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Rebecca Wostenberg (’14) co-authors report on hypersonic weapons
Rebecca Wostenberg (’14) has co-authored a report on “Hypersonics Supply Chains: Securing the Path to the Future,” which was published by the Emerging Technologies Institute at the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). Read the full reportRead More from Rebecca Wostenberg (’14) co-authors report on hypersonic weapons ›
The Post-Industrial Economy Failed. What Next?
This article was co-authored by Nathan Hitchen (’19) and Robert W. Patterson. When proposing a nation-building strategy in 1791, Alexander Hamilton argued that “prosperity of manufactures” would reverse the foreign economic dependence jeopardizing the republic’s newfound freedom. His industrial innovation agenda, later championed as the “American System,” produced a manufacturing foundation that fed American domestic…Read More from The Post-Industrial Economy Failed. What Next? ›
A Missionary to Postmodern Savages
A review of The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos By Sohrab Ahmari Sohrab Ahmari’s multifarious Unbroken Thread is a letter of advice to his young son, Max. The child’s patron saint is Maximilian Maria Kolbe, who gave his life for a fellow prisoner in Auschwitz. Ahmari writes, “My…Read More from A Missionary to Postmodern Savages ›
On Taiwan: A Bushel and “APEC” of “Meaningful Participation”
The 2023 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum “Leaders Meeting” in San Francisco will be a particular challenge because President Joe Biden is obliged to host both Chinese “state chairman” (國家主席) Xi Jinping (習近平) and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Of course, Putin will not attend. He’s very busy and, well, he’s a war criminal. The…Read More from On Taiwan: A Bushel and “APEC” of “Meaningful Participation” ›
Under Biden’s Watch, China Supplants US as Global Peacemaker
Unlike America, China could be a neutral party for potential peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine. Will the war in Ukraine end with a treaty signed in Beijing? Russia says that China’s proposed peace plan for Ukraine could be a framework for settling the conflict. President Joe Biden is reportedly willing to encourage China to help bring an end…Read More from Under Biden’s Watch, China Supplants US as Global Peacemaker ›
Missile defense site at Fort Drum is integral to the homeland defense mission
Forty years ago, President Ronald Reagan unveiled the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). As long as nuclear weapons exist, the United States would maintain credible deterrence against its nuclear rivals, and President Reagan made sure of that. He believed it was unwise and wrong to leave Americans vulnerable to nuclear attack if deterrence failed. He understood that active…Read More from Missile defense site at Fort Drum is integral to the homeland defense mission ›
Hungary’s Expanding Military-Industrial Complex is an Asset for NATO
This article was written by IWP student Logan West. Hungary’s critics ignore the country’s real-world military-industrial buildup and humanitarian aid support provided to Ukraine. A rather poorly-formed argument questioning Hungary’s loyalty to NATO has emerged in recent months over its opposition to Russian sanctions and calls for negotiations with Moscow. Some have even called for…Read More from Hungary’s Expanding Military-Industrial Complex is an Asset for NATO ›
Russia invaded Ukraine. Then the sex traffickers moved in to exploit vulnerable women.
As a society, we need to ask ourselves why many people’s first instinct is to find pleasure in the sexual exploitation of another person. A Canadian woman recently came under investigation for attempting to coerce a group of Ukrainian women whom she had taken in as refugees to perform sex acts online. Unfortunately, this story is not…Read More from Russia invaded Ukraine. Then the sex traffickers moved in to exploit vulnerable women. ›
“A quarrel in a faraway country, between people of whom we know nothing”
The title here is one of the most famous (infamous?) statements ever made in the history of world politics. It was said by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain on September 27, 1938 in reference to the growing British anguish over German Chancellor Adolf Hitler’s ambition to take Czechoslovakia. In retrospect, it characterized the foreign policies…Read More from “A quarrel in a faraway country, between people of whom we know nothing” ›
Psychotherapy Support for Ukrainian Refugees in the US
Psychotherapists work together to help Ukrainian refugees deal with trauma. New York City-based psychotherapist Anya Lukianov is a second generation Ukrainian-American with expertise in complex trauma. Her background gives her uncommon insight into how to support refugees from the Ukraine War who’ve come to the United States. Lukianov is project coordinator of the Refugee Support Project…Read More from Psychotherapy Support for Ukrainian Refugees in the US ›