Security – World in Focus


The Minsk (dis)agreement and Europe’s security order

Report on Crimea annexation in the context of a debate on the European security model and Russian policy towards the West. The analysis presents the risks of the Minsk agreement implementation.

published by Stefan Batory Foundation/ Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw

authors Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz, Piotr Buras

The report is available at the website of Heinrich Böll Foundation, free of charge.

Old map of Europe

The European Union and its Southern Neighbourhood

The big challenge facing the EU is how it can reconcile its new policy of promoting stabilisation and security in the Middle East with human rights and democratisation.

An article by Judy Dempsey is available at the website of the Henrich Böll Foundation.


Transatlantic relations and US presidential elections

Comment of American expert on the coming presidential elections in the United States and perspectives for transatlantic partnership.

author: Julianne Smith


Poland towards Germany – miscalculation

Article on the subject of Polish-German relations after the parliamentary elections in Poland and in the context of the refugee crisis.

author: Piotr Buras

Article in Polish is available on the website of “Kultura Liberalna” magazine.


Dworkin: the war against terrorism will remain national issue

Interview with Anthony Dworkin about the war against terrorism on European level and in particular member states.

author: Anna Słojewska

Interview is availaable in Polish on the website of “Rzeczpospolita” magazine.


Migrational superpowers. What are the geopolitical consequences of the “mobile world”?

Article devoted to the new era of migrations, where people migration become a powerful tool of pressure, which is being ever more  frequently used in  geopolitics.

author: Mark Leonard

The article is available in Polish here.


Kremlin bets on stability

Article devoted to the limited application of force outside of borders of states, which do not belong to the Western block.

author: Mark Leonard

Article is available in Polish on the website of “Rzeczpospolita”.


One in, one out. Prospects for the EU-Turkey deal

Series of articles covering the EU-Turkey agreement from each of ECFR offices perspective.

authors: Piotr Buras, Luisa Slavkova, Teresa Coratella, Tara Varma, Jose Ignacio Torreblanca, Susi Dennison, Almut Moeller, Mattia Toaldo

Articles are available on ECFR website.


Europe or the open sea. Brexit and European security

Article devoted to the issue of Brexit and its possible repercussions for the architecture of European security.

author: Erica Moret

The article is available here.


Saving Syrian Ceasefire

A commentary on US-Russia imposed ceasefire in Syria and the influence of said ceasefire on stabilization processes in the region.

author: Julien Barnes-Dacey

The commentary is available here.


Voices of Ukraine, voices on Ukraine

Interview with Yevehen Hilbovytski on the situation in Ukraine.

Participants: Ivan Krastev, Francisco de Borja Lasheras, Yevehen Hilbovytski

You can listen to this discussion here.


How are the internation crises changing the EU?

Podcast of a debate assessing the European foreign policy in 2015 and perspectives for European foreign policy in 2016.

Participants: Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Piotr Buras

You can listen to the debate here.


On Refugees

The author analyzes the issue of the refugee crisis and Europe’s response to the new situation.

publisher Humanity in Action

author Konstanty Gebert,

Full article available on the Humanity in Action website.


The Diplomats’ Handbook for Democracy Development Support

Kurt Bassuener discusses the guide for diplomats, which is aiming at assisting in implementing democratic ideas in the work of diplomats.

organizer Fundacja Humanity in Action Polska,

guest Kurt Bassuener


Refugee crisis: Options for the EU

Podcast of a debate dedicated to the scenarios unfolding before the European Union on how to handle the refugee crisis.

Participants: Angeliki Dimitriadi, Maciej Duszczyk, David Kipp, Anna-Carin Öst

You can listen to the debate here.


European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2015

Annual publication assessing European foreign policy in 2015.

authors Julien Barnes-Dacey, Anthony Dworkin, Francisco de Borja Lasheras, Ellie Geranmayeh, François Godement, Andrew Hammond, Daniel Levy, Kadri Liik, Angela Stanzel, Mattia Toaldo, Andrew Wilson

You can read the introduction to this publication here, on the ECFR’s website, or download it here.


Deals without borders: Europe’s foreign Policy on migration

Report on European policy in relation to the influx of refugees and – wider, on European migration policy. Author analyses how Europe’s foreign policy tackles the refugee crisis.

author Angeliki Dimitriadi

Introduction to the publication is available on ECFR’s website, You can also download full publication here.


Dealing with Authoritarian Regimes: Challenges for a Value-based Foreign Policy

The article deals with the questions of foreign policy within different regimes, from authoritarian to democratic, and poses the question how foreign policy should be shaped today.

publisher Heinrich Böll Foundation Berlin Office

author Ralf Fücks

Report  can be downloaded on the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, free of charge.


A New Attempt to Resolve the Ukraine Conflict

The article discusses important issues regarding the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, while trying to give new food for thoughts regarding possible solutions.

publisher Heinrich Böll Foundation Berlin Office

author Ralf Fück, Marieluise Beck

Article can be downloaded on the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, free of charge.


Diverging Voices, Converging Policies: The Visegrad States’ Reactions to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Seminar focused on the key conclusions following from their analysis of V4 response to the crisis, in the context of the political change in Poland and Slovak parliamentary elections.

organiser Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw Office

guests Jacek Kucharczyk, Grigorij Mesežnikov


The Rulers and the Ruled in Today’s Russia

Report on Russia’s domestic politics and relations between Russian society and its government.

publisher Institute of Public Affairs/ Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw Office

author Grzegorz Gromadzki

Report  can be downloaded on the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, free of charge.


Who will succeed Vladimir Putin?

Is it too early to start speculating about the next Russian leader after Vladimir Putin? After nearly 16 years in power there have been some recent rumours which indicate that a search for Putin’s successor is currently taking place.

publisher: New Eastern Europe, Issue 3-4 2016: One for all, all for one?

author: Marcel H. Van Herpen

Full article available on dropbox.


Ensuring Deterrence against Russia: The View from NATO’s Front-Line States

The report examines perceptions of Russia by (non)governmental experts from six neighbouring countries regarding how NATO should respond to Kremplin’s actions, with an emphasis on how nuclear issues should be addressed.

publisher Heinrich Böll Foundation Washington Office
author Miles Pomper

Report and review on the closed experts’ debate can be found, free of charge, on the website of Heinrich Böll Foundation.


Perception of the Russia-Ukraine conflict in Germany and in Poland – an evaluation

Evaluation comparing discourse tendencies within Poland and Germany with regard to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

published by Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw Office

edited by Grzegorz Gromadzki

The Report can be downloaded on the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, free of charge.


Diverging Voices, Converging Policies: The Visegrad States’ Reactions to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Report analyzing perceptions and reactions of the Visegrad countries towards the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. 

edited by Jacek Kucharczyk & Grigorij Mesežnikov

published by Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw and Prague Offices/ Institute of Public Affairs

Full report can be downloaded via the Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw homepage free of charge.


Unable to display Facebook posts.
Show error

Error: An access token is required to request this resource.
Type: OAuthException
Code: 104
Please refer to our Error Message Reference.
You Tube