Publications by Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Hungary Abroad

Publication Date: Friday, January 30, 2015

The Hungarian politician hopes that because Germany holds neither revisionist territorial designs nor any general historical animus against his nation, Hungary can serve as a useful and reliable geopolitical pawn for both Berlin and Moscow. This is what happens when the United States is absent; its leadership is missing; and the White House "leads from behind." This is also the best prism to scrutinize Orban's foreign policy moves through. He cannot ingratiate himself to Berlin through his conservatism, but he can through Russophilia.  {read more}

Hungary at Home

Publication Date: Friday, January 23, 2015

According to his admirers, Prime Minister Orban's third achievement is to restore and rehabilitate Hungary's past, including its pre-war and war-time leader, Regent Admiral Miklos Horthy. It was Horthy who rushed troops and armored vehicles to the streets to halt Jewish deportations, one of the very few times in Nazi-occupied Europe when anyone took up arms in defense of the Jews.  {read more}

Torture: Thoughts by Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A recent media story equating CIA interrogation methods to the atrocities of the Nazis and Communists invoked my work as the pivot of its argument. This is abuse of history. Not only morally relativistic, it is also inaccurate historically.  {read more}

Cuba Libre

Publication Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

After a sustained effort in clandestine diplomacy, the White House has recognized Cuba. Yet, the Obama administration has failed to explain convincingly why, for Christmas, it has decided to bless a Communist totalitarian dictatorship, second only in ruthlessness to the North Korean satrapy.  {read more}

Naming Names: An Op-Ed by Prof. Marek Chodakiewicz in Eurasia Review

Publication Date: Monday, December 15, 2014

"Islamofascists" and "Putin-Hitler" reverberate through our public discourse, reflecting anger and emotion, rather than calm and acumen. As such, these seemingly helpful tags actually impede our understanding of both adversaries and, hence, prevent us from elaborating a successful strategy against each, including mobilizing popular support for the endeavor.  {read more}

Strategic Value of Poland and the Intermarium

Publication Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014

The White House's erratic, confused, and rudderless foreign policy endangers America's Polish friend, and, indeed, other NATO members, putting Warsaw and the rest, in particular in Central and Eastern Europe, also known as the Intermarium, lands between the Black and Baltic seas, on a collision course vis-à-vis Berlin and Moscow. This is plainly obvious in the context of the Ukrainian crisis.  {read more}

Dr. Chodakiewicz on Russias banning of David Satter

Publication Date: Friday, February 7, 2014

Moscow has just banned journalist David Satter from post-Soviet Russia. In an article published on 3 February on the website of the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research News & Analysis section, history professor and current holder of the Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies, Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, analyzes the background and causes of this expulsion of an inconvenient writer.   {read more}

Dr. Chodakiewicz reviews book on Belarusian nationalism

Publication Date: Monday, February 3, 2014

The subject of Belarus—not to mention the topic of Belarusian nationalism—has received little scholarly attention and even less media publicity.   {read more}

Snowden: Hero or Traitor?

Publication Date: Friday, December 6, 2013

Edward Snowden became the subject of much controversy and debate, both here in the US, and abroad. In an article published on 3 December on the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research News & Analysis section, Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz seeks to answer the fundamental question: is Snowden a hero or a traitor?  {read more}

Active measures Czech-style

Publication Date: Monday, September 9, 2013

In a recent article, written for the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research News & Analysis Section, Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz commented on the fall of Petr Nečas' center-right government in the Czech Republic.  {read more}

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