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Stop shouting, start talking

The new government’s actions and proposals are not ideal, but not the apocalypse either, and reasoned discourse should produce acceptable solutions. A new government has taken office in Israel. It was elected by a tiny majority of the popular vote, and a larger majority in the Knesset, due to its leader’s superior knowledge of and…

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Better Red Than Dead

Please note that the views expressed by our faculty members do not necessarily reflect the views of The Institute of World Politics. The title herein was once a widely-used slogan throughout the political globe to distinguish those who might rather live under Communism than die fighting it. While the phrase itself is outdated it shows,…

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Nathaniel Merrifield joins IWP as Chinese language professor

Chinese language expert Nathaniel Merrifield has joined the IWP faculty to teach IWP’s courses on the Chinese language. These language courses are specifically tailored for national security and international affairs professionals. They are offered from beginner to advanced levels. Born and raised in China as an expatriate, Prof. Merrifield has spent numerous years studying Chinese…

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Building in North Korea

North Korean Espionage course to be taught by Dr. Amanda Won

“North Korean spies are one of the hardest intelligence targets, and their tradecraft is honed by decades of training.” -Dr. Amanda Won Dr. Amanda Won, who is currently serving as the director of IWP’s China/Asia Program, is teaching a new two-credit course this spring on the Theory and Practice of North Korean Espionage (IWP 703).…

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An UNsafety Zone for the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant?

Any instrument creating a safety zone around Zaporizhzhia must clearly state the plant is Ukraine’s, not Russia’s. As Ukrainians brace for a cold, dark winter and more Russian attacks against Ukraine’s critical infrastructure, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director Rafael Grossi is upbeat, working feverishly to secure Ukraine’s largest electrical generator—the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. His…

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Defense is the silver lining in the omnibus bill

Whatever the broken processes that have led to passing a behemoth omnibus in a lame-duck session, Senate Republicans did negotiate significant improvements. And now that the bill has passed in the house, it avoids a damaging continuing resolution and precludes the defense bill from becoming a political football in the next Congress. Decades after President Reagan won the Cold War,…

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