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IWP announces Silver Anniversary Gala and Chancellor's Dinner Committee

Publication Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to announce an  extraordinary dinner committee for its Silver Anniversary Gala and Chancellor's Dinner, which take place at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City on October 14.   {read more}

The limitations of a famous R.I. general

By Mackubin Thomas Owens

Publication Date: Monday, August 31, 2015

A recent story in the Journal describes the refurbishment of Providence's equestrian statue of Ambrose Burnside, Rhode Island industrialist, Civil War general, governor and U.S. senator during the post-Civil War era.  {read more}

Military Officers: Political Without Partisanship

By Mackubin Thomas Owens

Publication Date: Monday, August 31, 2015

The US military should refrain from seeking political power and avoid partisan politics. However, to insist that officers should remain apolitical ignores the fact that in the American system-policy making and the development of strategy on the one hand and the political process on the other-cannot be easily separated.   {read more}

Prof. Paul Goble on the Intermarium and Poland’s new president

Publication Date: Monday, August 31, 2015

In his recent “Window on Eurasia” blog post, Prof. Paul Goble, emphasized the importance of the first foreign trip made by Poland’s newly-elected center-right president, Andrzej Duda, to the Baltic nation of Estonia.  {read more}

An African angle to the Iran nuclear deal

Tehran is poised to capitalize on U.S. legitimization

Publication Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Most criticism of the U.S. administration's negotiation with Iran over its nuclear program points out a long list of relevant issues not addressed in the deal itself. Iran's support of terrorism and its abysmal human rights abuses against women, homosexuals, and non-Muslims top the list.  {read more}

Not all Kurdish factions are equal, says IWP student Baris Ersoy

Publication Date: Monday, August 24, 2015

In light of the PKK's recent string of assassinations of police officers, it is unethical and naive to think that the US should unconditionally support any and all Kurdish entities as a counter-balance to radical Islamism.  {read more}

Obama's Nuclear “Deal” with Iran: A Historic Agreement, or an Epic Failure?

Publication Date: Monday, August 24, 2015

The "deal" seems to conform to a disconcerting pattern characterizing the Obama administration's foreign policy of propping up anti-American Marxist or Islamist dictatorships. Thus, Obama has thrown a lifeline to and reestablished relations with communist-occupied Cuba, and his perplexing passivity vis-à-vis ISIS has helped that savage Jihadist tyranny survive and consolidate.  {read more}

How should Israel form an alliance with Saudi Arabia?

Answer: With a regime like that, very carefully.

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Monday, August 24, 2015

While the world's attention has been focused on the six-power agreement with Iran, collateral fallout has been taking place, both positive and negative, as a result of that diplomatic disaster.  {read more}

KT McFarland to serve as master of ceremonies at IWP gala

Publication Date: Friday, August 14, 2015

Kathleen Troia "KT" McFarland will be the master of ceremonies at our forthcoming Silver Anniversary Gala and Chancellor's Council Dinner on October 14.  {read more}

This Sudanese School's Students Are Rapidly Joining ISIS

Publication Date: Friday, August 14, 2015

A private, elite school in Khartoum tells the story of the appeal of ISIS--a story that defies years of mythologies in the West about the lure of Muslim youth to extremism.  {read more}

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