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.

IWP Kościuszko Chair applauds new name of U.S. military base in Poland

The IWP Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies and the Center for Intermarium Studies applaud the U.S. Army’s recent decision to rename its base in Poland Camp Kościuszko, after Thaddeus Kościuszko, who heroically fought for eight years in the American Revolutionary War. Originally from Poland, Thaddeus Kościuszko was recruited by Benjamin Franklin and Silas Deane to…

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Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz speaks at the Captive Nations Summit

On July 19, 2022, IWP professor Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz spoke at the Captive Nations Summit. At this summit, hosted by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Dr. Chodakiewicz sat on a panel and discussed “Putin’s War Against Ukraine and the Future of Russia.” Dr. Chodakiewicz began by discussing Putin’s motivation for attacking Ukraine. Moscow…

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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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