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Divisions within America

Why do they hate this country? Of all the countries in the history of the world one might think that the United States of America would be the most loved, respected, and even exalted compared to all others. This is not just a sentimental and biased reflection from an American national but can be amply…

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Dr. Brad Williams discusses bilateralism between the U.S. and Japanese Foreign Intelligence

On June 1st of 2021, The Institute of World Politics hosted a virtual webinar titled Japanese Foreign Intelligence and Grand Strategy sponsored by the Asia Initiative Lecture Series (AILS). Dr. Williams’s remarks were based on his recently published book, Japanese Foreign Intelligence and Grand Strategy: From the Cold War to the Abe Era (Georgetown University Press). He spoke…

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Russia and China: Unlikely Partners in Securing Afghanistan?

This article was written by IWP M.A. candidate Arash Yaqin and IWP doctoral candidate Saba Sattar. Despite Iran, Russia, and China’s engagement in a regional geopolitical competition with the U.S., all three states maintain an abiding strategic interest to maintain stability in Kabul, given their close proximity to the border and access to Central Asia and…

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Jarrod McDowell at Commencement in 2017

Alumnus Spotlight: Jarrod McDowell (’17), NGA Analytic Editor

Above: Jarrod McDowell (third from right) with other members of the Class of 2017 Please note: The statements made in this article do not reflect the official positions of NGA, DoD, or the U.S. Government. Jarrod McDowell (’17), an analytic editor at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), still has recordings of lectures from courses he…

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Atomic Intermarium Next?

A version of this article was published by Newsmax. The Intermarium nations of the lands between the Baltic, Black, and Adriatic seas find themselves in a serious predicament because U.S. President Joe Biden is no friend of energy security and free markets. He demonstrated it by keeping his electoral promise to shutter the Keystone Pipeline…

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Biden’s Gift to Putin

Despite four years of sustained hysterics about the supposed Russian-compromised nature of his presidency, Donald Trump’s administration carried out a variety of policies to shore up Europe’s eastern flank, bolster U.S. military strength relative to Russia’s, and weaken Russia’s coercive power generally. Yet six months into President Joe Biden’s term, we’ve seen the opposite effect: The sources…

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Biden Got Bullied At The Putin Summit

This article was written by IWP alumna Rebekah Koffler. It was a bad idea from the start for President Joe Biden to reward Putin for Russia’s hostile behavior towards America with a high-profile diplomatic rendezvous in Geneva. Biden’s lack of preparedness and minimal understanding of what he was getting himself and the country into were…

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Karla Ahmanson and Dr. Tim White join the IWP Board of Trustees

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to announce that Karla Ahmanson, President of the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation, and Brig Gen Dale Timothy (Tim) White, USAF, Ret. have joined the Board of Trustees. In her work with the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation, Ms. Ahmanson serves as an advocate for Reserve Officers whose…

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The offshore islands and Taiwan’s future

Over the past year, scores of gargantuan Chinese sand dredgers have deployed themselves in territorial waters off the Taiwanese-administered Matsu Islands, where their activities erode beaches and ruin fishing shoals. These Chinese ships are mercenary; a small 5,000 ton ship could sell a load of sand for the equivalent of US$55,000 to Fujian construction firms…

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