The Defence and Security Programme of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation is mostly focused on international security issues, the defence system of the Republic of Poland, and the Polish arms industry.  The main goal of the programme is to present sensible recommendations to the Polish public administration that could form a basis for creating further long-term strategies of Poland. The Foundation would also like to trigger debates concerning various aspects of national security and raise social awareness on these issues. The main area of analysis of our research team concerns the needs of the Polish Armed Forces in terms of modernisation and development of the Polish arms industry.




Team & Experts

Tomasz Smura

Director of Research Office

Tomasz Smura, PhD, is a graduate of the Institute of International Relations at Warsaw University and Director of Research Office at the CPF and a member of the CPF Board.

Fałkowski Andrzej


Lieutenant General (Ret.). Doctor of Economics. Former Polish Military Representative to NATO and 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.

Stanisław Koziej


Head of the Polish mission to the Neutral Nations Supervisory Committee (NNSC) in Korea. Former Head of the National Security Bureau from 2010 to 2015.

Skrzypczak Waldemar


Advisor to the Minister of Defense, Undersecretary of state in Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant General and Commander of Polish Land Forces. In 2005 he was Commander of Multinational Division Central-South during the 4th turn of Polish Military Contingent in Iraq.

Tomasz Miedziński


Krystian Zięć


Tomasz Otłowski

Senior Fellow

Expert in the field of international security and research fellow at the Amicus Europae Foundation, publicist.

Jerzy Aleksandrowicz


Legal counselor, Senior Associate at Kochański Zięba & Partners, he specializes in the field of national defense and security and offset negotiation (TOT – transfer of technology).

Robert Czulda

Research Fellow

Adjunct Professor at the Foreign Policy and Security Faculty of the University of Łódź, graduated from the National Security Faculty at the National Defence University (2007).

Rafał Lipka

Reserach Fellow

Analyst of the Security and Defence Programme. A graduate of Economics and International Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics. Co-author and editor of the CPF's reports.

Kamil Mazurek

Research Fellow

Kamil Łukasz Mazurek is a graduate of the Institute of Political Science and PhD studies at the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science of the University of Warsaw.

Maciej Milczanowski


University teacher and researcher, visiting Fellow in Hoover Institution of Stanford University, Member of Zimbardo-Team and head of the Center for Conflict Resolution.

Grzegorz Rdzanek

Research Fellow

Holds a postdoctoral degree in political science, area of specialization: international relations. Professor at the Jan Kochanowski University in the Law and Social Sciences Department, University lecturer with years of experience.

Reuben F. Johnson

Research Fellow

Reuben F. Johnson is a veteran with over twenty years of experience in analysing and writing about defence technology, weapon systems, and procurement networks.

Paulina Zamelek


Doctor of social sciences in the discipline of defence economics, political scientist, expert in the field of industrial defence sector.