Poland has become one of the United States’ important partners due to its location in implementing the “great American policy,” according to honorary president of the Leon Koźmiński Academy in Warsaw, Professor Andrzej Koźmiński.
In his opinion, the United States is building a security “wall” around Ukraine that begins in Romania and ends in Scandinavian countries.
“Poland is significant in implementing this plan due to its location, population, armaments, and economic potential,” he said.
Koźmiński said he believes that the current U.S. policy in Europe means that despite being a country bordering a war zone, Poland is safe due to the increased presence of NATO forces. In addition, “in wars, there’s always money to be made, and Poland can take advantage of that,” Koźmiński told Polish Press Agency (PAP).
“Now, Poland has a strategic role in U.S. policy, gaining access to economic opportunities and increased security,” said Koźmiński.
Koźmiński cited Rzeszów as an example of the positive economic effects of the U.S. military presence. The city has become not only a location for military deployment, but also a meeting place for politicians, officials, and journalists from around the world.
“For local hotels, restaurants, as well as companies supplying various products and services, this is a significant development stimulus,” he said.
He also noted that American military bases in Germany have become a crucial pro-development element after World War II. Billions of government dollars flowed to German companies that built facilities for the military, supplied various goods and services, and helped Germany build its position.
However, Koźmiński does not expect Poland to become a significant economic partner of the United States; he rather sees opportunities for Poland in increasing imports of raw materials, the transfer of science and technology, and servicing U.S. military equipment.
He emphasized that the European Union remains Poland’s main economic partner. He added that after the experiences of the pandemic, supply chains in business are shortening, and they will continue to do so.
“It is increasingly difficult to imagine that German or Spanish companies are sourcing in China or India. They will be forced to reach for Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland, with Poland having the largest human and technological capital,” he said.
In his opinion, Poland has a chance to become a production and supply base for European industry, which will guarantee the country’s rapid development in the coming years.