Poland, the U.S., and NATO: Key Security Allies

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Poland’s democratic institutions are under pressure from the ruling right-wing Law and Justice party (PiS). PiS efforts to control the judiciary and media risk alienating its Western allies, which it relies on for defense and national security. The Cipher Brief spoke with Piotr Buras, Head of the European Council on Foreign Relations Warsaw office, about why PiS – even with all of its anti-Europe political rhetoric – should want to to keep its European neighbors and the U.S. close.

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