Dealing with a Juggernaut: Analyzing Poland's Policy toward by Joanna A. Gorska

By Joanna A. Gorska

facing a Juggernaut: examining Poland's coverage in the direction of Russia, 1989D2009, via Joanna A. Gorska, is the 1st huge research of Poland's international coverage interplay with its extra strong jap neighbor, Russia. This research is vital to knowing the customers for order and peace in critical and jap Europe in the direction of Russia in past times two decades. Gorska demanding situations extensively demonstrated interpretations of Poland's post-1989 international coverage via arguing that consecutive Polish governments pursued a principally cooperative coverage in the direction of Russia and did so due to fabric strength concerns, specifically Poland's reinforced energy place after the chilly struggle and average defense pressures from Russia. In interpreting Polish overseas coverage, facing a Juggernaut attracts on prime theories within the box of diplomacy and overseas coverage research and develops a complete theoretical framework to steer empirical learn. Representing a cross-section of politically very important parts in Poland's latest Russia coverage, the research is delineated alongside 4 case experiences: the Soviet army withdrawal from Poland within the early Nineties, the NATO factor in Polish coverage in the direction of Russia, Polish strength coverage in the direction of Moscow, and the Katyn query in Polish overseas coverage. This e-book makes use of formerly unpublished archival fabric, interviews with major Polish officers, and a wealth of Polish guides to supply an perception into Warsaw's overseas coverage habit. Gorska issues to a departure from hostility and imposition_a major switch in Poland's coverage in the direction of Russia after 1989. As such, facing a Juggernaut, through Joanna A. Gorska, uncovers vital mechanisms of nearby cooperation among states with a checkered past.

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