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Bezpečnostná dimenzia v zahraničnej politike SR
Security Dimension in Foreign Policy of the Slovak Republic

Author(s): Ivan Korčok
Subject(s): Politics, International relations/trade, Security and defense
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; 2001; foreign policy; security; defense; NATO;
Summary/Abstract: Considering all what the present modern security policy concept comprises, a review of the security dimension in the foreign policy of the Slovak Republic is highly complicated. From the foreign affairs department's point of view, the aim of the security policy is to make a significant contribution to building such an international position, which would make both the performance and defence of vital interests of the Slovak Republic possible. By the way, we often used to talk about vital or national interests. Nevertheless, it has taken ten years since the independent state was established when we are able to articulate them. It is not by chance that the definition of our vital interests is a part of the security document called the Security Strategy of the Slovak Republic, approved last year. Its value stays in the fact that it was approved by a large political consensus of the governmental coalition and the opposition.

  • Page Range: 113-117
  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2002
  • Language: Slovak