Michael T. Flynn, December 2013

VIDEO: LTG Michael Flynn discusses national security and intelligence at IWP

LTG Michael T. Flynn, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, gave the 18th Annual Pearl Harbor Day Lecture at IWP on December 5. During his discussion, entitled "Preparing for the Unknown," General Flynn reviewed some lessons learned from the Pearl Harbor attacks of 1941 and described how the intelligence community is currently working to address several major global trends. Video 

Marine Corps Intelligence Association partners with IWP to create lecture series

Fritz Barth, President of MCIA Inc. and IWP Class of 2006, comments, "The Marine Corps practices war as an art. In the same sense, IWP teaches statecraft and strategy as arts, best learned from experienced practitioners drawn from the real world. Soon after graduation, I found myself planning our complex transfer of power and orderly withdrawal from Iraq. The lessons I learned at IWP prepared me well for the cultural, historical and intelligence challenges we faced there. IWP and intelligence Marines both stand to learn a lot from one another." Read more

The Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies welcomes two new research fellows

The Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies at The Institute of World Politics is pleased to welcome two new research fellows: Nathalie Vogel and Tomasz Sommer. Read more

Around campus

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COL Brian Mennes completes Army fellowship at IWP 

COL Brian Mennes, who had joined IWP as a US Army War College Fellow at the beginning of 2013, completed his fellowship this December. The research project that he conducted during his time at IWP, entitled "Security Reform beyond the Project on National Security Reform," explores how different parts of the government can work together more effectively to implement a comprehensive national security strategy. Read more  

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S'mores, movies, and much more: Student Government Association redoubled efforts this fall 

It's been a great semester for the Student Government Association (SGA) at The Institute of World Politics. After updating its constitution this summer and having it ratified by the students in August, SGA started the semester strong with a fall kickoff event, where s'mores were made, members of SGA were introduced, and new students met second year students, faculty, staff, and alumni. This event was part of SGA's goal for the year of increasing student engagement and fostering a sense of community at the school.  Read more 

New course on the US-China Strategic Relationship: A student's perspective 

This spring, IWP will be offering the new course "The U.S.-China Strategic Relationship" taught by Ambassador Joseph R. DeTrani. This course will detail the period from the late Ming dynasty to the establishment of the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the present... Amb. DeTrani will put some issues with China into historical context, and also rely heavily on his experience working issues related to China.  Read more

Professors, fellows, students, and staff

Iranian media attacks IWP research fellow Amir Fakhravar

"Strange goings on in Turkey," by Prof. Norman Bailey 

Prof. James Carafano comments on Bilateral Security Agreement in Afghanistan

Innovation, hiring, and more: Derrick Dortch interviews Linda Rix, co-CEO of Avue Technologies 

"Snowden: Hero or Traitor?" by Prof. Marek Chodakiewicz  

"Between Scylla and Charybdis: Ukraine, Russia, and the EU," by Pawel Styrna 

Kremlin expands and exploits its ties with extreme right in Europe, says Prof. Paul Goble  

KUR Journal publishes article by Prof. Tania Mastrapa on the looting of Cuba  

Research Fellow Amir Fakhravar discusses international intervention at ASMEA conference 

Prof. Paul Goble discusses the question of who is trying to destabilize Tatarstan 

New York Times publishes letter to the editor about Smolensk by Pawel Styrna 

Lectures at IWP

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VIDEO: CEO of Overstock.com Patrick Byrne discusses economic warfare and transnational organized crime 

On December 17, Patrick M. Byrne, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO of Overstock.com, discussed "Naked Shorts, Bust-Outs, and the Once and Future Cataclysm: Economic Warfare as an Instrument of Transnational Organized Crime." Video

VIDEO: Tymoteusz Zych discusses sovereignty of EU states after the Lisbon Treaty

On December 4, Tymoteusz Zych discussed "Europe after the Lisbon Treaty: Are EU member states still sovereign?" at an event sponsored by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies at The Institute of World Politics. Video


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Fall internship ends with awards ceremony 

This semester, interns had the opportunity to tour the Pentagon and audit classes on topics like human intelligence collection, terrorism, international relations, and American founding principles. They also wrote news stories for the website and Student Government Association newsletter, in addition to administrative work at the front desk, in the recruitment office, and in the development office. Read more  

Reflections on the IWP internship, by Haley Ashcom 

"During my time aiding COL Brian Mennes, I conducted research on National Security reform, interagency coordination, successes and failures of AFRICOM, and many other related subjects to help in his publication for Army War College." Read more

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