Press Releases

Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz’s studies in popular resistance contribute to Special Operations Command Europe report

In a report published last month by the Special Operations Command Europe, IWP professor Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz’s work on popular resistance was heavily cited as a framework to understand resistance organizations and employed in a case study on popular resistance in Poland during World War II. The report, “Resistance Operating Concept (ROC),” by Otto…

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L’Etica del Nazionalismo

This March, IWP Research Professor Dr. Paul Coyer’s new book, L’Etica del Nazionalismo (The Ethics of Nationalism) was released in Italy. L’Etica del Nazionalismo (Rome, Italy: Edizione Mondo Nuovo, March 2020) Read more

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Donor Spotlight

Bozenna Urbanowicz Gilbride, RIP

Mrs. Bernice Gilbride called me one day some 15 years ago to let me know that she had a donation for the Institute of World Politics. “Marek,” she said in her usual composed, yet firm voice, “the German government has sent me a compensation check for slave labor and I’d like to write it over…

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Small military nuclear reactors: In need of global safeguards

The US Defense Department recently awarded three contracts totaling $40 million to kick off a design competition to build small mobile nuclear reactors that can “be forward deployed with forces outside the continental United States,” including at “remote operating bases.” The notion of small reactors accompanying troops in battle raises all sorts of military, logistical, and international…

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From the President

Letter to the Class of 2020 from the President

Dear Members of the Class of 2020,  Congratulations in advance on the completion of your graduate degrees! I wish that we could have been together this week to celebrate this tremendous achievement in person.   As you begin or continue in your professional careers, I hope that the lessons you learned at IWP will serve you well and make you…

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Speeches & Lectures

U.S. Strategy for the Growing China Threat

  On October 18, 2019, the Defense Forum Foundation hosted its Congressional Defense and Foreign Policy Forum on Capitol Hill. Dr. John Lenczowski, Founder and President of IWP, addressed the Chinese threat to the U.S. and what must be done to develop a comprehensive integrated strategy. A transcript of the event is below. Suzanne Scholte:…

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Internship Experience

IWP interns reflect on their experience

Twelve interns from colleges and universities around the United States recently completed the IWP spring internship program. They worked on various topics including counterterrorism, cyber intelligence, emerging U.S. national security threats, and defense economics. Here, they reflect on their experience doing research, auditing courses, connecting with IWP faculty and staff, and growing professionally. “My internship…

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