Poland’s Anti-Abortion Dream Has Become a Nightmare
The country’s Catholic conservatives have achieved a long-sought goal—and may have fatally weakened their power in the process.
Poland’s Culture Wars
Central Europe’s battles over rights are dangerous, and Europe can’t risk handing Russia a victory.
Deporting Muslim Immigrants Won’t Make Poland Safer
The right-wing government in Warsaw has weaponized a 2016 anti-terrorism law to ruthlessly pursue suspected foreign terrorists while ignoring homegrown threats.
Europe’s Faustian Union
The EU’s budget deal shows that the club has long given up on rule of law in its member states.
Poland Needs Migrant Workers. The Pandemic Has Kept Them Away.
Despite the government’s anti-immigration rhetoric, many Polish businesses rely on workers from other parts of Eastern Europe.
Will Poland’s Presidential Race Deal a Blow to Nationalist Conservatives?
President Andrzej Duda is locked in a surprisingly close race with Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski. Their rivalry is the latest battle between the country’s poorer and more religious rural regions and its wealthier, socially liberal cities.
Why Populists Understand Eastern Europe
Liberals have changed the region for the better—but don’t perceive its sense of loss.
What Democracy Will Fall Next?
Hungary was the first democratic victim of the coronavirus. It may not be the last.
Poland Is Showing the World How Not to Run a Pandemic Election
The upcoming Polish election is shaping up to be a farce. Washington should learn from Warsaw’s mistakes before November.
In Poland, Abortion Access Worsens Amid Pandemic
Abortions were already difficult to obtain and then came the coronavirus.
Poland’s Shortchanged Health Care System Is Already Straining
The country’s medical infrastructure is notoriously underfunded. Doctors say it will buckle under the coronavirus.