Publications by Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Hot Mike Gate

Publication Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012

During the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea, President Barrack Obama promised to accommodate, after the US presidential election, the interests of Russia's head of state President Dmitri Medvedev, and, more specifically, his predecessor-cum-successor Vladimir Putin. The latter has vowed to reintegrate the old Soviet Empire.  {read more}

Dr. Chodakiewicz responds to Erik Staal's thoughts on containment

Publication Date: Monday, December 12, 2011

A while ago, Erik Staal, a leading light behind The International Chronicles, invited me to comment on his idea of applying the doctrine of containment to the "Muslim problem" in Europe.  {read more}

Radek and Berlin

Publication Date: Monday, December 5, 2011

A few days ago in Berlin, Poland's Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski openly expressed his support for Germany's leading role in European integration in exchange for leaving Poland's indigenous traditional identity alone. In other words, Warsaw has officially acquiesced in Berlin's dominant position, but the post-modernist social engineers of Brussels should stay away from the Polish culture. This can also be translated as a prod for the German Federal Republic to step in and save the economic and security structures of the European Union or else the Russian Federation will move into the vacuum. Warsaw's latest moves largely result from the sad consequences of America's absence in Europe. They also reflect the European power reality.  {read more}

Carbon Copy Communism

Publication Date: Monday, November 21, 2011

The Politburo and the Central Committee concur that there is room for a mixed economy and reforms are announced at the Communist Party congress. Some market mechanisms and a nod to the private sector should solve the problems of central planning. Minor private enterprise should be permitted in the agriculture, commerce, and service sectors.  {read more}

An unprecedented victory in Poland

Publication Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

On October 9, 2011, the liberal and effusively Europhoric Civic Platform (PO) trounced the populist and mildly conservative Law and Justice (PiS) 39.18% to 29.98%. The rest of the vote went to the post-Communist Polish Peasant Party (PSL), the transformed Marxist-Leninist Union of the Democratic Left (SLD), and the socialist-libertine Palikot Movement (RP), a PO spin-off group, dubbed so after its founder, Janusz Palikot, virtually a single issue contender who would like to turn Poland into San Francisco. Voter turnout was 48.87%.  {read more}

Post-Soviet Domestic and Foreign Challenges

Publication Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"The post-Communists re-branded themselves as social democratic. This was originally intended as a temporary maneuver. In fact, it was a deception meant to keep them in power."  {read more}

To Succeed the "Sovereign" Successor

Publication Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011

It is official. The current Russian President has announced that the former Muscovite head of state will soon be elected President once again. In other words, Vladimir Putin has been tapped by Dmitry Medvedev to succeed the successor. A rotation in office will occur.  {read more}

Professor Kelley at work: A personal recollection

Publication Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011

I knew Professor Brian Kelley for some time. We talked from time to time at IWP; we swapped stories. Always very kind, unassuming, self-effacing, and welcoming, he told me some about his childhood. After Professor Brian Kelley officially retired, he could finally indulge his historical hobby. That is when our interaction took on a more serious dimension.  {read more}

Personal Remembrances of Czeslaw Milosz

Publication Date: Sunday, September 18, 2011

I read with interest the poetic recollection of Miłosz by Professor (Father) Raymond Gawronski (SR, April 2011) and would like to contribute some personal memories that may shed some light on the poet's personal ways.   {read more}

Prof. Chodakiewicz reviews book on Katyn forest massacre

Publication Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011

Prof. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz has recently published a review of Katyn: A Crime Without Punishment in the Polish-based historical journal Glaukopis. Co-edited by historians Cienciała, Lebedeva, and Materski, the work is a collection of translated Soviet documents pertaining to the Katyn Forest Massacre.  {read more}

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