Defence and Security Publications

Jul
20

REPORT: From Newport to Brussels – NATO adaptation to the Russian threat

On July 11 and 12 the North Atlantic Council meeting was held, on the Head of States and Governments level. It has been the third summit since illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia and its support of separatists in Eastern Ukraine, what caused a rise in tensions between NATO and Russia. That in turn has shown the need for implementing new defense and deterrence measures to reassure the countries located on the Alliance’s Eastern Flank. The Brussels Summit seems to a higher extent that the two previous summits – which focused on rapid common response to Russian actions – concentrate on adoption of long-term solutions aimed at enhancing NATO capabilities […]

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May
11

PULASKI POLICY PAPER: Poland’s ‘Orka’ submarine programme. Part 3. The A26 submarines – Swedish Offer

Pulaski Policy Paper No 8, 2018 May 11, 2018 On June 21st, 2017, the Casimir Pulaski Foundation organised the third and last seminar concerning technologies and combat capabilities of conventional submarines competing in the ‘Orka’ program, which is intended to select the next generation submarine design for the Polish Navy. The participants had an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the experience of the Swedish Royal Navy and detailed information on the Swedish offer and A26 submarine. Over the past few years, Sweden has been developing its defence and shipbuilding industry through the construction of new vessels as well as the modernisation of their older ones. The A26 submarine offered within […]

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Apr
30

PULASKI POLICY PAPER: The risks of the proposed reform of the command and control system of Poland’s Armed Forces

Pulaski Policy Paper No 7, 2018. April 30, 2018 r. The Ministry of National Defence and the National Security Bureau have announced that the consultations on the reform of the command and control system of the Polish Armed Forces will end soon. Contrary to the previous reform, this issue has not been raised in the public debate so far despite that both experts and politicians should be involved in the discussion over the final shape of the document. Therefore, it is necessary to sum up the most important elements of the reform and point out those deemed to be the most controversial and questionable. The interdependence of the civilian control […]

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Apr
27

PULASKI POLICY PAPER: New 5th generation fighters – the end of the US supremacy?

Pulaski Policy Paper No 6, 2018. 27 April 2018 r. In 2017 numerous new information surfaced regarding the 5th generation fighter programmes undertaken by the Russian Federation, and People’s Republic of China which are, as per the 2018 National Defense Review, and the 2017 National Security Strategy, considered to be main competitors of the US in the international arena. Russian fighters In case of the Russian 5th generation fighter programme, a new stage in the development of PAK-FA fighter (also known as T-50 and Su-57 since August 2017) was reached after new features were presented during the July 2017 MAKS Aviation Show. The 8th flying prototype was on exhibition at […]

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Mar
29

PULASKI POLICY PAPER: The Future of the Missile Force and Artillery – Poland’s ‘Homar’ Program

Pulaski Policy Paper No 5, 2018. 29 march 2018 For over a decade, the Polish Armed Forces have been awaiting new generation multiple rocket launchers to replace the Soviet-era 9K79 Tochka missiles (NATO: SS-21 Scarab) which were decommissioned in 2005, as well as the systems that were decommissioned in the 1980s and 1990s – the 9K72 (NATO: SS-1C Scud-B) and 9K72 Luna-M launchers (NATO: Frog-7). The ‘Homar’ (Lobster) missile launchers with a range of nearly 300 km are supposed to act as a counterweight to Russia’s missile force deployed in the Kaliningrad Special Region. The first phase of the ‘Homar’ program concerns the acquisition of 56 launchers (including two for […]

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Jan
30

COMMENTARY: The coming era of great power competition – the United States unveils its 2018 National Defense Strategy

January 30, 2018 On January 19th 2018, U.S Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis unveiled the U.S. National Defense Strategy. The document supplements the National Security Strategy (NSS), which was published a month before, on December 18th 2017, and will likely complement the coming National Military Strategy, and the Nuclear Posture Review. The NDS is meant to present the Department of Defense’ take on the strategy and principal goals of the United States in the international arena, picking up on the themes laid out in the National Security Strategy. The document constitutes a significant departure from positions held by the previous Administrations, and by doing so heeds to the political and […]

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Jan
05

EU Defence and Security Policy: From Global Strategy to PESCO

Pulaski Policy Paper No. 1, 2018.  January 05, 2018   The 2016 EU Global Strategy (EUGS) provided a major stimulus to actions of the European Council, the Commission and the European Parliament in the field of security policy. Undoubtedly, the establishment of the Permanent Structural Cooperation (PESCO) in late 2017 has been the most important step in the implementation of the Strategy so far.[i] Road to PESCO In March 2017, the Council of the European Union conducted a preliminary assessment of the EUGS implementation plan.[ii] At the same time, the European Union approved a concept to strengthen capabilities related to operational planning and coordination of missions and operations within the […]

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Dec
14

ANALYSIS: To where does the Navy sail?

Pulaski Policy Paper No 22, 2017. 14 December 2017 r.  Throughout nearly a century of Poland’s sovereign existence, the central government has always underscored just how important free access to the Baltic Sea is. At the same time the Polish Navy, a guardian of this “window to the world” is perpetually underfunded, and unable to finance its needs. It would appear, however, that insufficient funding is not the only ailment that the Polish Navy suffers from. The state it is in is a result of neglect going beyond the post-communist period – the communist era was marked by the same shortcomings. In the Warsaw Pact days, naval forces were primed […]

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