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.

Islam: A threat or a challenge to the Christian West

Note: Dr. Piedra presented this paper at the American-German Colloquium in Augsburg, Germany, in June 2002. It was published as a chapter in Anton Rauscher’s edited volume, Die Bedeutung der Religion fürdie Gesellschaft: Erfahrungen und Probleme in Deutschland und den USA(Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2004). Introduction The well known British writer and historian Hilaire Belloc…

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Security for whom, by whom, and with whom?

Adjunct Professor Norman Bailey argues that “the pursuit of hemispheric security suffers from a variety of obstacles, including organizational, political and strategic. Most significant, however, is the lack of an operational definition of hemispheric security common to at least the most important countries of the region. US leadership will be sorely tested by these factors…

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Poland Divided

During the June 2003 referendum on Poland’s accession to the European Union the majority of participating electorate voted in the affirmative.  

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Ordinary Terror

Presented at the Panel “Jedwabne – A Scientific Analysis,” Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, Inc., Annual Meeting, Georgetown U niversity, Washington, June 8, 2002.

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Work in Common: Democracies and Opposition to Terrorism

There is a corrosive effect on the democracy that does not meet its foreign or internal challenges from violent extremists.   This paper was delivered in 2002 at the Bangladesh Institute of International & Strategic Studies and the American Center, US Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Copyright (c) 2002 by BIISS Journal.

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Accommodation, Collaboration, and Resistance in Poland, 1939-1947

This paper was presented as the First Dekaban Memorial Lecture delivered at St. Mary’s College of Ave Maria University on March 3, 2002. A human being virtually always has a choice of how to conduct himself. Depending on the circumstances and conditions, a man can choose to behave actively or passively, atrociously or decently, and,…

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Failures of U.S. Intelligence: Americans Must Become Better Spies

There is a growing danger that the two most important global "ships," the United States and the European Union, might pass each other in the night. As evidenced by President George W. Bush's two summer tours of Europe, and the media frenzies that preceded them, the sources of contention between the two world powers are…

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