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A "House Divided": Wartime dissent in American history and today

By John J. Tierney, Jr.

Publication Date: Monday, February 1, 2016

Democracies are obviously much more fragile than their opponents in holding coalitions together or in keeping their domestic house in order while fighting on distant fronts.   {read more}

Undermining America While Washington Sleeps: China In Latin America

By Paul Coyer

Publication Date: Monday, February 1, 2016

The public position of the United States Government is that Washington does not see a geopolitical threat arising from China's quickly growing influence in Latin America.   {read more}

Libby Liu, President of Radio Free Asia, speaks about the mission of the RFA

By Ben Martin

Publication Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016

Libby Liu, Radio Free Asia President, spoke about Radio Free Asia’s mission as the first in a series of lectures on Women Executives on National Security at The Institute of World Politics.   {read more}

At last something serious from Davos

The World Economic Forum at least talked about extreme concentration of wealth. Solutions are another matter.

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Every year at about this time, the rich and the powerful gather together in the Swiss resort town of Davos to congratulate each other on another year in power and in control. Most years nothing much of any significance happens because attendance is an ego trip for the attendees, which they immensely enjoy, being very impressed with themselves and each other.  {read more}

John Sano discusses his course on Covert Action

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

In this interview, Prof. John Sano discusses the course that he teaches at IWP on Covert Action and National Security (IWP 678, 4 credits).   {read more}

The Growing Militarization of the Middle East

Iran, Turkey, Russia and China are all taking advantage of the regional turmoil to increase their military presence.

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Recent developments in the Middle East show a disturbing trend, to add to all the other disturbing trends that have emerged in the region since the "Arab Spring" began in 2011.  {read more}

Address in honor of Alexander Hamilton by Stephen F. Knott

Publication Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

It truly is an honor to be with you today as we pay tribute to a remarkable founding father who was one of the greatest members of, with all due respect to Tom Brokaw and our World War II veterans, the greatest generation of Americans.  {read more}

Venezuela's Future - Mortgaged By Chavismo In Cooperation With China

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Yesterday's declaration by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro of a state of economic emergency in Venezuela is a tactical maneuver by Maduro to forestall changes championed by the new democratic opposition majority in the National Assembly -- most notably their intention to get rid of Maduro himself.   {read more}

Derrick Dortch and Evan Lesser discuss the security clearance process now and in the future

By Ben Martin

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Derrick Dortch, IWP's career director and host of the Fed Access radio show, spoke with Evan Lesser of   {read more}

How Hamilton secured our strength, liberty

By Mackubin Thomas Owens

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Jan. 11 marked the anniversary of Alexander Hamilton's birth in 1757. During his own lifetime, Hamilton had committed defenders as well as passionate detractors, and that division continues today.  {read more}

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