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LSE IDEAS Jagiellonian Forum provides insights on the CEE region, and particularly the V4 countries, the Baltics, and transatlantic relations. Our focus is on the ongoing events related to politics, foreign policy, international relations, security, society, economics, and technology.

The Editorial Board:

  • Łukasz Kamieński (Jagiellonian University)
  • Wojciech Michnik (Jagiellonian University)
  • Leon Hartwell (LSE IDEAS)

Proofreading: Garry Robson

The Managing Editor is Maciej Smółka. For all content inquiries or publication pitches, please contact him at cseep@uj.edu.pl.

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LSE IDEAS Jagiellonian Forum

Aliaksei Kazharski: "Authoritarian Spectacles and Vulnerabilities of Interdependence" (Policy Research Brief)
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Aliaksei Kazharski: "Authoritarian Spectacles and Vulnerabilities of Interdependence" (Policy Research Brief)

03.01.2023
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Natasza Styczyńska: "Identity Politics, Kosovo and Energy: Serbia’s Exceptional Stance on Russia’s War in Ukraine"
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Natasza Styczyńska: "Identity Politics, Kosovo and Energy: Serbia’s Exceptional Stance on Russia’s War in Ukraine"

05.07.2022
Serbia, contrary to other Western Balkan EU candidate states, is the only democratic European country that did not join any sanctions on Russia imposed after the Kremlin’s aggression against Ukraine on February 24th, 2022. But, surprisingly to some, it did back the United Nations’ resolution condemning the Russian attack. To understand Serbia’s posture we need to go beyond single casual explanations.
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Danielle Piatkiewicz: "High or Little Hopes: What Can Central and Eastern European Members Expect from NATO’s 2022 Madrid Summit?"
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Danielle Piatkiewicz: "High or Little Hopes: What Can Central and Eastern European Members Expect from NATO’s 2022 Madrid Summit?"

27.06.2022
With the world’s focus on the security situation in Ukraine, NATO’s Central and Eastern Europe members will look to the upcoming NATO Madrid Summit to ensure short and long-term security guarantees. As they remain vulnerable to Russian aggression, the question remains – will they leave with high or little hopes?
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Maciej Smółka: "Disco Polo as a Political Tool: Music in Poland’s Identity Politics"
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Maciej Smółka: "Disco Polo as a Political Tool: Music in Poland’s Identity Politics"

07.06.2022
The recent renaissance of disco polo’s popularity in Poland can be seen not only as an artistic trend, but also as an intentional strategy, strengthening the ruling party’s electoral base. With the help of Polish public television, disco polo can, thus, be treated as a tool in local identity policies, going hand-in-hand with Poland’s government.
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Adam Reichardt, Iwona Reichardt, Daniel Gleichgewicht: "Time to Look Into the Mirror"
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Adam Reichardt, Iwona Reichardt, Daniel Gleichgewicht: "Time to Look Into the Mirror"

24.05.2022
The argument that NATO provoked Russia is an obvious example of Moscow’s narrative being regurgitated in mainstream western media. The truth is, however, that we did not take enough action. This is what ultimately encouraged Putin to act in such a brutal manner.
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