The Center for Intermarium Studies is an academic hub that focuses on the geographic region between the Baltic, the Black, and the Adriatic Seas, formerly dominated by the Soviet Union. The Kościuszko Chair, which is part of the Center for Intermarium Studies, serves as a center for Polish Studies.

Pope Francis blames the victim in Russia-Ukraine war

Francis’s narrative of parity between Russia and NATO (and Ukraine) is a pontifical dog whistle Pope Francis recently shocked many by positing parity between Vladimir Putin and Russia on one hand, and Ukraine and NATO on the other. The Holy Father insisted both are to blame for the raging war. In stark contrast to the “Holy…

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Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz mentioned in article on Intermarium concept

Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Kosciuszko Chair in Polish Studies at The Institute of World Politics, was recently referenced in an article in East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies. The article, titled “The Intermarium in Ukrainian and Polish Foreign Policy Discourse,” was written by Oleksii Polegkyi and discusses the Intermarium concept in the context of Polish-Ukrainian security…

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Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz speaks at Janusz Kurtyka Foundation event

On November 8th, 2021, Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz of The Institute of World Politics spoke at an event hosted by the Janusz Kurtyka Foundation titled “International aspects of the First World War and the battle for Lwów/L’viv, 1918.” The event included presentations by Professor Andrzej Chwalba and Dr. Damian K. Markowski, both of whom won…

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Afghanistan Fallout

The most important lesson of the collapse of Afghanistan is a global loss of credibility by the United States under a Democrat administration. This impacts not only our allies but also onlookers and enemies, including in the Intermarium. The most immediate concern is an anticipated wave of refugees from Afghanistan flooding into Europe.  But the…

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Free Courts and Media

A few weeks ago, Brussels expressed its displeasure over Warsaw’s judiciary, media, and sexual issues, judging the Polish (and Hungarian) approach to them as incompatible with EU law. The Poles scoffed and dismissed the charges as contrary to the Polish Constitution. For them, it is a matter of sovereignty. The saga continues, as Poland has…

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Migrants, COVID, etc.

How do you get the European Union to recognize outside intruders as illegal aliens? Play the COVID game. Just ask the Lithuanians. Otherwise, as far as the pandemic, it is business as usual, oscillating between lockdowns and protests throughout the Old Continent, which we shall look at shortly. First, let us address the Baltics. Lithuania’s…

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Biden-Putin Signaling

At the request of Germany, President Joe Biden has just inked a deal blessing the completion of Russia’s contentious Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will all but guarantee Moscow’s energy domination of the European Union and its neighborhood. Thus, via German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Biden is playing footsies with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. The…

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The Poles Miss Bibi

No sooner was Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu gone, than his successors have ripped into Poland over a restitution law that was newly passed in Warsaw. And the Biden Administration supports the Israeli moves. What is it all about? Six years ago, Poland’s Constitutional Court obligated the government of the Law and Justice Party (PiS) and the…

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Politics and Soccer in the EU

Unlike the Europeans, the American people have not really suspected that sports, say, football, is political. We think that games are as American as apple pie, and there is really no hidden agenda in the U.S. flags fluttering and the anthem blaring. That sport reflects politics is a lesson most Americans have internalized only since…

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