Why the Poles Feel Insecure: Remembering the Lessons of History

EVENT VIDEO: On Tuesday 2 October, Colin Chapman (the President of the AIIA NSW) and Louisa Graham (Councillor, AIIA NSW) addressed members on their recent study tour to Poland.

During the presentation, Colin described his meetings with government officials, defence specialists and think tanks and the state of angst about the country’s long-term future. He went onto describe why the Poles are still cross at the cancellation by President Barack Obama of the anti-ballistic missile system that was to be built on their soil, and are pressing for a NATO replacement, and why the Poles want to see American troops in their country. Lastly, he explained Warsaw’s efforts to help the European Union survive, and how Russia and France are fostering environmentalist efforts to obstruct the development of Polish shale gas.

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