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Sławomir Sierakowski

Sławomir Sierakowski

Writing for PS since 2015
92 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. What’s Behind Poland’s Reparation Debate?
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    What’s Behind Poland’s Reparation Debate?

    Sep 19, 2022 Sławomir Sierakowski explains why the country is suddenly seeking historical compensation from Germany.

  2. The Belarusian Opposition Is Growing Stronger
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    The Belarusian Opposition Is Growing Stronger

    Aug 17, 2022 Sławomir Sierakowski cites many examples showing that the country’s democracy movement has been adapting and growing quickly.

  3. The Russians Who Are Leaving
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    The Russians Who Are Leaving

    Jun 13, 2022 Sławomir Sierakowski considers whether the country’s growing diaspora could become a force for positive change at home.

  4. The Moral Bankruptcy of German Pacifism
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    The Moral Bankruptcy of German Pacifism

    May 2, 2022 Sławomir Sierakowski warns that the country’s reluctance to support Ukraine could open a new political breach in Europe.

  5. Poland's Refugee Crisis in Waiting
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    Poland's Refugee Crisis in Waiting

    Mar 21, 2022 Sławomir Sierakowski warns that the country's acceptance of millions of Ukrainians cannot be sustained without more Western aid.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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