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Sławomir Sierakowski

Sławomir Sierakowski

Writing for PS since 2015
101 commentaries
3 videos & podcasts

Sławomir Sierakowski, founder of the Krytyka Polityczna movement, is a senior fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations. 

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  1. Poland's Electoral Inquisition
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    Poland's Electoral Inquisition

    May 31, 2023 Sławomir Sierakowski decries a new law designed to disqualify opposition candidates from running in this year's general election.

  2. The Polish Missile Crisis
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    The Polish Missile Crisis

    May 19, 2023 Sławomir Sierakowski considers the implications of the discovery of a six-meter, 1.7-ton Russian KH-55 deep within the country.

  3. Graindämmerung for Poland’s Populists?
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    Graindämmerung for Poland’s Populists?

    Apr 20, 2023 Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the country’s farmers, incensed by cheap Ukrainian imports, could sink the ruling party this fall.

  4. Biden’s Breakthrough in Poland
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    Biden’s Breakthrough in Poland

    Feb 23, 2023 Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the US has now clearly conveyed to the Kremlin its commitment to ensuring that Ukraine wins the war.

  5. Poland’s Legal Mess
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    Poland’s Legal Mess

    Feb 17, 2023 Sławomir Sierakowski explains why the country still has failed to unlock €160 billion of withheld European Union funds.

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    Can America Escape Its Second Gilded Age?

    J. Bradford DeLong recalls how the country overcame a previous era of extreme income and wealth inequality.
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    Can Spain Show European Leadership?

    Ana Palacio

    In an era of geopolitical rebalancing, Europe needs a more cohesive stance in international forums, together with stronger strategic partnerships, to enhance its global influence. Spain can contribute to these goals when it assumes the presidency of the Council of the EU next month – if domestic politics do not get in the way.

    worries that a snap election will undermine the effectiveness of the country’s Council of the EU presidency.
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    The Modi Decade

    Shashi Tharoor assesses the sources of the Indian government's popularity, despite its mixed record over the last nine years.
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    The Fight Over EU Fiscal Reform

    Lucrezia Reichlin

    In April, the European Commission released an updated proposal for reforming the Stability and Growth Pact that includes more rigid debt “safeguards.” But the changes defeat the entire purpose of devising a new framework for member states’ fiscal policies.

    shows why the European Commission’s latest proposal, in contrast to its predecessor, solves nothing.
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    Governments Must Meet Their Biodiversity Pledges

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf implores wealthy donor countries to deliver on the promises they made at COP15 to protect natural capital.
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    Revisiting the Behavioral Revolution in Economics

    Antara Haldar assesses the legacy of the intellectual challenge to the view that rational self-interest guides our actions.
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    New AI Germ Busters Can Also Bust Unions

    Yanis Varoufakis shows how an AI-driven biomedical breakthrough could rob workers of what little power they have left.
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    Globalization’s Warring Narratives

    Harold James examines the analytical disagreements that are hampering management of an unavoidable phenomenon.
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    The Digital Economy’s New Monetary Imperative

    Piroska Nagy Mohácsi thinks governments must embrace central bank digital currencies or risk a fundamental loss of control.

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