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.
Poland Is Becoming a Global Capital of Chutzpah
As the government cracks down on Holocaust remembrance, the country’s Jewish art scene is thriving like never before.
Vladimir Putin Wants to Rewrite the History of World War II
The Russian president’s amateur history lessons are outraging neighboring countries. While he is right to criticize a recent EU Parliament resolution, his historical revisionism doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.
Poland’s State of the Media
How public television became an outlet for the Law and Justice party—and what it means for democracy.
Lech Walesa on Why Democracy Is Failing: ‘There Is No Leadership’
The legendary Polish union leader who helped end the Cold War says the United States and other nations have not done enough to create a new global system of democratic values.