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№12: Poland’s Priorities in the Debate on a New Strategic Concept for NATO
№12: Poland’s Priorities in the Debate on a New Strategic Concept for NATO

Author(s): Marek Madej
Subject(s): Governance, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Poland; NATO; new strategic concept; security policy; military policy;
Summary/Abstract: The NATO debate on a new strategic concept is entering yet another stage, one probably crucial to the ultimate outcome of the whole process. Early in May 2010, the Group of Experts will submit their recommendations on the nature, scope, and main provisions of the document. These will serve as the basis for the member states to begin a discussion, led by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, on the shape of a new strategic concept. At that time, the states will make known (in more detail than they have to date) their positions on the different issues addressed by that document, in particular on such vital—and controversial—issues as: the hierarchy of the Alliance’s tasks, the extent of its engagement in the non-military dimensions of security, its military transformation, its internal reforms, its relations with partners (including Russia), and its enlargement. Doubtless, Poland will also be among those states who are vocal about their positions. It is worthwhile to show, from a Polish perspective, what the fundamental assumptions and priorities of the strategy can—or should—be.

  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: English