Conclusions: Consequences of the Crisis of the Euro-Atlantic Security System and Prospects for Its Evolution

  • Ryszard ZiębaEmail author
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The tenth and final chapter presents the author’s conclusions from the analyses of the functioning of the Euro-Atlantic security system in the 21st century. The author confirms his hypothesis, according to which this system found itself in a state of crisis consisting of a return to rivalry for spheres of influence and the suspension of cooperation. By observing the redistribution of capabilities in the global international order, the author notes the gradual weakening of the West and the simultaneous increase of Russia’s international position and the worsening sense of security in Central European countries, which feel threatened by Russia. Drawing inspiration from the theses of the neorealists and from Charles Kupchan, the author predicts a further weakening of the importance of the Euro-Atlantic security system in the global international order and the growing anarchy of world security. In conclusion, he points to the need to introduce new institutional arrangements to halt these negative trends.


Euro-Atlantic Security System Global International Order Charles Kupchan Collective Security Treaty Organization Shanghai Cooperation Organization 
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  1. 1.Faculty of Political Science and International StudiesUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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