General Józef Haller (touching the flag) and his Blue Army 1918-1922

Rockwellian Pol-Americana

A version of this article was also posted on Newsmax and Do Rzeczy. Last Saturday, I attended the funeral of my post commander, Antoni Chrościelewski. He was 97. A Gulag survivor and a veteran of the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944, he served in the Free Polish Army in the West during the Second…

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No Woke Soccer Yet

A version of this article was published by Newsmax.  Soccer has gone woke all over the European Union. Correction: Football bureaucrats in various clubs and continental associations have gone woke. In Western Europe, it has become customary now during sporting events to disrespect the national anthem before games by kneeling down, instead of standing at…

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Realism must drive nuclear policy

To successfully maintain the relative peace the United States has enjoyed for decades, we must consider what would convince adversaries that we would make them regret attacking a vital interest. Deterrence is an art, not a science, and it takes a clear eyed assessment of a variety of factors that will be varied from the…

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Dr. Matthew Brazil discusses China’s intelligence apparatus

On February 10th, 2021, The Institute of World Politics hosted a presentation and Q&A with Dr. Matthew Brazil on Chinese Intelligence titled Communist China’s Modern Intelligence Reforms. This event was part of IWP’s Asia Initiative Lecture Series. Dr. Brazil pursued Chinese studies as an undergraduate at U.C. Berkeley, as an Army officer with tours in…

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Dr. Jack Dziak discusses the life of Soviet political warfare specialist, Natalie Grant

On March 24, 2021, The Institute of World Politics hosted Dr. Jack Dziak for a webinar presentation titled “Crafting of Natalie Grant’s Book, Disinformation: Soviet Political Warfare.” The presentation was given in memory of Herb Romerstein. Mr. Romerstein was a professor at IWP for many years, where he taught courses involving foreign propaganda, perceptions, and…

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James A. Rice speaks on Estonian defense strategy in the wake of Russian aggression

O n February 16, 2021, Mr. James A. Rice, an IWP alumnus, appeared as a guest speaker for an Intermarium Lecture Series event entitled, Estonia’s “Total Defense” Principle: Learning from History. As Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Mr. James Rice informs Senator Grassley on foreign policy matters, particularly considering Senator Grassley’s…

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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…

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Flight Catering Security

This article by Chere Dannettel (’16) was published by Aviation Security International magazine.  Until the black swan event that is COVID-19, the airline catering market value was projected to reach £17.2 billion by 2025 due to an unprecedented rise in air passenger traffic. New trends and higher expectations of foodservice, in general, by an “on-demand”…

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Portrait of Felix Dzerzhinsky in a Soviet Parade in Moscow, 1936, carried by athletes of the Dynamo Sports Society.

Iron Feliks

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,…

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