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Dr. Wayne Schroeder contributes to article on the NATO Strategic Concept

IWP professor Dr. Wayne Schroeder has contributed to an Atlantic Council article entitled “Visualizing the NATO Strategic Concept: Five Ways to Look at the Alliance’s Future.” This paper was published on June 16, two weeks before the start of the NATO Summit in Madrid. Dr. Schroeder wrote a section on “NATO’s Military Capacity Post-Ukraine,” where…

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(Mis)Understanding Nukes

This article was co-authored by Prof. Rebeccah Heinrichs, who teaches IWP’s course on Nuclear Deterrence and Arms Control. Nuclear illiteracy has grown since the end of the Cold War. Russia’s nuclear saber-rattling directed at NATO while it continues its war against Ukraine has brought nuclear weapons back into public consciousness. Tom Nichols, author of the Death of…

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Admitting Sweden and Finland to NATO Makes Eminent Sense

During the upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, the members of the transatlantic alliance will decide about admitting Sweden and Finland. Is this in the interest of the United States? Some say it is not. But it tends to be the same neo-isolationist, national conservative voices that question our presence in Europe in general and prefer Russia over Ukraine in…

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Anticipation in Foreign Policy

“Remember this: anticipation is the ultimate power. Losers react; leaders anticipate.” -Tony Robbins Properly, the word anticipation is defined as the act of “looking forward to” or “an action that takes into account or forestalls a later action.” Can someone/something be held responsible for doing nothing when action might have forestalled/stopped some action in the…

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West Point Cadet Chloe Tran receives IWP cyber statecraft award

On Thursday, May 19, Captain Dean Lane, USN retired, IWP’s Chief Information Officer and Cyber Intelligence Director, and Captain Chris Glass, USN retired, IWP’s Executive Vice President, presented the annual United States Military Academy Institute of World Politics Award for Excellence in Cyber Statecraft to Cadet Chloe Tran, U.S. Army. The presentation was made during…

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Gregory Hamilton, IWP student and Intelligence Collection Manager with U.S. Fleet Cyber Command

“IWP will gear you towards a successful career-building relationship with the intelligence community, and the academic rigor from IWP will ensure your success in the IC.” -Gregory Hamilton, IWP M.A. candidate A retired Army intelligence officer who is currently serving as an intelligence collection manager for U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, Greg Hamilton chose IWP after…

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Is Missile-Driven Deterrence the Solution to the War in Ukraine?

Kyiv’s supporters insist that more missiles of longer range are not a problem, but a solution. Ever since President Joe Biden first swore off fighting World War III (and creating no-fly zones over Ukraine), Washington nuclear intellectuals have enjoyed a momentary splash of relevance. Nuclear fear and loathing—i.e., nuclear mutual assured destruction and deterrence—are back.…

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City On a Hill: The need for a global group dedicated to political liberty

The notion of political union is as old as history, while the notion of political solidarity at home can be traced to colonial America. The first popular effort toward a global union came in 1919 with Woodrow Wilson’s call to make world war “safe for democracy.” Wilson’s League of Nations failed from the beginning, but,…

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Give the people’s wealth to the people

Israel’s sovereign wealth fund, finally activated, should be used to narrow the country’s shockingly wide economic gaps. The Israeli government has finally activated the sovereign wealth fund that was authorized years ago to accumulate the levies collected under the Natural Resources Profits Law, chiefly from the companies and partnerships exploiting Israel’s offshore gas reservoirs. Read…

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