Poland’s politics matters to the EU, because of its size, the way the nation has managed its transition to democracy and, until recently, its outward-looking foreign policy.
NATO has its work cut out as it agrees to deal with the big threats and instability in its neighborhood.
Besides its immense symbolic importance for Poland, the 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw is also about Germany’s increasing role in the alliance.
Britain’s decision to leave the EU is a chance for Poland and Germany to work more closely together for Europe and the transatlantic relationship.
As NATO leaders prepare to meet in Warsaw, deep security concerns remain among the states along the alliance’s Eastern frontier.
The refugee crisis reveals a populist and Euroskeptic turn in Poland that is shared by other countries in the European Union.
Poland’s conservative Law and Justice party has embarked on a deep reform of the state aimed at strengthening the nation’s sovereignty and challenging the EU.
The Polish government should not underestimate one of the EU’s top officials when it comes to upholding the rule of law.
The countries in Central Europe that should be promoting a Europe whole and free are instead retreating from, even rejecting, this goal.
Poland’s nationalist-conservative government and the opposition are digging in for a long tug-of-war over the country’s direction.