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).
Radoslaw Sikorski at a press conference, April 29, 2014 (photo by Mateusz Wlodarczyk licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Generic license).
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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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