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Defense contractor opens additional positions just for IWP candidates

In December, an IWP alum sent over a job posting at a prominent defense contractor for a position involving process improvement, program management, and data analytics. The alum encouraged IWP students to apply. 15 students applied for the position, and the IWP candidates were, according to our alum, “dramatically more impressive than the other candidates…

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Integrating deterrence across the gray — making it more than words

This article was co-authored by LTC Katie Crombe (’12) and appeared on MilitaryTimes.com.  Much over the course of the past year has been said (and re-said) about “integrated deterrence.” From our point of view, deterrence is fundamentally about shaping adversary decision calculus which requires, inter alia, communication. Communication is about messaging and perceptions. Yet, in today’s discussions…

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Israel reliant on a stumbling, lukewarm U.S.

After America’s failures at home and abroad in 2021, we can only hope that Israel, and the world, will see better from it in 2022. One year has passed since the events of January, 2021: the rioting at the Capitol Building in Washington on the 6th, and the inauguration of Joe Biden as president on…

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Why I Dislike the Word ‘Capitalism’

What is capitalism? Capitalism is a word that I don’t like. You might say, “Wow, that’s silly because it’s on the front cover of your book.” In fact, when we were thinking about the book, I said, “I don’t think we should use the word ‘capitalism.’” But the whole point is that people are starting to…

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Statesmanship for Political Economy in the National Interest

This article was written by Nathan Hitchen (’19) and published in Humanitas, a journal of the Center for the Study of Statesmanship at the Catholic University of America.  As we emerge unevenly from the ravages of a global pandemic, the new world upon us is summoning statesmanship for political economy in the national interest. 2020…

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Why Afghanistan should matter to us all

As we celebrate the progress that America has experienced thanks to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we should also remember that basic equality is still a distant dream for many in our world — including for women and other oppressed groups who are victims of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.…

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Afghanistan in 2021: The End of the Republic and the Return of the Islamic Emirate

This article was written by Arash Yaqin (’21) for South Asian Voices.  At the beginning of 2021, Afghans faced another year of conflict and economic challenge, retaining some semblance of hope that their leadership and the Taliban would be able to reach a political resettlement through the intra-Afghan Peace Talks. In August, that dream vanished with the…

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