The Casimir Pulaski Foundation

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The Casimir Pulaski Foundation (Fundacja im. Kazimierza Pułaskiego, FKP) is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan think tank based in Warsaw, Poland specializing in foreign policy research. The foundation's research helps these officials gain insight into the future and predict coming changes.

Founded in 2004, the foundation concentrates in its research in two areas: transatlantic relations in the context of security policy and research in the post-Soviet sphere of influence. Other points of interests include Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. [1]


The Casimir Pulaski Foundation is composed of over 30 experts from various relevant fields. It publishes the Pulaski Policy Papers, Pulaski Report and Pulaski Viewpoint, which all analyze crucial issues for Poland in matters of foreign policy, domestic policy and economy. The experts of the Foundation cooperate with media on a regular basis commenting matters connected with international politics.

The Foundation is also the publisher of the Communication Platform for Non-Governmental Organizations, a web initiative is organized under the auspices of the Council of Europe. The Foundation played an essential role in organizing the Warsaw Regional NGOs Congress in 2006.[2] Together with the Council of Europe, the Casimiar Pulaski Foundation brought over 200 decision makers from the biggest non-governmental organizations in eastern Europe and the Middle East to participate in this conference. [3]

General Casimir Pulaski and The Knight of Freedom Award[edit]

The values of the foundation are exemplified by General Casimir Pulaski. Throughout his career, he was a tireless defender of freedom, justice and democracy, and thus serves as an inspiration for all initiatives undertaken by the Foundation. [4]

Each year, the Casimir Pulaski Foundation awards The Knight of Freedom Award to an outstanding person who has promoted the values represented by General Casimir Pulaski. [5] As both a fighter for Polish independence and the ‘father of the American cavalry’, Casimir Pulaski is considered a hero of two continents. He is often referred to as the "knight of freedom" due to his unflinching commitment to the ideals of freedom, justice and democracy. He combined his love for battle with this love for freedom; and was thus able to render amazing services to armies in two very different parts of the world in pursuit of the same ideal. [4]

The Pulaski foundation is one of only two Polish non-governmental organizations which has the honor of being a partner organization to the Council of Europe. The Foundation is also a member of “Zagranica Group”, an association of Polish non-governmental organizations that work abroad in cooperation with foreign partners to mutual benefit. [6]