The main ideas behind Poland’s geopolitical doctrine after 1989 (named after Giedroyc and Mieroszewski) are the following:
- The need to weaken Russian positions in Eastern Europe through the creation of a buffer zone of countries opposing Russia;
- The countries of this buffer zone should be under the sphere of economic and humanitarian interests of Poland. This means – no use of Russian energy sources by these countries and their use as a source of cheap labour force and a market for Polish goods;
- Polish assistance with reforms and democratisation as well as reforming their national consciousness into anti-Russian one.
This doctrine de facto envisages (…) direct intervention into domestic affairs of the countries, which used to be part of Rzeczpospolita.