After I entered the intelligence community and completed advanced counterintelligence training, a seasoned instructor confided in me that I was distinguished as the most knowledgeable student of counterintelligence principles and history whom he had ever encountered in his multi-decade career as an instructor.
My knowledge of all the instruments of statecraft has given me a distinct advantage over my colleagues in the intelligence community, as well as those in other agencies and departments with whom I work regularly - of whom many are competent in the technicalities of their work but possess only a tenuous understanding of the possibilities, limitations, and history of their respective functions. Consequently, my career and country are both benefitting.
- An anonymous IWP alumnus
IWP is grateful to its 2010 supporters!
IWP would like to thank all of its supporters from fiscal year 2010, who make possible the Institute's mission of preparing our nation's future leaders.
From Uganda to IWP: Meet Patrick Ddiba
"Although growing up in Uganda had a major influence on my decision to pursue a career in the field of national security, 9/11 drove me finally to the conclusion that the best way to help my country was to contribute to its defense."
CCS sponsors Iran Democratic Transition Conference
On January 22-24, 2011, IWP's Center for Culture and Security sponsored the Iran Democratic Transition Conference, in conjunction with George Washington University and the Confederation of Iranian Students (CIS), a pro-western independent student movement with chapters in Iran, United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Iraq, Turkey and Malaysia.
IWP launches Distinguished Military Speakers Series
This spring, IWP is launching a Distinguished Military Speakers Series, organized by IWP Army Senior Service Fellow Colonel Reginald Bostick and IWP Director of Professional Affiliations Linda Strating.
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