European Summit insights: Radek Sikorski

The European defence program is a major underdog compared to the defence programs in the US and China. In this interview, Radek Sikorski gives his thoughts on what we have done and are doing to bolster the European defence. He also explains why our defence budget is not as effective as the budgets of the abovementioned superpowers.

 

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From 2005 to 2007 Radek Sikorski was the Deputy Minister of National Defence and later became the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Poland in Donald Tusk’s cabinet between 2007 to 2014. From September 2014 to June 2015, he held the position as Marshal of Sejm (speaker of Poland’s Parliament.) Sikorski is currently serving as Senior Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University.

He is the author of several books, including Dust of the Saints and The Polish House: An Intimate History of Poland. In 2012 he was named one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine “for telling the truth, even when it’s not diplomatic.”

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