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The importance of the United States in Poland’s military security policy in the context of the war in Ukraine

Author: Łukasz Jureńczyk
Institution: Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1149-925X
Year of publication: 2023
Source: Show
Pages: 56-68
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20233603
PDF: npw/36/npw3603.pdf

The subject of the article is the importance of the United States in Poland’s military security policy in relation to the war in Ukraine. The article begins with an introduction discussing its main assumptions and a synthetic historical background of the importance of the US for Poland and its security. The main part of the article is divided into two parts, the first one discussing the importance of the US in Poland’s military security policy after the Cold War. The second part is devoted to the change in the importance of the US in this policy in connection with the outbreak of the war in Ukraine and the main factors that determine this change. The aim of the article is to identify and analyze the changes in the importance of the United States in the Polish military security policy as a result of the outbreak of the war in Ukraine in 2022. The main research problem is whether the importance of the US in Poland’s military security policy increased as a result of the war, and if so, because of what main factors? The thesis of the article states that the war in Ukraine increased the importance of the US as the main external guarantor of Poland’s security and defense. This is due to the leading role played by the United States in military support for Ukraine and strengthening NATO’s eastern flank, including Poland, in the absence of leadership from Western European powers. The research included interviews with scientists and analysts from research centers in Washington and New York.

Значение США в политике военной безопасности Польши в контексте войны на Украине

Предметом статьи является значение США в политике военной безопасности Польши в связи с войной на Украине. Статья начинается с введения, в котором обсуждаются ее основные положения и в синтетической форме представлена историческая подоплека важности США для Польши и ее безопасности. Основная часть статьи разделена на две части, в первой из которых обсуждается значение США в политике военной безопасности Польши после холодной войны. Вторая часть посвящена изменению значения США в этой политике в связи с началом войны на Украине и основным факторам, определяющим это изменение. Цель статьи – выявить и проанализировать изменение значения США в польской политике военной безопасности в результате начала войны на Украине в 2022 году. Основная проблема исследования заключается в том, возросло ли в результате войны значение США в политике военной безопасности Польши, и если да, то за счет каких основных факторов? Тезис статьи заключается в том, что война на Украине повысила значение США как основного внешнего гаранта безопасности и обороны Польши. Это связано с ведущей ролью США в оказании военной поддержки Украине и укреплении восточного фланга НАТО, включая Польшу, в отсутствие лидерства со стороны западноевропейских держав. В рамках исследования были проведены интервью с учеными и аналитиками исследовательских центров Вашингтона и Нью-Йорка.

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