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Sławomir Sierakowski

Sławomir Sierakowski

Writing for PS since 2015
112 commentaries
3 videos & podcasts

Sławomir Sierakowski, founder of the Krytyka Polityczna movement, is a Mercator senior fellow. 

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  1. The European Union’s New Triumvirate
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    The European Union’s New Triumvirate

    May 3, 2024 Sławomir Sierakowski sees France, Germany, and Poland setting a new strategic course for the bloc.

  2. Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots
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    Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots

    Apr 11, 2024 Sławomir Sierakowski interprets the seemingly mixed results of recent municipal and provincial elections in Poland.

  3. The War for the West
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    The War for the West

    Feb 26, 2024 Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.

  4. Poland’s Reckoning with Populist Misrule
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    Poland’s Reckoning with Populist Misrule

    Jan 18, 2024 Sławomir Sierakowski explains what Donald Tusk’s new government will have to do to restore the country’s democratic institutions.

  5. What Donald Tusk’s Return Means for Poland
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    What Donald Tusk’s Return Means for Poland

    Dec 13, 2023 Sławomir Sierakowski highlights the most important items on the new prime minister’s agenda as he confronts multiple crises.

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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.
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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.

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