Witold Repetowicz

Witold Repetowicz is a Warsaw-based expert on security and international issues, specializing in the Middle East and North Africa. He has a law degree from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and worked as a legal adviser for Poland's European Integration Committee and the Telecom Regulation Office. From 2002 until 2014, Mr. Repetowicz provided legal advice to Polish construction companies, many of them active in the Middle East.

Mr. Repetowicz’s areas of interest include military topics, terrorism, the situation in Iraq and Syria, and the impact of the Arab Spring on regional and global security. His analyses have been published by the Polish website Defence24.pl, the Kosciuszko Institute, the Center for Strategic Analysis in Warsaw. Mr. Repetowicz is also a regular contributor to the Polish weeklies Tygodnik Powszechny and Do Rzeczy, as well as the military monthly Polska Zbrojna.

Since 2014, Mr. Repetowicz has focused on the war against Daesh, or Islamic State, Europe’s refugee crisis and the Kurdish problem in Syria, Iraq and Turkey. During this time he made many trips to Turkey, Iraq and Syria, visiting the front lines and interviewing military commanders, refugees and local politicians. He has lectured in Poland on these topics, participated in academic panel discussions and spoken as an expert at the National Development Council, an advisory body to the President of Poland. He is now writing a book on Kurdistan.