Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz speaks at the Captive Nations Summit

On July 19, 2022, IWP professor Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz spoke at the Captive Nations Summit. At this summit, hosted by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Dr. Chodakiewicz sat on a panel and discussed “Putin’s War Against Ukraine and the Future of Russia.” Dr. Chodakiewicz began by discussing Putin’s motivation for attacking Ukraine. Moscow…

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Center for Human Rights and International Affairs Team

Human Rights Network run by Dr. Matt Daniels passes 41 million views

The Human Rights Network, which is run by IWP professor Dr. Matthew Daniels as a part of his nonprofit Good of All, has passed 41 million views on its content. This channel, which promotes human rights principles, contains videos created by IWP interns who have been working with IWP’s Center for Human Rights and International…

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Taiwan: The Crisis Nobody Wants

For the near future (two to five years), the issue of Taiwan and its position between China and the U.S. offers the greatest potential in the world for the outbreak of either conventional or nuclear war. Still worse, we may even see such fears realized within weeks or months in what could well be the…

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Reform the Israel Police

A string of recent incidents shows how ill-adapted Israel Police is to its task. It must change before things get out of hand. In my last column, I wrote about the necessity of a reform in the Israeli political system and government structure. This column is about a governmental agency that requires reform equally urgently:…

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Putin Unlikely to Let Up on Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin has no incentive to stop the war in Ukraine. He has no reason to seek a peaceful settlement. After its initial failures of an all-out invasion, Russia’s military performance has significantly improved. The Russians have regrouped and proceed incrementally. Everywhere the Russian forces deploy their pincer movements, isolating, encircling, and overwhelming the…

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New Faculty July 2022

IWP welcomes three new full-time faculty members: Dr. Anne Bradley, Dr. Christopher C. Harmon, and Prof. Dennis Teti

This summer, IWP welcomed three new full-time professors. Dr. Anne Bradley and Dr. Christopher C. Harmon were previously adjunct professors at IWP. Prof. Dennis Teti has joined IWP as a new faculty member. This fall, Dr. Bradley will teach Economics for Foreign Policy Makers. Dr. Harmon will teach Military Strategy: Theory and Practice, both in…

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United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British prime minister Winston Churchill, and their advisors in Casablanca, 1943

What “Made” the Twentieth Century?

Above: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British prime minister Winston Churchill, and their advisors in Casablanca, 1943. The verb “made” in the title is meant to describe the main activity or set of related events that were responsible for the chief accomplishments of the time period. The Twentieth Century is almost universally recognized as the “greatest” period…

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Turkey plays cynical game with NATO

Tempting as it might be to envision a NATO without Turkey, President Erdogan knows that the West needs Turkey as much as Turkey needs NATO. There is a national election coming up in June of 2023. Symbolically for his people, it will be the centennial of the founding of the secular Republic of Turkey under…

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