Iraq Crisis and Politics in USA, Europe and V4 Countries

Štastný Marek

Borinski Phillipp, Deegan Kevin Krause, Gabal Ivan, Korba Matúš, Ondrejcsák Róbert, Onyszkiewicz Janusz

IVO, Bratislava, 7_2003


This publication is a unique analysis of positions of political elites in the US and Visegrad countries towards the Iraq war. Authors from Germany, The United States, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia discuss the developments surrounding the Iraq crisis on the level of political elites, as well as the level of public opinion and its impact on trans-Atlantic Relations. Phillip Borinski offers a structural look at the war, while Kevin Deegan Krause subjects to analysis the positions of key presidential candidates and members of the administration of Bush Jr. toward the Iraq crisis based on their adherence to different schools of foreign policy championing different views on the involvement of the United States in world affairs. Matúš Korba, Ivan Gabal, Róbert Ondrejcsák and Janusz Onyszkiewicz in their contributions reveal the often difficult positions that governments of V4 Countries had to defend while facing the criticism from the opposition parties at a time when a row unprecedented since the end of the Cold War has arisen in the trans-Atlantic community. The accounts of the authors form Visegrad countries capture the tricky task of balancing their interests at a time when these countries await membership in the European Union and at the same time strive to retain strong ties with the United States. This unique publication in English language is intended for analysts, political scientists, journalists, politicians, students and activists, mainly in the countries of V4 who are interested in topics of foreign policy. The book provides a different view at the so far most important war conflict of 2003 and is a contribution to discussion on the future of trans-Atlantic relations.

Product details
 Number of pages   93
 Format   paperback
 ISBN   80-88935-53-9

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