Publications by Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

The Tsarnaevs’ Moscow connection: Dr. Chodakiewicz comments

Publication Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The suspicious six-month trip of the elder Boston Terror Bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, to Russia last year has raised many red flags. Primarily, the journey to post-Soviet Russia's Islamist-ridden Northern Caucasus has generated questions about Moscow's exact role in the Boston Terror Attack.   {read more}

Trouble in the heart of Europe: Prof. Marek Chodakiewicz comments

Publication Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013

Transitioning out of communism to democracy was never easy in Central and Eastern Europe. In many ways, the process is still incomplete, facing many obstacles and, sometimes, also suffering setbacks.  {read more}

The moving wall of China’s Red Dragon Empire

Publication Date: March 15, 2013

In case you haven't noticed, post-Maoist China has been moving. Quite a bit. China's ubiquity is jarringly palpable, for instance its demographic and economic presence in all major maritime chokepoints save for Gibraltar. This is the logic of a waxing empire.   {read more}

The Red October Virus: A pretext for Putin’s crackdown

Publication Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013

Recent revelations of the damage inflicted on computer systems in 39 of the world's countries-including the United States and Russia-by the spy virus "Red October" have generated a storm, as described in Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz's analysis for the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research (SFPPR).   {read more}

American policy requires an integrated strategy

Publication Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

An important reason behind America's foreign policy failures is the inability to conceptualize and utilize all of the available tools of statecraft, argues Dr. John Lenczowski-IWP's founder and president-in his 2011 book, entitled Full Spectrum Diplomacy and Grand Strategy: Reforming the Culture and Structure of U.S. Foreign Policy.  {read more}

Dr. Chodakiewicz reviews new book on Piłsudski

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz has published a review of Peter Hetherington's biography of Polish leader Józef Piłsudski (1867-1935) in the January 2013 issue of the Rice University-based scholarly journal Sarmatian Review.   {read more}

The hero who voluntarily infiltrated Auschwitz

Dr. Chodakiewicz on Pilecki for The Intelligencer

Publication Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Historical experience demonstrates that the vast majority of people would not voluntarily enter hell. In the mid-20th century, aside from the Gulag, that would be German Nazi concentration camps. One individual actually volunteered for such a suicidal operation, the heroic Witold Pilecki  {read more}

Pussy Gone Riot

Publication Date: Sunday, August 19, 2012

Russia's feminist punk crew Pussy Riot appeared on our radar screen around December 2011, when parts of urban Russia heaved with anger at the presidential elections appropriated by Vladimir Putin. Pussy Riot combines punk music, performance art, and a radical "anti-establishment" social message. It has fashioned itself to resemble similar ensembles in the West. As far as politics, the band belongs squarely with the libertine-anarchist orientation of the pro-Western, liberal camp which, in turn, is a part of the anti-Western, neo-Nazi and neo-Communist, coalition opposing the Kremlin.   {read more}

Scots-Poles Forever!

Publication Date: Monday, April 9, 2012

Professional mockingbirds looking for yet another installment in the saga of "The Elephant and the Polish Question" will be sorely disappointed. Scotland and Poland: Historical Encounters, 1500-2010, ed. by T.M. Devine and David Hesse (Edinburgh: John Donald, an imprint of Birlinn, 2011) is solid scholarship, often firmly grounded in in-depth research in primary sources.  {read more}

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