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Sławomir Sierakowski

Sławomir Sierakowski

Writing for PS since 2015
100 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. The Polish Missile Crisis
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    The Polish Missile Crisis

    May 19, 2023 Sławomir Sierakowski considers the implications of the discovery of a six-meter, 1.7-ton Russian KH-55 deep within the country.

  2. Graindämmerung for Poland’s Populists?
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    Graindämmerung for Poland’s Populists?

    Apr 20, 2023 Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the country’s farmers, incensed by cheap Ukrainian imports, could sink the ruling party this fall.

  3. Biden’s Breakthrough in Poland
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    Biden’s Breakthrough in Poland

    Feb 23, 2023 Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the US has now clearly conveyed to the Kremlin its commitment to ensuring that Ukraine wins the war.

  4. Poland’s Legal Mess
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    Poland’s Legal Mess

    Feb 17, 2023 Sławomir Sierakowski explains why the country still has failed to unlock €160 billion of withheld European Union funds.

  5. 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.

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    Anti-Semitism and Intersectionality

    Slavoj Žižek

    The European Jewish Association’s recent insistence on the exceptional nature of anti-Semitism raises important questions about the nature of privilege and oppression in contemporary societies. The risk is that the EJA’s conceptual framework could all too easily reproduce the very bigotry it seeks to oppose.

    sees problems with efforts to treat hatred toward Jews separately from other forms of bigotry.
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    Not Buying Central Banks’ Favorite Excuse

    Raghuram G. Rajan shows why monetary policymakers must bear some of the blame for the latest banking-sector turmoil.
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    The Lost Liberal Legal Imagination

    Nicholas Reed Langen considers the complicated legacy of a progressive jurist whom conservatives now champion.
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    Saved by the Pandemic?

    Scott Fulford explains why its successful COVID-19 stimulus could help the US forge a path to financial stability for all.
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    How Much Work Is Enough?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter & Autumn McDonald explain how the pandemic raised new questions – and some very old ones – for employers and employees.
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    How the Far Left Paves the Way for the Far Right

    Andrés Velasco

    In October 2022, Chileans elected a far-left constitutional convention which produced a text so bizarrely radical that nearly two-thirds of voters rejected it. Now Chileans have elected a new Constitutional Council and put a far-right party in the driver’s seat.

    blames Chilean President Gabriel Boric's coalition for the rapid rise of far right populist José Antonio Kast.
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    Creeping Toward Dystopia

    Robert Skidelsky worries that even elected governments will appropriate emerging technologies in the name of national security.
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    The Climate Loss and Damage Fund Is Coming

    Sameh Shoukry assesses recent efforts to implement a crucial initiative agreed at last year’s UN Climate Change Conference.
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    China’s Youth Unemployment Problem

    Nancy Qian warns that diminishing opportunities for new graduates will have profound long-run macroeconomic implications.

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