2011 | 1(15) | 211-234
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‘The End of the Affair’? The United States, Poland, and Continental Drift

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In the early 90s Twentieth century, Poland was sandwiched between a "security community" in Western Europe and the arc of instability, which spread from the Balkans in southern Europe to the Caucasus in southern Asia. Polish policymakers believed that the best interests of Polish is to have a close or even "special" relationship with the United States. structural Polish position in the European security system - the fact that there was It is beyond the "paradise of the Western security community" - caused, policy-makers in Poland occupied a similar position in many issues as their counterparts in Washington. However, since Poland was EU member in 2004, Polish-American relations began to change. This happened because the Polish interests were much more closely aligned with partners Europe. Moreover, in recent years, the U.S. attach less geopolitical importance to Eastern Europe. As a result, normalization bilateral Polish-American relations.
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