Possibly the clearest and most concise article about Poland that I've read in a long time. As an American who has spent quite a lot of time in Poland, I understand the Russian threat more than the German threat. I believe that after WW2, Germany is afraid to consent to becoming a power for anything. However, Russia - especially after the invasion of Georgia in 2008 - has become more and more of a threat. What most people don't realize is that Russia was exercising invasion war games outside of Kaliningrad in 2008, preparing for a Polish invasion of Warsaw. I'm glad that the Balcerowicz plan worked well for Poland and that sovereignty will remain in Polish hands for perpetuitity.