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The Changing Shape of HUMINT

By John R. Sano

Publication Date: Thursday, January 7, 2016

Although often described as the world's second oldest profession, spying -- and specifically human intelligence (HUMINT) -- continues to evolve.   {read more}

The petrokingdom in peril?

Predictions that events in Saudi Arabia will be key to regional developments in 2016 have much merit.

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Monday, January 4, 2016

A number of analyses and New Year predictions have centered lately on what events might happen during 2016 involving Saudi Arabia.  {read more}

Is Banning Non-Americans Un-American?

By John J. Tierney, Jr.

Publication Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2015

There are several ways to critique Donald Trump’s recent call for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States…” but “Un-American” has certainly summarized much of the emotional ire directed against his latest political bombshell.   {read more}

IWP welcomes new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Publication Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Institute of World Politics has recently welcomed two new members to its senior leadership team: Lawrence “Larry” Cosgriff as Executive Vice President, and Ayo Adenle-Ogunmola as Chief Financial Officer.  {read more}

Mackubin Thomas Owens: Tolerating only the 'correct' ideas

By Mackubin Thomas Owens

Publication Date: Monday, December 21, 2015

When I was an undergraduate at the University of California at Santa Barbara in the mid-1960s, our sister campus at Berkeley was roiled by what came to be known as the “free speech movement,” a string of ongoing protests against the university administration arising from student demands to lift restrictions on political speech. This episode is seen as the genesis of the student activism of the 60s and 70s.   {read more}

New course on Intelligence and the Law to be taught by Paul Schilling

Publication Date: Monday, December 21, 2015

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to offer a new course: “Intelligence and the Law” (IWP 681).  This course is designed to introduce students to the law governing the Intelligence Community and how that law underlies today’s hotly debated national security issues.  {read more}

Dr. Sebastian Gorka comments on new evidence in San Bernardino shooting case

Publication Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Multiple sources confirm that large sums of money, over $28,000, were deposited into the San Bernardino terrorist's bank account just weeks before this attack. This is quite a lot for man whose salary is $54,000 per year.   {read more}

IWP Army Fellow MG John Thomson to be appointed commander of the 1st Cavalry Division

Publication Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Major General John C. "JT" Thomson III, who was IWP's first US Army War College Fellow in 2008-09, has been assigned to be Commanding General of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.   {read more}

Professor Henry Sokolski testifies about Pakistani nuclear posture

By Lukasz Oprawski

Publication Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

For many, it is not immediately clear why Washington should concern itself with the nuclear competition between India and Pakistan.  It has been occurring for nearly two decades. Why should we worry now?  {read more}

Middle East Poker

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Anyone who knows how to play poker knows the likely final results of a situation like this. Eventually, with a huge pot of chips piled up as a result of competitive raises, one of the players will see another and show his hand. Then all the others must do the same. The bluffs will be called and the player with the best hand will win. OR, everyone else will fold and the most skillful bluffer will take the pot without even having to show his hand.  {read more}

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