Elections in Slovakia, or Russian roulette
Rastislav Káčer analyzes the future results of the upcoming elections in Slovakia and disseminates the biggest potential threats to the Slovak Republic. He compares the fatalistic mood of Mečiar´s rule to Robert Fico, and his potential winning of parliamentary elections, smashing Slovakia with his coalition.
What’s Wrong with How We Run Public Service? What Is the Mission of Public Service?
Petra Dzurovcinova dissects the challenges within the public sector of the Bratislava region while unveiling innovative solutions. She also highlights that the problem definition is key and that without precisely defining the problem, the solution is not coming our way.
A Kidnapped West: The Tragedy of Central Europe
Benjamin Cunningham looks back in his article at two late 20th-century essays from the Czech-French writer Milan Kundera under the title “A Kidnapped West: The Tragedy of Central Europe”. The book’s first section centers on Kundera’s 1967 speech to the Czechoslovak Union of Writers. The second includes Kundera’s 1983 essay “The Tragedy of Central Europe,” and they both perfectly reflect on the actual situation as Kundera does not speak or write with a historical outlook of minutes, days or weeks. He is thinking in centuries.
Can Enlargement Be the EU’s Most Successful Foreign Policy Again?
Responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, European states have broken a series of taboos in ways unthinkable until 23 February 2022, the day before the aggression. Many of these taboos were about defense: countries and European publics that defined themselves as pacifist found themselves in favor of financing the armament of Ukraine and sending military equipment. The European continent has known wars during its long peace (the wars of the dissolution of former Yugoslavia seem to have been forgotten in recent rhetoric), but this kind of mobilization is unprecedented.
Butler Britain. How the UK Helps Oligarchs and Kleptocrats
The Kremlin is deeply connected to the western financial system, and Russia and its elites were able to spend money and benefit from offshore accounts freely. All of that was done with the help of the people in London – says Oliver Bullough in an interview with Jakub Dymek.
The War Will Not End Soon
Ukrainians have been linked to Russia by various ties: political, cultural and personal. But that bond is about to end. There will be a final divorce with Russia, says Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak in an interview with Wojciech Wojtasiewicz.