Security dilemmas of the Baltic region

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Anna Antczak
Zdzisław Śliwa


The aim of the paper is to provide an analysis of security in the Baltic region, regarding the decision taken by NATO toward strengthening the security of the Baltic region when facing the threat from the East. It looks deeper into geostrategy as one of the keys to understand the vagaries of security dilemmas in the Baltic area. The article presents a situation analysis from both the Baltic states’ and NATO’s perspectives, having as a background recent actions undertaken by Russia.


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Antczak, A., & Śliwa, Z. (2018). Security dilemmas of the Baltic region. Środkowoeuropejskie Studia Polityczne, (3), 119-134.
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Anna Antczak, University of Finance and Management in Warsaw

is an Associated Professor (extraordinary professor) in political science (Polish Academy of Science). She holds a Master’s degree in English Philology as well as in international relations and PhD in political science (University of Warsaw). She is an author of several monographs and many articles related to security policy and public relations. She was awarded the National Education Committee Medal, granted by the Minister of National Education in 2013 and a Bronze Medal for Long Service in the field of Science and Academic Education, granted by the President of the Republic of Poland in 2015. She was granted the Eisenhower fellowship in the NATO Defense College in Rome in 2016. She is an expert in the field of security and international relations of the Business Centre Club and a member of the Euro-Atlantic Association and MENSA International.

Zdzisław Śliwa, University of Lower Silesia Baltic Defence College, Tartu, Estonia

Col. (ret.) dr hab., is Dean of the Baltic Defense College in Tartu and a professor of the University of Lower Silesia in Wroclaw. He completed his education, among others, in: the Polish National Defense University in Warsaw, the US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, USA and in the Center of Strategic Studies of the People’s Liberation Army National Defense University, Beijing, China. He served as the Chief of Operational Branch J-3 in KFOR Headquarters in Kosovo and also the Chief of Operational Planning Branch J-5, Polish Armed Forces Operational Command in Warsaw. When working for Polish military educational institutions, he was the Chief of Combat Service Support Chair, Mechanized Forces Military Academy in Wrocław and also the Head of the Military Studies Branch, National Defense University, Warsaw. He has published books and papers related to the security dimension.


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