The August 2018 edition of IRMO Brief by Robert Barić deals with the recent Warsaw offer for financing of the permanent US military presence in Poland represents a part of the wider Polish geopolitical strategy aimed at preservation of its security and national independence. In Polish perspective these goals are achievable only if Poland becomes a regional power, capable of influencing its neighbourhood. This strategy also requires greater Polish influence on the decision-making processes in the EU and NATO. This is a high risk strategy which could endanger not only NATO cohesion, but also deepen divisions between the new EU member states in the East and the old ones in the West.

IRMO Brief 10/2018

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