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Author Somerville, Andrew

Title Poland, NATO and non-strategic nuclear weapons in Europe / Andrew Somerville, Ian Kearns and Malcolm Chalmers
Published London, England : Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, 2012


Description 1 online resource (19 pages)
Series Occasional paper
Occasional paper
Contents Acknowledgements. -- Introduction. -- Polish security concerns. -- Polish foreign policy: a new strategy in the making. -- Polish policy on nuclear weapons and on the NSNW debate in NATO. -- Conclusion. -- Notes and references. -- About the authors
Summary A debate within NATO about the future of non-strategic nuclear weapons stationed in Europe has been revived over the past few years. For a long period, the issue lay dormant, but since 2009 political changes have driven a vigorous debate. This paper, the first in a series examining the position of a key group of NATO member states in the debate, focuses on Poland. The series begins with Poland because it could have a pivotal role to play, and has a position that is complex and too often caricatured. Poland has good reasons both to be apprehensive about changes in NATO nuclear posture and to seek to bring about that change. As the search continues for a NATO compromise, therefore, it could come to play a bargaining role among differing groups within the Alliance and could either help to build a consensus for incremental change or be increasingly influential in ensuring that no change occurs
Notes February 2012
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 15-18)
Notes Title from cover screen (viewed on Apr 24, 2012)
Mode of access: World Wide Web
System requirements: Adobe Reader
Subject North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Armed Forces -- Weapons systems
SUBJECT North Atlantic Treaty Organization. fast (OCoLC)fst00529467
Subject Tactical nuclear weapons -- Europe
National security -- Poland
Armed Forces -- Weapons systems.
Military policy.
National security.
Tactical nuclear weapons.
SUBJECT Europe -- Military policy
Poland -- Military policy
Subject Europe.
Form Electronic book
Author Kearns, Ian
Chalmers, Malcolm
European Leadership Network
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies.