Papers & Studies

The nature and future of communism

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009

In this essay, IWP Academic Dean and Kosciuszko Professor of Polish Studies Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz briefly presents some of the crucial intellectual foundations of communism, and proceeds to examine its continuing role in world affairs.  {read more}

Muravchik writes on "The Abandonment of Democracy"

By Joshua Muravchik

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009

IWP Adjunct Professor Joshua Muravchik suggests that Barack Obama's "Cairo oration [of June 4, 2009] was a culmination of the themes of Obama's early months. He had blamed America for the world financial crisis, global warming, Mexico's drug wars, for 'failure to appreciate Europe's role in the world,' and in general for 'all too often' trying 'to dictate our terms.' He had reinforced all this by dispatching his Secretary of State on what the New York Times dubbed a 'contrition tour' of Asia and Latin America. Now he added apologies for overthrowing the government of Iran in 1953, and for treating the Muslim countries as 'proxies' in the Cold War 'without regard to their own aspirations.'  {read more}

IWP professor reexamines 1989's events

By Joshua Muravchik

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009

In this essay, IWP Adjunct Professor Joshua Muravchik reviews the events of 1989, and suggests that despite subsequent developments the international political situation remains characterized primarily by the consequences of twenty years ago.  {read more}

Duggan: The Greatest "Pro" of All

Publication Date: Friday, May 15, 2009

US-Vatican Relations: 25th Anniversary and a New President

By Timothy R. Stebbins

Publication Date: Spring 2009

Genocide prevention by one condottiere

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Friday, May 1, 2009

In this essay, published originally in the January/February issue of the magazine Serviam, Dr. Chodakiewciz notes: "Genocide prevention is about neutralizing regimes and groups fostering mass murder through their ideologies and actions. In the West, most conceptualize genocide prevention in terms of education, lobbying, and humanitarian assistance....  Meanwhile, people are dying and even the best "road map" can't stop it fast enough. But I knew someone who did in Congo almost 50 years ago."  {read more}

Duggan: The Icon and the Battle-Axe

Publication Date: 31 March 2009

What lessons do ancient Mayan ruins have for legislators today?

Yucatán Diary: Love in the Ruins Revisited

Publication Date: Thursday, March 12, 2009

IWP alumnus Joseph Duggan (MA, Statecraft and World Politics, 2007) draws parallels between the ruins of Coba in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula and contemporary partisan politics in Washington.  His essay appeared in the 11 March 2009 issue of the American Spectator.  {read more}

Longstanding IWP guest lecturer asks: Is US serious about catching spies?

Publication Date: February 8, 2009

Michelle Van Cleave, formerly the US National Counterintelligence Executive and for many years a friend of The Institute of World Politics and a colleague of numerous IWP instructors, has provided a call to arms in the shadowy struggle against foreign spies active in the United States in a recent issue of the Washington Post.  {read more}

Religious liberty in America: an idea worth sharing through public diplomacy

Jennifer Marshall (IWP 2006) makes case in Heritage Foundation editorial

Publication Date: January 15, 2009

Jennifer Marshall (IWP 2006) currently serves as Director of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation.  Her essay appeared in a January 2009 Heritage Foundation Backgrounder.  {read more}

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