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Why The Institute of World Politics? One student's story

Publication Date: Friday, December 19, 2014

After witnessing the tragic attack at the Boston marathon in April 2013, this student wanted to know why: Why was this event a target?  What went wrong with our national security and intelligence capabilities?  She decided to come to IWP to find answers.  {read more}

Lessons from the Sony hack attack

By John Lenczowski

Publication Date: Friday, December 19, 2014

The hacking attack of Sony Corp. and the compromising of its intellectual property should send a wake-up call to American business. If Sony can be hacked, so too can our companies that make defense technologies. This attack reveals that the very innovations that give us our competitive edge in the world, both commercially and strategically, are gravely at risk.  {read more}

The truth about the CIA, torture, and congressional ingratitude

By Gene Poteat

Publication Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The following commentary by IWP alumnus Gene Poteat appeared in The Washington Times.  {read more}

Charles Snyder joins IWP as Adjunct Professor of U.S.-African Relations

By Tyler Deffebach

Publication Date: Monday, December 15, 2014

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to welcome Charles Snyder as an adjunct professor who will teach a course on U.S.-African Relations (IWP 639) in the spring 2015 semester.  {read more}

The IWP Internship Experience: Greg Willey

Publication Date: Monday, December 15, 2014

In searching for an internship in Washington, D.C., I knew I was looking for a few key traits that could guarantee a valuable, worthwhile experience. I was certain of my passion for national security, of my desire to be challenged, and of the urgent significance of the semester, as I knew I would be graduating at the end in December.  {read more}

Kosciuszko Chair Fellow discusses Russia's information war

Publication Date: Monday, December 15, 2014

The article – entitled “In This Info-War, The Problem Is Not Only Russia” – quotes three IWP professors: Dr. John Lenczowski, Prof. Paul Goble, and Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz.     {read more}

Naming Names: An Op-Ed by Prof. Marek Chodakiewicz in Eurasia Review

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Monday, December 15, 2014

"Islamofascists" and "Putin-Hitler" reverberate through our public discourse, reflecting anger and emotion, rather than calm and acumen. As such, these seemingly helpful tags actually impede our understanding of both adversaries and, hence, prevent us from elaborating a successful strategy against each, including mobilizing popular support for the endeavor.  {read more}

No Rapprochement Between Baku and Tehran

By Vilen Khlgatyan

Publication Date: Friday, December 12, 2014

For years relations between Azerbaijan and Iran have been tense due to mutual suspicions and divergent foreign policy trajectories.  {read more}

Former intern publishes report on Polish intelligence

Publication Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mr. Bolesław Piasecki, a former intern of the Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies at IWP, has just published a report on "Offensive Counterintelligence and the Challenges Facing the Polish Intelligence Services."  {read more}

A Professional Opinion on Torture: What the CIA Report Ignores About Interrogation

By Sebastian Gorka

Publication Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014

Just a day after the Democrat-driven release of the report on the CIA's "Enhanced Interrogations," the news cycle is once again being driven by the issue of state-sanctioned torture, despite the program the report covers having ended many years ago. The story is clearly just as much a political one as national security one.  {read more}

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