Dalibor Rohac

How Poland came back from the brink

2 June 2022 5:00 pm

Poland is back. Not so long ago, the country was seen as an effigy of democratic backsliding, rather than a…

Is Putin about to invade Moldova?

27 April 2022 3:30 pm

‘If you don’t like how the table is set, turn over the table,’ said Frank Underwood, the Machiavellian character played…

Is the West deceiving itself about Russia's 'defeat' in Ukraine?

25 March 2022 6:00 pm

Following his fateful decision to invade Ukraine, Russia’s dictator Vladimir Putin has been customarily described as a high-stakes gambler. Yet…

Europe can't expect America to ride to its rescue against Putin

22 January 2022 4:15 am

Joe Biden received a lot of flak for suggesting that Nato might be divided about what to do next if…

The battle for Ukraine has already been lost

9 December 2021 11:42 pm

Forget the ‘commitment‘ of the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Ukraine’s sovereignty, the EU’s ‘firm and decisive’ support, and…

The EU’s woeful response to the collapse of Tunisian democracy

4 August 2021 1:18 am

For a political actor that ‘believes in the universal value of democracy and the rights of the individual,’ as the…

Why is the EU copying China’s Belt and Road initiative?

15 July 2021 3:00 pm

Much like Mark Twain’s apocryphal quote about arguing with idiots who ‘drag you down to their level and beat you…

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Europe should be wary of Biden's cuddly capitalism

2 May 2021 4:15 pm

Judging by the European press’ reaction to his address to Congress this week, US president Joe Biden’s domestic agenda is…

Welcome to Trump’s second term

3 March 2021 2:41 am

President Biden’s emphatic assertion that ‘America is back’ at the Munich Security Conference last month was met with a lukewarm…