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Author: The Editors
Year of publication: 2020
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Pages: 3-6
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PDF: npw/24/npw24toc.pdf

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SPIS TREŚCI / CONTENTS / ОГЛАВЛЕНИЕ

Publikacja “Nowa Polityka Wschodnia” w języku angielskim, udostępnienie wersji cyfrowej w wolnym dostępie i zabezpieczenie oryginalności publikacji zgodne ze standardem COPE – zadania finansowane w ramach umowy 854/P-DUN/2018 ze środków Ministra Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego przeznaczonych na działalność upowszechniającą naukę.

Author: Aleksandra Bartosiewicz
E-mail: aleksandra.bartosiewicz@uni.lodz.pl
Institution: University of Lodz
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6464-9277
Author: Paulina Szterlik
E-mail: paulina.szterlik@uni.lodz.pl
Institution: University of Lodz
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1792-4691
Year of publication: 2020
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Pages: 9-27
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20202401
PDF: npw/24/npw2401.pdf

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New Silk Road – An Opportunity for the Development of Rail Container Transport in Poland?

Poland, due to its location in the center of Europe, is a key element of the New Silk Road (NSR), an initiative that attempts to create the shortest land connection between China and Western Europe. This article analyzes various industry reports, national development strategies up to 2030, and EU and local projects to see is the further development of NSR an opportunity for container rail transport in Poland. As it turns out, the issue discussed in the article has hitherto been outside the circle of researchers’ interest, thus the analysis is an important supplement to the existing research gap. It indicates that the further participation of Poland in the Chinese One Belt One Road initiative is a great opportunity for the economic growth of the Republic of Poland (RP).

container transport rail transport Polish-Chinese relations Польско-китайские отношения One Belt One Road New Silk Road

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Author: Agnieszka Nitza-Makowska
E-mail: agnieszka.nitza@civitas.edu.pl
Institution: Collegium Civitas, Palace of Culture and Science
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1677-986X
Year of publication: 2020
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Pages: 28-41
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20202402
PDF: npw/24/npw2402.pdf

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The Implications of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor for Pakistan-European Union Relations

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) holds the potential to transform Pakistan along with its turbulent regional environment. In the short run, the multiple networks of infrastructure that the project provides will eventually improve Pakistan-European Union (EU) trade. Moreover, while the CPEC is unlikely to bring an immediate strategic shift in the bilateral dialogue, which is particularly lacking in political dynamics, its long-run promises can help to foster such dynamics. The project, if successful, can help Pakistan to establish a peaceful domestic environment and subsequently promote the country’s fresh image to reverse its softpower losses in Europe and beyond. This paper investigates contemporary Pakistan-EU relations, which have so far attracted little attention from international relations scholars. It presents the bilateral dynamics in the context of the CPEC, which is an unprecedented investment by China in Pakistan. The paper concludes by shedding light on the differences between China’s and the EU’s strategies vis-à-vis Pakistan. Despite the fact that the study focuses on one particular South Asian state, it can serve as a case study for the comparative analysis of China’s and the EU’s presence in third countries, especially those that, like Pakistan, have joined the Belt and Road Initiative.

Китай Pakistan Пакистан китайско-пакистанский экономический коридор China-Pakistan Economic Corridor China the European Union Belt and Road Initiative Europe-Asia relations

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Author: Anna Rudakowska
E-mail: 142036@mail.tku.edu.tw
Institution: Tamkang University
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5107-5788
Year of publication: 2020
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Pages: 42-73
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20202403
PDF: npw/24/npw2403.pdf

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Taiwanese Attitudes toward the Political Newcomers in 2016

Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan (LY) is commonly seen as an institution comprised of career politicians. In fact, candidates without prior experience in elected seats of the island’s political structures are no strangers to the LY. Moreover, in the 2016 parliamentary elections, the political novices enjoyed unprecedented support and achieved relative success. The New Power Party (NPP), which only formed in early 2015 and popular mainly due to the several debutants it fielded, including Freddy Lim, Hung Tzu-yung and Huang Kuo-chang, emerged as the LY’s third-largest party. Although it garnered only five of the 113 seats (4.4%), it was a great win for the fledgling party, ranking it third behind the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which have reigned over the island’s political scene for the past several decades. This article examines the phenomenon of Taiwanese novices. It looks at them from the voters’ perspective. It surveys the demographic profiles and political preferences of Taiwanese who support the newcomers’ engagement in the political process, and compares them with citizens who express negative attitudes toward the newcomers.

political communication Taiwan elections 2016 personal stories newcomers выборы 2016 политическое общение

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Author: Michał Zaremba
E-mail: michal.zaremba@uni.lodz.pl
Institution: Uniwersytet Łódzki
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9525-9100
Year of publication: 2020
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Pages: 74-90
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20202404
PDF: npw/24/npw2404.pdf

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Markets, countries and politics. Selected political and economic problems of the Middle East in the modern world

Control and access to resources and trade routes have always conditioned and determined the position of a given country on the world stage and its wealth. For many centuries, the Middle East region has been one of the most important regions in the world, both due to its geographical location, as a link between East and West, and natural resources available to individual countries. Despite the enormous diversity of Middle Eastern countries and the danger of over-generalization, it is worth looking at the whole area, which in the future may become an important center in the global economy and an important point of world politics.

Ближний Восток геополитика Middle East geopolitics geoeconomics international relations

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Author: Michał Dahl
E-mail: dahl.michal@gmail.com
Institution: Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2803-2648
Year of publication: 2020
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Pages: 91-101
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20202405
PDF: npw/24/npw2405.pdf

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Selected Factors Shaping Turkish Foreign Policy

The analysis of determinants shaping the foreign policy of modern states requires taking into account a whole range of internal and external factors, both of an objective and subjective nature. The use of the typology of foreign policy determinants should be supplemented with the characteristics of factors specific to a given country, most often included in the social or cultural sphere. The lack of this type of supplement not only impairs the analysis but also makes it impossible to obtain a full picture of the phenomena and processes studied. One of the countries in which the analysis of foreign policy conditions requires consideration of a whole range of additional factors is the Republic of Turkey. The Kemalist ideology, Turkish Islam and Kurdish separatism described in this article, have a significant impact on the shape of contemporary Turkish foreign policy, thus should be thoroughly studied by all attempting to understand Turkish foreign policy.

Турция внешняя политика ислам Turkey foreign policy kemalism Islam Kurdish Question

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Author: Julia Kołodziejska
E-mail: kolodziejska.julia94@gmail.com
Institution: Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4279-6575
Year of publication: 2020
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Pages: 102-135
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20202406
PDF: npw/24/npw2406.pdf

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European Union monitoring mission in Georgia EUMM in years 2008-2019

The article concerns the functioning of the European Union Monitoring Mission EUMM Georgia in the years 2008-2019. The EUMM mission was presented as a tool to guarantee the sustainability of the Sarkozy-Medvedev agreement. It is considered to be crucial to decide what results led to the functioning of the Mission and to determine whether the current situation in the region allows to state that the objectives of the Mission have been achieved and its further occurrence is justified. The article includes the issue of the negative impact exerted by the limited nature of the mission’s mandate on the practical activities of observers for the stabilization and normalization of post-conflict situations. The balance sheet of the Mission’s activity and perspectives of its functioning were presented in the form of a scenario of future events.

МНЕС EUMM observation mission Russian-Georgian conflict Abkhazia South Ossetia

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Author: Tomasz R. Dębowski
E-mail: tomasz.debowski@uwr.edu.pl
Institution: Uniwersytet Wrocławski
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9933-8911
Year of publication: 2020
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Pages: 136-153
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20202407
PDF: npw/24/npw2407.pdf

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Threats to the safety of children in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine

Publications on the conflict in eastern Ukraine rarely describe the situation of children living in the combat zone. More attention is paid to the political, economic and military aspects of this confrontation. The author has set himself two goals. The first one is to check how the war affects the biological and mental aspects of children’s lives. The second is an attempt to answer the question whether there is a possibility of improving the situation of minors. The paper on the problematic system is divided into three parts. The first part draws attention to the following problems: difficulties with access to medical care, increased incidence of infectious diseases, growing drug addiction, drinking water pollution, as well as the threat of unexploded ordnance. The second part describes: threats to mental health of children, socialization problems (pre-school and school education, family crisis, shaping of national identity), as well as participation of child soldiers in the conflict in Donbass. The last section of the article contains conclusions. The considerations were prepared on the basis of carefully verified materials in English, Ukrainian and Polish. Many publications were downloaded from the websites of international organizations, analytical centers and scientific institutions.

Донбасс безопасность Donbass war conflict zone children threats security

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Author: Konrad Krystian Kuźma
E-mail: kkuzma@aps.edu.pl
Institution: Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej im. Marii Grzegorzewskiej
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7159-6903
Author: Olha Ohir
E-mail: o.ohir@student.uw.edu.pl
Institution: Uniwersytet Warszawski
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5501-3317
Year of publication: 2020
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Pages: 154-176
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20202408
PDF: npw/24/npw2408.pdf

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Social significance of the military settlers in the Eastern parts of the Second Polish Republic

The article is devoted to the theme of military settlers (pol. osadnicy) in Eastern parts of Poland, which are called “Kresy”, in the first half of the twentieth century. The authors focus on the historical background of military precipitating caused by Polish government, as well as descriptions of the life of military colonialists in the eastern territories. Considerable attention is paid to the study of the social significance of the settlers, which is manifested mainly in the economic and cultural sphere. The topic of military settlers in the West of Ukraine has been poorly studied. Modern sources describe a small amount of information about history that caused the agrarian reform in Poland and their impact on life in Western Ukraine. The paper is focused on the problems of military colonization in the Eastern Poland in the first half of the twentieth century. The research methodology is based on the analysis of available facts, as well as the statistical evaluation of archival data. As a result, an assessment was made of the positive influence of the military colonization to economy in the West of Ukraine.

Second Polish Republic осадничество military settlers achievement of military colonization

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Author: Piotr Zariczny
E-mail: piotr.zariczny@pwsz.wloclawek.pl
Institution: Państwowa Uczelnia Zawodowa we Włocławku
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0158-4303
Year of publication: 2020
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Pages: 179-182
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20202409
PDF: npw/24/npw2409.pdf

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Report from the Conference „National Security Strategy in an Emer- gency Situation - Practical Implications for Cooperation between Local Governments, Society and Uniformed Services”, Włocławek, May 22-23, 2019

Отчет с конференции «Стратегия национальной безопасности в чрезвычайной ситуации - практические последствия для сотрудничества между местными органами власти, обществом и службами в форме», Влоцлавек, 22-23 мая 2019 года

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