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Russia in the eastern Mediterranean

By Bernard Lugan and Thomas Flichy of La Neuville, Saint-Cyrís military academy - France

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Russian counter-offensive in the Mediterranean has gone so fast that the European chancelleries have been confused by their inability to anticipate the revival of a living power. The strategy of Vladimir Putin is nevertheless clear from a historical point of view: it is articulated into two acts.  {read more}

Dean Owens reviews Eliot Cohenís book "The Big Stick"

Publication Date: Monday, January 9, 2017

The late 1980s and early '90s were characterized by liberal optimism, if not triumphalism. The Berlin Wall had fallen and the Soviet Union had dissolved, marking the end of the Cold War.  {read more}

Polandís Counterrevolution: A Standard Narrative

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017

Andrzej Paczkowski's serviceable monograph on Poland's crisis in the early eighties, Wojna polsko-jaruzelska: Stan wojenny w Polsce, 13 XII 1981-22 VII 1983 (Warszawa: Prószyński i ska, 2006) has now been translated into English as Revolution and Counterrevolution in Poland, 1980-1989: Solidarity, Martial Law, and the End of Communism in Europe (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2015).   {read more}

A Review of Geoculture: Plaidoyer pour une civilization durable

by Olivier Hanne and Thomas Flichy de La Neuville

By Joseph R. Wood

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Two strategic thinkers of the famed French military academy at St. Cyr, Thomas Flichy de La Neuville and Olivier Hanne, have produced an important new study entitled Geoculture: Plaidoyer pour une civilization durable.   {read more}

IWP student denounces barbarism of ISIS towards women

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

In a new video published by the Human Rights Network as a review of the documentary Escaping ISIS, IWP student John Smith* speaks out against members of ISIS who rape women in the name of religion.   {read more}

Strong from the Beginning

John Quincy Adams crafted a remarkable grand strategy for America.

By Mackubin Thomas Owens

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

In his 2004 book Surprise, Security, and the American Experience, John Lewis Gaddis called John Quincy Adams "the most influential American grand strategist of the 19th century." Charles Edel, a professor at my former institution, the U.S. Naval War College, fleshes out Gaddis's argument in his remarkable new work Nation Builder: John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic{read more}

IWP welcomes new Senior Vice President

Publication Date: Monday, January 2, 2017

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to welcome Captain Christopher D. Glass, Sr., USN-Retired, as Senior Vice President, Professional Affiliations, reporting to IWP's Executive Vice President, Larry Cosgriff.  {read more}

Hamilton's actual view on immigration

By Mackubin Thomas Owens

Publication Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Not too long ago, the cast of the hit musical "Hamilton" ostentatiously lectured Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who was in attendance, about "diversity" and "American values." Implicit in these remarks was criticism of the incoming administration's position on immigration. But the comments by the "Hamilton" cast miss an important point. Although Alexander Hamilton was himself an immigrant, he was adamantly opposed to the open immigration policies that President Thomas Jefferson proposed in his first annual message to Congress in 1801. Although the incoming president had once opposed unlimited immigration, Jefferson now saw it as a way to secure the future political dominance of his own party over Hamilton's Federalists.  {read more}

Dr. Owens comments on civilian-military relations

Publication Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016

In a recent interview on Sirius XM radio, IWP Dean Mackubin Owens discussed relations between civilian and military leaders in national security.   {read more}

Angela Messer of Booz Allen Hamilton discusses innovation in cyber

Publication Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

On November 4, 2016, The Institute of World Politics Cyber Intelligence Initiative hosted a breakfast event featuring Angela M. Messer, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton.  This event was sponsored by IWP's Cyber Intelligence Initiative (CII) as part of a series of guest lectures titled "New Initiatives in Cyber."  {read more}

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