Evolution of Belarusian-Polish relations at the present stage: balance of interests

  • Victor G. Shadurski Belarusian State University, 4 Niezaliežnasci Avenue, Minsk 220030, Belarus


The present article is dedicated to the analysis of the Belarusian-Polish relations’ development during the post-USSR period. The conclusion is made that despite the geographical neighborhood of both countries, their cultural and historical proximity, cooperation between Minsk and Warsaw didn’t comply with the existing capacity. Political contradictions became the reason for that, which resulted in fluctuations in bilateral cooperation, local conflicts on the inter-state level. The author makes an attempt to identify the main reasons for a low level of efficiency in bilateral relations and to give an assessment of foreign factors impact on Minsk and Warsaw policies.

Author Biography

Victor G. Shadurski, Belarusian State University, 4 Niezaliežnasci Avenue, Minsk 220030, Belarus

doctor of science (history), full professor; dean of the faculty of international relations


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Keywords: Belarusian-Polish relations, Belarusian foreign policy, Belarusian and Polish diplomacy, historical policy
How to Cite
Shadurski, V. G. (2018). Evolution of Belarusian-Polish relations at the present stage: balance of interests. Journal of the Belarusian State University. International Relations, 1, 46-52. Retrieved from https://journals.bsu.by/index.php/internationalRelations/article/view/1304
History of International Relations and Foreign Policy