally binding, and the Polish side has already announced it will…
Analyses | | Ewa Paszyc
On 16 April, Russia’s Rosneft and America’s ExxonMobil signed documents which laid out the details of the agreements on the strategic co-operation and joint projects of the two companies, signed in January 2011 (on the Russian Black…
OSW Studies | | Wojciech Konończuk
Oil is a strategic raw material for Russia and one of fundamental significance for the functioning of the state and its future. Taxes on oil production and exports are the most important source of state budget revenues which guarantee…
Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża
On 4 April in Russia, the law which liberalises the party system came into force. This law renders the process of registering political parties easier (only parties possessing this status can participate in elections). The most…
Analyses | | Katarzyna Chawryło Jarzyńska
Since the last week of March, Russian Internet users and the independent media have publicised the business and moral scandals involving the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill. The main cause for criticism, which…