Peace and Stabilisation Strategies Programme News


Discussions on threats and challenges faced by the OSCE

On the 23rd and 24th of January in Vienna, The Casimir Pulaski Foundation and the Institute of Human Sciences organized an event titled ”We Need to Talk. Time for a New European Security Dialogue?”. The event included a public discussion, and a closed seminar addressing current challenges for security, and perspectives for dialogue, settlements of conflicts and conflict prevention in the OSCE region (including Eastern Europe, Balkans, Caucasus and Central Asia). The Austrian Presidency in the OSCE and the Polish Permanent Mission to the OSCE supported the event. Walter Kemp, Senior Adviser to the Austrian Presidency, and Marcin Bużański, Peace and Stabilisation Strategies Programme director chaired the seminar. Ambassadors (or […]


A debate on the future of security dialogue in Europe

As part of its Peace and Stabilization Strategies series, the Casimir Pulaski Foundation in partnership with the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (IWM) on 23rd January will hold a public discussion on the future of the security dialogue in the OESC area. The debate comes as tensions between Russia and the West are high. The risk of accidents or incidents is great. There is little progress in the implementation of a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. Many protracted and “frozen” conflicts in the OSCE are in danger of escalating and heating up. And there is little dialogue. In order to de-escalate this crisis and promote greater understanding and cooperation, is […]

22.12.2016 Peace and Stabilisation Programme Monitoring

ASIA Aleppo: tens of thousands escaping, mass executions and hundreds missing The Syrian Army, with the support of their allies, has retaken eastern Aleppo, where only a small number of rebels remained. Under the pressure of the offensive, tens of thousands of inhabitants have escaped from various parts of the city that until recently were held by rebels.  The United Nations and global media have drawn attention to the mass executions of civilians by the regime. The UN is also concerned with reports that hundreds of men are missing after crossing government-held areas. On the other hand, rebel groups are accused of deliberately killing civilians and preventing many from escaping. […]


Discussion on the policy of Western countries towards armed conflicts at the Warsaw Security Forum 2016

Armed conflicts in today’s world were one of the main themes at this year’s edition of the Warsaw Security Forum. The pannel titled „Charting the right course in conflict zones – new strategies or smarter politics?” opened a discussion on the possible directions in the policy of Western countries toward the war-torn regions. The conversation was conducted between several experts: Jean-Marie Guehenno (President of the International Crisis Group), Vuk Jeremić (Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia), Walter Kemp (Vice-President of the International Peace Institute), Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nalecz (former Polish Ambassador in Moscow) and Maciej Popowski (Deputy General Director for Neighbourhood Policy and Negotiations in Process Enlargement of the European Commission). […]


Debating peace and stabilisation at the Warsaw Security Forum 2016

Quotes from the Panel ”The revolution in Ukraine is still ongoing – the processes are still there.” – Maxim Eristavi ”We underestimate how much the Ukrainians are looking up for foreign support. The Ukrainians would rather trust foreigners to fix a problem that was mismanaged by local authorities for 25 years.” – Maxim Eristavi ”People went to the street not beacuse of the  EU trade deal, not beacuse they wanted to join the EU, but beacuse they wanted to establish European values such as equality, and equal access to economic opportunities in their country.”  – Maxim Eristavi ”It’s a big mistake to assess the transformation in Ukraine from the point […]


06.12.2016 Peace and Stabilisation Programme Monitoring

  ASIA A second month in the siege of Mosul After initial successes, an Iraqi Army and allies-led offensive has eased down. Entry of military forces into Mosul has started up fighting in highly urbanized locations and intensified resistance by fighters of the so-called Islamic State. The Iraqi military and Kurdish Peshmerga, supported by the American coalition, are in constant danger of sniper fire and suicide vehicles. Terrorists are also using civilians as a “human shields.” Concurrently, the Shia-dominated Popular Mobilization Forces have reached Tal Afar, a jihadi bastion near Mosul, cutting off the main road into Syria. As the Army advances on its offensive, it is coming across mass […]


Meeting with Mr Waquar Munawar, CEO NMAE, at the Casimir Pulaski Foundation

On November 30 the Foundation held an official meeting with Mr Waquar Munawar, CEO of NMAE. The aim of the meeting was to analyse the geopolitical strategy of Pakistan, as well as of as the particular players in the region and the impact of the November US presidential election on the development of relations and security in South Asia. Moreover, the meeting addressed the issue of the so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, as well as bilateral relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Pakistan and India and their impact on the region. In the last part of the meeting the discussion focused on the influence of South Asia’s geopolitical security aspects on Europe […]



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