Members of the IWP community produce research on a myriad of topics, analyzing past events, addressing contemporary issues, and contributing to the existing knowledge on foreign affairs, statecraft, and intelligence.

The US colossus with feet of clay

In an article on TheGlobalist.com, IWP Adjunct Professor Norman Bailey surveys the rise and fall of the “Pax Americana” of the post-Cold War era.  He asserts that the current crises troubling the US position in world affairs is because “we lost sight of and allegiance to the timeless principles of which the country was founded…

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Alumnus Duggan writes from Prague on the Four Vaclavs

IWP alumnus Joseph P. Duggan (MA, 2007), a former presidential speechwriter and State Department official, surveys contemporary issues in the Czech Republic through the lens of four pivotal figures in Czech history, all named Václav.  Duggan’s essay appeared originally on AmericanSpectator.com.

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The nature and future of communism

In this essay, IWP Academic Dean and Kosciuszko Professor of Polish Studies Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz briefly presents some of the crucial intellectual foundations of communism, and proceeds to examine its continuing role in world affairs.

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IWP professor reexamines 1989’s events

In this essay, IWP Adjunct Professor Joshua Muravchik reviews the events of 1989, and suggests that despite subsequent developments the international political situation remains characterized primarily by the consequences of twenty years ago.

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Muravchik writes on “The Abandonment of Democracy”

IWP Adjunct Professor Joshua Muravchik suggests that Barack Obama's "Cairo oration [of June 4, 2009] was a culmination of the themes of Obama's early months. He had blamed America for the world financial crisis, global warming, Mexico's drug wars, for 'failure to appreciate Europe's role in the world,' and in general for 'all too often'…

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Duggan: The Greatest “Pro” of All

IWP alumnus Joseph Duggan writes in The American Spectator on a Jesuit priest whose work in Mexico has left a lasting impression on that nation.  Duggan on Father Pro ZACATECAS, Mexico — Imagine a merry combination of Thomas More and Peter Sellers, and you may get a sense of an extraordinary personality who came from…

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Genocide prevention by one condottiere

In this essay, published originally in the January/February issue of the magazine Serviam, Dr. Chodakiewciz notes: "Genocide prevention is about neutralizing regimes and groups fostering mass murder through their ideologies and actions. In the West, most conceptualize genocide prevention in terms of education, lobbying, and humanitarian assistance….  Meanwhile, people are dying and even the best…

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