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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
W. Hebda - Ratko Mladić – Heroj ili zlocinac?
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
M. Czajkowski - The Cold War 2.0 – a New Phase?
The current Russian foreign policy posture is based on fear which is deeply embedded among the elites. However, we do not know if the present threat is perceived as existential, somehow ultimate, or not. Whatever it is, we are at the inflexion point at the moment because the new administration in the White House will probably try to establish a new coherent, consequent, and transparent strategy vis-à-vis Russia. This is why the Kremlin has recently upped the ante in the ongoing game with Washington. Now the United States must formulate an answer which, in turn, will determine the future course of the Cold War 2.0, at least for the time being.Read More o M. Czajkowski - The Cold War 2.0 – a New Phase?
B. Kosowski - Information overload as a source of destruction and secondary threats causing further crisis situations
An ideal of safe society, free from fear and poverty, is postulated with great intensity by politicians and the adovcates of human rights covenants. At the same time, everyone is aware of the fact that no country is able to protect all its citizens from risks associated with human performance in the increasingly complex conditions of modern civilization and with the emerging threats of the modern world. Nowadays growing concerns about the complexity and pace of life have marked human existence. On the one hand, we are dealing with the uniformization of lifestyle, knowledge and culture, driven by the development of telecommunications technologies, competition and proneness to risk. On the other hand, there is a tendency to defend and preserve local distinctiveness, a sense of social ties, shared resources and life ideals.Read More o B. Kosowski - Information overload as a source of destruction and secondary threats causing further crisis situations