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Poland Pushes NATO and the EU Eastward

  • Ryszard Zięba
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Abstract

The author claims that Poland is seeking to bring about an active NATO and EU policy in the east of Europe. He shows how Poland participates, by close cooperation with the USA and EU, in the West’s promotion of democracy in the East. The consequences of this have included the inducement of “color revolutions” in post-Soviet countries and rivalry with Russia. The author demonstrates how this policy led to the crisis in Ukraine in the autumn of 2013. He details Poland’s participation in NATO’s “open door” policy of expansion, including to post-Soviet states. He also analyzes Poland’s efforts to have NATO’s eastern flank reinforced, with the consequence that European security has become militarized.

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  • Ryszard Zięba
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  1. 1.Faculty of Political Science and International StudiesUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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