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.

The September 1939 War: Polish Cavalry Charging, but not Tanks

First to Fight, The Polish War 1939 By Roger Moorhouse Case White, The Invasion of Poland 1939 By Robert Forczyk Reviewed by Marek Jan Chodakiewicz On September 1, 1939, Hitler attacked Poland; Stalin joined him on September 17. Thus, the Second World War commenced. From the start it was a war against two enemies: Germans, who were…

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Belarus: Plot Thickens in Presidential Landslide

The bad news is that there have been riots every night in Belarus following the presidential election of August 10. And more bad news is also that we have a winner: President Oleksandr Lukashenka has triumphed again, and, after 26 years in the office, he is now officially in his sixth term. He will soldier…

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Lenin, Revolution, and the Jewish People

Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution by Brendan McGeever Reviewed by Marek Jan Chodakiewicz According to Brendan McGeever’s Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019), armed supporters of the Bolsheviks, in the Red Army in particular, were permeated with antisemitism which manifested itself in anti-Jewish propaganda and violence. Simply put, the rank-and-file…

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IWP holds 10th Annual Kościuszko Chair Spring Symposium

Via a series of webinars and lecture videos in July, IWP held its 10th Annual Kościuszko Chair Spring Symposium in honor of Lady Blanka Rosenstiel. This symposium was sponsored by the Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies and the Center for Intermarium Studies. Early Modern Polish Commanders and the Use of Combined Arms​ Dr. John Radzilowski…

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Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz assists with journalism project on Poles in Africa

Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz recently assisted Ryerson University student Téana Graziani with a research project entitled “No Pierogies in Africa: How the first modern refugee camps in Africa were in fact for White Europeans.” The complete project is posted here, and the Q&A between Ms. Graziani and Dr. Chodakiewicz is below. TG: What was Poland…

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Franak Viacorka

Franak Viačorka discusses the Belarusian struggle between Russia and the West

On Thursday, September 19th, Franak Viačorka spoke about the struggle that Belarusians face between Westernization and Russification. Mr.Viačorka is the Vice President of the Digital Communication Network, a consultant for the U.S. Agency for Global Media, and the Creative Director for RFE/RL Belarus Service. He advocates for democracy and personal freedom in post-Soviet countries and…

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Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz discusses losing his country, Poland

In a panel at IWP on June 13th, Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz gave a talk entitled “Losing One’s Country Twice, Finding it Once.” The panel, entitled “Loss of Country,” was co-sponsored by the by the American Academy of Distance Learning and also included discussions on “The Artful Recluse: 17th Century China” with Dr. Richard Bishirjian and…

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