Poland, the U.S., and NATO: Key Security Allies

Poland, the U.S., and NATO: Key Security Allies
U.S. Army photo by MSGT Donald Sparks

The U.S. (and NATO) is still the key security ally for Poland beyond political party divisions. PiS welcomed the election of Donald Trump, despite his affinity towards Russia (seen as Poland's main security threat), as the party believed that Hillary Clinton would put more emphasis on rule-of-law issues and more pressure on the Polish government to solve the constitutional crisis. PiS does not want to quit the EU either but believes that it should transform into a more flexible entity, focused on economic cooperation and respect for the traditional concept of sovereignty. It is against closer cooperation on issues which may, however, decide the EU's future shape (and Poland's place in it): migration policy, the euro, and defense policy.

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