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Using strategic culture to understand participation in expeditionary operations: Australia, Poland, and the coalition against the Islamic State

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Abstract


  • This article investigates how strategic culture influenced the decision-making of

    Australia and Poland regarding the global coalition against the Islamic State. In

    the coalition, Australia has followed its tradition of active participation in United

    States-led operations, while Poland has embarked on a more cautious line,

    thereby breaking with its previous policy of active participation. The article

    examines how Australian and Polish responses to the coalition were shaped

    by five cultural elements: dominant threat perception, core task of the armed

    forces, strategic partners, experiences of participating in coalitions of the

    willing, and approach to the international legality of expeditionary operations.

    It finds that Australia and Poland differed on all five elements but that the

    major differences are found in dominant threat perception and core task of

    the armed forces.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Doeser, F. & Eidenfalk, J. (2019). Using strategic culture to understand participation in expeditionary operations: Australia, Poland, and the coalition against the Islamic State. Contemporary Security Policy, 40 (1), 4-29.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85046692081

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4607&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3580

Number Of Pages


  • 25

Start Page


  • 4

End Page


  • 29

Volume


  • 40

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This article investigates how strategic culture influenced the decision-making of

    Australia and Poland regarding the global coalition against the Islamic State. In

    the coalition, Australia has followed its tradition of active participation in United

    States-led operations, while Poland has embarked on a more cautious line,

    thereby breaking with its previous policy of active participation. The article

    examines how Australian and Polish responses to the coalition were shaped

    by five cultural elements: dominant threat perception, core task of the armed

    forces, strategic partners, experiences of participating in coalitions of the

    willing, and approach to the international legality of expeditionary operations.

    It finds that Australia and Poland differed on all five elements but that the

    major differences are found in dominant threat perception and core task of

    the armed forces.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Doeser, F. & Eidenfalk, J. (2019). Using strategic culture to understand participation in expeditionary operations: Australia, Poland, and the coalition against the Islamic State. Contemporary Security Policy, 40 (1), 4-29.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85046692081

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4607&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3580

Number Of Pages


  • 25

Start Page


  • 4

End Page


  • 29

Volume


  • 40

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom