Military Interventions

  • Presidential Power in Foreign Policyand Military Interventions. Case Study of the Selected Examples, 1958–Present

    Author: Łukasz Wordliczek
    Institution: Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland)
    Year of publication: 2005
    Source: Show
    Pages: 111-130
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2005011
    PDF: ppsy/34/ppsy2005011.pdf

    A common knowledge shapes our perception of the world and forms our understanding of political phenomena. And almost everyone could agree with the argument that circumstances influence politics. The ebbs and flows in influence, power, prerogatives, performance, and activity of many political actors are an effect of changes in the world outside of them. But one may reasonably argue: what is the cause and what is the result? Is it really true the circumstances evidently, clearly have an effect on e.g. US presidential prerogatives? Or, quite contrary, is the actual, current politics as active as the presidents used their power? The article is about how the two worlds infl uence each other, what are the mutual connections between politics and political actors’ powers.

  • Wojna w Donbasie - przyczynek do rozważań nad niedopowiedzeniami teorii wojny sprawiedliwej1

    Author: Paweł Neumann-Karpiński
    Institution: Uniwersytet Szczeciński
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7776-6563
    Year of publication: 2021
    Source: Show
    Pages: 111-123
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20212905
    PDF: npw/29/npw2905.pdf

    War in Donbas - considerations on the understatements of the just war theory

    The following article covers the analysis of the War in Donbas from the perspective of the “traditional concept of a just war” (as interpreted by Michael Walzer). The main axis of the analysis is determined by the issue of the possibility of third countries intervening in armed conflicts concerning the specific case of the War in Donbas. The text indicates the key factors that make it impossible to develop a conflict in eastern Ukraine according to traditional just war theories, such as the pursuit of incomplete secession of pro-Russian separatists, the status of the Russian Federation as an unofficial participant in the conflict, and the problem of the “reality” of the separatist intention itself. Therefore, the main problem of this work is the interpretation of Russian actions from the perspective of the principle of non-intervention, and the attitude of other third countries and their right to (not) intervene in this conflict, and its conclusion - in the author’s opinion - indicates the need to update the theory of just war, in a way that would clearly indicate the proper conduct in the event of secession in favour of the existing state.

  • Dawid przeciwko Goliatowi. Sowiecka interwencja w Afganistanie (1979–1989)

    Author: Tomasz Kruk
    Institution: Uniwersytet Jagielloński
    Year of publication: 2017
    Source: Show
    Pages: 73-95
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/so2017104
    PDF: so/11/so1104.pdf

    David against Goliath. Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan (1979–1989)

    My article called David against Goliath. Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan (1979–1989) show one of the most important event in modern afghan history. This article is consist of four chapters. First of them entitled The beginning of military intervention present first few days late December 1979, when soviet Airborne Divisions and Black Ops units captured Kabul and another most important afghan cities. Second entitled Aftermaths of Soviet intervention tell about change causes of this war from rapid intervention to very long conflict without hope for victory. Next chapter entitled Divisions in Afghan resistance movement present like titled describe situation in Afghan resistance. Last chapter entitled Analysis of Soviet intervention from 1980 to 1989. This chapter present (Soviet and Mujahideen) military actions during whole intervention. Otherwise in this part article describe tactical and strategic details of two sides of this conflict.

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