Why we could not connect the dots before 9/11

American counterterrorism officials could not detect the al Qaeda terrorist plans because thirty years of restrictive legislation, litigation and executive action ensured that the FBI and intelligence community could not collect and share vital information that would have allowed analysts to 'connect the dots.'

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New: Public diplomacy and political warfare graduate programs

The Institute is offering a new Master's degree specialization and a Certificate of Graduate Study in public diplomacy and political warfare. The purpose is to provide specialized study of two unconventional and often misunderstood tools of statecraft – public diplomacy and political warfare – and to offer a starting point for the practitioner to integrate them with each other and…

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IWP participates in Joint Urban Warrior

The Institute of World Politics is a participant in Joint Urban Warrior 2004, a war game between the US Marine Corps and the Joint Forces Command to enhance joint, interagency, and combined urban operations effectiveness and capabilities.

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