Founded in 2005, the Casimir Pulaski Foundation is an independent, non-for-profit, non-partisan Polish-think tank conducting research on different aspects of European and Transatlantic security, with a special focus on Central and Eastern Europe.

The Foundation brings together dozens of international experts in various fields (foreign policy, defence, energy, democratic resilience) and publishes analysis describing and explaining international events, identifying trends in the European and Transatlantic security environment and recommending solutions for government decision-makers and the private sector.

The Casimir Pulaski Foundation is also the initiator and main organizer of the Warsaw Security Forum conference, which since 2014 annually gathers over 1500 stakeholders from more than 60 countries in order to elaborate shared responses to common transatlantic security challenges.

Each year the Foundation presents the “Knight of Freedom” award to outstanding figures who contribute to the promotion of the values of General Casimir Pulaski, such as freedom, justice and democracy. It is also the home to the Polish branch of the Women in International Security network.

The Casimir Pulaski Foundation has been ranked as the first among Polish Think Tanks dealing with defence and national security according to the ‘Global Go To Think Tank Index’ report in 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively. The Foundation also has a status of a partner organization of the Council of Europe.

For the sake of the highest standard and quality of the research carried out and valuing the reliability of analytical work, the Casimir Pulaski Foundation obliges its employees and collaborators to comply with the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity of 2023.


The mission of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation is to strengthen Poland’s security, actively support European integration, stability and democratic values, and foster the creation of and upholding an international order based on respect for international law, through inspiring and influencing public debate and decision-making processes.

Values central to the Casimir Pulaski Foundation are those that were also the closest to heart of it’s patron – freedom, justice, and democracy.

In it’s day to day functioning, the foundation is governed by the principles of:

Independence and non-partisanship – all projects undertaken by the Foundation serve to support the civil society and produce objective, bias-free recommendations for the decision makers.

Objectivity and impartiality  – the analyses produced by the Foundation are to be free of any implicit or explicit bias, and are verified by a group of independent researchers cooperating with the Foundation. All the materials published and all the events organized by the CPF serve to better achieve the Foundation’s goals, present the objective assessments and diverse viewpoints.

Non-partisanship and strict neutrality – Casimir Pulaski Foundation is not, in any way shape or form, related to political parties. The review and assessment of decisions made by Polish policy makers on matters relevant/pertinent to the Foundation’s area of expertise are free of political or ideological bias and are based exclusively on factual, substantive analysis. The Foundation is not responsible for private views of its experts.

Dignity and openness to dialogue – the Pulaski Foundation respects all views and beliefs expressed within the limits of the law and freedom of speech. The Foundation invites individuals representing various political views and opinions to a constructive exchange of opinions, and participation in the events organized by the Foundation.

Reliability – theses formulated in publications issued by the Foundation are based on proven, open-source data. The highest quality of publications is ensured by the publishing process adopted at the Foundation, which includes assessments produced by experts and the members of the academia as well as the Foundation’s Council approval process, to which all the key publications are subjected to. The possibility of a conflict of interest is excluded in all the projects undertaken by the Foundation.

Accountability – all activities of the Foundation are directed at the implementation of statutory goals/provisions, i.e. efforts for further advancement of civil society and providing independent expertise, thus providing the public administration with implementable solutions and recommendations.

Transparency – the Casimir Pulaski Foundation operates on the basis of complete transparency of funding and activities. Both the financial statements and records of activities are available in the public domain.

The Casimir Pulaski Foundation nine strategic goals for the years 2017-2024

1. Robust democracy and the Rule of Law in Poland.
2. Transatlantic cooperation and European Integration.
3. Enhanced cooperation within NATO, focused in particular on the collective defence and the Alliance’s presence in Poland.
4. Strong and competent Polish Armed Forces, developed on the basis of adequate levels of funding, training and planning, coupled with continuous and ambitious modernization plans.
5. Open door policy and streamlining accession procedures into the Western political and military structures, in particular in regards to Ukraine and Georgia.
6. Poland as a reliable and trustworthy actor in the international area, enjoying a strong presence in the international institutions.
7. Active and pronounced role of Poland in international conflict resolution, as well as peace and stability efforts.
8. Diversification of energy resources and suppliers.
9. Increasing societal awareness of threats emerging in the sphere of cybersecurity and information warfare.