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Turkey’s foreign policy subject of panel discussion at IWP

By Tyler Deffebach

Publication Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014

On December 3, The Institute of World Politics hosted a panel of experts to debate Turkey’s evolving geopolitical role, both with regards to the country’s aggressive action in the Mediterranean and Ankara’s posture towards Kurdish minorities, as well as the Erdogan government’s failure to normalize relations with Armenia without preconditions. In essence going from a stated policy of “zero problems with neighbors” to “zero ties with neighbors.”  {read more}

Israel and the Palestinians: the Puerto Rican model

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Monday, December 8, 2014

All diplomatic efforts having failed, perhaps it's time to look at a new solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  {read more}

Dr. Chodakiewicz delivers Intermarium Lecture on Belarus, Ukraine, and Hungary

By Pawel Styrna

Publication Date: Monday, December 8, 2014

On Tuesday, December 2, Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz -- Professor of History at IWP and the current holder of the Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies -- delivered a lecture on the "Intermarium in song, thought, and action: Belarus, Ukraine, and Hungary."  {read more}

Prof. Marek Chodakiewicz speaks at Yale APAC conference

Publication Date: Monday, December 8, 2014

On Sunday, December 7, Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz spoke at the American Polish Advisory Council's conference on "Poland's Emerging Role in Shaping Global Security & the US-Polish Partnership" at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.   {read more}

Pearl Harbor - Seventy Three Years Ago

Cold War II or World War III

By Owen T. Smith

Publication Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014

Seventy three years ago, December 7th 1941, a day which Franklin Delanor Roosevelt declared "shall live in infamy," a fleet of Japanese aircraft attacked the US Navy Base in Pearl Harbor taking out a key portion of the US Navy, killing or wounding 3500 Americans. The attack at Pearl Harbor signaled the entry of the United States into the Second World War. December 8th, FDR appeared before a joint session of the Congress -- they declared war, a war that cost over seventy million lives. The Second World War was to be the War that would end all wars.  {read more}

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall: A realist perspective

By Pawel Styrna

Publication Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

During the twenty-fifth anniversary of the "fall" of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin, Mikhail Gorbachev ventured so far as to claim that "the world is on the brink of a new Cold War. Some are even saying that it's already begun." Gorbachev no doubt understands that the West is reluctant to confront Russia and, therefore, resistant to recognizing the reality that the Chekists running the Kremlin did not see themselves as having "lost" the Cold War, but as merely having suffered a setback.  {read more}

Dr. Chodakiewicz co-edits new document collection on the Polish underground

Publication Date: Monday, December 1, 2014

Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz – along with Dr. Wojciech J. Muszyński and Leszek Żebrowski – have just published a document anthology, which they compiled and co-edited, on the Polish underground during the Second World War.  {read more}

Soft Power: The Vaccine Against Oppression

By Matthew Daniels, James Stavridis

Publication Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ebola is not the only virus threatening humanity. For nearly a decade, a spreading global contagion of oppression has caused setbacks in human rights of which ISIL is only the latest symptom.  {read more}

Larry Wortzel discusses contemporary Chinese military strategy at IWP

By Samuel Krawitz

Publication Date: Monday, November 24, 2014

On November 18, 2014, COL Larry M. Wortzel, PhD (USA, Ret.) gave a lecture on Contemporary Chinese Military Strategy in IWP's military strategy class.    {read more}

IWP Trustee Hon. Tidal McCoy to receive Space Transportation Association Lifetime Achievement Award

Publication Date: Monday, November 24, 2014

Hon. Tidal W. McCoy, who currently serves as Secretary of IWP's Board of Trustees, has been selected to receive the Space Transportation Association (STA) Lifetime Achievement Award.  {read more}

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