Publications by John Lenczowski

Lessons from the Sony hack attack

Publication Date: Friday, December 19, 2014

The hacking attack of Sony Corp. and the compromising of its intellectual property should send a wake-up call to American business. If Sony can be hacked, so too can our companies that make defense technologies. This attack reveals that the very innovations that give us our competitive edge in the world, both commercially and strategically, are gravely at risk.  {read more}

Deterring Russian Aggression

Publication Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Now that we are distracted by the war against the Islamic State, what should the U.S. do in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine — in a way that deters future aggression and encourages regional peace?  {read more}

Introduction to "Denial and Deception," by John Lenczowski

Publication Date: Friday, September 26, 2014

Russian agents of influence and the war on fracking

Publication Date: Monday, July 14, 2014

2500 years ago, Sun Tzu said that to defeat your enemy without using force is the acme of skill. So, how does one do this? It involves the use of various arts of statecraft that are not well-cultivated in the United States. But the Russians have long cultivated them.  {read more}

The Voice of America Shouldn't Be A Whisper

Putinís propaganda machine is in high gear, while the U.S. scales back the VOA. Why?

Publication Date: Monday, April 21, 2014

Vladimir Putin’s action against Ukraine validates the historic relationship between propaganda and aggression.  {read more}

Moscow understands the strategic importance of information. The US doesn't. -by John Lenczowski

Publication Date: Friday, April 11, 2014

Today the Washington Post reports that the last peeps of American broadcasting over the Voice of America on a Russian AM radio transmitter were just shut down.  {read more}

Acting on Ukraine, by John Lenczowski

Publication Date: Friday, March 14, 2014

What should the United States do - in a way that avoids war - in response to the Russian invasion of Crimea?   {read more}

Willful blindness about Chinese aggressive moves

Publication Date: Monday, March 3, 2014

It was reported in the Wall Street Journal on February 22 that "an outspoken intelligence officer" for the US Pacific Fleet has ruffled feathers in Beijing and Washington by issuing warnings about belligerent Chinese intentions in the South China Sea.  {read more}

Is there such a thing as a perfect foreign policy?

Publication Date: Monday, February 24, 2014

Over the course of American history, and particularly in the 20th Century when America assumed a major role in the world, there have been many arguments about what constitutes the ideal approach to U.S. foreign policy.  {read more}

China may be going down the old Soviet path to disintegration

Publication Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The repression of Chinese anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong is part of a political crackdown on scores of activists, journalists, and intellectuals. This crackdown involves increased internet controls and a Marxist-Leninist ideological purification campaign for Chinese journalists on which I have commented earlier.    {read more}

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