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“The Anxious Dream”- à rebours? A political plan for Poland’s victory and peace in the East. Part 2

Just as one hundred years ago, the war did not bring about the establishment of a federation, despite the Kyiv expedition, Ukrainian attempts supported by Poland, great victories of the Polish soldiers near Warsaw and on the Niemen River...
S&F Hero 6 days ago

Consequences of the war in Ukraine – the EU perspective

At the beginning of the 21st century, two main geopolitical visions were formed in the European Union...
S&F Hero 1 month ago

What Does Russia have left to Attack Poland during the Invasion of Ukraine?

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has predictably fixed a substantial proportion of the Russian Armed Forces...

“Denuclearisation” as a Russian strategic goal in the Russo-Ukrainian War

In addition to Putin’s two declared goals in Ukraine, “denazification” and “demilitarisation,” we should think about adding a third, which is to deprive the country of access to any source of traditional energy like coal, hydro, thermal, or nuclear power stations, most of which are stationed in Eastern and Central Ukraine...
Background Check 2 months ago

Vladimir Kornilov “The Donetsk-Krivoyrog Republic: A Killed Dream” (Book Review)

Ukrainian political and historical thinking was dominated before 2014 by two main intellectual groups...
Book Review 2 months ago

Mackinder’s Nightmare, and Three Weeks that Shook the World

On the night of February 23rd to 24th, 2022, everything seemed to be going as Putin had planned. At the same time, the course of events was the nightmare of Halford Mackinder’s worst dreams...
Background Check 2 months ago

Ukraine Fighting Against a Terrorist State – Russia. Could the War in Ukraine be the beginning of the Demise of an Empire?

Ukraine is resisting Russian aggression. Ukraine and the Ukrainian people have lost their territories, infrastructure, military material but it still holds its soul, pride, and zealously resists...
Background Check 2 months ago

Nuclear signalling in the Russian-Ukrainian war

W niedzielę 27 lutego (na dzień przed spotkaniem rosyjskich i ukraińskich zespołów negocjacyjnych) prezydent Władimir Putin poinformował o postawieniu w stan podwyższonej gotowości sił nuklearnych Federacji Rosyjskiej...
S&F Hero 3 months ago

Future Warfare: The Dehumanisation of C2 – Part 4 of 4

Autonomous systems are a dangerous element of future warfare. Especially taking into account the prospect of so-called Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWs), controlled by machine learning and AI...
Background Check 3 months ago

Ukrainian nuclear weapons, the great energy crisis and “the best place in the world”

In the 1990s, when Ukraine was forced to give up the nuclear weapons it had inherited from the Soviet Union, John Mearsheimer published a text that is forgotten today, arguing that Ukraine should remain a nuclear state against the will of the United States...
S&F Hero 3 months ago

Future Warfare: The Dehumanisation of C2 – Part 3 of 4. DARPA’s Mosaic Warfare and the role of AI and Robotics

What’s brewing In the United States is not exclusively only one concept of future warfare based around JADC2, but something more sophisticated and sometimes even more controversial...

Future Warfare: The Dehumanisation of C2 – Part 2 of 4

The speed and manoeuvrability of combat with the use of robotic systems is increasing so quickly that for humans it will soon be difficult to compete with autonomous robotic systems...
Background Check 4 months ago

How Ukraine Lost its Nuclear Power Status – Part 2 of 2. The Budapest Memorandum and Ukraine

On 5th December 1994, the three depository states of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) that entered into force on 5th March 1970 - Russia, UK, and the US - pledged to provide security assurances to Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine...
Background Check 4 months ago

Future Warfare: The Dehumanisation of C2 – Part 1 of 4

It is possible to predict that the system of Command and Control in the armies of the future will be based upon intertwined cooperation or assistance of AI/ML. The consequences of this cooperation have geopolitical and directly-military aftermaths...
Background Check 4 months ago

Russian Mobilization in the Twenty-First Century

Since the publication of my guide calculating how many battalion tactical groups (BTGs) the Russian Armed Forces could generate against Poland, a couple critiques have been levelled at whether this is the best way to understand how Russia would fight Poland and/or NATO at large...
ANW, Background Check 5 months ago

Calculating Russian Force Projection Capability

The Russian Armed Forces implemented many reforms after the 2008 Georgian War, consolidating military districts, streamlining command-and-control structure, and switching from a division- to a brigade-centric order of battle...
Background Check 5 months ago

How Ukraine Lost its Nuclear Power Status – Part 1 of 2

The Russian aggression against Ukraine since 2014 has reanimated in Ukraine the political and intellectual discussion over Ukraine’s restoration of nuclear power status. This initiative was immediately integrated into the informational war against Russia by the Ukrainian political establishment...
Background Check 5 months ago

Polish Space Force. Part 2

We repeat: the key factor is the level of autonomy, i.e. that (and whether) we build these systems ourselves, put them into orbits...
S&F Hero 5 months ago

The Battle of Cudnów (1660): The Russo-Ukrainian Historiographic Assessment

For the Russians, a military tragedy, a catastrophe; for the Poles, a strategic victory; for the Ukrainians, a human and civil tragedy...
Background Check 5 months ago

Jarosław Kaczyński on war

It is very puzzling, the calmness with which public opinion received the statements of the most important politician in the country on the real possibility of a war with Russia (and Belarus)...
ANW, Background Check 7 months ago

Forced March on Poti and Senaki: Russian Spetsnaz Operation in Georgia in 2008. Part 2

Shamanov in his interview does not mention the role of the 45th Guards Spetsnaz Brigade during the war on the Abkhazian front.  However, many sources indicate that the 45th Guards Spetsnaz Brigade undertook the most dangerous operations during the war in the Abkhazian TVD...
Background Check 7 months ago

Forced March on Poti and Senaki: Russian Spetsnaz Operation in Georgia in 2008. Part 1

The Russo-Georgian War in 2008 was not a challenge for the Georgian Armed Forces exclusively, but also for Russia. In fact, the consequences of the war triggered the process of the modernisation of the Russian Armed Forces...
Background Check 7 months ago

On the phenomenon of senility. Or a further story of the New Model Forces. Part 2 (a fragment from “Wojna w kosmosie. Przewrót w geopolityce”)

Ultimately, the phenomenon of senility enhances geopolitical change by giving advantage to one side and taking it away from others....
ANW, S&F Hero 7 months ago

On the phenomenon of senility, or a further story of the New Model Forces. Part 1 (A fragment from “Wojna w kosmosie. Przewrót w geopolityce”)

The costs of designing, developing and producing weapons increase with the need to find a remedy for the enemy’s means of combating these weapons. And so the race between defence and attack is in full swing...
ANW, S&F Hero 7 months ago

Prime Minister’s speech at Piłsudski Square in Warsaw, 11th November 2021. On Poland’s New Model Forces

Warsaw, 11th November 2021, Independence Day, 12:00 p.m., the long-announced speech of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in the presence of Jarosław Kaczyński...
Przemówienia 8 months ago

New Generation Warfare and Civilian Leadership in the Process of Military Reforms. Part 3: The Serdyukov Reforms

The Russian Armed Forces has witnessed a lot in its history, but they have never had a situation when the chief person in the Armed Forces was an accountant...

The Conceptual Trap of War as a Ballet

Enshrined in doctrine, operational phasing dominates U.S. and NATO thinking on operational art...
Background Check 8 months ago

New Generation Warfare and Civilian Leadership in the Process of Military Reforms. Part 2: McNamara’s Managerial Revolution

Considered the biggest reformer of the Pentagon, Robert McNamara was able to consolidate civilian political control over the military leadership and the defence budget...
Background Check 8 months ago

New Generation Warfare and Civilian Leadership in the Process of Military Reforms. Part 1: The Cardwell Reforms

The New Generation Warfare (NGW) revolution is not only exclusively about warfare but is about the comprehensive revolution inside the entire military realm and in the supplementary sectors...

Reforms and innovations in the Polish Armed Forces. Towards a New Model Forces. Part 2. On strategic culture

Just as art arises from the meeting of culture with circumstances, and just as great art arises from an encounter with extraordinary circumstances, the way of waging war is a meeting of the strategic culture of a state with extreme circumstances, bringing death and destruction, sometimes even the end of that state...
S&F Hero 9 months ago

Afghanistan: Consequences for World History

Let us abstract away from what is happening now in the world and concentrate on the historical importance of the events in Afghanistan. What follows here is my humble attempt to forecast the near future which is already just over the horizon...
Background Check 9 months ago

David and Goliath, or an Old Testament story about Poland’s New Model Forces (for those who can read between the lines). Part 2

The biblical story of David leads to several conclusions about the development of weapons and the nature of warfare. New breakthrough technology often feels less advanced than the old...
S&F Hero 10 months ago

David and Goliath, or an Old Testament story about Poland’s New Model Forces (for those who can read between the lines). Part 1

In the time of Goliath, it was clear and obvious that heavy bronze armour and an iron-tipped spear were the basis of a soldier’s strength...
S&F Hero 10 months ago

War Vs Peace Unit Update Report #10. May 2021

War Vs Peace Unit Update Report #10
Background Check 11 months ago

War Vs Peace Missile Report #64. May 2021

War Vs Peace Missile Report #64. May 2021
Background Check 11 months ago

Drone Guerilla Warfare in the Middle East: Part 3 of 5

Israel has responded to the activities of the militants in Lebanon and Palestine by developing a genuinely sophisticated system of UCAVs which encompass strategic, medium-size and tactical drones...
Background Check 11 months ago

Drone Guerilla Warfare in the Middle East: Part 2 of 5

It has become popular to refer to Turkey as the main drone “superpower” in the region, but it would be a grave mistake to think that in the Middle East only Israel and Turkey have developed sophisticated UAV industries...
Background Check 11 months ago

Drone Guerilla Warfare in the Middle East: Part 1 of 5

Rapidly developing both in theory and in practice, drone warfare will in the near future likely define and shape the nature of war...

Turkish Media and the Turkish Expert Community’s reaction to the Polish-Turkish Drone Deal

Poland has joined the list of countries that are going to operate the Turkish Bayraktar UAVs. In the near future, Turkish drones are going to fly in the skies of Poland and the Baltic countries along with the other countries...

The Ukrainian-Russian War: An Assessment of Risks, Scenarios and Theatres of War. Part 5 of 5

The experiences of previous Russian-Ukrainian confrontations shows that the easiest task for Moscow was to take control over Kharkov and Sloboda Ukraine...
Background Check 12 months ago

The Ukrainian-Russian War: An Assessment of Risks, Scenarios and Theatres of War. Part 4 of 5

Theatre of War “C” – the Northern Tavrida ‘Peninsula’ - from a geopolitical perspective, this theatre is given by the geopolitical divine to be occupied if the Crimean Peninsula is already under control...
Background Check 12 months ago

The Ukrainian-Russian War: An Assessment of Risks, Scenarios and Theatres of War. Part 3 of 5

Scenario Five - this scenario is closer to the second scenario or even to the first one, but in this scenario, Russia imposes its entire technological superiority and destroys the main concentrations of Ukrainian military equipment, material and navy...
Background Check 1 year ago

The Ukrainian-Russian War: An Assessment of Risks, Scenarios and Theatres of War. Part 2 of 5

Scenario Two - here the strategic goals are much greater and the effects in case of its realisation would not be simply political or diplomatic...
Background Check 1 year ago

The Ukrainian-Russian War: An Assessment of Risks, Scenarios and Theatres of War. Part 1 of 5

2021 will be the anniversary of Ukrainian independence and 30 years since the fall of the Soviet Union.,,
Background Check 1 year ago

Adapt or Die. Obsolescence, Offset Strategies and the Pacific

“We’re a maritime nation – we’ve grown by the sea and live by it; if we lose command of it we starve” – this is what the English used to say. The Americans still say it today. So it is no coincidence that the US Navy is the pride of the American armed forces - nor is it a coincidence that aircraft carriers are the pride of the US Navy, a symbol of its power and the United States.
Background Check 1 year ago

War Vs Peace Unit Update Report #8

War Vs Peace Unit Update Report #8

War Vs Peace Missile Report #62

War Vs Peace Missile Report #62 March 2021

Warsaw, its communication, fortifications and cursed latitudinal trail. Part 2

The defence of Warsaw in the summer of 1794 is one of the most beautiful pages of the Polish military...
S&F Hero 1 year ago

Special Operations Forces Command and Crimean Operation

In 2013 Russia’s Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu and Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov jointly announced the creation of a Special Operations Forces...
Background Check 1 year ago

War Vs Peace Missile Report #61

War Vs Peace Missile Report #61
Background Check 1 year ago

Turkey’s Military and Technological Sovereignty: The Path to Great Power Status. Part 2

Turkey’s drive for military technological independence has shown tremendous results...
S&F Hero, Uncategorized 1 year ago

Turkey’s Military and Technological Sovereignty: The Path to Great Power Status. Part 1

Boxing is maybe the best way to explain Turkey’s place in world politics. The weight class of Turkey has changed throughout history, but Turkey was always either a member of the heavyweight division or somewhere between light heavyweight and middleweight...
S&F Hero 1 year ago

Jacek Bartosiak and Velina Tchakarova debate the great power competition in Eurasia (Video)

Jacek Bartosiak and Velina Tchakarova debate the great power competition in Eurasia.
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