Launch of the Peace and Stabilisation Strategies Programme at the Casimir Pulaski Foundation

Launch of the Peace and Stabilisation Strategies Programme at the Casimir Pulaski Foundation

The Peace and Stabilisation Strategies Programme has been established to contribute to global policy and practice in the field of international conflict resolution. With a focus on international institutions, it aims to review actions of state and non-state actors and develop recommendations for effective stabilization and peace process support.

Main objectives of the Programme

  • Reviewing policies that address international and intrastate conflicts, and developing recommendations for the stabilization of violent conflict zones and reaching peace settlements, with particular emphasis on the role of international institutions, and interests of their members.
  • Promoting cooperation and building partnerships among institutions and experts engaged in peace and stabilization worldwide, exploring timely recommendations for comprehensive approaches to stabilizing conflicts and reaching peace settlements.
  • Promoting the engagement of Polish experts and supporting Polish activities in the area of analysis and developing innovative policies designed toward stabilization and peace process support.

One of the main priorities of the programme is to critically analyze the policies of international organizations and their member states towards conflicts within the broad European neighbourhood and beyond, with a view to developing comprehensive strategies for supporting stabilization efforts and reaching political agreements.

The programme aims to distill the salient components of successful executions of peace processes as well as peace process support strategies – specifically the combination of adequate political, diplomatic, military and economic resources for achieving peace settlements and stability. The progrmme will address a range of policy and organizational recommendations toward developing such strategies.

The programme will also examine the relationships and cooperation between the European Union (EU), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the United Nations (UN), as well as other regional actors, in forming a peace and security architecture, and specifically the variaety of stabilization and peace process support measures and instruments such as peace operations. The programme will also work towards better understanding of realities of contemporary conflicts, and their regional dimensions.

Recent events have been signaling changes in policies regarding conflicts. The 2016 NATO summit conclusions, the UN peace operations and peacebuilding architecture review, and the development of the EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy are all examples of a shift to more strategic comprehensive approaches. The Casimir Pulaski Foundation will actively contribute to the current debates accompanying these shifts by conducting analyses and developing practical recommendations for peace processes support, stabilization and crises response policies. The Programme will also monitor global events, conducting initial rapid analyses as well as detailed analyses through collaborations of in-house staff and international experts in the field of peace and stabilization.

Within the framework of the program, a series of seminars will be held.  The aim of these seminars is to analyze the policies of the most important institutions in the field, specifically the UN, EU, NATO and OSCE, with particular emphasis on how they relate to and collaborate with each other before, during and after responses. These seminars will provide a platform for the exchange of ideas between government and international organization officials, experts on security and foreign policy, and representatives of think-tanks and other non-governmental organizations.

At the conclusion of the series of seminars, a final report will outline the main conclusions of the discussions. Finally, during the 2016 Warsaw Security Forum, which will take place the 26th through the 28th of October 2016, the results and recommendations for comprehensive strategies for peace and stabilization support will be presented. The main findings will be discussed in dedicated panels.

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