B. Kosowski - The legitimacy of imposition of a state of emergency in Poland in response to the crisis situation at the border with Belarus
The commentary refers to the legitimacy of imposing a state of emergency in Poland in response to the crisis situation at the state border with Belarus, in the context of legal regulations relating to states of emergency in Poland. The author presents an opinion that for formal reasons it would be more justified to introduce martial law instead of a state of emergency.Read More o B. Kosowski - The legitimacy of imposition of a state of emergency in Poland in response to the crisis situation at the border with Belarus
The lament over the fall of Kabul and the return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan is heard all over the West and echoes elsewhere in the world. Indeed, this historic event terrifies the governments and societies of Western powers and the countries of the South Asian region. The memory of the previous Taliban rule (1996-2001), cultivated to justify the NATO intervention and the West's twenty years of tutelage over the Afghan government, abounds in examples of barbarism, cruelty and human rights violations. It brings a direct association with the activities of the Islamic State and other extremist Islamic armed groups. Dramatic scenes of the escape of representatives of Western countries and their closest associates, a besieged airport in Kabul and reports from areas recently occupied by the Taliban have completed the picture of the defeat suffered by the Western coalition in Afghanistan. The future of "Chaosistan" - to use Gen. McChrystall's phrasing - is expressed in the famous saying attributed to Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar: "Americans have the watches. We have the time.”Read More o A. Gruszczak - The defeat of the West and the future of "Chaosistan"
D. Dziwisz - The return of the Czar and the Dream Team – Joe Biden’s first decisions on cybersecurity
Dominika Dziwisz KBN Commentary no. 8 (80) / 2021 12 August 2021 The president's first 100 days in the White House is perceived by US policy commentators as a forecast for the new president's term of office - both in terms of what to expect from it and what the new administration can propose and achieve. This is the best time to break through with new, sometimes controversial, ideas and initiatives. After a few months spent by the new president in the White House, it is possible to make the first analyzes and assess whether Joe Biden's policies on cybersecurity are different to what the Trump team proposed in 2018. Photo credit: Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 2.0 license)Read More o D. Dziwisz - The return of the Czar and the Dream Team – Joe Biden’s first decisions on cybersecurity
Ratko Mladić, a Bosnian Serb, General of the Army of Republika Srpska during the civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was sentenced to life imprisonment in June 2021 after a 10-year criminal trial. Thus, the judgment of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) of 2017 was upheld. Ratko Mladić still appears to be a figure with two faces.Read More o W. Hebda - Ratko Mladić – Heroj ili zlocinac?
M. Kolaszyński - Secret meetings of the Committee of the Council of Ministers for National Security and Defense Affairs
The Committee of the Council of Ministers for National Security and Defense Affairs has recently joined secret political bodies. More than six months of practice have shown that the body chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński adopted the principle of closed sessions. It is connected with many limitations, which have not been dealt with so far by other bodies composed of politicians: the Board for Special Services and the parliamentary Committee for Special Services.Read More o M. Kolaszyński - Secret meetings of the Committee of the Council of Ministers for National Security and Defense Affairs