Papers & Studies

Muravchik on Poland and Judaism

By Joshua Muravchik

Publication Date: March 24, 2008

Public diplomacy's next challenge

By Christopher C. Harmon

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

Noting that the measure of success enjoyed by US counterterrorism efforts hasn't been due to anything done by its public diplomacy activities, IWP Adjunct Professor and counterterror expert Christopher Harmon discusses the public diplomacy strategy the US must pursue in order to make further inroads upon terrorists.  Professor Harmon's essay draws upon numerous examples from terrorists around the world and offers a strategic look at the defensive and offensive use of words and images to sway public opinion and surpass al Qaeda in the global war of ideas.  To download Prof. Harmon's essay, please click here:  Harmon public diplomacy  {read more}

Katyn murder cover-up described by Romerstein

Publication Date: March 8, 2008

Charlie Wilson's War reviewed by Dr. Chodakiewicz

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Saturday, March 1, 2008

IWP Academic Dean and Professor of History Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz has written a brief and insightful review essay of George Crile's work, Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History (New York: Grove Press, 2003) and the well-known film of the same title.  {read more}

Chodakiewicz analyzes postwar Polish anti-Semitism

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Monday, February 18, 2008

In a paper delivered at Columbia University, IWP Academic Dean and Professor of History Marek Chodakiewicz examines aspects of the conflict between traditional and progressive views of American and Polish culture.   Contending that "'Progressives' have focused on Poland as a substitute target for a larger assault on traditional American values," Dr. Chodakiewicz contrasts the views of George Weigel and Jan Tomasz Gross in their discussion of anti-Semitism in Poland after World War II.   {read more}

Siberian Exile in Polish History

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2008

In his essay, Prof. Chodakiewicz traces the history of Siberian exile in Polish history to the rise of the Muscovite state itself during the fifteenth century, when slave raids into the Polish-Lithuanian state began.  {read more}

Will Poland's Election Be a Referendum on De-Communization?

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: 18 October 2007

IWP's Academic Dean and Professor of History Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz has written a cogent commentary on the Polish elections, placing them in their recent historical context and examining what, if any, effect they will have on the process of de-communization.  Prof. Chodakiewicz's essay appeared recently on  The full text follows.  {read more}

Iran's propaganda, Holocaust revisionism and Western civilization

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: September 6, 2007

When President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran described the Holocaust as a "myth" and hosted a Holocaust revisionist conference in Tehran in December 2006, he was warmly cheered in the Third World and severely castigated in the United States and Europe. Yet most Western pundits largely failed to grasp the significance of the assault. They limited themselves to outrage and righteous indignation. Ahmadinejad's fulminations were, on the one hand, jeered as "paranoid" and, on the other, described as on par with his other threats to destroy Israel -- pardon, "the Zionist entity." In other words, Western commentators dismissed the Iranian President as a vile, if dangerous troglodyte.But Iran's leader is much more sophisticated than that. Ahmadinejad apparently applied Western logic to score a major propaganda victory.   {read more}

Twin traitors

IWP Adjunct Professor Kelley reviews two books on Pollard and Montes spy cases

Publication Date: Summer 2007

In the summer 2007 issue of the National Military Intelligence Association's American Intelligence Journal, IWP Adjunct Professor Brian Kelley reviewed two recent books examining how counterintelligence investigators captured the spies Ana Belen Montes and Jonathan Pollard: Scott Carmichael's True Believer (Naval Institute Press, 2007) and Ronald J. Olive's Capturing Jonathan Pollard (Naval Institute Press, 2006).  {read more}

Islamism and Stratagem

Publication Date: 6 April 2007

This essay is intended as a running reflection on the intelligence and counterintelligence problems posed by resurgent, militant Islam, especially in the post-9/11 era. It is not meant to be a comprehensive assessment either of Islam itself or a prescription for the Intelligence Community on how to portray militant Islam as an intelligence issue for policy makers. Rather, it offers observations on these intelligence problems with an effort to identify and make sense of the deceptive dimensions therein. Such dimensions include not only active deception and manipulation activities undertaken by our adversaries, but the proclivities inherent in the doctrinal aspects of militant Islam itself. In that sense Islamic stratagems against the West are both explicit and implied within the theocratic culture of Islam. But they also embrace a tendency among much of the media and within US policy and intelligence to deny that there’s even a problem in the first place.[1] These reflections draw on the author’s experience in intelligence and counterintelligence and graduate school teaching of the same subjects for over four decades. Obviously, the views are those of the author alone and are meant as a stimulant to a discussion of timely and contentious intelligence issues related to hostile deception.  {read more}

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