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From the Baltic to the South China Sea, Russia and China See One Foe -- the U.S.

Artyom Lukin | Posted 07.15.2016 | Home
Artyom Lukin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- Two years ago, I wrote that America was pushing Russia and China to form an anti-Western quasi-alliance, possibly recreating conditions that led to past conflicts. Unfortunately, things have only gotten worse since then.

NATO and Russia: The Many Unknowns

Markus Ziener | Posted 07.08.2016 | Home
Markus Ziener

Officially the Warsaw NATO summit will be about the deployment of military forces, missiles and arms projects. But in fact hovering above all will be one question: How to deal with the Russian military powerhouse that resurfaced in the East.

NATO Summit: a Stable Europe Must Include Russia

Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.) | Posted 07.07.2016 | Home
Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.)

NATO's approach to Russia should be: "Confront where we must, but cooperate where we can."

Financing Sustainable Global Cities of the Future

Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz | Posted 06.06.2016 | Home
Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz

As mayors and city leaders we must continue to seek innovative solutions to our biggest sustainable development challenges--including access to financing and making the economic case for climate action.

How Poles Live: The Rising Swag of Warsaw Neighborhoods

Robin Rodig | Posted 05.23.2016 | Travel
Robin Rodig

Quick! When you think of modern architectural powerhouses around the world, which destinations come to mind? Dubai. Shanghai. Scandinavia. The Netherlands. Warsaw. Warsaw? That's right. Poland's Warsaw.

Poles Are Taking to the Streets in Massive Numbers to Protest the Country's Shift to the Right

Christian Borys | Posted 05.07.2016 | Home
Christian Borys

LVIV, Ukraine -- In the past few months, alarm bells have been raised in Poland as critics of the country's new ruling party, Law and Justice, or PiS, speak out against what they believe are dangerous infringements on democracy and a wave of conspiratorial panic in the country. On Saturday, they flooded the streets to "defend the rule of law in Poland and its place in the European Union."

Escape to Poland: Everything's Coming Up Row-ses, Ep. 8

Robin Rodig | Posted 04.11.2016 | Travel
Robin Rodig

G'day from Gdansk! A leisurely 5-hour train trip through rolling farmland and forests of stunning Fall color has delivered us to the Baltic coast an...

Astoria Characters: The Actor Who's Wooing the World

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.22.2017 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Actors make their living manufacturing emotions at a moment's notice. Happy. Sad. Surprised.

Broadcasters: Polish Media Controls An Attack On Independence

Reuters | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.13.2017 | Media

The new Polish government's decision to take control of public radio and television is a worrying attack on media independence, the head of the Europe...

As Cold War II Looms, Washington Courts Nationalist, Rightwing, Catholic, Xenophobic Poland

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 10.15.2016 | Home
Nikolas Kozloff

From Syria to Ukraine, a pesky and newly reinvigorated Vladimir Putin is testing the west. In this new geopolitical face-off, Poland has assumed key strategic importance and will no doubt play a hugely significant diplomatic and even military role.

Fashion Magazine Covers Revamped With Rescue Pups Are So Fetch

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.07.2015 | Good News

These chic pups have found their place in the spotlight, but now it's time to find them a home. Polish advertising agency Ostrosiostro recreated iconi...

Ukraine: The Consequences of Far Right World War II Revisionism

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home
Nikolas Kozloff

How extreme will politics have to get before the Ukrainian establishment stands up to the far right? If the political mainstream doesn't act soon, Kiev's relationships with key diplomatic partners and even Poland could be severely tarnished.

This Week in World War I, August 22-28, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 08.21.2016 | Home
Joseph V. Micallef

The European Theater, in turn, was divided into three broad fronts: The Western front in France and Belgium, the Italian Front in northeastern Italy and the Eastern Front. The Italian front was a secondary theater in Europe.

Kulturfest Dazzled All Week

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 06.22.2016 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

The inaugural Kulturfest was intended to be a tease, with audiences clamoring for more. Now that they had been given such a sumptuous taste, how can they get Yiddish out of their heads?

Hackers Ground 1,400 Passengers At Warsaw Airport

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2016 | Home

WARSAW (Reuters) - Around 1,400 passengers of the Polish airline LOT were grounded at Warsaw's Chopin airport on Sunday after hackers attacked the air...

J'aime Paris et l'Europe

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.18.2015 | Home
Brent Budowsky

As many around the world said to Americans in September 2001, we say to the men and women throughout Paris, France and Europe today: You are not alone. Our unity will ultimately triumph, and our cause will ultimately prevail.

New Warsaw Museum Sheds Light on 1,000 Year Story of Jews in Poland

Penny Schwartz | Posted 01.03.2015 | Arts
Penny Schwartz

In a ceremony marked by fanfare, pageantry and a measure of solemnity, on October 28, the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews officially opened its doors to the public.

A Museum That Won't Let Poland Forget

OZY | Emily Cadei | Posted 11.02.2014 | Home

BY EMILY CADEI, OZY Make sure to notice the smell, our guide urged us. The tour group, journalists getting a sneak peak of Warsaw’s eagerly antic...

Warsaw Has Lots of Apples -- and Candles

Michael Winship | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

People in Poland are eating apples these days. Lots of apples. Here in Warsaw, they're pressed into your hands at a street festival, or baked into piles of pies and cakes. You see them everywhere. It's an act of defiance.

The Cheapest City For A Cultural Adventure Is...

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.30.2014 | Travel

London and Paris are great, but if you're on a budget, a trip to those sparkling cities might make you feel a bit, well, broke. Thankfully, afford...

A Speck of Light and the Capacity to Remember the Holocaust

Jack Levison | Posted 06.25.2014 | Home
Jack Levison

In light of Holocaust Remembrance Day, two books in particular introduce readers to otherwise unnamed people who endured the Holocaust.

A Visit to the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 05.30.2014 | Arts

Last year, the Centre presented an exhibition about Ukrainian art, this year, new art from Romania is the focus of an extensive group show that is titled A Few Grams of Red, Yellow, Blue and features artists such as Mircea Cantor and Victor Man.

U.S.-E.U. Rhetoric on Russia as Destructive as a Chekhovian Duel

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Now should be the time when Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama aggressively propose confidence-building measures, not mete out more military muster. This will get us nowhere fast.

We All Deserve Access to Great Opportunities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Geoengineering The Sky is Not 'Normal'

Rachel Smolker | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Rachel Smolker

If global agreement on addressing climate change cannot be achieved, how can we possibly expect any global consensus on "technomanagement" of the atmosphere where the risks of serious negative consequences are so grave?