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IWP students often go on to become leaders in the national security, intelligence, and international affairs communities. This section highlights and celebrates their achievements and shares other relevant news.

Ryan Scherba (‘19) facilitates report on Kosovo’s Sovereignty

Ryan Scherba (‘19) facilitated a four-month project at the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program for the Western Balkans Working Group and Kosovo Subgroup to produce its recent report, “Consolidating Kosovo’s Sovereignty: Why it Matters, and What Must Be Done.” The report argues that the EU and the United States should redouble efforts to ensure Kosovo’s…

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Elias Stamatiades

Elias Stamatiades (’15) receives U.S. Navy Civilian Service Commendation Medal

The Department of the Navy has awarded the Civilian Service Commendation Medal to IWP alumnus Elias Stamatiades, thanks to “the superior performance of his duties while serving as a PWD ROTA Supervisory Contract Specialist from 2015 to 2020.” During this time, Elias executed 600 contract actions worth $120 million. One of his most significant accomplishments…

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Statecraft Journal 2021

IWP students release Statecraft journal

IWP’s student journal, Statecraft, has been released. It contains articles on subjects such as Somali piracy, female terrorism in Russia, the Sadrist Movement in Iraq, conflict in Burma, and incels as an emerging domestic terrorist threat. This is the first edition of Statecraft. IWP’s other student journal, Active Measures, was first published in 2012, and there are plans…

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Rumsfeld Fellows 2021-22

Three IWP students receive Rumsfeld Fellowships for the 2021-22 academic year

Three students from The Institute of World Politics – Wainwright Clarke, Kyle Kessler, and Francisco Pérez – have received prestigious Rumsfeld Fellowships for the 2021-22 academic year. Rumsfeld Fellows are selected based on recommendations by professors at institutions across the country who serve as advisors for the program. The Rumsfeld Fellowship offers recipients financial support…

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Jonathan Earles

Jonathan Earles (’19): Foreign Affairs Officer at the Department of State

Jonathan Earles (’19) came to IWP with professional experience in law enforcement and intelligence, and he appreciated taking classes with faculty members who had done what they teach. After “doors were opened” for him at IWP, Jonathan joined the State Department, where he is currently serving as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Bureau of…

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Rebekah Koffler (’10) discusses Russia’s underlying scheme regarding recent cyberattacks

On June 2, 2021, IWP alumna and intelligence expert Rebekah Koffler appeared on Fox News to discuss Russia’s recent cyberattacks on the U.S. Colonial Pipeline and JBS meat processing company. These cyberattacks are part of a bigger Russian scheme to destabilize American society, she argued.  Throughout the interview, Ms. Koffler described how the Kremlin is…

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Haroon Hakimi

Haroon Hakimi (’20) appointed Deputy Minister for Culture and Arts of Afghanistan

Above: Haroon Hakimi (’20) (center) at a ceremony introducing him as Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister for Culture and Arts. Haroon Hakimi, who received his Executive Master of Arts in National Security Affairs from IWP in 2020, has just been appointed Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth and Tourism of Afghanistan. In this position, Haroon’s portfolio…

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