Dalibor Rohac

It’s time to give Poland nuclear weapons

7 February 2024 7:15 pm

As Donald Trump marches towards the Republican nomination, a spectre is haunting Europe: how should they prepare for a world…

The EU is incapable of defending itself

10 January 2024 8:58 pm

For years, European leaders have recognised that ‘in a world of carnivores, vegetarians have a very tough time of it,’…

The EU has become paralysed by its own bad decisions

7 December 2023 11:38 pm

In 2019, France’s president Emmanuel Macron famously called Nato ‘braindead’. Think what you will about the health of the defence…

The unfortunate reality about US support for Ukraine

3 November 2023 11:09 am

Pranked by a Kremlin-friendly comedy duo, Italy’s Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, spoke for many when she confessed her ‘fatigue’ with the…

Law and Justice has lost. Where does Poland go now?

16 October 2023 6:00 pm

If it continues to hold, the likely electoral victory of Poland’s opposition last night is good news for all those…

Supporting Israel doesn’t mean abandoning Ukraine

13 October 2023 6:19 am

Hamas’s heinous attack and the robust Israeli response serve as a useful reminder of well-known double standards on the activist…

Poland and Hungary could come to regret their Ukraine grain ban

18 September 2023 12:54 am

The row over Ukrainian grain imports shows that politicians in Eastern Europe can be their own worst enemies. Five Eastern European…

Nato membership for Ukraine would guarantee peace in Europe

8 August 2023 12:00 am

Although Western support to Ukraine’s defence effort continues unabated, the honeymoon between Kyiv and even its staunchest allies is decidedly…

Nato would be wrong to reject Ukraine’s membership plea

11 July 2023 2:39 am

US president Joe Biden has been busy curbing expectations about Nato’s looming decision over Ukraine’s future membership. Starting the accession process…

Macron has no idea how to pay for ‘reindustrialisation’

16 May 2023 1:16 am

Emmanuel Macron is playing the emperor again. Last week he proudly announced a grand new strategy, but without any indication…

A Chinese diplomat has let slip the truth about Beijing’s foreign policy

24 April 2023 6:44 pm

The off-colour comment by Lu Shaye, China’s ambassador to France, that post-Soviet countries such as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania did…

Will the EU finally see sense over its Common Agricultural Policy?

6 April 2023 8:57 pm

What should be done about Ukraine’s grain exports? Ongoing controversy in Poland over the country’s imports into the EU, which…

The EU is sleepwalking into a debt trap

9 February 2023 12:48 am

It’s been less than three years since the EU made the unprecedented decision to issue €750 billion of its own debt…

The EU is letting itself be blackmailed by Hungary

16 December 2022 2:00 am

For Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán, there is only one lesson to be learned from the compromise reached with the…

The EU and America are sliding into protectionism

3 December 2022 10:25 pm

Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to Washington this week and the upcoming meeting of the US-EU Trade and Technology Council on…

Many Europeans continue to yearn for British leadership

6 October 2022 8:08 pm

Liz Truss’s mind was probably elsewhere when she arrived in Prague for the inaugural summit of the European Political Community (EPC)…

How Poland came back from the brink

2 June 2022 5:00 pm

Poland is back. Not so long ago, the country was seen as an effigy of democratic backsliding, rather than a…

Is Putin about to invade Moldova?

27 April 2022 3:30 pm

‘If you don’t like how the table is set, turn over the table,’ said Frank Underwood, the Machiavellian character played…

Is the West deceiving itself about Russia's 'defeat' in Ukraine?

25 March 2022 6:00 pm

Following his fateful decision to invade Ukraine, Russia’s dictator Vladimir Putin has been customarily described as a high-stakes gambler. Yet…

Europe can't expect America to ride to its rescue against Putin

22 January 2022 4:15 am

Joe Biden received a lot of flak for suggesting that Nato might be divided about what to do next if…

The battle for Ukraine has already been lost

9 December 2021 11:42 pm

Forget the ‘commitment‘ of the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Ukraine’s sovereignty, the EU’s ‘firm and decisive’ support, and…

The EU’s woeful response to the collapse of Tunisian democracy

4 August 2021 1:18 am

For a political actor that ‘believes in the universal value of democracy and the rights of the individual,’ as the…

Why is the EU copying China’s Belt and Road initiative?

15 July 2021 3:00 pm

Much like Mark Twain’s apocryphal quote about arguing with idiots who ‘drag you down to their level and beat you…

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Europe should be wary of Biden's cuddly capitalism

2 May 2021 4:15 pm

Judging by the European press’ reaction to his address to Congress this week, US president Joe Biden’s domestic agenda is…

Welcome to Trump’s second term

3 March 2021 2:41 am

President Biden’s emphatic assertion that ‘America is back’ at the Munich Security Conference last month was met with a lukewarm…