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Ukrainian-Polish Relations in the Context of the Memory War: A Game of Lose-Lose

Relations between Ukraine and Poland today are cooling, disturbingly. The growing differences between the two neighbors do not add to the stability of the region.

Elections Have Consequences: A Look at Poland

The 2015 ascendancy of the Law and Justice Party to power in Poland, first winning the Presidency and then 51% of the Parliament, has resulted in changes of direction in a country that was the poster child for economic and democratic transition as it emerged from the communist period.

Lessons from Polish-German Reconciliation for Current Russia-West Relations

Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the war in Eastern Ukraine have brought Russia-West relations to a post-Cold War nadir that neither side seems able or willing to escape. Europe's past, however, may hold answers. Last year marked the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, one of history’s darkest hours and the low point of Polish-German relations. In the current context of ongoing conflict, the success of Polish-German reconciliation and cooperation takes on a new importance.

**CANCELLED** "White Spots—Black Spots. Difficult Matters in Polish-Russian Relations, 1918–2008"

Unfortunately, the event has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

From Free Europe to Free Poland: Free Europe Committee in the Cold War

From Free Europe to Free Poland: Free Europe Committee in the Cold War
 

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Poland's War on Radio Free Europe

For the Soviet bloc, the struggle against foreign radio was one of the principal fronts in the Cold War. Poland was at the fore-front of this war, relentlessly conducting, since the early 1950s until the collapse of the Communism, political, propaganda and intelligence operations against Radio Free Europe, regarded as the most dangerous enemy among “centers of foreign ideological subversion.” Poland's War on Radio Free Europe, 1950-1989 is the first book in English to use the unique documents of Communist foreign intelligence at length.

Building Trust: Tax Compliance Issues in Poland, Russia, and Ukraine

Interview with Marc Berenson, Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, and Senior Lecturer in the Russia Institute, King’s College London, on August 27, 2014. Kennan Institute Project “Taxes and Trust: Transitioning from Coercion to Compliance in Poland, Russia, and Ukraine.”

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