Paul Coyer serves as a Research Professor at The Institute of World Politics, as well as an Associate Professor at l’Ecole Speciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr, where he lectures on U.S. foreign and national security policy and on the role of religion and culture in international affairs. Full bio

Venezuela: Why The World Needs To Act

In the wake of the Second World War, the United States created regional multilateral organizations that were meant to constrain the ability of hostile extra-hemispheric powers to undermine American interests in the region, as well as to inculcate norms such as transparency, institutional capacity, free markets, representative governance, rule of law and human rights that…

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Trump, Assad, Putin, and the Re-establishment of American Credibility

President Trump’s action last night, striking with 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles a Syrian military airbase that had been the source of a chemical weapons attack against a rebel-controlled village on Tuesday, has not only punished Syrian dictator Bashar Assad for the use of chemical weapons, but put the broader region, and the rest of the…

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Trump, Putin, and the Post-Soviet Space

An article entitled “Трамп не уступит Путину сферу влияния на постсоветском пространстве,” or “Trump will not yield to Putin the sphere of influence in the post-Soviet space” by IWP Research Professor Dr. Paul Coyer was published in in Azerbaijan. The article contains a defense of Donald Trump’s domestic and foreign policy goals with an emphasis…

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The flashpoint no one is talking about: The Black Sea

The recent decision of the international tribunal regarding China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea, and the certainty of continued confrontation in the region, which I wrote about last week, brings to mind another strategic body of water in which tensions are high and great potential exists for military conflict, but to which very few…

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Brexit: Time For The Hand Wringing To Stop

The British vote to leave the EU has been hitting markets hard since the results became final early Friday morning Washington, DC, time, although the wild swings moderated and the markets stabilized somewhat as the day went on. Doubtless some volatility will remain for awhile due to the uncertainty, which markets never like, but that will…

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