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What is to be done with the West Bank and Gaza?

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016

There can be a solution, at least for the West Bank, if the Sunni Arab states put pressure on the Palestinians.  {read more}

The NATO Summit and Obama's much ado over a Polish court

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

It is too bad President Obama apparently skipped his constitutional law classes while at Harvard. Firm grounding in the American constitutional tradition would help him understand the complexities of Poland’s struggle against the poisonous legacy of totalitarianism in its court system.  {read more}

IWP student speaks on Iranian paramilitary force activities in Iraq and Syria ​

Publication Date: Monday, July 11, 2016

On July 8th Travis Morrison, an IWP student, lectured on the diplomatic activities and interests of the Quds force, a politically-involved paramilitary force of Iran's.  {read more}

Dr. Charles Snyder discusses the DRC election crisis

By Quinn Phillips

Publication Date: Friday, July 8, 2016

On Wednesday, June 29, Dr. Charles Snyder presented his lecture, "Congo Crisis: Getting to Good Elections in a Bad Neighborhood" at The Institute of World Politics.  {read more}

Israel adds diplomatic skill to its armory

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu's African tour is a highlight of several recent diplomatic successes.  {read more}

NDU paper recounts John Lenczowski’s success in countering Soviet disinformation

By Justin Seledyn

Publication Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016

In a paper written by Fletcher Schoen and Christopher J. Lamb, IWP founder and president Dr. John Lenczowski is featured as one of the leading figures influential in the success of the Active Measures Working Group, an interagency group responsible for countering Soviet disinformation tactics during the Reagan Administration.   {read more}

A war of beliefs

The struggle against homegrown terror is a battle for the soul

By CH Karen Meeker

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Terrorism expert Peter Bergen said recently on Capitol Hill, “The homegrown terrorist is the biggest threat to the United States.” According to New America’s “ISIS in the West: The New Faces of Extremism,” the most common demographic of Americans recruited by ISIS, or the Islamic State, is a 25-year-old who is socially connected on the internet. What, then, is the special appeal that would drive an American young adult to radicalism and then terrorism, and what can we do about it?  {read more}

Standing by Afghanistan: the strategic choice

By Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Afghanistan’s defence and security forces face enormous challenges. They are countering an insurgency of well-equipped guerrilla fighters, who enjoy the unconditional support of organised crime, international terrorists and some neighboring countries. They are on the front line of the fight against terrorist groups including Al-Qaida, so-called Islamic State and the Haqqani Network. Moreover – as Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said repeatedly – for fourteen years Afghanistan has been in an undeclared war with Pakistan. And it’s also believed that the country continues to be the proxy battleground for India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers.  {read more}

Intermarium – An Idea Whose Time is Coming Again

By Paul A. Goble

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The EU is now in a deep crisis, one that is the product not only of Britain’s vote to leave it but also of the organization’s “inability to stand up to the global economic crisis, Russian military-political and information expansion, international terrorism and uncontrolled mass migration,” according to Aleksandr Voronin.  {read more}

Panel discusses special operations forces in diplomacy at IWP

By Taralyn Thrasher

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

On Monday, June 27, 2016, The Institute of World Politics hosted an event to discuss Special Operations Forces in Diplomacy. The speakers included former U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe and Cambodia, Ambassador Charlie Ray, along with Glenn Pangelinan, founder of the Reliance Project, and Jesse Lee, Principal at the Institute for the Management of Conflict. Together, they explained the relationship between Special Operations Forces and the U.S. diplomatic corps, described the roles and importance of special operations, and shared personal testimonies about their daily tasks and experiences in these fields.  {read more}

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