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Alumnus wins two prestigious awards for counterintelligence work

This month, an IWP alumnus has received two prestigious awards: one for Best Collector in the Department of Defense (DoD), and one for Best Counterintelligence Team in DoD. His IWP education has contributed significantly to this alumnus’ ability to obtain and maximize strategic intelligence. These efforts ranged from disrupting adversarial networks to neutralizing blackmail, and…

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Safeguard: An Electoral College Story

IWP Trustee Michael Maibach featured in documentary on the U.S. Electoral College

The Institute of World Politics Trustee and alumnus Michael Maibach was recently featured in the Documentary film Safeguard: An Electoral College Story. Written and directed by M.A. Taylor, Safeguard takes on the growing threat to our Electoral College system with a combination of historical evidence and expert analysis.  Mr. Maibach joins an esteemed cast including,…

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Acceptance and Rejection

Words have meaning. To misuse a word or an expression may turn around the entire content of what one is trying to relate. Precision in language, written or vocal, is often scrutinized carefully so as not to convey a wrong impression. Political Words In world politics, examples of such confusion are legion. During the Cold…

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Trump Succeeded Herding Balkan Cats

Donald Trump has accomplished the nearly impossible: He successfully herded cats. These would be western Balkan cats in this instance. Thanks to the Trump administration’s labors, Kosovo and Serbia signed an economic treaty and, with the same breath, agreed to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, moving their embassies there. Prompted by the U.S., they also…

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Orientation August 2020

IWP begins fall semester with largest new doctoral class

Above: Students at IWP’s virtual orientation in August.  This semester, The Institute of World Politics welcomed a class of 121 students, including 37 new students and 84 returning students. This class exceeded the predicted enrollment for the fall. This fall class also includes 7 new doctoral candidates in the Doctor of Statecraft and National Security…

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Spiral Galaxy

Outer Space: The Last Frontier

Hope Presidents are prone to elevate their policies to the highest levels, using words, “great,” “new,” etc. to advertise how unique they are going to be in the world. Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy introduced us to a “New Deal” and “New Frontier,” respectively, and now Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez (AOC to us) has added…

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Hungary: Good News at Last

Have you heard anything good about Hungary in mainstream media lately? As in the last 10 years? Neither have I. Usually, Budapest and conservative/populist government of Viktor Orbán tend to get a bad rap. Despite the fact that his FIDESZ party has won every single free election fair and square consecutively since 2010, there are…

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U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Graduation

Four Kings Point Midshipmen receive the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Class of 2020 IWP Award For Excellence in Cyber Statecraft

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to present the United States Merchant Marine Academy Class of 2020 IWP Award For Excellence in Cyber Statecraft to four outstanding Midshipmen who are graduating from Kings Point this year: Severin Blenkush, Tanner Carter, Alyssa Marie DeGuzman, and Mark Kittelson. These Midshipmen were selected for their outstanding contributions…

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