Publications by Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

EU Institutions vs. Democracy

Publication Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Eurocrats no longer pretend that democratic legitimacy is necessary. It is enough that the club outvotes the people, who remain disenfranchised on the sidelines. In this manner, the Tusk affair sheds perfect light on the inner machinations of the European Union.  {read more}

Brexit Happened for a Reason: EU Members Like Poland Ought to Reassess

Publication Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło wrote a curiously desperate letter of last resort to the European Union to prevent the re-election of her Eurocrat predecessor, Donald Tusk. She appealed to democracy and national sovereignty. This must have sounded like a joke to the Eurocratic team that decided whom to choose. But all was in vain. Poland alone cast the dissenting vote. Representatives of twenty-seven other EU countries voted for the reelection of Tusk.  {read more}

Get Seb! A Case Study of Rufmord (Character Assassination)

Publication Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Rufmord is character assassination. My good friend Sebastian Gorka has become its latest target.   {read more}

Trumpís Russia Policy After Flynn

Publication Date: Friday, February 17, 2017

Chances are that the approach of the White House to the Kremlin will continue on course. Its objectives are to encourage the Russians to engage even deeper in the Middle East and to disengage at least some in eastern Europe, so the US can scale down its involvement there and shift its strategic weight to contain China.  {read more}

Polandís Counterrevolution: A Standard Narrative

Publication Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017

Andrzej Paczkowski's serviceable monograph on Poland's crisis in the early eighties, Wojna polsko-jaruzelska: Stan wojenny w Polsce, 13 XII 1981-22 VII 1983 (Warszawa: Prószyński i ska, 2006) has now been translated into English as Revolution and Counterrevolution in Poland, 1980-1989: Solidarity, Martial Law, and the End of Communism in Europe (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2015).   {read more}

Russiaís Deception and Denial Machine

Publication Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The main narrative of post-Communism is that the Russian Federation is unique and, therefore, its system is neither of the West nor of the East. Instead, it is sui generis: a "sovereign democracy," which in reality is a cover for the post-Communist dictatorship of Vladimir Putin, that deploys all the tools of statecraft, including strategic communications. It seems like a mighty machine which we must learn to map to be able to face it down.  {read more}

Moscowís Synchronized Themes and Techniques

Publication Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Learning Russia's strategic communications themes and techniques is indispensable to countering them. Otherwise, our approach to the Kremlin's narrative will continue to be one of confusion and surprise.  {read more}

Professor Iwo Pogonowski, RIP

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Born on September 3, 1921 in Lwów, Poland, Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski died on July 21, 2016, in Sarasota, FL. He was a true Renaissance man: a man of letters, an oil industry engineer, an elegant equestrian, an avid reenactor, a gentleman farmer, an academic teacher, an eclectic architect, a multifarious artist, a multitongued linguist, and an accomplished historian.  {read more}

Turkey's Presidential Putsch

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

One cannot help but think that the countermeasures were prepared well in advance. Either Erdoğan anticipated the coup with extensive proscription lists or he staged a provocation himself so he could proceed with a presidential putsch.  {read more}

The NATO Summit and Obama's much ado over a Polish court

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

It is too bad President Obama apparently skipped his constitutional law classes while at Harvard. Firm grounding in the American constitutional tradition would help him understand the complexities of Poland’s struggle against the poisonous legacy of totalitarianism in its court system.  {read more}

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