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.

US-Vatican Relations: 25th Anniversary and a New President

Editor’s note: Mr. Stebbins, a graduate of the University of Dallas and Ambassador Melady’s assistant, is a Master’s degree candidate at The Institute of World Politics. United States-Vatican diplomatic relations have matured to a high point of cordiality since inaugurated 25 years ago. The visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States in April 2008…

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Duggan: The Icon and the Battle-Axe

Joesph P. Duggan earned an M.A. in Statecraft and World Politics from The Institute of World Politics in 2007.  Mr. Duggan is a frequent contributor of opinion pieces to The American Spectator in addition to Principal of the firm of Consultores Duggan y Landa.  Formerly, he was an official of the US Agency for International Development and…

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Call for papers: Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs

IWP students have been invited to contribute submissions to a forthcoming issue of the Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs.  The annual journal seeks papers on the theme of “The end of capitalism,” especially those that answer the following questions: • With government intervention on the rise, will we see a move away from laissez-faire…

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IWP’s Sokolski co-authors WMD terrorism report

"The Report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism," the high-profile congressional commission report that has received considerable attention in the media had the benefit of calling on the expertise of IWP Adjunct Professor Henry Sokolski. 

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The strange wartime odyssey of Louis C. Beck

The intelligence and counterintelligence dimensions of the Second World War are replete with fascinating tales of courage, treachery, and intrigue.  IWP adjunct professor Raymond Batvinis brings to light one such story in his essay on the wartime exploits of FBI (and later CIA) officer Louis C. Beck.

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Minority rights and imperial reintegration

Download as PDF:  Minority Rights Chodakiewicz  Russia is a revisionist power. The objective of Russian foreign policy remains expansion. Its aim is to reassemble all the lands that used to belong to the USSR. It is now strong enough militarily to achieve a reintegration. However, the Kremlin leadership is aware that crude military power is…

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Georgia and the missile shield

 Russia’s war against Georgia jolted the US into concluding a defense deal with Poland. The agreement provides for the deployment of a battery of Patriot missiles on Polish soil. It complements an earlier accord with the Czech Republic, which consented to host the radar component of the American defense system. This so-called “Missile Shield” is…

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