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Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz is a Professor of History at IWP and holds the The Kociuszko Chair in Polish Studies. Full bio

Tanks Will Help Ukraine, So Would Clear Policy from Biden

The Ukrainians do not expect American and other NATO troops to die for them. They fight bravely on their own even with outdated equipment. Early on in the war, the Ukrainian ancient T-64 tanks routed Russia’s famous 1st Guards Armored Army twice. By now, however, Ukraine has amassed quite an armored force: in reality and in pledges. Most NATO countries have contributed, the Americans and…

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Poland Warms Up to US for Energy

Poland has been pursuing energy independence on many fronts, including in partnership with the U.S. The Poles have every right to gloat, as they had warned about Russia’s ill intentions long before the invasion of Ukraine and the attendant Russian energy war against the West. First, the Warsaw-conceived Baltic Pipe has been pumping gas from…

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Marek Chodakiewicz speaking at Clash of Civilizations Conference

Poland: Nation and Migration

Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz delivered this lecture at the “Clash of Civilizations” conference, a European Parliament event, in Warsaw, Poland, on 26 November 2022.  In early 1939, Professor Wincenty Lutosławski, a leading Christian Nationalist (Endek) philosopher, in his opus The Mission of the Polish Nation (Posłannictwo polskiego narodu), insisted that “To the Polish nation there…

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Europe’s rightward shift could bring pro-American allies if conservatives follow Reagan platform

Recent elections in Sweden and Italy have returned rightist, populist, nationalist, and conservative majorities. There are other similar governments in Europe. Can working with them be in America’s national interest? For some, the answer is no. Led by The New York Times, much of the mass media howled, you guessed it, “fascism!” and even “Nazism!”. Read more…

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Gene Poteat at IWP Brian Kelley Lecture in 2017

Gene Poteat: A Gentleman Spy

Gene Poteat (1930-2022) was a Southern gentleman, first and foremost. Always dressed with understated elegance, he scrutinized his surroundings with his kind eyes of steel. Gene was also “Q”. At least, that is how I liked to introduce him. As in James Bond’s “Q,” he served as the chief of new technologies at the CIA.…

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