Between Europe and Russia: The Foreign Policy of Janusz Korwin-Mikke’s New Right in Poland Cover Image

Between Europe and Russia: The Foreign Policy of Janusz Korwin-Mikke’s New Right in Poland
Between Europe and Russia: The Foreign Policy of Janusz Korwin-Mikke’s New Right in Poland

Author(s): Szymon Bachrynowski
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: russia;foreign policy

Summary/Abstract: Janusz Korwin-Mikke is a popular politician and a highly visible public figure in Poland, known for his very strong views on both European and Eastern foreign policy. Widely regarded as an opponent of the EU, he has recently been associated with support for Putin’s Russia. The article aims to describe and analyse Korwin-Mikke’s vision of Poland in Europe and of Polish relations towards the Russian Federation, particularly in the aftermath of the annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and to examine the ways in which Korwin-Mikke and his former party colleagues in the Congress of the New Right have manifested their foreign policy outlook through their behaviour and initiatives within the Parliament. Importantly there are aspects of the Euroasiatic model in the foreign-policy thinking of Korwin-Mikke, and his fundamental policy prescription for Poland is that it should remain neutral to avoid a new global conflict, which is inevitable in his opinion.

  • Issue Year: 24/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 135-144
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English