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Concepts of World Politics

All the “Social Sciences” have certain “concepts” that identify, clarify, or define their social/political boundaries and separate them from their competitors. The world of sociology, for example, will use concepts such as race, tribe, nation, etc. that dominate its own field; economics and political science do the same, etc. This doesn’t mean that the various…

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A Future US Defense Program in an Era of Great Power Competition

The Great Power Competition requires a new defense posture that adapts to the exigencies of the Russia-Ukraine war and the rise of China. A successful defense posture will necessarily require a reexamination of US defense strategy, and, importantly, the level of resources devoted by the US and its allies to national defense. Read the full…

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IWP student designs new career field for USMC, writes national strategy for DoD

Please note: The views expressed here are those of Chris Hampton and not necessarily those of the U.S. Marine Corps or Department of Defense. IWP M.A. candidate Major Chris Hampton developed and created a new career field within the U.S. Marine Corps for influence officers. In his new role as one of the Marine Corps’…

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Tanks Will Help Ukraine, So Would Clear Policy from Biden

The Ukrainians do not expect American and other NATO troops to die for them. They fight bravely on their own even with outdated equipment. Early on in the war, the Ukrainian ancient T-64 tanks routed Russia’s famous 1st Guards Armored Army twice. By now, however, Ukraine has amassed quite an armored force: in reality and in pledges. Most NATO countries have contributed, the Americans and…

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No World War III. Check.

The problem is that Putin may have other requirements on his checklist. If the Biden administration is engaged in postwar planning for Ukraine, it might want to consider how to get postwar first. Last week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken gave his views on the endgame in Ukraine and what should happen after. He emphasized a key…

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Andrew Harris at IWP Commencement in 2017

MAJ Andrew Harris, U.S. Army (’17), Military Intelligence Officer

“IWP offers one of the best educational experiences available if you are (or aspire to be) a national security professional in either a civil or military capacity.  What I got from IWP continues to pay dividends in my career.” -MAJ Andrew Harris (’17) Please note that the views presented here are Andrew’s personal views and…

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Prof. Aaron Danis speaks at World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth events

IWP Professor Aaron A. Danis spoke at two events this month organized by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Prof. Danis spoke about “Global Workforce: Careers in International Relations” at an event for young professionals and college students on January 13. Ramona Harper, a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer of the U.S. Department of…

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