Department of Government and International Studies
This article examines fundamental dilemmas concerning contemporary Polish Security Policy. Firstly, it addresses the question of US missile defense complex and its place in Polish politics.
Secondly, it employs Foreign Policy Analysis tools with special attention to the agency-structure nexus. Specifically, it analyses three distinct dimensions: intentional, dispositional and structural. The author claims that Polish attitudes towards US missile defense are a result of Polish-US and Polish-Russian relations. Although evidence suggests that public attitudes towards US missile defense complex in Poland are affected by the threat of international terrorism, the issue should be seen within a broader geopolitical perspective.
Source Publication Title
Democracy and Security
Taylor & Francis
Link to Publisher's Edition
Sliwinski, K. F. (2012). Polish national security dilemmas: The US missile defense complex and its role in Polish foreign policy. Democracy and Security, 8 (2). https://doi.org/10.1080/17419166.2012.681602