European defense programs, NATO adaptation to the Russian threat and balance sheet of U.S. Allies – new reports presented at Warsaw Security Forum 2018

At the Warsaw Security Forum 2018 the Casimir Pulaski Foundation presented three new reports: „European offensive in defense sphere – EDF, PESCO and CARD”, „From Newport to Brussels – NATO adaptation to the Russian threat” and „Balance Sheet of U.S. Allies and Implication for Alliance Policy”. All reports are available on the Pulaski Foundations websites. „European offensive in defense sphere – EDF, PESCO and CARD” report is an analysis of three programs (EDF, PESCO and CARD) of the new EU defense package. Since the initiatives that are now coming into force are closely related, they should undergo joint assessment. The report indicates the connection between the European Defense Fund, Permanent […]

REPORT: Balance Sheet of U.S. Allies and Implication for Alliance Policy

According to the National Security Strategy (NSS) of the Trump administration published in December 2017, today’s world is getting more competitive. The US and its allies are facing growing political, economic, and military competitions around the world. Two revisionist states, China and Russia, are challenging US prosperity and superiority as well as the liberal international order. The NSS also pointed out that strong relationships with allies are invaluable in order for the US to magnify its power and respond to the growing political, economic, and military competitions. As shown in the NSS, US allies in Asia and Europe are facing similar threats, namely, the emergences of two revisionist states. The […]

REPORT: European offensive in defense sphere – EDF, PESCO and CARD

For almost two years the European Commission and a group of most influential Member States (such as France, Germany and Italy) have been pushing the development of new initiatives in area of defense. The presentation of the Global Strategy of the European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy in June 2016 marked a major milestone in this area. The document includes several provisions regarding the need to strengthen Europe’s security and specifies EU’s role in the process. A number of later events amplified the tendency towards building some sort of a European defense union. Among them, the most important ones include the Brexit referendum, the aggressive actions of the Russian Federation […]

Warsaw Security Forum 2018 | #WSF2018

In October 2018 Warsaw will once again host most prominent heads of states, military representatives and experts in the fields of foreign policy, security and defence. This year the Warsaw Security Forum (WSF) will be held on 24 – 25 October, for the 5th consecutive year. Warsaw Security Forum is organised by the Casimir Pulaski Foundation. The upcoming edition of WSF just like in previous years will focus on fundamental challenges to be addressed by NATO, the European Union and Eastern Partnership as well as both organiations’ member states. The scope of topics will encompass international relations and cooperation between states as well as security issues putting pressure on security […]

Pulaski Foundation’s scholarships for the Academy of Young Diplomats

APPLY FOR CASIMIR PULASKI FOUNDATION’S SCHOLARSHIPS! CLICK HERE The Casimir Pulaski Foundation offers fully funded scholarship covering the Academy of Young Diplomats #AYD – annual diplomatic program for emerging global leaders founded by the European Academy of Diplomacy. The Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD) is an annual diplomatic program for emerging young global leaders, preparing future diplomats, civil servants and social entrepreneurs for international careers in a spirit of responsibility for the surrounding world. Addressed to senior students and young graduates, the program offers, among others, 70-hours of hands-on diplomatic training, a special workshop session, study visits and one study-session outside of Warsaw. Since 2004 over 2800 participants from 60 countries have graduated from the Academy of […]

The presentation of the report “Organized crime and Terrorism in Poland – Threats and Convergence”

The presentation of the report “Organized crime and Terrorism in Poland – Threats and Convergence” took place in Warsaw, Poland on the 24th of July. The meeting was a result of cooperation between the Collegium Civitas University Centre for Research on Terrorism and the Casimir Pulaski Foundation. The seminar served as a starting point for the discussion on the preliminary report investigating the links between terrorism and organised crime in Poland, the risks posed by this conflation, and just as importantly developing a series of recommendations for mitigating those threats. The report is a part of the Crime and Terror Nexus project, which will produce a series of 28 such […]

REPORT: From Newport to Brussels – NATO adaptation to the Russian threat

On July 11 and 12 the North Atlantic Council meeting was held, on the Head of States and Governments level. It has been the third summit since illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia and its support of separatists in Eastern Ukraine, what caused a rise in tensions between NATO and Russia. That in turn has shown the need for implementing new defense and deterrence measures to reassure the countries located on the Alliance’s Eastern Flank. The Brussels Summit seems to a higher extent that the two previous summits – which focused on rapid common response to Russian actions – concentrate on adoption of long-term solutions aimed at enhancing NATO capabilities […]

Roundtable meeting “Strategy for the energy crisis communication” in Kiev

On July 2nd, a roundtable meeting “Strategy for the energy crisis communication” was held at the office of Hennadii Udovenko of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine. It was the third workshop of the “Energy security and effective strategic communication the civil and governmental actors: V4+Ukraine” project, sponsored by the International Visegrad Fund. The project is a collaborative effort of think tanks based in Visegrad 4 countries and Ukraine based: Casimir Pulaski Foundation, Poland ( Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Slovakia ( KNO Czech, the Czech Republic ( Center for Global Studies Strategy XXI, Ukraine ( Center for Fair Political Analysis, Hungary ( During the event experts from Casimir Pulaski […]

GPF WEEKLY: Diplomacy as a Work of Art

It’s all about creating illusions and convincing others that they’re real. By George Friedman The past week has been filled with stories about diplomacy. The G-7 summit in Canada last week was focused on U.S. President Donald Trump’s undiplomatic behavior. The Singapore summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was seen as a possible diplomatic breakthrough. These events have caused me to ask some important questions: What is diplomacy, what is the role of diplomats, and where do the rituals of diplomatic behavior come from? An Offer You Can’t Refuse At the simplest level, diplomacy is the process whereby nations conduct business with each other, and diplomats, like lawyers, represent their […]

Roundtable “Strategies for the energy crisis communication”

It is our pleasure to announce the Roundtable discussion “Strategies for the energy crisis communication” that will take place in Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine in Kiev on 2nd of July 2018. During the event Dr. Natalia Slobodian will introduce the report “Making crisis simulation matters” focusing on the results of deep interview with stakeholders from Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Poland. Crisis simulations can be an effective tool for risk management, but for it to be properly done, it requires scrupulous preparation. An effective crisis simulation puts the organization to a stringent test, whether or not the scenario represents the worst case. It demands numerous responses to one question. Additionally, Dr. Natalia Slobodian will […]

Crisis on the Baltic Sea – Balt Military Expo wargame

On June 26th 2018, the Casimir Pulaski Foundation, in cooperation with the National Security Bureau of the Republic of Poland and Międzynarodowe Targi Gdanskie (International Gdansk Expo) organised a computer assisted wargame. The simulation took place during the Balt Military Expo 2018. Participating in the simulation were representatives of the National Security Bureau, led by the deputy head of the Bureau, Minister Dariusz Gwizdała, Head of the Armed Forces Supervision Department brig. Gen Jarosław Kraszewski, Chairman of the Parliamentary Defence Commission Michał Jach, MP Bartosz Kownacki, staff from the 8th Coastal Defence Flotilla, Navy Inspectorate, Polish Naval Academy, as well as experts from the Casimir Pulaski Foundation and other analytical […]

Successful launching of the Global Leader.PL Polish International Experts Congress

On June 8th and 9th, an inaugural edition of the Global Leader.PL Polish International Experts Congress took place in Warsaw, Poland. The Congress has amassed an audience of over 250 professionals with a background in international organisations, business, academia and civil society, as well as more than 50 experts working in the EU institutions in Brussels, and 20 current and former Polish ambassadors. Also present during the Congress were the guests of honor, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland Jacek Czaputowicz, deputy-minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin, the Polish ombudsman Adam Bodnar, and Marek Prawda, Head of the European Commisson Representation in Poland. The guests […]