Polska strategia bezpieczeństwa narodowego na początku XXI wieku
Poland’s National Security Strategy at the threshold of the 21st-century
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The article presents the basic determinants, means and goals of Polish security policy, expressed the program documents that have been approved since 1989. There were closely related to the systemie transformation and resultant foreign policy of the state. Due to the achievement of some of the originally established goals in the emergence of new challenges and threats to security, the designing and implementing of a new national security strategy, adequate to the situation at the threshold to the 21st century, became necessary. Nevertheless, the terrorist acts of September 11 and the international repercussions resulted in an urgent need of an update. All these taken together led to the passing of the National Security Strategy of the Republic of Poland, a document that came into force on November 13, 2007 to specify the basic goals and means of Polish security policy. The article discusses further the work on the successive document of the same character carried intensively in 2006, which eventually were crowned by the assumption of the new National Security Strategy on November 13, 2007. Furthermore, it points at reasons other than international circumstances and questions of national security that caused such a frequent endorsement of new documents of strategie character. In the summary, they offer lists the actions undertaken early in the 21st-century within Polish security policy to carry out the indications contained in the documents presented.
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