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Rebeccah Heinrichs argues that nuclear weapons are indispensable for the US

By Jake Kucharski

Publication Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017

On June 13, 2017, Rebeccah Heinrichs, a Fellow at the Hudson Institute and a writer for Providence Magazine, gave a guest lecture at The Institute of World Politics on the increasing need and reliance the U.S. places on the threat and deterrence provided by nuclear weapons.  {read more}

Energy Security in North Korea: From Defiance to Survival

Publication Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017

With our ever-growing needs for electricity and our consumption habits, night time is not like what it was a few decades ago. Now our cities are as illuminated as in the middle of the day. Hence the astonishment in discovering this photograph of North Korea plunged into complete darkness.  {read more}

Dr. Mackubin Owens discusses civil-military relations during the Trump era at the Clements Center

By Nathaniel Mullins

Publication Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

On May 3, IWP Academic Dean Dr. Mackubin Owens gave a lecture on the subject of "Civil-Military Relations in the Trump Era" at the University of Texas at Austin Clements Center for National Security.  {read more}

Matthew Ryan joins IWP as Chief Financial Officer

By Tristan DeWitt

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Matthew Ryan, who has served on the Board of Trustees for The Institute of World Politics since 2015, has recently joined IWP as the CFO.  {read more}

Dr. Paul Kengor discusses his book “A Pope and a President”

By Daniel Loud

Publication Date: Monday, June 12, 2017

On May 25, 2017, The Institute of World Politics welcomed Paul G. Kengor, Ph.D., professor of political science at Grove City College and director of the Center for Vision & Values in Grove City, Pennsylvania.   {read more}

Is Qatar kaput?

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Monday, June 12, 2017

In 2014 Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar to emphasize their objections to various policies adopted and actions taken by the Gulf state.  {read more}

IWP Student Discusses Emerging Medical Threats and Impact on U.S. National Security at IWP Student Symposium

By Jacob Kucharksi and Abbey Bonin

Publication Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

On May 18th, IWP student and medical doctor Zak A. presented on the topic of “Emerging Medical Threats and National Security,” as part of the annual IWP Student Symposium hosted each year by IWP Student Ambassadors.    {read more}

A Tale of Two Men: A Russian Spy and an FBI Special Agent

Publication Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

What follows is a story of two men. One an American and the other English. One the hunter; the other relying on deception for survival.  {read more}

Brandon J. Weichert discusses the new Ottoman Empire

By Ross

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

On May 24th, 2017 The Institute of World Politics hosted Brandon J. Weichert, a former congressional staffer and the founder of "The Weichert Report," for a guest lecture titled "Erdogan's New Ottoman Empire," where he explored some of the ideological underpinnings of Erdogan's foreign and domestic policy.      {read more}

Paris Accord a distraction

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Monday, June 5, 2017

The international furor over US withdrawal from the environmental agreement is obscuring genuinely significant developments in our region.  {read more}

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