Amanda Won at Intelligence Studies Consortium

Amanda Won speaks at Intelligence Studies Consortium

On April 7, 2022, IWP doctoral candidate Amanda Won presented her research topic “North Korean Espionage” at the Intelligence Studies Consortium (ISC) 2nd Annual Student Challenge, which gives top student graduate and doctoral students an opportunity to present their research.  The conference had over 370 registered attendees, split between in-person and virtual attendance. Ms. Won…

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Biden has been wrong repeatedly about inflation. Don’t count on him being right now.

Is inflation on the downslide? Some claimed that the dire inflation numbers recently released came with a ray of hope. Bank of America analysts said inflation has “likely peaked.” Reuters also reported that inflation has likely peaked. Forbes tells us that experts believe inflation has topped out, and that consumer inflation likely peaked in March. Investor’s Business Daily and MarketWatch also say we are “likely”…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Blake Ammerlaan

After graduating during the pandemic, I was looking for a particular type of internship. I wanted one that would allow me to have the kinds of experiences in which I had not been able to participate during lockdown as well as help guide my steps going forward. My position as a research assistant and intern…

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Sophie Collins

The IWP Internship Experience: Sophie Collins

The time I have spent at The Institute of World Politics (IWP) and the knowledge and experience I have gained there have been invaluable.  I first came to IWP because of its emphasis on the wider realm of political statecraft with a further focus on intelligence, national security, and international affairs.  Once at IWP however,…

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Holly Horton

The IWP Internship Experience: Holly Horton

When I initially applied for an internship with IWP, I knew it was the right opportunity.  My role at IWP consisted of administration work and day-to-day operations. However, what I consider a revered experience was working alongside Dr. John Lenczowski.  Knowing a bit of his background and with my growing interest in communism and Russian…

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Fiona Lynch

The IWP Internship Experience: Fiona Lynch

As a senior at The Catholic University of America studying World Politics with a concentration in U.S. Intelligence, I have had many internships throughout my college career, but none that tied directly with my interests in national security and intelligence studies. The Institute of World Politics Spring 2022 program provided me with the experience I…

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President's Volunteer Service Award

Alumnus Dr. Richard Barnes awarded President’s Volunteer Service Award

MAJ (MD) Richard P. Barnes, Ph.D., a former IWP student, was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) on Saturday, April 9 at the annual Muster of the Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) – the state guard that supports the National Guard primarily for disaster relief and recovery – at Camp Fretterd, Maryland. Dr. Barnes received…

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Why Does Socialism Fail?

The reason that socialism does not work in the long run—there are a couple of reasons: who are we as human beings, what are we capable of, and what are we not capable of. So I think it comes down to anthropology and economics. Read more at TIFWE

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Should you bet on Bitcoin?

Cryptocurrency provides an exciting alternative to national currency as a decentralized alternative to fiat notes, but it’s no silver bullet. For those who’ve heard the word a lot but are still not sure what it means, cryptocurrency is a digital asset used to make purchases. It operates using a computer network, often a blockchain, a shared ledger…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Lilly Thumm

Through Butler University’s Washington D.C. Learning Semester, I was able to live on Capitol Hill and work for four months alongside Dr. Sara Vakhshouri as she examined energy transition in emerging markets, specifically countries in Africa. Outside of my work as a research assistant, I was able to attend a Washington Capitals game with other…

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