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Poland faces isolation over Holocaust bill

Poland, along with its neighbors in Central and Eastern Europe, has recently received severe criticism from Brussels on its democratic backsliding and efforts to curb an independent judiciary, free press and other constitutional safeguards such as the rule of law.

Europe Politics Security

Europe’s main challenge in 2018 will come from within

European leaders enter the new year with a number of serious challenges on their agenda: from Russia, from the US, but mainly – from the erosion of democratic values in Europe itself.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

China hosts BRICS. South Africa considers early election. Kenya markets react to nullified election. Baltic PMs meet in Poland. All in The Week Ahead.

Economics Europe

The Moldovan election: A quiet country at an important crossroads

Europe is full of loud stories, and yet beneath the noise there are first time democratic elections shifting the tide of East-West relations, like Moldova.

Europe Security

Poland’s defense could help sustain its European relationship

The chilling of NATO-Russian relations in the Baltics, Poland and Eurasia is no secret. Both Russia and NATO have stepped up defense on their borders due to perceived threats. NATO

Europe Politics

After Brexit, Eastern Europe remains loyal, for now

After Brexit highlighted fears over immigration, the EU needs to listen better to its citizens. While Western members face uncertainty, Eastern Europe remains loyal to the EU, for now.

Asia Pacific Security

Possible South Korean THAAD deployment upsets China

Recently, a U.S. proposal to deploy its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) to South Korea has impacted the security calculations of Northeast Asian countries. The proposal comes in the

Europe Politics

Brexit: what could go wrong for Cameron?

A letter laying out EU proposals for convincing the UK to stay in the EU opens a new phase in negotiations that should ultimately lead to the kick-off of the

Europe Politics

Poland challenges EU values, but don’t expect sanctions

The European Union is initiating action against Warsaw’s recent breach of the rule of law. Brussels is unlikely to sanction the Polish government, but this clash reflects growing disparities between

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Davos hosts World Economic Forum. Polish and EU leaders meet after EU starts investigation. China releases GDP figures. Brazil ponders raising interest rates. ECB makes first interest rate decision of