THREE DECADES OF POLAND’S MILITARY: DEFENSE POLICY, STRATEGY, AND POLITICAL-STRATEGIC CONTROL OVER POLAND’S ARMED FORCES Cover Image

TRZY DEKADY OBRONNOŚCI III RP : POLITYKA I STRATEGIA OBRONNA ORAZ POLITYCZNO-STRATEGICZNE KIEROWANIE SIŁAMI ZBROJNYMI RP
THREE DECADES OF POLAND’S MILITARY: DEFENSE POLICY, STRATEGY, AND POLITICAL-STRATEGIC CONTROL OVER POLAND’S ARMED FORCES

Author(s): Stanisław Koziej
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Economy, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Geography, Regional studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: defence policy; defence strategy; national security; strategic sovereignty; allied integration; strategic adaptation; armed forces; civilian and democratic control over the armed forces
Summary/Abstract: The evolution of Polish defence policy and strategy after 1989 has had three mainphases. In the 1990s, the most important problem was the independence of Polishthinking and strategic practice after four decades of incapacitation in the conditionsof membership in the Warsaw Pact. The fi rst fi fteen years of the 21st century werea time of allied integration in NATO and the EU. Since 2014, there has been a periodof strategic adaptation to new security conditions, including hybrid threats, imposedby Russia’s confrontational policy towards the West. During this period there hasalso been a radical internal change in Polish politics related to the rise to powerof the Law and Justice party. The most important challenges in the fi eld of defencepolicy and strategy today are: ensuring a state rather than party approach to nationalsecurity, restoring international credibility, especially among NATO and EU allies,and repairing civilian and democratic control over the armed forces.

  • Page Range: 400-414
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish