13 Apr 2010

Pain in Poland

Piotr Maciej Kaczyński

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On April 10th, the President of Poland Lech Kaczy?ski and 95 others, including senior government officials, political leaders and Polish patriots, were killed in a plane crash near Smolensk, Russia. This Commentary offers an analysis of the aftermath of this tragedy, focusing on the President’s legacy, the future of Polish-Russian relations and the continuity of power in the country.

Piotr Maciej Kaczy?ski is a Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies.