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Integrating deterrence across the gray — making it more than words

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…

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Israel reliant on a stumbling, lukewarm U.S.

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…

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Why I Dislike the Word ‘Capitalism’

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…

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Statesmanship for Political Economy in the National Interest

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…

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Why Afghanistan should matter to us all

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.…

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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…

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Anti-American Terrorism

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…

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