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IWP student creates video review on political oppression in Saudi Arabia

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

An IWP student recently created a video review on political oppression in Saudi Arabia. He exposes the massive inequality in the country and calls the façade of opulence touted by the House of Saud a "Kingdom Built on Sand."  {read more}

IWP at Oxford: Summer of 2017

Publication Date: Monday, July 10, 2017

During the summer semester of 2017, sixteen students from IWP had the privilege of traveling to, and studying at the prestigious academic institution of Oxford University.  Over the past few years IWP has built a strong relationship with Oxford and the Washington International Studies Council, the organization that offers and facilitates the Oxford Study Abroad Program (OSAP).   {read more}

Alumnus Spotlight: Major Jeff Brewer, USMC Intelligence Officer

Publication Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017

In this interview, we speak with Major Jeff Brewer, IWP Class of 2014. Major Brewer is an intelligence officer with the US Marine Corps.  {read more}

The stresses driving the new populism

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The current wave of populism sweeping the world isn't necessarily ideological -- as witness Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump.  {read more}

The Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Wos Family Foundation Scholarship established at IWP

Publication Date: Friday, June 30, 2017

Thanks to a $1 million grant from The Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Woś Family Foundation, The Institute of World Politics has established The Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Woś Family Foundation Scholarship.  The Foundation grant is the result of the extraordinary generosity of Louis DeJoy and Aldona Woś of North Carolina.  {read more}

IWP welcomes 22 summer interns

Publication Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017

This summer, 22 interns are completing the internship program at The Institute of World Politics.   {read more}

Belgian Command and General Staff College students visit IWP

Publication Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017

On June 26, over 30 students from the Belgian Command and General Staff College visited IWP for a seminar on "U.S. Organized and Coordinated Counterterrorism Response" with IWP professors. The visiting students hailed from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.  {read more}

Mr. Brandon Weichert analyzes France in the relations of Russia and Germany in a recent IWP lecture

By Abbey Bonin and William Hungerford

Publication Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

On June 19th, 2017, Mr. Brandon Weichert gave a lecture at The Institute of World Politics titled, "Where is France in the Moscow-Berlin Axis?" Brandon Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and founder of The Weichert Report. He is authoring a book on national security with a focus on space policy.       {read more}

Out of Afghanistan?

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

To defeat the Islamists in Afghanistan, we should learn how to divide and rule. We must pursue a number of policies that may seem contradictory. First, we should strengthen the royalists, the republicans, and the nationalists not just at the center in Kabul but in the areas where they enjoy the most support: among the ethnic groups, tribes, and clans.  {read more}

Author Frank Lavin introduces his book about fatherís experience on the battlefronts of WWII in IWP guest lecture

By Abbey Bonin and Simon Zajicek

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

On June 19th, 2017, The Institute of World Politics hosted Ambassador Frank Lavin, founder and CEO of Export Now, for a guest lecture titled "World War II Book Talk: Homefront to Battlefront." Amb. Frank Lavin served as a U.S. ambassador to Singapore, an Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade, and was a White House aide for several years. Amb. Lavin is the son of Carl Lavin, who fought in World War II. The book, Homefront to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in World War II, is the story of his father's personal take on the complex world of combat he was thrust into when he was only in his teens. The narrative of the story is supported through Carl's personal correspondence with the family, official military history, and private papers.   {read more}

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