Monthly Archives: December 2010
The United States has refused to cooperate with Poland in an investigation into alleged secret CIA prisons in Poland, Polish news agency PAP reported on Tuesday.
Polish prosecutors probing the April plane crash that killed president Lech Kaczynski will issue their own report on the investigation, separate from a Russian report, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday amidst criticism of a draft document by Moscow.
A Polish court has sentenced a Russian “sleeper agent” to three years in prison after intelligence officers feared he was about to become active after 10 years living in the country. Continue reading
Immediately on the heels of reports in the Guardian and other Western news media that the U.S.-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization has crafted a strategy to intervene with nine army divisions in the Baltic Sea area, President Barack Obama met with his Polish counterpart Bronislaw Komorowski at the White House and confirmed plans to increase U.S. military hardware and troops in the latter’s country.
Russiaâ€™s President Dmitry Medvedev took resolute steps on Monday (06-12-2010) in Warsaw to improve relations with Poland, including resolving to clear up the circumstances of the Katyn Massacre. According to the press Medvedevâ€™s soft line is part of a new foreign policy that could, however, run aground on Russian authoritarianism.
Leaked cables show Poland it is not as close to America as it thought.
The diplomatic revelations of WikiLeaks have strained relations between the United States and many of its allies, including Poland, which has rapidly shed what illusions remained about the special nature of its ties with America.
The awkwardness was on full view during this week’s visit to Washington by Bronislaw Komorowski, Poland’s new president. Continue reading
A speech by Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski at the German Marshall Fund of the United States on Wednesday broke that mold.