On February 24th, Russia started an unprovoked war against Ukraine. It has become one more attempt of the empire to demolish the Ukrainian state.
Poland articles on Democracy Chronicles
Democracy in Poland has made great strides since the end of communism in 1991, though challenges to democratic governance have never been far away. According to Freedom House, "the president of Poland is directly elected for up to two five-year terms, and members of the bicameral National Assembly are elected for four-year terms". Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Unlearned Lessons Of History: From Baturyn To Bucha Massacres
This totally mad and needless war, which Russia started on a large scale, has a long story behind it. This post will provide the historical context.
Hacking Marks Poland’s Crisis Of Democracy
In response to reports of the use of spyware against the opposition, Poland’s opposition leader has called for a parliamentary probe.
Polish President Vetoes Law Aimed At Muting Media
Poland’s President has vetoed a bill that would have forced US Media Group Discovery to give up stakes in Polish broadcaster TVN.
Polish PM to EU: Don’t lecture us Poles about democracy
In response to EU comments on rule of law in Poland, the Polish PM said Friday nobody has the right to lecture his country on democracy.
The Oligarchs Who Help Turn Democracy Into Autocracy
Rulers — and the oligarchs who support them — have found out how to establish a one-party state without resorting to coups.
Writer Charged For Calling Polish President a ‘Moron’
A popular Polish writer and journalist could face up to three years in prison for calling President Andrzej Duda a “moron”.
Rethinking backsliding: Why flawed liberals leave democracy vulnerable
If one thing is disconcerting about the illiberal turn in Eastern and Central Europe, it is the early backsliding of democratisation frontrunners there.
‘Democracies Divided’: How to counter political polarization
Polarization is tearing democracies around the world from Brazil, India, and Kenya, to Poland, Turkey, and US. Article looks at how to counter this dynamic.
Polish populism: time to pressure Poland’s populist regime on rule of law
Populism in Poland is harming its democracy. An article in Democracy Digest argues it is time to place pressure on Poland to redress the situation.