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Amb. Frank Lavin discusses current affairs in China

Publication Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014

Amb. Frank Lavin visited The Institute of World Politics on July 8, 2014 to discuss what may be the most important question in international relations in the 21st century: Where is China going?  {read more}

Why ISIS is more dangerous than Al Qaeda and what America must do about it

By Sebastian Gorka

Publication Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014

In the space of just a few weeks, the jihadi threat group ISIS has accomplished more than al Qaeda did in the the thirteen years since the September 11 attacks. It will continue to grow in power and come to pose a direct threat to the United States unless America guides a regional response. Now.  {read more}

Student Peter Debbins passes rigorous Russian language exam

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

IWP M.A. candidate Peter Debbins recently passed the Chartered Institute of Linguists' exam in Russian translation. According to Peter, the exam "may even challenge a native speaker of the language": it includes a general subject translation; a scientific translation; and a choice of a social science, medical, or legal translation.  {read more}

Middle States team commends IWP on assessment and planning

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

On April 3, 2014, a team representing the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) visited IWP to evaluate the Institute's performance on several "Standards for Accreditation."  In addition to finding IWP in compliance with all standards, this team commended the Institute, "for developing assessment and planning practices that clearly and effectively link institutional assessment and planning."  This action represents the first time in IWP's history that it has received formal commendation from our accrediting body.  {read more}

Dr. Chodakiewicz interviewed by Polonia Christiana

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz--who is currently on a lecture circuit promoting his new book in Poland--was interviewed on 3 July 2014 by the Polish web portal, Polonia Christiana(  {read more}

IWP alumnus comments on German cuts in life insurance returns

Publication Date: Monday, July 7, 2014

The Political Developments Reserach Center published an article by IWP alumnus Benjamin Fricke on a recent German policy cutting the returns of life insurance policies.  {read more}

Don't sign away US sovereignty with bad treaties, says Prof. Carafano

By James Jay Carafano

Publication Date: Monday, July 7, 2014

Four weeks after D-Day, having fought fiercely for 28 consecutive days, American troops were still within eyeshot of the Normandy coast.  {read more}

IWP career director discusses the business of threat assessment

Publication Date: Monday, July 7, 2014

Derrick Dortch, IWP Director of Career Services, hosted Chuck Tobin, president of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, to discuss the business of threat assessment on Federal News Radio's "Fed Access."  {read more}

Turkey: Between Iraq and some hard choices

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Monday, July 7, 2014

Recent events in the Middle East have placed Turkey in a most uncomfortable situation, with hard choices and few options.  {read more}

The IWP-Oxford Experience: Two Perspectives

Publication Date: Friday, June 27, 2014

This summer, four students from The Institute of World Politics (IWP) were selected to attend a month-long program at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.   {read more}

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