Israel will annex nothing

Applying “annexation” to what is legitimately its own territory is just another example of poor Israeli public diplomacy. Israel will annex nothing because it cannot–it does not occupy territory once part of another country. The use of the word “annexation” by the Israeli government is simply another indication of the fact that Israel never misses…

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The Public Health Crisis as a Disruptive Creative Force

An Analysis by the Rennes School of Business Research Lab With the help of France’s most internationally diverse management team, the Rennes School of Business Research Lab has spent the last few months focusing on the impact of the current public health crisis. Through their analysis of 24 contemporary studies, 49 academics are shedding unique…

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CODENAME: WALLFLOWER — The Guy Liddell Diaries

The codename was “WALLFLOWER” and according to noted British military historian Nigel West, it was the “most treasured possession” of the British Security Service. When finally released to the world in 2007 after decades under lock and key in the MI-5 director – general’s office safe, World War II and Cold War historians around the…

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U.S. Should Stay Put in Germany

President Donald Trump had a bad day because Berlin annoyed him again. Therefore he blurted out that he’d withdraw almost 10,000 U.S. troops out of nearly 35,000 stationed in Germany. I hope he does not follow through. Read more at Newsmax.com

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Destination Siberia

by Marek Jan Chodakiewicz (reviewer) The Mass Deportation of Poles to Siberia, 1863-1880 by Andrew A. Gentes (author) A leading expert on imperial Russia’s penal issues, including St. Petersburg’s use and abuse of Siberia as its favorite dumping ground for undesirables, Andrew A. Gentes, has given us a rare treat: a well-researched and trenchantly argued…

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Poland Angered as Protesters Smear Hero’s Statue

Unlike in Western Europe, where, following the slaying of George Floyd, so-called “sympathy demonstrations” ensued against “American racism,” the Three Seas region has been relatively calm. In fact, if anything, the original sympathy toward the protesters in Minneapolis has turned sour as the images of mayhem, violence, arson and looting across America zoomed over the…

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Small military nuclear reactors: In need of global safeguards

The US Defense Department recently awarded three contracts totaling $40 million to kick off a design competition to build small mobile nuclear reactors that can “be forward deployed with forces outside the continental United States,” including at “remote operating bases.” The notion of small reactors accompanying troops in battle raises all sorts of military, logistical, and international…

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Revolution

Crane Brinton’s views on revolution In his classic study, Anatomy of Revolution (1938), Harvard Professor Crane Brinton compared the four great political revolutions (English, American, French, Russian) to a “fever” that contained several stages, eventually ending in a new and invigorated society but still based upon  cultures inherited from the past. That is to say,…

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Afghans Failed to Build a Strategic Partnership with the US

This article was written by IWP student Arash Yaqin. Arash Yaqin writes that after two decades of investment in blood and money, Afghans and Americans need to rethink and revisit their partnership. Two months after the US-Taliban deal in Qatar, there is nothing as clear as the Trump administration’s firm commitment to provisions of the deal that…

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