Dr. John Lenczowski is Founder and President of The Institute of World Politics and Former Director of European and Soviet Affairs for the National Security Council.
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Letter from the President

This past month, we have seen a national election in our own country, an ongoing crisis in the East China Sea, the conflict between Israel and Gaza, unfolding information about the murder of a U.S. ambassador, and scandal in our own national security community.  Our nation continues to face many challenges from abroad, few of…

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Reciprocity in U.S.-China Visa Policy

On June 20, 2012, IWP founder and president John Lenczowski testified before the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement on legislation calling for reciprocity in US-Chinese media visas.  

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Foreword for Active Measures

I am delighted to introduce the maiden issue of The Institute of World Politics’ new student journal – Active Measures.  This journal is named after an expression from the lexicon of the former Soviet KGB, which refers to disinformation, forgeries, and covert political influence operations.  This expression is symbolic of an entire field of statecraft which…

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Letter from the President

The economic slowdown in the United States has serious implications for our ability to maintain our national security.  Just as it was in the 1930s and 1970s, with depression in the first case and stagflation in the second, our economic condition has national strategic implications.  

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Full Spectrum Diplomacy and Grand Strategy

Full Spectrum Diplomacy and Grand Strategy offers a solution to one of the greatest weaknesses in US foreign policy that has exacerbated the unprecedented anti-Americanism of recent years–the US government’s inability to conduct the “full spectrum” of diplomatic arts and integrate them with the other arts of statecraft at the level of grand strategy.

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Peace and Security: The Highest Policy Priorities

If the proposition is true that society depends on peace and security, then it follows that learning, analysis, advocacy and debate on matters of this vital field ought to be priorities of all citizens, corporations, and foundations concerned about the future of our country.

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Failures of U.S. Intelligence: Americans Must Become Better Spies

There is a growing danger that the two most important global "ships," the United States and the European Union, might pass each other in the night. As evidenced by President George W. Bush's two summer tours of Europe, and the media frenzies that preceded them, the sources of contention between the two world powers are…

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Emboldening Domestic Resistance to Communism

In the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union — one of the great sea-changes of modern history — we have heard many theories explaining how this earth-shaking event came about.I propose to share with you my own theory, having been a participant in the American side of the conflict at a time of…

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