VOLUNTEERING

The Casimir Pulaski Foundation (CPF) offers the opportunity to volunteer at the Warsaw Security Forum during the 5th and 6th October 2021. The Volunteering program is unpaid and will last 3 to 4 days (including the training sessions in the run up to the event). Volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in one of the biggest security conferences in the region, network with its participants and participate in some workshops organized by the Casimir Pulaski Foundation and its sister foundation - the European Academy of Diplomacy. Additionally, volunteers will get a 200 PLN worth voucher to be spent on courses offered by the European Academy of Diplomacy within 12 […]

PULASKI COMMENTARY – R. PSZCZEL: NATO Summit 2021– initial scoresheet

Traditionally, NATO summits are the landmark events for the entire organisation – unlike for example in the case of the European Union, they normally take place only every few years and thus the pressure to come up with strategically oriented decisions is very strong (and usually delivered upon). What is the initial scoresheet of the summit held “in the pivotal time for our Alliance” on June 14th, 2021?[1] Firstly, President Biden has not disappointed. His commitment to NATO was on full display throughout the meeting. His remarks that “collective defence is a sacred obligation” rang true and had a deeper meaning – particularly having the topsy-turvy performances of his predecessor […]

PULASKI POLICY PAPER – R Johnson: Russian Obsessions With Ukraine: What Drives Putin Towards War

Pułaski Policy Paper no 5, 2021, May 13, 2021 For years after the Cold War invading one its neighbours had been deemed largely unthinkable.  That is, until Moscow’s military rolled across the border of Georgia in August 2008 and seized two provinces which it still occupies today. A similar land grab of Ukrainian territory was fraught with horrendous consequences. In 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded both Crimea and the Eastern Donbas regions. To this day the latter remains a war zone with massive devastation throughout and more than 13,000 persons killed – 25 per cent of those being civilians. Nevertheless, previous hostilities have not fulfilled Putin’s ambitions vis-à-vis Ukraine, […]

PULASKI COMMENTARY – R. PSZCZEL: Russia on the path of confrontation

Only those, who want to practice the three wise monkeys pose (see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil) can continue pretending that a direct confrontation with Russia is not upon us. No exercise in wishful thinking can obscure the threat to the post-Cold War stability, brought about by Russia’s recent actions targeting Ukraine, the West and international norms in general. Examples abound. Continued massing of troops and military equipment on Ukraine’s borders; illegal closing of the Kerch Strait passage to foreign, non-commercial vessels; refusal to acknowledge virulent propaganda, disinformation, and cyber-attacks; exposed spying in such diverse countries as Italy or Bulgaria and most recent revelations of state-sponsored terrorist […]

PULASKI COMMENTARY – R. Pszczel: The West is back

Recent meetings and decisions taken by NATO and European institutions have provided more reasons for optimism for those who care about the condition of the Transatlantic community of states. The new US administration is walking the walk. It is methodically outlining its key strategies and reinvigorating alliances and partnerships. This is hugely important because there is no time to waste, as both Russia and China are openly challenging the West and its values. In February 2020, the annual Munich Security Conference, bringing together key decision-makers from both sides of the Atlantic, pushed a debate towards a somewhat defeatist slogan “Westlesness in the West: what are we defending?” The organizers clearly […]

PULASKI POLICY PAPER – R. Johnson: OPK Lost: Ukraine’s Defence Industrial Base In The 21st Century

Pułaski Policy Paper no 2, 2021, March 11, 2021 The Ukraine defence-industrial complex, usually referred to by the Russian acronym (transliterated) as OPK, was at one time a sprawling and multi-faceted – as well as vital – component of the former Soviet Union’s empire of factories, design bureaux and military R&D centres. Ukraine’s contribution to building Moscow’s massive war machine was considerable and involved several areas of specialisation: The only shipyards in all of the USSR that were capable of building an aircraft carrier that could operate short take-off with arrested recovery (STOBAR) fighter aircraft are in the southern Ukrainian city of Nikolayev. The single carrier that was put to […]

“To Ban or Not To Ban? The EU Digital Future and Freedom of Speech as We Know” Online Debate

Join us for an online debate titled “To Ban or Not To Ban? The EU Digital Future and Freedom of Speech as We Know It.” Panelists: Věra Jourová – European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency Aura Salla – Public Policy Director, Head of EU Affairs at Facebook Roland Freudenstein – Deputy Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies The session will be moderated by Katarzyna Pisarska – Co-Chair of Warsaw Security Forum/Casimir Pulaski Foundation, World Economic Forum Global Leader Alumna We encourage our viewers to actively engage in the discussion via Sli.do! The platform allows the participants to network among each other and ask questions that will be forwarded […]

CPF ranks 1st in Poland among Defense and National Security think tanks on 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report

Casimir Pulaski Foundation successfully maintains and improves its ranks as shown on the 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. Once again, CPF has been listed as Poland’s no 1 think tank in the Top Defense and National Security category. In addition, CPF ranked 2nd among all Polish think tank, and 22nd in the 2020 Top Think Tanks in Central and Eastern Europe category. The Global Go To Think Tank Index Report is published annually by The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. It aims at identifying and recognizing centers of excellence in the areas of public policy research […]

PULASKI COMMENATARY – O. Nadskakuła-Kaczmarczyk: The Kremlin and Navalny – the development of the situation in Russia after the return of the main critic of the government

Alexei Navalny returned to Russia on January 17, 2021. The oppositionist decided to take this step, despite the attempts from the Russian elite to discourage him from doing so. After the publication of the results of the Bellingcat and the Insider’s investigations, which identified eight associates of the Federal Security as being responsible of poisoning attempt of the opposition activist, all the Kremlin’s attention was aimed at Navalny. At the end of December 2020, there was information about a new criminal case against the leader of the opposition and an attempt to change  the suspended prison sentence from 2014 into an imprisonment. Navalny’s return to the country despite these risks […]

Seminar: International programs in the aviation sector as a source of innovation and economic development

On January 21, 2021. Casimir Pulaski Foundation organised an online seminar titled “International programs in the aviation sector as a source of innovation and economic development”. The seminar covered international cooperation in aerospace sector ans well as innovations coming from such cooperation and their impact for the whole economy. The event was held under the patronage of the Italian and British embassies in Warsaw.

International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO 2021

For 29 years, the September International Defence Industry Exhibition has been the presentation arena for defence industry companies from all corners of the world. The 2020’s expo was held during the COVID-19 pandemic, which serves as further proof that Targi Kielce – the business meeting place plays an invaluable role. Such a platform is in great demand even in times of crisis.

Seminar: International programs in the aviation sector as a source of innovation and economic development

On January 21, 2021. Casimir Pulaski Foundation organised an online seminar titled “International programs in the aviation sector as a source of innovation and economic development”. The seminar covered international cooperation in aerospace sector ans well as innovations coming from such cooperation and their impact for the whole economy. The event was held under the patronage of the Italian and British embassies in Warsaw.