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This article was co-authored by LTC Katie Crombe (’12) and appeared on MilitaryTimes.com. Much over the course of the past year has been said (and re-said) about “integrated deterrence.” From our point of view, deterrence is fundamentally about shaping adversary decision calculus which requires, inter alia, communication. Communication is about messaging and perceptions. Yet, in today’s discussions…Read More ›
After America’s failures at home and abroad in 2021, we can only hope that Israel, and the world, will see better from it in 2022. One year has passed since the events of January, 2021: the rioting at the Capitol Building in Washington on the 6th, and the inauguration of Joe Biden as president on…Read More ›
What is capitalism? Capitalism is a word that I don’t like. You might say, “Wow, that’s silly because it’s on the front cover of your book.” In fact, when we were thinking about the book, I said, “I don’t think we should use the word ‘capitalism.’” But the whole point is that people are starting to…Read More ›
This article was written by Nathan Hitchen (’19) and published in Humanitas, a journal of the Center for the Study of Statesmanship at the Catholic University of America. As we emerge unevenly from the ravages of a global pandemic, the new world upon us is summoning statesmanship for political economy in the national interest. 2020…Read More ›
As we celebrate the progress that America has experienced thanks to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we should also remember that basic equality is still a distant dream for many in our world — including for women and other oppressed groups who are victims of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.…Read More ›
This article was written by Arash Yaqin (’21) for South Asian Voices. At the beginning of 2021, Afghans faced another year of conflict and economic challenge, retaining some semblance of hope that their leadership and the Taliban would be able to reach a political resettlement through the intra-Afghan Peace Talks. In August, that dream vanished with the…Read More ›
In 1923 the German philosopher, Oswald Spengler, published his masterpiece, The Decline of the West, of which World War I was the first chapter. He did not live long enough to witness the second chapter of the decline, World War II, or the third chapter, the Cold War between the Soviet Union and its satellites…Read More ›
Tackling Chinese Espionage & Cyberattacks, Why A Geneva-Style Coalition Is Urgently Needed To Thwart China?
This article was written by IWP doctoral candidate Saba Sattar for The EurAsian Times. The world is in the midst of a significant digital transformation. As international power dynamics shift, disruptive cyber challenges define our future of warfare. Within this quandary is the much-hyped Indo-Pacific region with the fastest-growing information technology (IT) industries, particularly from…Read More ›
Transforming US intelligence for Irregular War: Task Force 714 in Iraq by Richard H. Shultz Reviewed by Prof. Aaron Danis Dr. Richard H. Shultz, Jr, is the Lee E. Dirks Professor of International Politics and the director of the International Security Studies Program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He…Read More ›
Anti-American Terrorism: From Eisenhower to Trump: A Chronicle of the Threat and Response Volume I: The Eisenhower Through Carter Administrations Volume II: The Reagan and George H.W. Bush Administrations By Dennis A. Pluchinsky Reviewed by Prof. Aaron Danis for PRISM, a journal of National Defense University This year (2021) the counterterrorism campaign that…Read More ›