Perception in the USA of the Polish authorities’ efforts to strengthen the Polish-American alliance in the 21st century
Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland
Data publikacji: 29-12-2023
Stosunki Międzynarodowe – International Relations 2022;58:135-156
In the 21st century, the USA has been perceived in Poland as the main external guarantor of security. For this reason, Poland’s security policy is clearly pro-American, and the Polish authorities strive for the closest possible allied relations with the USA, both in the multilateral and bilateral dimension. These activities are in line with the concept of an offensive bandwagon, the more so that Poland rarely benefits from its strong support for the USA, going beyond traditional allied commitments within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The aim of the article is to present and analyze the activities of the Polish authorities to strengthen the alliance with the USA in the context of their perception by scientists and experts from the USA. Experts and scientists believe that Polish authorities are legitimately striving to tighten the alliance with the USA, given its role in Europe and the world. However, the Polish-American alliance is clearly asymmetric, and Poland should not count on special treatment from the USA. Nevertheless, the war in Ukraine offers a chance to raise Poland’s importance in the European policy of the USA.
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