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Point of View | | Jolanta Darczewska

Rosgvardiya is the largest internal security structure in Russia. It has been assigned independent functions (policing and intervention, critical infrastructure security, oversight of security contractors and private…

Point of View | | Anna Kwiatkowska-Drożdż

The decision to leave the borders open, the influx of more than one million people to Germany and the resulting migration crisis in late…

Point of View | | Marek Menkiszak

The overriding goals of Russia’s European security policy have remained unaltered: strategic control of the post-Soviet area, the existence of a security buffer zone in Central Europe and the transformation of the existing NATO-based…

OSW Studies | | Maria Domańska

The Russian model of authoritarian rule owes its durability to the ‘deep structures’ that constitute the foundation of the Russian political system and political…

Point of View | | Krzysztof Dębiec, Jakub Groszkowski

Slovakia is going through a period of important social and economic changes. The murder of the investigative journalist Ján Kuciak in February 2018 activated a significant…

Point of View | | Jadwiga Rogoża

In contemporary Russia, the traditional socio-political culture has left a legacy of conviction that the political leadership, headed by the president, is the only body empowered to act, capable of making decisions and…

OSW Studies | | Kamil Frymark

On the political map of Germany, the CSU presents itself as the only authentic party with a right-wing profile, treating…

Point of View | | Jolanta Darczewska

It is generally believed that one sign that the secret services are doing their job well is media silence. In this respect, Russia is a special case: the services receive an excess of media coverage, which is part of…

Point of View | | Witold Rodkiewicz

Russia’s long-term goal is to prevent the reunification of the Korean peninsula

OSW Studies | | Szymon Kardaś

In 2018 Gazprom, Russia’s biggest state-controlled gas company, adopted the largest investment programme in its history. In 2017, the company also reported its…