PULASKI POLICY PAPER: Disinformation in Poland on the war in Ukraine (Andrzej Kozłowski)

Pulaski Policy Paper nr 9, 2022, 1st of June 2022 Poland has been playing a crucial role in the war in Ukraine. It has been providing a military, economic and humanitarian aid to this country and it has turned in the most significant hub for transportation and military deliveries. Last but not least, Poland has accepted the largest number of Ukrainian refugees and granted them many social privileges. Thereby, Poland has become the number 1 enemy of Russian propaganda and disinformation efforts. Disinformation before he Russian invasion in 2022  The first disinformation mechanisms on a large scale in Poland exploiting a topic linked to Ukraine appeared in 2013 during the […]

PULASKI POLICY PAPER: Russian Federation’s use of ballistic and cruise missiles in the Ukrainian conflict (Rafał Ciastoń)

On March 19, the Russian Federation attacked a Ukrainian aerial ammunition depot, located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, using aeroballistic KINZHAL missiles. Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, Russia has also used ballistic and cruise missile systems. These missiles were mainly used in the initial phase of hostilities against Ukraine’s military infrastructure, although it seems that their sheer scale of use was far from sufficient from a military point of view. It is therefore worth asking what conclusions can be drawn from the use of such systems in the first three weeks of the conflict. The Russian Federation has a sizeable arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles. In 2022, the […]

Casimir Pulaski Foundation in the face of the war in Ukraine

Providing assistance to activists from Ukrainian non-governmental organizations, supporting the activities of the newly established International Center for Ukrainian Victory and the organization of 2022 edition of the Warsaw Security Forum… those are the three most important priorities of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. Since February 24th the Foundation uses its experience to support Ukrainian NGOs while simultaneously planning this year’s edition of the Warsaw Security Forum. Since Russia’s illegal aggression against Ukraine, the eyes of the whole world have been focused on the tragedy we are witnessing. Within a month, 10 million Ukrainians had to leave their homes, with almost three million […]

A four-thousand-strong demonstration in Warsaw – thousands of bodies on the ground

On Friday, March 25, the International Center for Ukrainian Victory in cooperation with the Casimir Pulaski Foundation organized a demonstration of four thousand people at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. To emphasize the scale of the tragedy happening now in Ukraine, a flash mob was organized, during which thousands of participants lay on the ground covered with flags, blankets and plastic bags to imitate over 4,000 civilian victims of the Russian aggression. Due to incessant Russian bombings – in Mariupol and many other Ukrainian cities – bodies lie on the streets and cannot even be buried. During the demonstration of solidarity with Ukraine, the organizers called for […]

The strengthening of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation’s Management.

In the light of recent international events, effective as of March 2022 – Tomasz Smura (PhD) has been appointed a member of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation’s Management Board. Tomasz Smura will retain his responsibilities as chief analyst of the Foundation. Additionally, as of March 1 Sławomir Krenczyk has been appointed Executive Director of the Foundation. Tomasz Smura studied at the University of Nottingham, holds a PhD from the University of Warsaw and is a graduate of the Institute of International Relations at the University of Warsaw. His doctoral dissertation focused on the formation of the balance of power in East Asia. His main areas of expertise and research are: East […]

PULASKI POLICY PAPER: Russian aggression against Ukraine – situation after two weeks of Ukrainian resistance (Tomasz Otłowski)

Pulaski Policy Paper nr 5, 2022, 10th of March 2022 The “Special Operation” of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Ukraine was to be (according to the original assumptions of the Russian political and military authorities), a short and rapid military campaign, carried out without major problems and significant resistance on the part of the Ukrainians. The main objectives of this operation – i.e. the phased occupation of Ukrainian territory, the disruption/disarmament of Ukraine’s armed forces, and the dissolution of its political authorities at all levels of government and local administration – were to be achieved within 10 to15 days. Kiev itself, the capital of Ukraine, was to […]

PULASKI COMMENTARY: The key premises of the Polish Homeland Defence Act (Michał Oleksiejuk)

A comprehensive reform of the Polish Armed Forces, announced over a year ago, has significantly accelerated since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. The Homeland Defence Act (HDA) was first announced by the government in October 2021. On March 17, 2022 it has been approved by the Polish Senate and only a day later it also received a formal signature of approval from the President of the Republic of Poland. The most important assumptions of the HDA in its current form include an increase in defense spending to the level of 3% of GDP in as early as 2023, an increase in the size of the army and the […]

PULASKI POLICY PAPER: What if not the MiGs? Western options for military aid to Ukraine (Tomasz Smura)

Pulaski Policy Paper no 5, 2022, March 9, 2022 The Ukrainian authorities, however, clearly indicate that the Russian air superiority is the main problem in their defence campaign, which is well reflected in attacks on defence positions as well as civilian facilities in the defended Ukrainian cities. Hence, the Ukrainian authorities are calling for the establishment of a no-fly zone over Ukraine. Although, at the present stage of the conflict, it is impossible to establish such a zone (it would mean a direct involvement of NATO member states’ air forces, the necessity to fight Russian aircraft over Ukraine with possible consequences, e.g. in the form of a Russian attack on […]

Pulaski Commentary: Iranian Missiles Hit Erbil – What’s Next For The JCPOA? (Jakub Gajda)

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) released a statement on Sunday that it has attacked “Israeli Mossad training centers” in the Iraqi Kurdistan Autonomous Region with precision-guided ballistic missiles. The IRGC said the operation was in response to the Israeli killing (also in a rocket attack) of two Iranian military advisers on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, on Monday, March 7. Iran’s actions have surprised analysts, especially in the context of talks of a new nuclear deal, which would be sure to ease sanctions and return Iran to the world economy. Interestingly, even before the IRGC command took responsibility for the attack, the Iranian media identified Shiite militias in Iraq […]

PULASKI COMMENTARY: The Intention to Attack the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant – Chaotic or Deliberate Action by the Russian Federation? (Mikołaj Oettingen)

On the night of 3 to 4 March this year, the Russian Federation carried out an attack on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. This has raised concerns among the public in Western countries about the safety of nuclear reactors. Intentional action by the Russian Federation to destroy or damage the nuclear power plant seems unlikely. The most likely aim of the attack, apart from taking over the plant, seems to be to create disinformation about the potential possibility of damage to the reactors and an increase in radiation.  Site specification The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (Запорізька атомна електростанція – ЗАЕС) is located in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast in the town of […]

PULASKI COMMENTARY: The first week of the Russian aggression against Ukraine – the military situation and the international dimension (Tomasz Smura)

After 7 days of the military campaign initiated by the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the situation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is deteriorating, the Russians, despite the losses and the unsatisfactory general course of the campaign, are consistently pursuing their operational goals, i.e. encircling Kiev from the west and east. At the same time, there will be a risk of cutting off the Ukrainian forces operating in the south-east of the country. Under these circumstances, the West must intensify pressure on Russia and increase military aid to Ukraine before Ukrainian communication lines are cut. Military situation The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation operating from the north on the west […]

International Centre for Ukrainian Victory

On Friday, March 4th, representatives of the Ukrainian non-governmental organizations and the Casimir Pulaski Foundation officially announced the establishment of the International Center for Ukrainian Victory. A week after Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the International Centre for Ukrainian Victory has been established in Warsaw with the following objectives: supporting and coordinating efforts of non-governmental organizations in Ukraine and providing assistance for Ukrainian activists arriving in Poland; building international support for Ukraine’s fight against Russian aggression; supporting relations between the international community and civil society in Ukraine; developing and advocating for the agenda of Ukraine’s post-war rebuilding, transformation, and accession to EU and NATO. The Center will act as an intermediary […]

CASIMIR PULASKI FOUNDATION FOR UKRAINE

The Casimir Pulaski Foundation is focusing now 100% of its effort on aiding our key partners in Ukraine and organizing support for Ukrainian human rights activists. We have opened dedicated bank accounts you can use to donate your funds to support us in helping Ukraine.   List of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation bank accounts dedicated to assistance for Ukraine. Every donation/wire must be described as: “Aid for Ukraine – donation for the implementation of statutory goals”   PayPal: https://paypal.me/pulaskifund   Currency: USD Bank account owner: FUNDACJA IM. KAZIMIERZA PULASKIEGO Account number IBAN: PL44109025900000000123090459 SWIFT: WBKPPLPP Name of the bank: Santander Bank Polska S.A. Adress of the bank: al. Jana Pawla II 17, […]

PULASKI POLICY PAPER: Russian invasion of Ukraine – first military conclusions (Tomasz Smura) 

Pulaski Policy Paper no 3, 2022, February 28, 2022  On 24 February this year, the Russian Federation, after a phase of increased political-military pressure lasting several months, launched military aggression against Ukraine. After the fourth day of Russian offensive actions there are already clear conclusions as to the probable plans and military objectives of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The main operational direction is undoubtedly the north (where the tactical units brought from the Eastern Military District operate), in particular along the axis running from the Belarusian border in the Chernobyl region, through Ivankov and then the sub-Kiev towns to the capital itself. The operational goal of the […]

CASIMIR PULASKI FOUNDATION FOR UKRAINE

In the last three days, the Casimir Pulaski Foundation and all our team members dedicated their full time and activities to support Ukraine. From assisting in the evacuation and relocation to Warsaw of families of our key partners, collecting/buying necessary clothes, medication, protective gear, and organizing shipments to Ukraine, to providing humanitarian assistance on the Polish-Ukrainian border. In the upcoming days, we will continue to organize humanitarian support for Ukraine. But we also plan to help our Ukrainian partners – civil society organizations – coordinate their collective response and continue their operations from Poland, as they leave Ukraine. The time has come for all organizations to find the best way to […]

PULASKI COMMENTARY: Russian invasion of Ukraine day II (Tomasz Smura)

Russian aggression against Ukraine continues. The second day of the conflict, like the first one, began with massive missile attacks on Ukrainian military targets (e.g.  air defence systems). The land offensive continued along all operational axis. To the north, towards Kiev, on the western side of the Dnieper, Russian sabotage groups appeared in the north-western district of Kiev, Obolon. However, according to the information provided by the Ukrainian authorities in the morning, they were broken up. It seems that it could have been another attempt to accelerate the Russian offensive on the capital of Ukraine from this side, after yesterday’s unsuccessful attempt of the Russian air assault troops transported with […]

PULASKI COMMENTARY: Russian invasion of Ukraine – what’s next? (Tomasz Smura)

On February 24, 2022 at around 5 am, following months of psychological pressure and hybrid operations that pick up pace in October and November 2021 (before that, a similar type of operation happened in May and April 2021), Russia has decided to launch a full scale invasion of Ukraine. This was in fact the fulfilment of the worst-case-scenario, predicted by the current US administration, to a Kremlin imposed crisis on the Russo-Ukrianian borders. Russian Aggression According to Ukrainian sources, the Russian invasion (that was in the making since October 2021), begun with precision strikes against key military installations. These included, but were not limited to air force bases and early-warning […]

PULASKI POLICY PAPER – How to respond to the confrontation that Russia is imposing on Europe (Robert Pszczel)

Pulaski Policy Paper no 2, 2022, February 21, 2022 “Comrades – we have been standing on the edge of a precipice. I am glad to say that we have made a great step forward”. This pun from a sketch performed by the Cracow-based cabaret in 1960s was mocking the absurdity of inept propaganda of the Polish communist rulers at the time. But it seems to capture the grim absurdity of the confrontation offensive engineered by the Putin regime today. The Kremlin seems genuinely ready to go to war against Ukraine – for no remotely rational pretext, only driven by a fear of the long-term consequences of the very existence and […]

REPORT: One Team, One Playground, Various Players. Maritime Security Approaches of European NATO Members

NATO was founded as an organisation bringing together twelve countries, eleven of which had direct access to the sea, most of which being strongly sea-oriented. This maritime orientation is, with the North Atlantic as its geographical centre, also reflected in the alliance’s name (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation). However, over time (mainly after the end of the Cold War), its structure has changed significantly with the welcoming of numerous countries from Central and Eastern Europe. Still, not least due to its transatlantic nature, large parts of the Alliance’s activities remain focused on the maritime domain. The motivation standing behind this study is to demonstrate how diverse the NATO landscape is in […]

Warsaw Security Forum in 2022 – save the date!

We are pleased to announce that the Warsaw Security Forum will be organized on 4-5 October 2022. The ninth edition of the Warsaw Security Forum will be co-organized by the Casimir Pulaski Foundation and the German Marshall Fund of the United States and Germany will be the Guest Country. Prof. Katarzyna Pisarska, Warsaw Security Forum Co-Chair (Casimir Pulaski Foundation): We are very much looking forward to organizing the ninth edition of the Forum in October 2022. Even though it is just the beginning of the year, much work has already been done and we want to share the outcomes with the public. We are also immensely grateful to Germany for taking up the […]

Executive Director – International Centre for Ukrainian Victory

Background The International Centre for Ukrainian Victory (ICUV) was established by Ukrainian civil society leaders in partnership with the Casimir Pulaski Foundation right after Russia triggered a large-scale invasion of Ukraine. The goal of ICUV is to advance the interests of Ukraine internationally to ensure quicker victory in the war with Russia and preserve the lives of the Ukrainian people. The main directions of ICUV work include advocating for security and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, tougher sanctions against Russia, criminal responsibility for war crimes, comprehensive reconstruction plan for Ukraine. Responsibilities The Executive Director will be working closely with ICUV founders – leaders from different sectoral Ukrainian civil society organizations, who […]

Warsaw Security Forum Democracy Network – new regional pro-democracy initiative

On Tuesday, Dec 7, the Casimir Pulaski Foundation launched its new initiative. The Warsaw Security Forum Democracy Network will be a platform for Central and Eastern European civil society and expert organizations to discuss and develop joint projects. The WSF Democracy Network is designed to support Casimir Pulaski Foundation’s partners to reach out and inform a broader audience of policy-makers, opinion-shapers, scholars and community leaders about the importance of upholding democratic principles in security policy – particularly in times of security crisis. Prof. Katarzyna Pisarska – the initiator of the Network says: We are aware that the fight for democracy is closely linked with the current political events and civil […]

Warsaw Security Forum 2021 in numbers

Almost 1900 participants from 93 countries, 167 Speakers, 20 main-stage formats and 18 roundtables… these are some numbers describing the Warsaw Security Forum 2021. Between October 5-6, Warsaw hosted most prominent heads of states, military representatives and experts in the fields of foreign policy, security and defence, becoming once again the capital of European Security and Freedom. The eighth edition of Warsaw Security Forum focused on fundamental challenges to be addressed by the NATO, the European Union and Eastern Partnership as well as both organizations’ member states. The scope of topics encompassed international relations and cooperation between states as well as security issues putting pressure on security in cyber, energy […]

Welcome new WIIS Poland Secretary General!

The Women In International Security (WIIS) Poland Steering Committee is pleased to announce that it has named Prof. Aleksandra Gasztold as its new Secretary General effective December 1, 2021! Outgoing Secretary-General, Patrycja Kubiak, will remain engaged with the organization as its active member responsible for peace-related projects. On November 8, 2021, five out of six members of the WIIS Poland Steering Committee and Zbigniew Pisarski (Chairman, Casimir Pulaski Foundation) met to appoint the new Secretary General, and discuss future projects planned for 2022. The online gathering started with short welcoming remarks delivered by Katarzyna Pisarska, Co-Chair of the Warsaw Security Forum, and a short overview of 2020/2021 activities presented by WIIS members – Kornela Oblińska and Anna Dombek. The Women In International […]

REPORT: The V4 towards a new NATO Strategic Concept and the EU Strategic Compass

Dear Readers, We, the representatives of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation, the Antall József Knowledge Centre, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and  the Slovak Security Policy Institute; have the privilege of presenting to you a special report, wtitten by sixteen   senior defence experts and entitled “The V4 towards a new NATO Strategic Concept and the EU Strategic Compass”. The document is a summaryof  a broader project entitled: “Returning to the roots of the Visegrad cooperation – coordinating V4 strategy towards NATO Strategic Concept and European defence autonomy” that is supported by the International Visegrad Fund. The project is aimed at supporting the coordination of the V4 group’s stance on works over […]

Alexey Navalny – 2021 Knight of Freedom awardee

Every year the Casimir Pulaski Foundation is presenting The Knight of Freedom award to individuals who have made significant contributions to the promotion of democracy, freedom, and equality worldwide.

JOINT STATEMENT BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS ON THE CALL TO STOP THE NORD STREAM 2 PIPELINE

9 August 2021 – Nord Stream 2 (NS2) is a dangerous and shortsighted decision which preferences the economic interests of a few minority stakeholders over long-term transatlantic security and stability. This unnecessary pipeline sows’ discord in Europe, consolidates Russia’s stranglehold on Europe’s energy supply, and undermines collective efforts to counter Russian aggression. NS2 is economically unnecessary and environmentally destructive. Natural gas demand is projected to decline in Europe, building a new pipeline when excess capacity to import Russian gas already exists makes little sense. The building of the pipeline on sensitive seabed alongside the import of gas from Gazprom, which has a concerning and consistent track record of large methane […]

“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 […]

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.

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 […]

#Road2WSF: Virtual Conference – Join us on 17-18 November 2020!

Join us this fall for a transatlantic virtual conference “Road to Warsaw Security Forum” (#Road2WSF), scheduled to take place online on the 17th and 18th of November 2020. The event will feature a number of high-level online conversations and one-hour virtual panel discussions on the most important security challenges to transatlantic unity and liberal democracy. It will gather, among others, ministers of foreign affairs and defense, personalities of international and non-governmental organizations, and leading security experts, as well as 200 young Transatlantic Leaders. The event is organized by the Casimir Pulaski Foundation and the German Marshall Fund of the United States, in strategic partnership with NATO and the National Security […]

Panel Discussion: How to Bridge the EU’s East-West Divide after COVID-19?

On 30th September 2020 the Casimir Pulaski Foundation participated in a debate co-organized by our partner, Carnegie Europe, titled “How to Bridge the EU’s East-West Divide after COVID-19”. The discussion focused on the main issues dividing Central and Eastern European countries from Western European countries and the possible ways to unite all EU member states. The discussion was moderated by Stefan Lehne, a Scholar at Carnegie Europe. Katarzyna Pisarska, Program Director of the Warsaw Security Forum, and Márton Ugrósdy, Director of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) in Budapest, both took part in the online event. The debate started with a brief overview of the current divisive issues […]

Casimir Pulaski Foundation is a partner of the NATO Youth Delegate of Poland Programme!

We are happy to announce that the Casimir Pulaski Foundation has become a partner of the NATO Youth Delegate of Poland Programme. The NATO Youth Delegate of Poland Programme is the first in the world initiative of its kind, which was launched by the Polish Forum of Young Diplomats, which aimes to educate Polish youth in the field of security and defense, NATO structures, missions, and Poland’s activities within the Alliance. The Foundation has offered the Youth Delegate: a participation the Warsaw Security Forum, meeting with the New Security Leaders programme’s participants, help with development of the initiative abroad support of the Foundation’s experts and promotion in the Foundation’s social media […]

Online Internship Opportunities at the Casimir Pulaski Foundation

The Casimir Pulaski Foundation is offering a range of online internship opportunities which will provide an all-encompassing insight into the workings of Poland’s leading foreign policy and national security think-tank. Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, you can still make an impact and contribute to the Casimir Pulaski Foundation. Krzysztof, a student of International Relations at the University of Warsaw, recently completed an online internship at the Casimir Pulaski Foundation: “The internship, which I did in July and August, was a great opportunity for me to learn about the functioning of one of the best think tanks in Poland. During discussions with experts and managing social media, I developed soft […]

Representatives from the CPF at the MSPO 2020

Representatives from the Casimir Pulaski Foundation and the Warsaw Security Forum attended MSPO 2020 in Kielce which saw the UK as the Lead Nation and was successfully held despite COVID-19 pandemic. The MSPO consists of various business meetings and negotiations among companies in the military and defence industry from all over the world. Numerous contracts are signed during the exhibition, therefore the MSPO is a representation of international cooperation in the field of defence and security. The Expo in Kielce is also the third largest exhibition in Europe after the Paris and London trade fairs. This year’s exhibition saw 185 companies from 15 countries participating at Targi Kielce. The Exhibitions […]

CPF hosted German MoD Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in Warsaw

Mrs. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the Defence Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany was a special guest of a discussion: ‘Challenges for European Security and Defence.’ The event was organized by the Casimir Pulaski Foundation (CPF) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). The event was part of the “Road to Warsaw Security Forum 2020” discussion series.

The Casimir Pulaski Foundation-Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union meeting in Warsaw

On July 2, 2020, the Casimir Pulaski Foundation’s representatives attended a meeting with the Lithuanian delegation from Kaunas. The gathering aimed at discussing the partnership between CPF and the Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union. The institutions’ cooperation is a part of #RoadToWSF. The participants were: Mr. Zbigniew Pisarski – Chairman of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation H.E. Eduardas Borisovas – Ambassador of Lithuania to Poland Ms. Neringa Majauskaite – Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Head of the Diplomatic Representation. Embassy of Lithuania to Poland Ms. Paulina Gomulak – Executive Director of Warsaw Security Forum dr Tomasz Smura – Director of the CPF Research Office Mr. Egidijus Papečkys – Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union expert, security specialist Mr. […]

The AYD Casimir Pulaski Foundation Scholarships application is now open!

We are delighted to announce that the Casimir Pulaski Foundation Scholarship application is now open! The CPF offers scholarships covering the Program Tuition Fee for the Academy of Young Diplomats - an annual diplomatic program for emerging global leaders founded by the European Academy of Diplomacy. The Casimir Pulaski Foundation has been supporting the Academy of Young Diplomats since 2004, and has so far provided over 100 scholarships to both Polish and international participants. The scholarship program is open to all 2020/2021 edition AYD applicants. This year the Foundation shall award up to 9 full or partial scholarships to the top candidates. Decisions will be need-based with the intention of […]

COVID-19: Events at the Casimir Pulaski Foundation

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casimir Pulaski Foundation has decided to postpone all upcoming events until the end of April 2020.

“NATO is looking into the future” says Jamie Shea, NATO security expert

Dr. Jamie Shea, an international public servant and a member of the International Staff of NATO took part in the 16th edition of the Academy of Young Diplomats. The event was organized by the European Academy of Diplomacy and the Casimir Pulaski Foundation and supported by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division.

NATO security expert Jamie Shea visits Warsaw!

We are honored to announce that Dr. Jamie Shea, an international public servant and a member of the International Staff of NATO will take a part in the 16th edition of the Academy of Young Diplomats. The event is organized by the European Academy of Diplomacy and the Casimir Pulaski Foundation and supported by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division.

Gen. Fałkowski at the North Atlantic Council and the Defense Reform Advisory Board of Ukraine meeting

The Casimir Pulaski Foundation expert, Lt. Gen (Ret.) Andrzej Fałkowski represented Poland and provided his expertise at the meeting of the North Atlantic Council and the Defense Reform Advisory Board of Ukraine on February 4, 2020.

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

Casimir Pulaski Foundation has been listed as Poland’s no. 1 think tank in the Top Defense and National Security category, according to the latest edition of the University of Pennsylvania’s annual report on think tanks.

Moreover, CPF ranked fourth in Poland, and 36th in the region in the Top Think Tanks in Central and Eastern Europe category.

The panel discussion “An Unbridgeable Divide? How to Heal the EU’s East-West Fracture”

On January 21st, 2020, the Casimir Pulaski Foundation hosted an expert debate co-organized with our partner – Carnegie Europe – entitled “An Unbridgeable Divide? How to Heal the EU’s East-West Fracture”. The discussion focused on the nature of the East-West tensions and possible solutions.

The Knight of Freedom Award Presentation

On 7 December 2019, the annual Knight of Freedom Award was presented to Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe (2009 to 2019).

Pulaski Foundation Grants Student Scholarships

On 7 December 2019, the Casimir Pulaski Foundation, represented by the President of the Board, Mr. Zbigniew Pisarski, has granted 7 scholarships to the best prospective international students of the Academy of Young Diplomats program (2019/2020 edition).

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 […]

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 […]