Above: Students in the Cyber Statecraft class with Zack Nunn, Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the National Security Council.
Five new courses to be offered for the spring semester
IWP's former Terrorism and Counterterrorism course has now been divided into two separate courses in order to cover all of the very extensive territory: the new Counterterrorism and the Democracies course (IWP 669) and a course on Terrorism (IWP 633). Counterterrorism will be taught this spring by Prof. Chris Harmon, one of the nation's foremost experts in the field.
Peace through Development (IWP 670) will be taught by Al Santoli, a longtime practitioner in development aid who originally learned this art in the context of counterinsurgency warfare. He will teach this course in the tradition of the legendary General Edward Lansdale, who was one of the modern era's seminal masters of this art. The course will include several guest lecturers, all of whom have been practitioners in different dimensions of peacebuilding and counterterrorism.
A course on the US-China Strategic Relationship (IWP 671) is the next in a forthcoming series of courses on China and the security challenges it presents to the East Asian region and to the United States. This course will cover the history of US-China relations, as well as contemporary developments. It will be taught by Amb. Joseph DeTrani, who is joining the faculty this spring.
Crisis Management and Decisionmaking (IWP 675) adds a special new dimension to that part of IWP's curriculum that addresses the national security policy process and the conduct of strategy. Prof. John Tsagronis' service at the National Security Council gives him special qualifications to teach this course on the basis of firsthand knowledge.
Defection Then and Now (IWP 676) will be taught by Alan Messer, a 32-year veteran of the CIA who served first as an analyst on Soviet defense industries and economics, then in the Directorate for Science and Technology for two years, and then as an operations officer in the Clandestine Service for 13 years, where he specialized in the KGB and GRU.
Career seminars propel students to success
This semester, students have learned about FBI intelligence operations, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, Army Special Forces, and the DIA from our alumni. These seminars are all part of IWP's Career Services offerings. Read more
Prof. James Carafano compares Iran nuclear deal to the Munich agreement of 1938
John Lenczowski comments on the US-China nuclear security center in Beijing
Minimum deterrence enhances the possibility of war, argues Dr. John Lenczowski
Remembering 23 October, by Prof. Christopher Harmon
Prof. Norman Bailey comments on how changes in China affect Israel
Obama defunding the Pentagon's net assessment brains, says Prof. James Carafano
"Fog over Iran" - an article by Prof. Norman Bailey
Prof. James Carafano discusses fighting on the cyber battlefield
Rear Admiral Samuel Cox speaks in Cyber Statecraft class
Personal library of the late Professor Brian Kelley donated to IWP
VIDEO: Amb. Francis Rooney gives a book lecture for The Global Vatican
Michael Flaherty presents thesis on modern peace enforcement
VIDEO: Henry Sokolski discusses nuclear policy at IWP
VIDEO: Vilen Khlgatyan gives a lecture on "Between Moscow and Brussels: Ukrainian and Armenian Dilemmas"
VIDEO: Sharmaake Sabrie discusses Al-Shabaab at IWP
VIDEOS: Sixth Annual Kosciuszko Chair Conference held at IWP
Nathalie Vogel discusses Cossack history at IWP
Also of note
Where's that guy we met at orientation? Student misses first semester to do intelligence work for the Army
Trustees comment on progress at IWP
Derrick Dortch conducts interview on terrorist activity in Nigeria
Interns experience Gettysburg with Professor Emeritus Charles Smith
Research fellow David Archibald takes an Arctic expedition
IWP improves campus safety with new keycard system
Office space for student and alumni groups now available in Marlatt
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