These pieces are produced by members of the IWP community, conveying perspectives on foreign policy, national security, intelligence, and other related issues. Please note that the views expressed by our faculty, research fellows, students, alumni, and guest lecturers do not necessarily reflect the views of The Institute of World Politics.
U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Andrew Natsios told an IWP audience about how bilateral foreign aid is now a pillar of American national security strategy.Read More ›
A review of IWP faculty members’ latest books, articles, lectures, and other work.Read More ›
One would not have anticipated that Solzhenitsyn’s monumental expose of the system of Soviet prisons and concentration camps, published over two decades ago, could ever be outdone.Yet Anne Applebaum’s Gulag: A History, astonishingly enough, succeeds.Read More ›
Consider the Chilean revolution of that other September 11 — Sept. 11, 1973. It was less bloody than any other major 20th century revolution and, in economic and political terms it produced the best outcome. And yet, it is the most reviled of any in all the annals of Latin America.Read More ›
Some governments involved with proliferation might see the North Korean talks as an end in themselves. So long as we are negotiating, they hope, Washington can hardly risk killing the talks by taking any adverse actions (e.g., terminating the reactors, interdicting weapons-related shipments, identifying Pyongyang at the U.N. as an NPT violator and possibly sanctioning it there,…Read More ›
Following the demise of the Soviet Union, the United States has remained the only superpower standing. Nonetheless, it faces several challenges including rogue, so-called “terrorist” states, a potentially menacing China, a broodingly resentful Russia, and a vexingly enigmatic European Union (EU). Although perfectly capable of defending its own territory, America’s foreign entanglements and commitments continuously…Read More ›
The United States has rarely resorted to strategic deception, even when appropriate opportunities for its use have occurred and even though its adversaries have used it. The U.S. tends to view deception as unacceptable; yet, used knowledgeably and artfully, it can be a powerful, economic, and sometimes decisive instrument. Deception is an exceptional instrument of…Read More ›