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.
Minsk’s Integrated Sideshow
A version of this article was also published by Newsmax. As the United States was worried about Russia’s intentions in Ukraine, Belarus ran its own sideshow that exacerbated our trepidation about an all-out war. That was probably the Kremlin’s intention, and Minsk gladly obliged. Aleksandr Lukashenka “Daddy-Batko” is no puppet to Vladimir Putin, even when…Read More from Minsk’s Integrated Sideshow ›
Dr. Chodakiewicz discusses Poland’s history with the Catholic faith
On April 8, IWP professor Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz was invited to Vendée Radio to discuss the long history of Poland’s relationship with the Catholic faith. Dr. Chodakiewicz discussed in great detail how Poland’s relationship with the Catholic faith has been shaped and evolved throughout the centuries, analyzing how numerous political and even socioeconomic factors played…Read More from Dr. Chodakiewicz discusses Poland’s history with the Catholic faith ›
Fanatical, ascetic, dialectical, practical, and love-struck describes best Poland’s most infamous Communist revolutionary and the founder of the Soviet secret police as he emerges from the pages of Robert Blobaum’s Feliks Dzierżyński and the SDKPiL: A Study of the Origins of Polish Communism (New York and Boulder, CO: Columbia University Press and East European Monographs,…Read More from Iron Feliks ›
Should America Gift Poland a Nuclear Weapon?
A shorter version of this article was published by Newsmax. In Ghost Fleet, a science cyber-fiction thriller about our next war with China and Russia in the near future, NATO falls apart. After the United States is attacked, and Hawaii occupied by Red Chinese, the Europeans proclaim neutrality. That is, except for the Brits and…Read More from Should America Gift Poland a Nuclear Weapon? ›
What’s Up with Navalny?
A shorter version of this article was published by Newsmax. Russian opposition leader Andrei Navalny has become, arguably, the most recognizable domestic foe of the Kremlin’s Vladimir Putin. Following a botched assassination attempt in August 2020, Navalny’s story hit the news everywhere in the West. He was poisoned with the Novichok agent while returning on…Read More from What’s Up with Navalny? ›
Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz completes lecture series on World War I in the Intermarium region
Above: Brigadier Józef Piłsudski with his staff in front of the Governor’s Palace in Kielce, 1914 IWP professor Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz has completed a YouTube lecture series on the effects of World War I in the Intermarium, the region that rests between the Baltic and Black Seas in Eastern Europe. The series is entitled…Read More from Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz completes lecture series on World War I in the Intermarium region ›
“Disinformation: Soviet Political Warfare 1917 – 1991” published by Leopolis Press
Leopolis Press, part of the Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies at IWP, has published a new book, entitled Disinformation: Soviet Political Warfare 1917 – 1991. Its author is the late Natalie Grant, who worked in the same vineyards as we do. She was a close friend and collaborator of a few of our professors, including…Read More from “Disinformation: Soviet Political Warfare 1917 – 1991” published by Leopolis Press ›
A Saintly Underdog: Count János Esterházy
A shorter version of this article was originally published by Newsmax. America usually sides with an underdog. When the underdog’s cause is righteous, our support tends to be unqualified. Sometimes we root for the collective underdog. That was the case, for example, with America’s fondness of Poland’s “Solidarity” and its fight for freedom against the…Read More from A Saintly Underdog: Count János Esterházy ›
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…Read More from The September 1939 War: Polish Cavalry Charging, but not Tanks ›
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…Read More from Belarus: Plot Thickens in Presidential Landslide ›