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Apr
28

#PulaskiOnTrump | First 100 days of President Trump on Twitter – Report by the Pulaski Foundation

As a former entertainment figure and reality TV star, Donald Trump has regularly engaged in personal attacks and made controversial claims on Twitter. Since entering the political sphere, as a whole Trump’s attacks have been comparatively more moderated and contained. Nevertheless his Twitter conduct is the subject of much debate and criticism, even from some of his most loyal supporters. Since assuming political office Donald Trump has tweeted 476 times over his personal twitter account. With 28.4 million followers to his @realdonaldtrump handle, the President is not the most followed person on twitter, that would be pop star Katy Perry, however among political figures he is one of the most […]
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Nov
18

Challenges and perspectives for EU response to conflicts in the European neighborhood – time for a new strategy?

The Casimir Pulaski Foundation, in partnership with the European Institute of Peace, held a seminar inaugurating the Peace and Stabilisation Strategies Programme, hosted by the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union in Brussels on the 18th of May, 2016. The theme was, “Challenges and perspectives for EU response to conflicts in the European neighborhood – time for a new strategy.” Seminar panelists discussed the obstacles and possible new strategies for EU in conflict resolution and stabilisation. A series of themes emerged from panelist discussions, including prioritizing and adapting current EU policies and actions, the scope for increased flexibility in intervention policies, the current dearth of […]

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Nov
17

REPORT: Missile Defence Around the World – Conclusions for Poland

Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and missile technologies is a growing threat to NATO member states, their territories and citizens. Although the number of nuclear warheads around the world decreases, states’ nuclear capabilities continue to expand with development of ever-more precise delivery systems. Approximately 30 states around the World, including Iran and North Korea, possess or strive to acquire advanced missile technologies. Growing tensions between NATO and Russia challenge the air defence capabilities of the alliance’s eastern flank. By implementing A2AD strategies, Russia puts in question NATO’s capacity to come to aid and assistance of threatened members. Although the Alliance declares that the aim of a NATO Missile Defence […]

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Nov
02

The future of the Air Forces and air defence units of Poland’s Armed Forces

This report takes a closer look at Poland’s air defence system, one of the cornerstones of state defence and security in general. To gain and maintain dominance in the air is a precondition for any military defence operation to succeed, especially at this stage of development of military technologies. Moreover, effective and modern aviation as well as antimissile and antiaircraft defence would definitely reinforce Poland’s position as a committed ally within NATO. This report consists of 3 chapters. The first chapter analyses trends in Poland’s security environment to identify major tasks to be completed in the area of Air Forces and air defence systems in the next 20 – 25 […]

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Mar
30

Latest Report: 3D Printing – WMD Proliferation and Terrorism Risks

Author: Francisco Galamas 3D printing, or addictive manufacturing, has been expanding its presence in our society at an impressive rate. These printers basically inject layers of plastic, metal or other substances in order to build objects. While at first three-dimensional printing could only do very simple objects, recent developments allowed this technology to advance for the production of more complex items, such as firearms. For instance, in mid-2013, the world woke up to the reality of 3D printed guns as they fired their first shots on camera, in a video release by the producing company – Defense Distributed(...). Download full report
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Jan
23

Polish Arms Industry and Defence Procurement System – Implementation of the Armed Forces Modernization Plan

Authors: Maciej Olex-Szczytowski, Małgorzata Darowska The analysis of the economic and legal factors conducted in the report proved the current defence procurement system in Poland does not ensure involvement of the Polish industry in implementation of the Armed Forces Modernization Plan. According to the authors improvement of plans, coordinations of orders as well legal changes in terms of procurement are necessary in order to increase capabilities of the Polish companies in the Armed Forces modernization programmes. Download full report (PL)
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Dec
04

The Polish Armed Forces – current state, perspectives and modernization challenges

Poland’s security environment is in a state of constant flux. As well as the new threats and challenges, such as terrorism, migration and cross-border crime, traditional threats are still very much present. Poland’s membership of NATO and the EU considerably improved the geopolitical position of our country, but it should still be noted that security is not a permanent given. Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine have undermined the principle of the inviolability of Europe’s borders. Nor do certain trends within NATO and the EU give much cause for optimism. The gradual withdrawal of the United States from Europe, the constant decline in military expenditure of […]

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Jun
23

Pulaski Report: Polish Shield – needs, challenges and implications for security of Poland

Authors:  Rafał Ciastoń, dr Robert Czulda, Kamil Mazurek, Tomasz Smura The latest Pulaski Report includes description and comparison of the medium-range air defence system examined in the tender for “Wisła” system. The report is based on official responses of the companies, experts’ opinions and interviews with public administration as well as representatives of the companies. The document also includes preliminary recommendations for Polish Ministry of Defence in terms of the factors that should be taken into consideration during the tender. Download full report (PL)

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