Links

Trump, Putin, Xi and the cult of the strongman leader
The rise of such personalised autocracy will lead to international instability
https://www.ft.com/content/39da343a-9f4b-11e6-891e-abe238dee8e2

Acting on EU recommendations would breach constitution, says Poland
http://thenews.pl/1/10/Artykul/278484

UN recommendations ‘have no grounds in international law’: Foreign Ministry
http://thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/278679

For our freedom and yours
Poland’s illiberal turn poses a wicked dilemma for the European Union
http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21709536-polands-illiberal-turn-poses-wicked-dilemma-european-union-our-freedom-and-yours

[Negative article – – but see some positives in the comments ]

Trump is a threat to the West as we know it, even if he loses
by Anne Applebaum
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/trump-is-a-threat-to-the-west-as-we-know-it-even-if-he-loses/2016/11/04/a8dc9100-a2cc-11e6-a44d-cc2898cfab06_story.html

[Another negative article ]

Russia Today Far More Dangerous than USSR Was and West Far Less Ready to Counter It, Analysts Say
http://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.ca/2016/11/russia-today-far-more-dangerous-than.html

NATO secretary general: ‘We are not in a Cold War’
As tensions rise between Russia and the West, NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told “Conflict Zone” why he believes there is no new Cold War. But does his view match the reality of the situation?
http://www.dw.com/en/nato-secretary-general-we-are-not-in-a-cold-war/a-36267787

NATO on higher alert amid fears of Russian aggression
http://thenews.pl/1/10/Artykul/278923

Land Warfare in Europe – Lessons and recommendations from the war in Ukraine
http://cepa.org/briefs/land-warfare-in-Europe

The next American president must look to Europe first
A once united continent is threatened by Russian aggression
https://www.ft.com/content/dd684d80-9f91-11e6-891e-abe238dee8e2

Janusz Bugajski on ethnic minorities and politics in Europe
http://cepa.org/media/Janusz-Bugajski-new-book

US will remain Polish ally, whoever is elected president: PM
http://thenews.pl/1/10/Artykul/279101

Polish professionals consider their future after Brexit vote
White-collar workers in London suddenly feel unwelcome in their adopted home
https://www.ft.com/content/9e312c82-a4ef-11e6-8b69-02899e8bd9d1

After Brexit, further integration is needed to save the EU
https://www.ft.com/content/58c47ba4-a1ed-11e6-aa83-bcb58d1d2193

China’s ‘New Silk Road’ brings great promise to eastern Europe
http://www.dw.com/en/chinas-new-silk-road-brings-great-promise-to-eastern-europe/a-36271021

Businesses fear losing Polish migrants after Brexit
https://www.ft.com/content/209b0f44-a036-11e6-891e-abe238dee8e2

Far-Right Polish Groups Protest Facebook Profile Blockages
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/11/05/world/europe/ap-eu-poland-facebook.html