Publications by John Lenczowski

Reciprocity in U.S.-China Visa Policy

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, Judiciary Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, June 20, 2012

Publication Date: Friday, June 22, 2012

On June 20, 2012, IWP founder and president John Lenczowski testified before the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement on legislation calling for reciprocity in US-Chinese media visas.    {read more}

Foreword for Active Measures

Publication Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012

I am delighted to introduce the maiden issue of The Institute of World Politics' new student journal - Active Measures.  This journal is named after an expression from the lexicon of the former Soviet KGB, which refers to disinformation, forgeries, and covert political influence operations.  This expression is symbolic of an entire field of statecraft which is but one of those neglected fields which we at IWP have been dedicated to addressing.  {read more}

Letter from the President

Publication Date: Monday, April 2, 2012

The economic slowdown in the United States has serious implications for our ability to maintain our national security.  Just as it was in the 1930s and 1970s, with depression in the first case and stagflation in the second, our economic condition has national strategic implications.    {read more}

Dr. Lenczowski comments on VOA programming in China

Publication Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011

In a recent Washington Times piece, Dr. Lenczowski commented on the recent controversy over whether to end Voice of America programming in China.    {read more}

Peace and Security: The Highest Policy Priorities

The American Statesman

Publication Date: Fall 2003

If the proposition is true that society depends on peace and security, then it follows that learning, analysis, advocacy and debate on matters of this vital field ought to be priorities of all citizens, corporations, and foundations concerned about the future of our country.  {read more}

Failures of U.S. Intelligence: Americans Must Become Better Spies

The Transatlantic Response to Terrorism Special Report

Publication Date: Fall 2001

There is a growing danger that the two most important global "ships," the United States and the European Union, might pass each other in the night. As evidenced by President George W. Bush's two summer tours of Europe, and the media frenzies that preceded them, the sources of contention between the two world powers are numerous, and seemingly growing. At the heart of many of these disputes is the failure or unwillingness of one side to fully understand where the other side is coming from. If there is a positive result emanating from the tragic events of September 11, it may be that it presents a golden opportunity for the United States and the EU to work together on an issue of mutual concern: global terrorism. That will involve a significant new effort.  {read more}

Emboldening Domestic Resistance to Communism

Address to the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University

Publication Date: January 28, 1999

In the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union -- one of the great sea-changes of modern history -- we have heard many theories explaining how this earth-shaking event came about.I propose to share with you my own theory, having been a participant in the American side of the conflict at a time of decisive strategic importance.  {read more}

Cultural Diplomacy: A Multi-Faceted Strategic Asset of Soviet Power

Publication Date: Tuesday, December 31, 1991

Military Glasnost' and Strategic Deception

Publication Date: Winter 1990

Mikhail Gorbechev's policy of glasnost' has been one of the most astonishing political innovations of recent Soviet history.  Because it has the hallmarks of free speech, and therefore the opening of a closed society, this policy has convinced the West that fundamental changes are taking place in the USSR - changes which also have dramatic foreign policy implications.   {read more}

A Time to Tell the Truth

The World & I

Publication Date: June 1988

When the president is in Moscow for his summit meeting with Gorbachev, he will be staying at the U.S. ambassador's residence, Spaso House, a mansion not far from several islands in the Gulag Archipelago. As he enters its portals, he will come face to face with an imposing rendering of the American eagle, underneath which is an inscription: "Live and Let Live." One wonders if he will ask any questions about this new "national motto" and how it came to be there.   {read more}

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