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Airplane Black Boxes Can Reveal or Conceal a Crime

Publication Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Poland's new conservative government, elected in October and about to take office, is already showing its colors. The minister of foreign affairs-designate, Witold Waszczykowski, told the Polish broadcaster TVN24 on Tuesday that Poland will sue Russia at the European Court of Human Rights for the return of property connected with the crash of a Polish plane near Smolensk, Russia, on April 10, 2010.  {read more}

Student Veterans Association Chapter launched at IWP

Publication Date: Monday, November 30, 2015

IWP students Sean Cusack and Sam Greenwood have recently launched the IWP chapter of the Student Veteran Association under the guidance of Career Services Director Derrick T. Dortch. Casual social meetings are held on a biweekly basis in the Student Lounge at Marlatt Mansion, and volunteer activities are scheduled throughout the semester. Events are open to all, and full membership (meaning a say in the direction of the organization) is available for veterans.  {read more}

What should Israel really fear?

The IDF has Iran covered, but there are less obvious threats that could be no less potent.

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Monday, November 30, 2015

A former director of the Central Intelligence Agency recently stated that the intelligence community in the US has a perfect record on identifying future threats: "We have never been right." The one thing we know nothing about is the future. Nevertheless we have no choice but to try to peer through the fog and at least identify those potential threats which would seem most likely and try to position ourselves to confront them.  {read more}

Dr. Chodakiewicz reviews "The Rise and Fall of Belarusian Nationalism, 1906-1931"

Publication Date: Monday, November 30, 2015

According to Professor Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Per Anders Rudling’s The Rise and Fall of Belarusian Nationalism, 1906-1931 (Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015) is seriously flawed both as far as its intellectual framework and understanding of subtle nature of the identity of the people inhabiting Belorussian lands.  {read more}

In Harmony: US Army Bands, National Strategy, and IWP Alumnus Derrick Shaw

Publication Date: Monday, November 30, 2015

"I think it's important that we are aware of the bigger picture no matter what our job is -- infantryman, pilot, or in my case, a bandsman. We are all part of this grand strategy. That's where I think IWP comes in."  {read more}

What’s In a Name?

By John J. Tierney, Jr.

Publication Date: Monday, November 30, 2015

The refusal of President Obama to use the "Islamist" or Muslim name to define global terror confuses and annoys many Americans. His supporters dismiss this as a trivial sideshow, claiming that names are distracting as long as tactics work.  {read more}

Downing of Russian Plane has Serious Consequences for Putin at Home, in Central Asia, and in Ukraine

By Paul A. Goble

Publication Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Staunton, November 25 - The shooting down of a Russian military plane by Turkish forces after Kremlin ignored repeated warnings from Ankara not to violate Turkey's airspace not only increases the risks of a clash between Russia and the West but has serious consequences for Putin at home, in Central Asia and the Caucasus, and in Ukraine.  {read more}

Dr. Thomas Cynkin to teach course on homeland security

Publication Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Institute of World Politics is glad to announce that Dr. Thomas M. Cynkin is joining the faculty.  {read more}

We Have Met the Enemy and He Is …. Us

By John J. Tierney, Jr.

Publication Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

I often open my class on U.S. foreign policy by asking the following (trick) question: In history, what is the Capital city that has come closest to an existential defeat of the United States? Hands go up: Moscow, Berlin, Tokyo, even London.   {read more}

Michael O’Hanlon discusses the future of land warfare

By Nicholas Palczewski

Publication Date: Friday, November 20, 2015

On Tuesday, November 17, IWP welcomed Michael E. O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, to give a talk on his book entitled Order from Chaos: The Future of Land Warfare. This was the first of IWP’s Global Impact Session Series.  {read more}

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