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.

PULASKI POLICY PAPER – A. Fałkowski: NATO 2030 – a forced necessity

Pułaski Policy Paper no. 12, 2020, 8 December 2020 The 2010 Strategic Concept adopted in Lisbon, a sort of signpost defining the directions in which NATO member states should move in the next years, became outdated rather quickly due to the dynamic and fundamental changes in the security environment. At the last few NATO summits there were attempts, at least on the part of some of the Allies, to revise it and set new directions for the future of the Alliance. Only in early December 2019 in London the heads of state and the heads of government of NATO member countries resolved to initiate the reflection process on the future of […]

Warsaw Security Forum (#Road2WSF) 17th-18th of November 2020 

The Road to Warsaw Security Forum (#Road2WSF) was a transatlantic online conference, which took place on the 17th and 18th of November 2020 in preparation to the annual Warsaw Security Forum scheduled for June 2021. The event featured over 40 speakers who engaged in three ministerial conversations, two high-level discussions, three conversations with special guests, and a number of expert webinars on the most important security challenges to transatlantic unity and liberal democracy. The Road2WSF gathered over 1000 registered online participants from 40 countries, among others ministers of foreign affairs and defence, personalities of international and non-governmental organizations, and leading security experts. A selected group of 200 young Transatlantic Leaders, representing “unheard voices” in the security debate […]

PULASKI POLICY PAPER – P. Przybyło: The last oil peak in the history of the world – geopolitical, sociological, and economic factors that shape the future of the Energy sector

Pulaski Policy Paper no 11, 2020, November 27,  2020 Current global energy consumption forecasts indicate that although renewables are set to expand by 50% between 2020 and 2025, they will not fully replace fossil fuels in our lifetimes. However, if recent geopolitical, economical, and sociological factors are taken into account, this prediction becomes obsolete. The world is about to enter a period of rapid energy transformation. At the end of 2019, modern renewable energy (excluding the traditional use of biomass) accounted for an estimated 11% of the total final energy consumption (TFEC) globally. The highest share of renewable energy use (26.4%) was in electrical uses excluding heating, cooling and transport. […]