Maverick Hungary Does What’s in Its Best Interest

A shorter version of this article was published by Newsmax.  Hungary does what it pleases. And what it pleases is exclusively in the interest of Hungary as perceived by its longtime Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. He cares not whether his moves raise eyebrows, infuriate his detractors, or upset his allies, including the United States. This…

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IWP introduces new online Graduate Certificate in Statecraft

The Institute of World Politics is introducing a new online Graduate Certificate program in Statecraft. This is IWP’s first certificate program completely administered online and will be offered for the first time in the fall of 2021. The Certificate in Statecraft will require 20 credit hours and will take approximately one year to complete for…

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Rebekah Koffler (’10) discusses Russia’s underlying scheme regarding recent cyberattacks

On June 2, 2021, IWP alumna and intelligence expert Rebekah Koffler appeared on Fox News to discuss Russia’s recent cyberattacks on the U.S. Colonial Pipeline and JBS meat processing company. These cyberattacks are part of a bigger Russian scheme to destabilize American society, she argued.  Throughout the interview, Ms. Koffler described how the Kremlin is…

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The road ahead

The new government will have its hands full with immediate problems, but fundamental reforms are also urgent. “His downfall…resulted from the smallness of a big leader who knew so much about history, economics and diplomacy, and so little about people, justice and trust.” Amotz Asa-El, Jerusalem Post, June 4, 2021. When (and if) the new…

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Belarus President Becomes ‘Daddy Hijacker’

Aleksandr “Bat’ko/Daddy” Lukashenka has just muscled into the business of hijacking planes. The mission objective was to snatch an exiled dissident journalist, 26-year-old Raman Protasevich. On May 23, Daddy’s security services falsely radioed a Ryanair plane, registered in Poland, en route from Istanbul to Vilnius, that there was a bomb aboard. Belarus scrambled a jet…

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Israel’s perfect storm

The disasters that have befallen Israel in the past two years all point to the absolute necessity of forming a functioning government. Israel entered 2019 feeling very good about itself and the world in general. The economy was great, it was making historical diplomatic advances, its relations with the US couldn’t have been better, and…

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New Institute Will Tackle the Tough Questions

This article was written by IWP alumna Rebecca Wostenberg. When construction began on the USS Constitution in 1794, the fledgling republic had limited resources and would soon face, for a second time, the most powerful navy in the world. Naval architect Joshua Humphreys knew with scarce resources, each ship had to be as formidable as…

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United States Army War College officers visit IWP virtually

On May 10, 2021, a group of 15 officers from the United States Army War College (USAWC) class of 2021 led by Professor Grace Stettenbauer participated in a virtual visit to The Institute of World Politics as part of their annual National Security Staff Ride. The National Security Staff Ride is an important part of…

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Why the US should ban kinetic anti-satellite weapons

This article was written by doctoral candidate Matthew Jenkins. The United States has long been the world leader in developing and leveraging space-based technology. While the gap between the US and other countries has shrunk in recent years, the United States remains the nation most dependent on space-based capabilities. As of June 2020, the total…

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