doi:10.3849/1802-7199

CAN POLAND BUILD CONVENTIONAL DETERRENCE CAPABILITY AGAINST RUSSIA?

Rafał KOPEĆ

Russian military intervention in Ukraine has discredited the paradigm of low probability of armed conflict in Europe in the short and medium term. In Poland’s case, the only adversary is Russia, enjoying the quantitative military advantage and, in certain cases, also the qualitative superiority. The aim of the paper is to analyse the possibilities to establish conventional deterrence capability against Russia. The study has been carried out from the military perspective, although the political context has been also portrayed. The analysis is designed as a confrontation of main assumptions of the deterrence concept with specific circumstance of Polish-Russian military relations. It leads to the evaluation of particular, available for Poland, measures as effective tools of deterrence.

Acknowledgements

I would like to thank Marzena Lachowicz for her language support.

Keywords

Deterrence; Geopolitics; Polish Tusks; Cruise Missiles; Target Selection.


Title in English:

CAN POLAND BUILD CONVENTIONAL DETERRENCE CAPABILITY AGAINST RUSSIA?

Title in Czech:

MŮŽE POLSKO VYBUDOVAT KONVENČNÍ SCHOPNOSTI ODSTRAŠENÍ PROTI RUSKU?

Type:

Article

Author(s):

Rafał KOPEĆ

Language:

English

Abstract:

English/Czech

Journal:

Obrana a strategie

Publisher:

University of Defence

ISSN:

ISSN 1214-6463 (print) and ISSN 1802-7199 (on-line)

DOI:

10.3849/1802-7199.18.2018.02.071-088

Issue:

Volume 18, Number 2 (December 2018)

Pages:

071-088

Received:

15.10.2018

Accepted:

19.10.2018

Published online:

15.12.2018

Created 23.12.2018 23:22:19 | read 588x | Frank

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