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„Global Consequences of Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: The Economics and Politics of the Second Cold War” – such is the title of the book by Professor Kolodko published by SPRINGER: “This book highlights the geopolitical and economic consequences of the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The author, a key architect of Polish economic reforms and the most frequently cited economist from post-Communist countries, shares new insights into the causes and mechanisms of the Second Cold War. Written in an unorthodox, bold and lucid style, the book raises provocative issues and provides convincing answers to some of the most difficult questions, such as who the true beneficiaries and interest groups behind the war are, and what their motives and conflicting goals are. The book also introduces readers to the greatest challenge of our time, climate change, and explores the long-term effects of the current arms race and rearmament spiral on global warming. This interdisciplinary book, which also addresses the challenges of inflation, mass migrations and clashes between democracy and authoritarianism, will appeal to anyone interested in the contemporary geopolitical shifts triggered by the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but also in the dynamics and directions of the evolution of the new cold war.”
March 30, 2023
Economics and Politics of Sanctions. At the 34th TIGER conference, a year after the introduction of economic sanctions on Russia, we discuss the economics and policy of sanctions, the mechanisms and effectiveness of these geoeconomic instruments. We cordially invite you to a scientific conference with the participation of outstanding scientists and diplomats. The moderator of the conference will be prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko
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February 24, 2023
On the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, which published the book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled „Wojna i pokój” (“War and Peace”) released a special interview with the author conducted by Piotr Maślak from Radio TOK FM (in Polish).
January 25, 2023
„Rzeczpospolita” daily publishes (in Polish) an article by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled “The war is ongoing and will continue.” The director of TIGER writes: “The fate of this absurd war will not be decided either on the frozen front of Bakhmut, or on other front lines drawn by strategists and politicians in Kyiv, Moscow, or some other capitals (...). Nor will the fate of this war be decided in the armchairs in the conference room of the NATO air base in Ramstein, Germany.” And he concludes: “The sooner there is a ceasefire in Ukraine and peace negotiations begin, the better. Massive international efforts should follow this path. It is a time of diplomacy and statesmen, not an arms race and politicians who believe in the illusory possibility of defeating the enemy by force. It is also the time of intellectuals and scientists who should talk together as much as possible, above front and political divisions, so that they can influence the views and actions of political decision-makers in their countries, also, or rather primarily, in Russia. Unfortunately, sometimes the generals and politicians influence the views prevailing in academies and on campuses. Isn’t it high time for the ferment and dialogue in the university circles to have a significant impact on the course of political affairs?”
January 16-20, 2023
Prof. Marcin Piątkowski participates in the World Economic Forum 2023 in Davos, where, among others, he will discuss with Prof. Nouriel Roubini on “A new vision for the world's development: Key challenges?” and will lead a discussion on ”The new global crisis: what have we done wrong and what do we do now?” with Martin Wolf (Financial Times), Prof. Raghuram G. Rajan (University of Chicago)” and Poland’s Minister of Finance Ms. Magdalena Rzeczkowska.
Prof. Aman Agarwal, Director of the Indian Institute of Finance, joins the TIGER Scientific Advisory Board.