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Student Perspectives: Course on Defense Strategy, Planning and Budgeting

Publication Date: Friday, March 24, 2017

"I strongly believe that the Defense Strategy, Planning and Budgeting course is an essential course for analysts, policy makers and subject matter experts working in the field of national security, intelligence, foreign policy and defense industries."  {read more}

IWP professor testifies before House Committee on Foreign Affairs

By Daniel Suitor

Publication Date: Friday, March 24, 2017

On March 22, IWP Professor Paul A. Goble testified to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs concerning U.S. policy toward the Baltic States.    {read more}

Gulf states weigh Israel options

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017

By this time it is a commonplace to mention that because of a common fear of Iran, Israel and the countries of the Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, organized in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are improving their relations, particularly in the spheres of defense and security, albeit quietly and with no publicity, so as not to disturb the "Arab Street", which by and large continues to demonize the "Zionist Entity."  {read more}

Brexit Happened for a Reason: EU Members Like Poland Ought to Reassess

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło wrote a curiously desperate letter of last resort to the European Union to prevent the re-election of her Eurocrat predecessor, Donald Tusk. She appealed to democracy and national sovereignty. This must have sounded like a joke to the Eurocratic team that decided whom to choose. But all was in vain. Poland alone cast the dissenting vote. Representatives of twenty-seven other EU countries voted for the reelection of Tusk.  {read more}

Dr. John Lenczowski speaks on foreign disinformation at Marine Corps seminar

By Kevin Dunne

Publication Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

On March 17th, IWP President and Founder, Dr. John Lenczowski, spoke at a working seminar with the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command. Dr. Lenczowski spoke on the subject of the disinformation efforts of Russia and China in the context of their geopolitical strategies.    {read more}

Students and alumni train as private investigators

Publication Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

This month, IWP students and alumni took part in private investigation training to get their Virginia O2E PI certification.  The training, conducted by ASPIS Security Services, took place over the first three weekends in March and met Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) standards for 60 hours of training and practical exercises. Each participant was certified as a private investigator able to contract with PI companies in Virginia.   {read more}

Counterinsurgency From the Bottom Up: Colonel H.R. McMaster and the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Tel Afar, Spring-Fall 2005

By Mackubin Thomas Owens

Publication Date: Monday, March 20, 2017

By the time Col. H.R. McMaster led elements of his 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (3rd ACR) into northern Iraq's Nineveh (Ninewa) Province in May of 2005, he had already established a reputation within the Army as a highly-respected and innovative officer.  {read more}

Confronting the command to wage jihad

By Mackubin Thomas Owens

Publication Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017

President Trump's mention of "radical Islam" during his recent address to Congress has reignited the debate over the relationship between Islam and terrorism. Trump clearly rejects the dominant view of the Bush and Obama presidencies that terrorist acts committed by Muslims represent a "perversion" of Islam.  {read more}

New World Order? Trumpís Foreign Policy in Perspective

By John J. Tierney, Jr.

Publication Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Of all the critiques of the new President, certainly in foreign policy, none has been more pervasive than the notion that he will soon destroy the "world," at least that part of it known as the "liberal international order."   {read more}

IWP professor speaks about American foreign policy post-Flynn

By Francesca Rivera-Castillo

Publication Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Professor Chodakiewicz began with a brief background on the present state of affairs in American policy and Russia's position. He then stated Flynn's foreign policy plans with Russia and the trajectory that Trump and H.R. McMaster would most likely go. This is actually still Flynn's plan.  {read more}

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