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The aim of this work is to attempt to answer the following questions: what were the dominant
tendencies in the years 1990—1994 in the declarations and actions purporting
to construct a system of security in the post-Cold War Europe? What model of security was needed
by the international community, and what was the direction of the international practice? Which
model of international security suited better the strategic national security interests of the Visegrad
Group states, and which model was actually favoured by the foreign policy of those states?
In the years 1990—1994 there was a steadily growing discrepancy, among the states of the
European Conference on Security and Co-operation, between the declared and the actually
realised model of international security. As far as declarations are concerned, the majority of the
politicians of the states of the European Conference on Security and Co-operation pointed to
a system of collective security as the best possible model of European security in the post-Cold
War era. In practice, various tendencies were gaining in strength that favoured the formation of
a new balance of power. From the point view of the strategic security interests of Poland and other
states of the Visegrad group, the tendencies to establish a new balance of power should be
regarded as detrimental.