Are the four Visegrád countries (the V4), Central Europe’s premier club, an illiberal island within the EU, or something more distinctive?
Poland’s most recent government “reforms” to exert political control over the judiciary are the latest in an ongoing effort to fundamentally change the nature of the EU.
Poles may sour on a government whose actions are perceived to jeopardize their EU membership for the sake of policies that few believe are working
The measures effectively remove the chance to vote for anti-regime candidates
Whoever is Merkel’s successor, the new boss in Berlin is unlikely to be as indulgent toward the Visegrád group
The security of the Baltic Sea region will continue to be determined by the climate of east-west relations and EU-NATO cohesion.
In the Baltic Sea region Russia has strengthened its quantitative and qualitative advantage.
The United States and its allies are in the process of a contentious, protracted, and belated effort to assess and respond to the threats from Russia and China, amid disruptive economic, technological, and public health challenges.
The Kremlin aims to be the dominant power in Eurasia, using Russia’s size to exert strong influence over its neighbors and to bargain with big countries on an equal basis.
The operational and strategic roles of the different headquarters involved in the Baltic Sea region are unclear, and to outsiders even bewildering.