Preface

Ladies and Gentlemen,

we are pleased to share with you the Power Index 2017. The authors have collected an impressive amount of data from 168 countries presenting the global trends from 1989 to today.

The Power Index is an excellent starting point for discussing of Poland’s situation on the international scene, the future of the European Union and the world. The Power Index gives specific guidance on security policy, diplomacy, defense and culture.

I wish you a pleasant reading,
Anna Radwan
President of In.Europa

Acknowledgements

The Project the Power Index is primarily the work of the authors: Piotr Arak and Grzegorz Lewicki, whom I thank you for the idea, perseverance and meticulousness.

I also thank those who have committed themselves to the new initiative In.Europa: Łukasz Lipiński, Jerzy Smoliński, Andrzej Faryna, Tomek Frycz, Marcin Wicha, Aleksandra Żebrowska—thank you!

For the trust and support special thanks goes to the employees of: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Poland Office and the Representation of the European Commission in Poland.