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The Future U.S. Defense Budget

By Wayne A. Schroeder

Publication Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The next president should elevate the role of U.S. defense strategy and planning in the next administration toward the goal of developing a new strategic framework that assumes a long-term defense competition with both Russia and China.  {read more}

IWP professor named to national security position in new administration

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

IWP professor Dr. Sebastian Gorka will take up a new role in the Trump Administration, and will be serving as the Deputy Assistant to President Trump in the new Strategic Initiatives Group.   {read more}

Bill Gertz discusses his new book iWar at IWP

By Adam Smith

Publication Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Bill Gertz, author of such books as:  The China Threat: How the People's Republic Targets America, Breakdown: How America's Intelligence Failures Led to Sept. 11 and Treachery: How America's Friends and Foes Are Secretly Arming Our Enemies discussed his new book iWar on January 17 at IWP.      {read more}

Trump and Torture

By Matthew Daniels

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A lot of attention has been focused on President-Elect Donald Trump's past statements endorsing the use of torture.  {read more}

Dr. Daniels to speak at Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

By Andrew Koontz

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

IWP’s Dr. Matthew Daniels, Chair of Law and Human Rights and Founder of the Center for Human Rights & International Affairs at The Institute of World Politics, will be participating in the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom’s Countering Extremism Symposium on February 8th, 2017.  {read more}

Historian presents his research on the century-long evolution of Army command doctrine

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

On January 17th, 2017, Dr. J.P. Clark, a former history professor of West Point, and active duty army officer, presented his research at IWP. This research focused on answering the question of why the U.S. Army evolved, from 1815 to 1917, from a command model centered on the belief that talent was unteachable, to one which viewed it as a science, able to be taught. Dr. Clark illuminated that today there are three theories in academia which purport to explain this shift: a theory of civilian, military, or events-related change.   {read more}

IWP Deanís book referenced during Mattis confirmation hearing

By Andrew Koontz

Publication Date: Monday, January 23, 2017

A book by IWP's Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Mackubin Owens, was quoted recently during the Senate confirmation hearing of Secretary of Defense James Mattis.   {read more}

IWP welcomes new Senior Vice President for Cyber Intelligence

Publication Date: Monday, January 23, 2017

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to welcome Captain Dean Lane, USN-Retired, as Senior Vice President for Cyber Intelligence, reporting to IWP’s Executive Vice President, Larry Cosgriff.  {read more}

Trump administration prospects do not bode well

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ahead of Friday's inauguration of the Donald Trump administration, there are multiple indications that the president-elect will have a very tough time of it, including:  {read more}

Mackubin Owens: Navy poised to recover after Obama

By Mackubin Thomas Owens

Publication Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

During the Anglo-French wars of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the Royal Navy maintained a decisive edge over France and its allies. That advantage did not arise from the superiority of the Royal Navy's vessels but instead from an intangible quality that was apparent from the Battle of the Nile to Trafalgar and beyond.   {read more}

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