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The Janus-face of Slovakia’s Eastern policy in 2017
The Janus-face of Slovakia’s Eastern policy in 2017

Author(s): Alexander Duleba
Subject(s): Politics, Geography, Regional studies, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Security and defense
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; foreign policy; eastern policy; 2017; economy; Ukraine; Russia;
Summary/Abstract: The Russian–Ukrainian crisis, which began in 2014, marks the end of an era in which both the Slovak political class, including the wider public, shared a common understanding of the country’s foreign policy priorities. This is the first time since the preaccession period of Slovakia’s foreign policy (before 2004) that the country’s political leaders have voiced conflicting narratives regarding an international crisis – including an interpretation of its nature, its meaning for the national interests of Slovakia, and how to respond to it. This article offers an analytical overview of Slovakia’s Eastern policy during 2017, which continued to involve the diverging lines presented by leading representatives of Slovak politics.

  • Page Range: 71-85
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English