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