Poland’s Government Reshuffle Could Soften Russia Policy

Poland’s Government Reshuffle Could Soften Russia Policy
Radoslaw Sikorski at a press conference, April 29, 2014 (photo by Mateusz Wlodarczyk licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Generic license).

Last month, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw “Radek” Sikorski left the position he had held since 2007, part of a major cabinet reshuffle by new Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz. His departure comes at a time of great turmoil for European foreign policy. Sikorski had become well-known as one of the more experienced foreign ministers in Europe and one of the toughest critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sikorski is also a longtime favorite in Washington, the subject of glowing media profiles emphasizing his Oxford education, his pro-American leanings and his marriage to Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum, who writes frequently and […]

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