The IWP Internship Experience: Maria Fusca

I remember how happy I was when I learned I would be an events and communications intern at IWP. As a sophomore who decided to take a semester off of school due to the pandemic, I was trying to find other ways to fill my time. I had no plans for the next few months,…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Kiersten Forrest

I was honored to become an Events and Communications Intern at The Institute of World Politics this spring. My goal is to work in the intelligence community for the government. Undoubtedly, this internship experience has ensured that this is the career path I wish to pursue. From talking to alumni, discussing careers with experts in…

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Don’t make space harder than it needs to be

This article was written by IWP doctoral candidate Matthew Jenkins. In February, White House press secretary Jen Psaki called the Space Force “the plane of today”—a reference to media interest in the paint scheme of the new Air Force One—when asked whether the new administration supported the United States Space Force. The good news is…

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Minsk’s Integrated Sideshow

A version of this article was also published by Newsmax. As the United States was worried about Russia’s intentions in Ukraine, Belarus ran its own sideshow that exacerbated our trepidation about an all-out war. That was probably the Kremlin’s intention, and Minsk gladly obliged. Aleksandr Lukashenka “Daddy-Batko” is no puppet to Vladimir Putin, even when…

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2021-22 SGA

IWP students elect 2021-22 Student Government Association Board

This April, IWP students elected officers for the 2021-22 Student Government Association Board. The officers will begin their duties on May 16 and will continue until Commencement on May 14, 2022. President: Kyle Kessler Kyle was raised in the Bay Area and graduated from Cornell University where he majored in Information Science. Upon graduation, Kyle…

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Israel on the edge

The loss of life at Meron brings home the wider dangers Israel faces in the absence of a functioning government. The disaster at Meron demonstrated the extreme irresponsibility of the participants, but also the equally extreme irresponsibility of the authorities. This is just another example of the growing dangers involved in the fact that Israel…

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Pipes for Nord Stream 2, Photo by Gerd Fahrenhorst

Nord Stream 2 in a Multiple Crisis Jam

A shorter version of this article was published by Newsmax.  Russia’s controversial Nord Stream 2 nears completion. If successful, first, it will thwart America’s attempt to free the European Union from its dependency on Russian energy. Second, it will prevent American LNG from competing fairly in the European markets. Third, it will undermine the Intermarium…

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General Józef Haller (touching the flag) and his Blue Army 1918-1922

Rockwellian Pol-Americana

A version of this article was also posted on Newsmax. Last Saturday, I attended the funeral of my post commander, Antoni Chrościelewski. He was 97. A Gulag survivor and a veteran of the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944, he served in the Free Polish Army in the West during the Second World War, settling…

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No Woke Soccer Yet

A version of this article was published by Newsmax.  Soccer has gone woke all over the European Union. Correction: Football bureaucrats in various clubs and continental associations have gone woke. In Western Europe, it has become customary now during sporting events to disrespect the national anthem before games by kneeling down, instead of standing at…

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Realism must drive nuclear policy

To successfully maintain the relative peace the United States has enjoyed for decades, we must consider what would convince adversaries that we would make them regret attacking a vital interest. Deterrence is an art, not a science, and it takes a clear eyed assessment of a variety of factors that will be varied from the…

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