Overcrowded train transferring refugees during the partition of India, 1947

Ethno-Religious Cleansing in India

Parker Sears is pursuing his Master’s degree in Statecraft and International affairs with a specialization in Conflict Prevention. He graduated from Assumption College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Political Science and History. Parker hopes that his paper will shed light on a region of increasing geopolitical importance and will help peacekeepers prevent…

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Chinese Drones Are Spying on Americans

The U.S. government at the federal, state, and local levels is using Chinese drones that the Chinese Communist Party is exploiting for espionage. That is the public conclusion of a branch of the Department of Homeland Security. Citing “security concerns,” other departments have all-but-explicitly publicly made the same claims, and some have begun to take steps…

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Kubura Shinge na Rugero: Failure to Prevent Ethnic Conflict and Future Violence in Burundi

This paper was written by Jocelyn Young for IWP’s course on “Mass Murder Prevention in Failed and Failing States” (IWP 649). Jocelyn is a master’s student in IWP’s Statecraft and International Affairs program specializing in conflict prevention and how to counter violent extremism around the world. Nestled by the shores of Lake Tanganyika, the small…

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Intermarium in the 21st Century

This paper was written by Agnes Tycner for IWP 634: Geography and Strategy. Agnes is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Statecraft and International Affairs with a specialization in Eastern Europe and Russia. Her goal is to practice law one day and to gain experience in government, diplomacy, and policymaking until then.  The Intermarium Project, a…

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ISIS Crisis Wargame

IWP students, interns, and alumni wargame in class and globally

“The ISIS Crisis wargame simulated many of the stressors that existed during my time working in the humanitarian sector in Iraq. I worked in a post-conflict environment the year after Mosul was liberated from the terrorist organization. ISIS Crisis accurately demonstrates the difficulty of navigating power dynamics between state and non-state actors and reinforces the…

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The Détente of the Dragon and Tiger

This paper was written by Kyle Kessler for IWP 634: Geography and Strategy. Kyle, a Silicon Valley native and expected M.A. in Strategic Intelligence Studies 2022, is interested in the intersection of technological development and national security. There are roughly 7.8 billion people in the world, over a quarter of whom are in two neighboring countries,…

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Fall 2020 Interns on Zoom

IWP interns reflect on their experience

Nine interns from colleges and universities around the United States recently completed the IWP fall internship program. They worked on various research topics including grand strategy, cyber intelligence, Chinese propaganda, and Afghan peace talks. Here, they reflect on their experience doing research, auditing courses, connecting with IWP faculty and staff, and growing professionally. “IWP opened…

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Sally Bobbitt

The IWP Internship Experience: Sally Bobbitt

The opportunities and experiences that I have had during my time at The Institute of World Politics have been immeasurable. I am confident in the fact that these experiences will benefit me greatly in my future career. Even though the Fall 2020 internship was virtual due to the coronavirus, I was able to achieve my…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Sean Honesty

This semester, I had the opportunity to conduct research under IWP’s founder and president, Dr. John Lenczowksi. My research focused on policy recommendations the United States should pursue to counter and combat the multi-faceted and deep-set practices enacted by the Chinese Communist Party. Additionally, I assisted Dr. Lenczowksi with one of his side research projects,…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Gavin

During my internship at IWP, I took two classes and researched grand strategy under Dr. Frank Marlo. I was also fortunate enough to participate in two wargame simulations. Despite the internship being fully remote, the experience was incredibly beneficial to my understanding of statecraft and national security. The Institute provided interns with excellent opportunities to…

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