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 elaborate recommendations for Polish public administration that could form a base of further long-term strategies of Poland. The Foundation would also like to trigger debates concerning various aspects of national security and raise social awareness of 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.

Coordinator of the Defence and Security Programme is Mr. Maciej Kowlaski (, tel.: +48 22 378 11 94).





Team & Experts

Maciej Kowalski


Maciej Kowalski is an operations management professional based in Warsaw. His research analyzes trends in defense industry, energy industry and transatlantic cooperation in these areas.

Albert Świdziński

Coordinator of the Wargaming Studies and Simulations Programme, Coordinator of Defence and International Security Programme

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, commentator at the portal "Wirtualna Polska", publicist.

Jerzy Aleksandrowicz


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

Tomasz Badowski

Research Fellow

Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. Working at the Euro-Atlantic Association (currently as a member of the Executive Council) since 2004.

Rafał Ciastoń

Research Fellow

Public adminsitration representative, expert at the Amicus Europae Foundation. Graduated from Jagiellonian University and University of Warsaw.

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).

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.

Izabela Oleksiewicz

Research Fellow

Doctor of Humanities specialised in Political Science. She graduated from the Law and Administration Faculty at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska-University .

Grzegorz Rdzanek

Research Fellow

Post Ph. D, professor of the social science in the area of political sciences. Academic teacher. Employed at the Department of North European Countries of Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce.

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.

Marcin Rudnicki

Research Fellow

Employed at the Centre for Crisis Information at the Polish Space Research Centre, an analyst at the Government Centre for Security and Head of the Training Department.

Paulina Zamelek


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