What today stands as a shining moment for Poland in nato and Iraq may ultimately harm its far more vital role as a bridge between an increasingly independent Germany and an uncertain Russia. America's global-led war on terrorism might, paradoxically, unravel the key stabilizing country between west and east….
Beyond Old and New Europe
Joshua B. Spero, an assistant professor of political science at Fitchburg State College, served as senior civilian strategic planner for European and nato Affairs on the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the 1990s. This article draws from his forthcoming book, Bridging the European Divide: Middle Power Politics and Regional Security Dilemmas (Lanham, MD: Roman and Littlefield).
Joshua B. Spero; Beyond Old and New Europe. Current History 1 March 2004; 103 (671): 135–138. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2004.103.671.135
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