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Sławomir Sierakowski

Sławomir Sierakowski

Writing for PS since 2015
96 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. Russian Aggression Is Undermining Populism
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    Russian Aggression Is Undermining Populism

    Jan 17, 2023 Sławomir Sierakowski says the Ukraine war is forcing the Kremlin’s Western sympathizers to choose moderation or face marginalization.

  2. Resentment on the Western Front
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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Dec 2, 2022 Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.

  3. The Rocket Attack That Wasn’t
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    The Rocket Attack That Wasn’t

    Nov 18, 2022 Sławomir Sierakowski warns that the next deadly explosion near Poland's eastern border may not be an accident.

  4. Why Is Ukraine Rejecting Its Natural Allies?
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    Why Is Ukraine Rejecting Its Natural Allies?

    Oct 18, 2022 Sławomir Sierakowski laments the Ukrainian government’s contemptuous attitude toward the Belarusian opposition.

  5. 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.

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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.

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