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The Conceptual Trap of War as a Ballet

Enshrined in doctrine, operational phasing dominates U.S. and NATO thinking on operational art...
Background Check 1 month ago

Mental maps for the Polish elite in 2021

Here are nine points where, in my opinion, the geopolitical reality is different than at the time of the mental mapping of our elites in the last 200 years...
S&F Hero 3 months ago

Poland’s Anchoring Strategy and the Case for a Rethink

In the 21st century, the balance of power in Eurasia is structurally different than it was in the last two hundred years, when the mental maps of our elites were taking shape...
Background Check 3 months ago

David and Goliath, or an Old Testament story about Poland’s New Model Forces (for those who can read between the lines). Part 2

The biblical story of David leads to several conclusions about the development of weapons and the nature of warfare. New breakthrough technology often feels less advanced than the old...
S&F Hero 3 months ago

David and Goliath, or an Old Testament story about Poland’s New Model Forces (for those who can read between the lines). Part 1

In the time of Goliath, it was clear and obvious that heavy bronze armour and an iron-tipped spear were the basis of a soldier’s strength...
S&F Hero 4 months ago

“Gente Polonus natione Europae?” – the voice of one of the subscribers. Part 2

Europe is part of "Western civilisation", to which, apart from Europe itself, it is customary to include all its (regrettably, usually evolved as a result of rape) "children": primarily North America, with the United States as a global power, and Latin America, with Brazil growing in importance in the global puzzle, as well as the area of ​​Australia and Oceania...
Background Check 5 months ago

Poland on the Black Sea

“Poland from sea to sea” (Polska od morza do morza). This slogan is most often associated with the 16th century and the period of the greatest power of the Polish Republic...
Background Check 5 months ago

Equilibrium

After the recent talks between Blinken and Lavrov, and the US and Germany getting along over Nordstream, we smelled Rapallo. Obviously different than 100 years ago, but the mechanism is similar...
S&F Hero 5 months ago

The Last 21 Years: Year (2)018

10 years after the Beijing Olympics had showcased the awakening of Napoleon’s “sleeping giant”, 2018 was the year that America signalled - finally (?) - that it would now be taking a much tougher approach...
Background Check 5 months ago

A Polish perspective on the strategic choices facing America. Part 1

Any effective strategy (for a country in Poland’s position) requires an understanding of one’s own limitations, both related to the foundations of one’s own power and to the existing obligations of a superpower...
Background Check 6 months ago

Return to the Republic: The Polish Premier at Wawel

We are continuing our new series at Strategy&Future, writing simulated speeches for Poland’s politicians on the most important and important issues of foreign policy and grand strategy. We associate it with real events and the opportunities to deliver such speeches...
Przemówienia, S&F Hero 6 months ago

Warsaw, its communication, fortifications and cursed latitudinal trail. Part 4

At the beginning of the 20th century, almost 260,000 Russian troops were stationed in the Polish theatre of war, including 216,000 in Congress Poland itself, of which 170,000 on the right bank of the Vistula...
S&F Hero 6 months ago

Warsaw, its communication, fortifications and cursed latitudinal trail. Part 3

Both orientations of Polish foreign policy - “Piast” and “Jagiellonian” must deal with the problem emanating from the Smolensk Gate towards Warsaw, to the decision-making and dispositional centre of the Polish state...
S&F Hero 6 months ago

Warsaw, its communication, fortifications and cursed latitudinal trail. Part 2

The defence of Warsaw in the summer of 1794 is one of the most beautiful pages of the Polish military...
S&F Hero 7 months ago

Warsaw, its communication, fortifications and cursed latitudinal trail. Part 1

For much of world history, cities have been fortified to defend themselves against attack. To this day, they are a difficult nut to crack for attacking troops, despite modern combat measures. It was no different with Warsaw...
S&F Hero 7 months ago

Jagiellonian Policy in the 21st Century

It is now 100 years since the signing of the peace treaty in Riga, which ended Poland’s war in the east with Soviet Russia and established relations in our part of the world for the following 20 years...
S&F Hero, Uncategorized 7 months ago

Why?

I have had the intention of writing these few sentences for some time, watching the debate around the rapidly changing international scene and the accompanying public debate in Poland and abroad. But let me start with a series of questions?
Background Check 7 months ago

The Last 21 Years: (2)011

We have to be careful about the terms we use to describe events. As Tim Marshall argued in the Spectator in October 2012, “calling these events the ‘Arab Spring’ automatically frames them as positive”...
Background Check 9 months ago

Jacek Bartosiak, Ridvan Bari Urcosta and Gustav Gressel talk about the Germany’s foreign policy (Video)

Jacek Bartosiak, Ridvan Bari Urcosta and Gustaw Gressler talk about the Germany's foreign policy.

The Last 21 Years: Year (2)009

The phrase “up in the air” perfectly captures the world at the beginning of 2009 (and, arguably, ever since)...

Jacek Bartosiak and Velina Tchakarova debate the great power competition in Eurasia (Video)

Jacek Bartosiak and Velina Tchakarova debate the great power competition in Eurasia.

The Last 21 Years: Year (2)008

“The numbers tell us this was a debate between change and experience, and change won”...
Background Check 9 months ago

Report from the “Twentieth War” S&F. Part 1

This is actually not a report yet, but rather an account of what we have already done and indeed where we are going...
Background Check, S&F Hero 10 months ago

On deglobalisation – December 2020

The theory of global free trade is fashionable now, just as it was before the First World War...
S&F Hero 10 months ago

The Crush Zone in December 2020

As I wrote earlier, we are worried on the Vistula River about American security guarantees under the new administration in Washington. But this is not everything...
S&F Hero 10 months ago

Poland and the European Intermarium (Video)

Poland and the European Intermarium, by Jacek Bartosiak, Autumn 2020
Audio & Video, S&F Hero 10 months ago

The Last 21 Years: Year (2)005

Opened in December 2005, the Donghai Bridge — connecting mainland Shanghai with a new deepwater container port on the islands of Yangshan in Hangzhou Bay 32.5km away — was not the world’s longest cross-water bridge...
Background Check 10 months ago

The Essence of Alliances

And again, on the Vistula River, we are worried whether our security guarantees will not change after the US elections. Politics is indeed a dynamic, not a static condition. The competition never ends...
S&F Hero 11 months ago

Jacek Bartosiak talks to Parag Khanna on the future of the world (Podcast)

Jacek Bartosiak talks to Parag Khanna on the future of the world, patterns of globalization, and...
Audio & Video 11 months ago

Beyond the Post-Cold War Era

Between 1989 and 1991, the strategic map of Eurasia altered dramatically as broad swathes of territory reopened to international markets after a long period of enclosure behind communist walls...
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