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Imperial borders still shape politics in Poland
Support for political parties today closely tracks old frontiers
Exit polls suggest a big victory for Poland’s opposition
But the full results will take up to a day to arrive
Poland gives pro-European liberals a big win
But the road back to the rule of law will long and hard
Why the Polish election campaign has been so vicious
A knife’s-edge vote has turned into a sword fight
After a brutal campaign, Poland gets ready to vote
The government has a good chance of losing power, but the outcome is uncertain
The war in Ukraine is threatening to wash across the Black Sea—and to roil grain and oil markets again (with O Carroll, S Joshi and P Zalewski)
Vladimir Putin will soon be unable to protect Russians from the costs of his war (with Callum Williams)
Why is Ukraine suing eastern European countries over grain?
Hungary, Poland and Slovakia claim that a duty-free influx is spoiling the market
Poland’s far right could be the next government’s kingmaker
It has hidden its extremist roots behind a free-market message
A dozen obscure minerals are key to Western armies. China largely controls their supply
Why is Turkey blocking Sweden from joining NATO?
Turkey is seeking military and political concessions, but may be overplaying its hand
How much power does Alexander Lukashenko have?
The Belarusian strongman is unruly, but dependent on Russia