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.

Putin thumbs his nose at Bush

Georgia is only a pesky midget blocking the way to Ukraine.  Russia’s ultimate and more important target is Ukraine, not Georgia.  This is why the Russian war against Georgia is of the utmost strategic significance.  

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Advice for the nuclear abolitionists

Most nations, and unfortunately our own State Department, mistakenly interpret the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as recognizing and protecting a country's right to acquire all the technology and materials related to a nuclear energy program so long as it is declared to be for civilian use only and is open to monitoring by the International Atomic…

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IWP student co-edits report on America’s maritime constabulary power

"An effective maritime regime that delineates constabulary roles and missions must use all, not just some, of the instruments of national power: diplomatic, informational, military, economic, financial, intelligence, and law enforcement.  It must also include dialogue and acting in concert with key stakeholders, such as: • Friendly and allied nations, to promote common interests;• Private-sector…

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Poland’s latest counterintelligence crisis in context

IWP Academic Dean and Professor of History Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz discusses candidly some pertinent and forthright details of Poland’s latest counterintelligence crisis: the allegations that six undercover Polish military intelligence officers posted their pictures from a secret mission to Afghanistan on Poland’s equivalent of Facebook.com.  Dr. Chodakiewicz brings to the debate surrounding this latest…

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Amb. Melady discusses papal visit

Below is the text of Amb. Thomas Melady's editorial on the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States.  His essay appeared on April 2, 2008 in the Washington Times.  Ambassador Melady also gave remarks concerning the papal visit on the CBS radio network as well as on Washington's WJLA-TV, the local ABC affiliate…

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Muravchik on Poland and Judaism

IWP Adjunct Professor Dr. Joshua Muravchik has written a compelling essay that places the issue of Poland and her Jewish population within its larger religious and cultural context.  He concludes that, although problems remain, the future of Poland and her Jewish population is one of hope and promise. To read Dr. Muravchik's essay, please download…

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Public diplomacy’s next challenge

Noting that the measure of success enjoyed by US counterterrorism efforts hasn't been due to anything done by its public diplomacy activities, IWP Adjunct Professor and counterterror expert Christopher Harmon discusses the public diplomacy strategy the US must pursue in order to make further inroads upon terrorists.  Professor Harmon's essay draws upon numerous examples from…

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Katyn murder cover-up described by Romerstein

IWP Adjunct Professor Herbert Romerstein has written an in-depth examination of how the West failed to learn the facts behind the 1940 Soviet massacre of Poles in Katyn forest.  To read his essay, please download the file below.  Romerstein Katyn cover-up

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Charlie Wilson’s War reviewed by Dr. Chodakiewicz

IWP Academic Dean and Professor of History Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz has written a brief and insightful review essay of George Crile’s work, Charlie Wilson’s War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History (New York: Grove Press, 2003) and the well-known film of the same title.

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Chodakiewicz analyzes postwar Polish anti-Semitism

In a paper delivered at Columbia University, IWP Academic Dean and Professor of History Marek Chodakiewicz examines aspects of the conflict between traditional and progressive views of American and Polish culture.   Contending that “‘Progressives’ have focused on Poland as a substitute target for a larger assault on traditional American values,” Dr. Chodakiewicz contrasts the views of George Weigel…

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