Spring Escalation in Donbass: Moscow Wants Concessions
Russian media are threatening a new "great war" in Donbass. Although there is a lot of exaggeration in these claims, the situation has clearly escalated since the beginning of January. The ceasefire introduced at the end of July last year is just an illusion. Negotiations are in a deadlock, and the latest proposals from France and Germany are unlikely to change this
Poland Has Failed in Migration Policy Once Again
For several years Poland has required foreigners to provide a state certificate of proficiency in Polish to become long-term residents. Access to the appropriate exam before was not easy, but with the onset of Covid-19 the situation has become disastrous. This begs the question: it really worth remaining in Poland as a foreigner?
A Blow to Political Opponents, a Message for Biden: What is Behind Zelensky's Shutdown of the pro-Russian TV Channels?
Volodymyr Zelensky decided to shut down the pro-Russian television channels in Ukraine. What is at stake - domestically and internationally - in the fight against the multi-headed hydra of Russian disinformation?
Prisoners of Their Own Propaganda: Russian Narratives Projected Into the ‘Near Abroad’
Promoting propaganda narratives has become an important part of Moscow’s foreign policy toolbox. While their immediate goal may be to confuse foreign audiences, these narratives are ultimately rooted in a particular worldview, that is, in fact, shared by many Russians. Therefore, we should not underestimate the extent to which the Kremlin and its supporters may actually be prisoners of their own propaganda.