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The New Atlanticist: Poland's Foreign and Security Policy Priorities

The New Atlanticist: Poland's Foreign and Security Policy Priorities

Kerry Longhurst, Marcin Zaborowski

ISBN: 978-1-405-12645-8

Feb 2007, Wiley-Blackwell

128 pages

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$40.95

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This book is an authoritative account of Poland's emerging foreign and security policies and will contribute to an understanding of the foreign policy preferences of an enlarged EU.

  • Evaluation of Poland as by far the largest and most vocal of all the countries joining the EU
  • Exploration of Poland's strong support for US policy over Iraq, its military potential, its proven capacity to use armed force and its de facto role as a regional leader
  • Argues that Poland will have a defining influence not only on the nature of transatlantic relations, but also on the EU's emerging international identity
1. Introduction.

2. The past as prologue: the culture of Polish foreign and security policy.

3. The emergence of an Atlanticist: the strategic orientation of Polish security policy after 1989.

4. The EU as a security actor: the Polish perspective.

5. Eastern policy - Poland's specialism.

6. Poland in the enlarged EU.

7. Conclusion.

'Indispensable for all those who are either professionally or academically interested in the foreign and security policy of Poland. It combines thorough analysis and brilliant presentation with a critical evaluation of Poland – the most vocal and most self-confident new Atlanticist in the new Europe."
Professor Adam Rotfeld, former Foreign Minister of Poland (2005)

  • Evaluation of Poland as by far the largest and most vocal of all the countries joining the EU
  • An authoritative account of Poland's emerging foreign and security policies and its confidence and assertiveness over the European constitution
  • Exploration of Poland's strong support for US policy over Iraq, its military potential, its proven capacity to use armed force and its de facto role as a regional leader
  • Argues that Poland will have a defining influence not only on the nature of transatlantic relations, but also on the EU's emerging international identity