Contrary to the provisions of the Polish-Soviet border agreement of 1945, the Pilava Strait linking the Vistula Lagoon to the Baltic Sea was not opened to Polish merchant vessels while Poland’s port of Elbląg had no longer access to the Baltic Sea.
Once completed in 2022, a gas link between Poland and Norway will hinder Russia’s Gazprom monopoly on gas supplies, putting an end to a phenomenon that has lasted for several decades.
It seems that the United States will be unable to hinder the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. Highly dangerous for Central Europe and Ukraine, the pipeline is just one of some bargaining chips used in the geopolitical game between the United States on the one hand while Russia and Germany on the other.
Setting up a permanent military base would be of large geopolitical importance not only for Poland and its bilateral relations with the U.S. but it would also positively influence the situation in Central and Eastern Europe.
What are the think-tanks, who uses their services and how the Polish forge of ideas operating in Washington may affect the transatlantic policy and the political position of the Polish diaspora. Interview with Izabela Wojtyczka, vice-president of the Warsaw Institute Foundation, the first Polish think-tank operating in the United States.