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.

Hearts, Minds and the War on Terror

Recent polls indicate that America faces deep hostility in the Arab world. After faltering in attempts to recast its image, America should now focus on soft power and public diplomacy to reverse this antagonism.

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Emboldening Domestic Resistance to Communism

In the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union — one of the great sea-changes of modern history — we have heard many theories explaining how this earth-shaking event came about.I propose to share with you my own theory, having been a participant in the American side of the conflict at a time of…

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The Strategic Plan that Won the Cold War

The most authoritative report yet published about President Reagan’s strategy to accelerate the demise of the Soviet Union, this monograph focuses on National Security Decision Directive 75, prepared in early 1983, to run economic warfare against the USSR. The author served as senior director of national security planning and international economic affairs on the National…

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Military Glasnost’ and Strategic Deception

Mikhail Gorbechev’s policy of glasnost’ has been one of the most astonishing political innovations of recent Soviet history.  Because it has the hallmarks of free speech, and therefore the opening of a closed society, this policy has convinced the West that fundamental changes are taking place in the USSR – changes which also have dramatic foreign policy…

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