Publications by John Lenczowski

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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