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Sławomir Sierakowski

Sławomir Sierakowski

Writing for PS since 2015
94 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 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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    The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis

    Seth Berkley & Werner Hoyer explain why global leaders must urgently introduce equitable pandemic-response mechanisms.
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    Rishi Sunak’s Daunting Challenge

    Chris Patten urges the UK prime minister to join the battle for the soul of the Conservative Party after a disastrous year.
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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell urges European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.

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