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Development of the geopolitical orientation of the Slovak Republic since 1993

In: Geografický časopis, vol. 75, no. 3
Filip Šandor Číslo ORCID - Daniel Gurňák Číslo ORCID

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Year, pages: 2023, 219 - 233
Language: eng
Keywords:
political geography, foreign policy, classical geopolitics, critical geopolitics, Slovak Republic
Document type: článok
About article:
The aim of this paper is to map the development of the foreign relations of the Slovak Republic in the period 1993 – 2022. The political-geographical analysis is based on real Slovak external interactions with selected key powers (the US, Russia, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and China) in the form of three thousand government visits. Using the classical geopolitics approach, we focus on data-driven research represented by official Slovak government visits. We compare these results throughout the government periods and with the strategic official documents represented by the number of mentions of those countries. In addition, we pointed out the dichotomy between the Slovak government’s interaction with Russia and Ukraine since 1993. The analysis results show that while the US and Russia have a prominent position in the official foreign policy documents, the reality embedded in Slovak interactions based on government visits is focused on geographically closer countries such as Germany and France.
How to cite:
ISO 690:
Šandor, F., Gurňák, D. 2023. Development of the geopolitical orientation of the Slovak Republic since 1993. In Geografický časopis, vol. 75, no.3, pp. 219-233. 0016-7193. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/geogrcas.2023.75.3.11

APA:
Šandor, F., Gurňák, D. (2023). Development of the geopolitical orientation of the Slovak Republic since 1993. Geografický časopis, 75(3), 219-233. 0016-7193. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/geogrcas.2023.75.3.11
About edition:
Publisher: Geografický ústav SAV, v. v. i./Institute of Geography of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
Published: 29. 9. 2023