[Podcast] Lesser evil or the doctor worse than the disease – Assad as a hope for Syria and the West?

Russia's military involvement in Syria and its support for President Assad make this country a necessary factor to be taken into account in all strategic solutions regarding ISIS and mass exodus of asylum seekers in Europe.

In Warsaw, where both the question of refugees and Russian activities in Ukraine became a matter of huge controversy (in a slightly different manner than in the Balkans or Hungary, which do not oppose Russia in Ukraine), we’re going to gather experts, commentators and civic activists involved in the Middle-Eastern, Ukrainian and Balkan affairs – to discuss and bring about ‘the big picture’ where analytical and practical experience can serve to ‘map’ an extremely vague territory in a coherent way.

Konstanty Gebert (journalist of “Gazeta Wyborcza”, Poland)
Ivan Krastev (Centre for Liberal Strategies, ECFR, Bulgaria)
Patrycja Sasnal (Polish Institute for International Affairs, Poland)
Moderator: Igor Stokfiszewski (Institute for Advanced Study, Poland)




Krytyka Polityczna
Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique) is the largest Eastern European liberal network of institutions and activists. It consists of the online daily Dziennik Opinii, a quarterly magazine, publishing house, cultural centres in Warsaw, Łódź, Gdańsk and Cieszyn, activist clubs in a dozen cities in Poland (and also in Kiev and Berlin), as well as a research centre: the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw.