Why Does the Radical Right Oppose European Integration?

September 16, 2021

Right-wing opposition to the European Union, rooted in the perception that integration and all kinds of international cooperation are a threat to the nation-state and its sovereignty, is evident and self-explanatory. Excessive protectiveness of national interests lies at the heart of far-right...

Tracing the Economic Growth of Poland

April 06, 2021

Poland’s Very Own Ted Cruz

February 24, 2016

By embracing a neoliberal, pro-austerity agenda, Poland’s mainstream left opened the way for a government of Polish Ted Cruzes. On a rainy day in April 1990, I journeyed to the outskirts of Warsaw to one of those functional communist-era apartment building complexes to meet with Antoni...

Pretty Little Radicals in Poland

January 22, 2016

What is driving young women to join radical groups in Poland? Europe has seen a resurgence of the far-right in recent years, and Poland has been no exception. The groups associated with racism, anti-Semitism and violence have been traditionally staffed by young men, but now more women are...

Getting Out of Poland’s Remand Prison

January 13, 2016

Maciej Dobrowolski spent 40 months in prison because he was accused of committing two felonies. The excessive use of detention in remand is under the spotlight in Poland. On the far-flung northern outskirts of Warsaw, Poland’s largest remand prison, Warsaw-Bialoleka, serves as a distant memory...

Poland Treats Ukrainian-Born Refugees Unfairly

October 12, 2015

Ukrainians of Polish descent who independently fled their home country for Poland cannot count on the same treatment as their evacuated compatriots. Bathed in the intense early afternoon sunlight, the clock on Warsaw’s arguably most recognizable building, the Palace of Culture and Science,...

Iraq is a Model Example of “Unfinished Business”

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski. Aleksander Kwasniewski is a respected name in Polish politics. He served as the president of Poland from 1995 to 2005. He is known for negotiating the accession of Poland to the European...