PULASKI POLICY PAPER – R.Lipka: The Demise of the Arms Control Era: Washington and Moscow-Beijing axis on a Collision Course

Pułaski Policy Paper No 7, 2019. 30 September 2019 On 8th August, 2019 a mysterious blast rocked Nyonoksa, a small village located on the White Sea coast in the Arkhangelsk Oblast, Northern Russia. State Atomiс Energy Corporation ROSATOM acknowledged that an accident at the military firing range in Severodvinsk claimed the lives of five workers whereas three others were seriously injured.[i] The incident happened during alleged tests of a liquid reactive propulsion system. The public has been galvanized by news reports published shortly after the explosion that initially claimed a spike in radiation levels. Shortly afterwards, on 13th August Russian news agency Tass confirmed that the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology […]

Competition for the best essay “UK & Poland – Perspectives for Future Security Cooperation”.

On the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and 20th anniversary of Polish accession to NATO, Casimir Pulaski Foundation together with British Embassy Warsaw organize a competition for the best essay “UK & Poland – Perspectives for Future Security Cooperation”. The essays will try to show how NATO – including Poland and the UK as key allies – can influence the European and transatlantic security cooperation and the responses to future threats. Further details about topics of the essays, rules of the contest and formal requirements can be found on British Embassy Warsaw’s website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-poland-security-cooperation-essay-competition The winning essay will be published on British Embassy Warsaw’s website and social […]

PULASKI POLICY PAPERS – T. Otłowski: Libya at a crossroads

Pułaski Policy Paper No 4, 2019. 12 June, 2019 In early 2019, that is eight years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime and five years since the outbreak of the second Libyan civil war, the political situation in Libya aggravated once again. On April 4th, 2019 Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar, Head of the Libyan National Army (LNA) that supports the government in Tobruk, announced an offensive against Tripoli, the capital city of Libya. The ultimate goal of the operation is to wipe out Islamist military formations and militias and to unite the country. In fact, the operation was launched against the second centre of power in Libya, the Government of […]

Apply for the Academy of Young Diplomats!

The European Academy of Diplomacy is now accepting applications for the Academy of Young Diplomats, the top-tier postgraduate diplomatic program, which empowers a new generation of global leaders! An innovative annual training experience, ending with an Executive Diploma in the Art of Diplomacy (EDAD). The Program is known for its world-class faculty, practitioner-oriented approach and a network of more than 3000 graduates from over 60 countries. It is also accredited with the Ministry of Education of Poland. A selected cohort of approximately 100 promising talents from around the world will take part in over 140 hours of lectures, workshops, practical exercises, study-visits, and personal leadership development groups. The participants of […]

PULASKI REPORT: The Real Financial Cost of Nord Stream 2 – Economic Sensitivity Analysis of the Alternatives to the Offshore Pipeline

In any economic analysis of Nord Stream 2 the first question to be considered is the actual cost of the project. Over the last couple of years, a variety of publications have provided widely differing cost projections. The recent data suggest that Nord Stream 2 capital investment will reach €9,5-10 billion. Yet, the €9,5-10 billion is not the final construction cost of the project. Nord Stream 2 will not fulfil its function in isolation. Without additional distribution gas pipelines on both Russian and European sides, on its own, Nord Stream 2 will only be a pipe leading from nowhere to nowhere. This means that a sufficient pipeline capacity needs to […]

PULASKI POLICY PAPER – S.Koziej: New Cold War on NATO’s Eastern Flank – Security Scenarios for Central and Eastern Europe

Pułaski Policy Paper No 3, 2019. 02 April 2019 The clash between Russia and the West has increased the importance of Central and Eastern Europe. The role of this region in a new hybrid cold war will depend on further developments and successful implementation of certain conflict scenarios.[i] Currently, Central and Eastern Europe is in the center of the ongoing conflict between the Russian Federation and NATO[ii] despite that neither of them want to admit it.[iii] To understand the position and the role of CEE in the conflict with Moscow, it is necessary to analyze and consider various scenarios regarding the future relations between Russia and the West. In the […]

General Andrzej Fałkowski joins the Casimir Pulaski Foundation as an expert

We have the pleasure to announce that General Andrzej Fałkowski joined the Casimir Pulaski Foundation as a Senior Fellow. Andrzej Fałkowski is a Lieutenant General (Ret.) and Doctor of Economics. He is a Former Polish Military Representative to NATO and the EU Military Committees in Brussels, Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces (DCHoD), Defence, Military, Naval and Air Attaché in Washington D.C., Director of the Logistics and Resources Division of the NATO International Military Staff in Brussels, Director of the MoD Budget Department as well as Deputy Chief of General Directorate of Strategic Planning (J-5) in the General Staff of the PAF.

PULASKI POLICY PAPER – T.J. Omedi: Suspension of the INF Treaty – What’s next?

Pułaski Policy Paper No 2, 2019. 21 February 2019 The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that on February 2nd, 2019 the U.S. Department of State sent an official notice declaring a U.S. suspension of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). This decision is a follow-up of Donald Trump’s threats to withdraw from the bilateral agreement between the Russian Federation and the United States which banned land-based cruise and ballistic missiles with ranges of 500–5,500 km. The final U.S. withdrawal should take place in six months. According to Donald Trump’s administration, Russia has violated the treaty by producing and deploying the 9M729 (SSC-8) missiles. The U.S. decision has been supported by […]

PULASKI COMMENATARY: Middle East Conference in Warsaw — “Warsaw Process” an alternative to the Madrid Quartet?

This year, between February 13th and 14th, delegations of sixty-two countries met in Warsaw to debate on the subject of security in the Middle East. This ministerial conference ended with arousing various emotions and left the most important questions about the situation in the Middle East unanswered. General overview According to the post-conference statement of its co-organisers – that is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Jacek Czaputowicz and the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo – the conference was devoted to building peace and security in the Middle East. They have also emphasised the broad and active participation of many delegates. According to the organizers, […]

SAVE THE DATE: Warsaw Security Forum on 2nd – 3rd of October 2019

The 2019 edition of the Warsaw Security Forum (WSF) is scheduled to take place on October 2nd and 3rd in Warsaw. One year – 4 anniversaries. 70 years after the North Atlantic Treaty was signed and NATO was founded, 20 years of Poland in NATO, 15 years of Poland in the European Union, and 10 years since the Eastern Partnership project was launched. The 2019 edition of the Warsaw Security Forum will focus not only on commemorating important anniversaries for Poland and its allies – but it will also aim to draw the conclusions and envision the way forward. As experts and the representatives of the public administration, military, and international […]

Management during the energy crisis – a simulation of the Pulaski Foundation as a part of a project sponsored by the International Visegrad Fund

On January 16-17, 2019, the Casimir Pulaski Foundation organised a simulation entitled “Energy Crisis Management Simulation”, focusing on the state level energy sector crisis management. 15 participants (from the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Ukraine) took part in this project, which is being carried out in cooperation with the International Visegrad Fund. Participants were divided into five teams representing individual countries. Each country had its own goals and national interests that had to be realised. Interests of different states were not known to other participants. The purpose of this simulation was to reach an agreement within an energy crisis, that would be acceptable to all parties. Before starting the […]

PULASKI POLICY PAPER – M. Szopa: Poland’s Air Force to Procure New Fighter Aircraft: the ‘Harpia’ Programme

Pulaski Policy Paper No 1, 2019 January 7, 2019 In the aftermath of the political reforms of the late 1980s and the early 1990s, Poland’s policy makers recognised a growing need to procure a new fighter jet aircraft. At the time, the Polish Armed Forces operated only Soviet-built fighter jets of several types such as MiG-21, MiG-23, Su-20 and Su-22 fighter-bombers and a newly introduced MiG-29 fighter. Given the prospect of joining the North Atlantic Alliance, it seemed obvious that the Soviet-era jets would have to be gradually replaced with either brand new or second-hand aircraft fighters built in the West. As far as the latter one is concerned, Poland […]