Papers & Studies

Poland's latest counterintelligence crisis in context

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: April 7, 2008

IWP Academic Dean and Professor of History Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz discusses candidly some pertinent and forthright details of Poland's latest counterintelligence crisis: the allegations that six undercover Polish military intelligence officers posted their pictures from a secret mission to Afghanistan on Poland's equivalent of Facebook.com.  Dr. Chodakiewicz brings to the debate surrounding this latest crisis a description of the palimpsest of Poland's intelligence services, the personalities that staff and control them, and the controversy surrounding their decommunization.  {read more}

Amb. Melady discusses papal visit

Publication Date: April 2, 2008

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 WorldPoliticsWatch.com.  The full text follows.  {read more}

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