Will Israel’s Arabs use their new-found power wisely?

If they do, it could well be to Israel’s wider benefit. The anti-Bibi government that took office ten months ago is tottering, due to a defection from Yamina to Likud. As a result, the governing coalition has only half the seats in the Knesset. However, contrary to what many commentators who should know better are…

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Rebekah Koffler (’10) offers commentary regarding Ukraine

The Institute of World Politics alumna and former DIA intelligence officer Rebekah Koffler has been providing an expert opinion regarding the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war for Fox News over the past month. She is also the author of Putin’s Playbook: Russia’s Secret Plan to Defeat America. On February 28th, Fox News published an article discussing Putin’s…

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Turkey trades on unique role

Turkey’s response to the war in Ukraine is a defining moment for world perception. The country now hosts ceasefire/peace talks between the Ukrainian and Russian delegations, a service increasingly appreciated by America, NATO, and the East European states in particular. This role as a player/broker follows President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s adventurist foreign policy in recent…

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Amb. Aldona Wos and Mason Taylor

Mason Taylor promoted to IWP Operations Manager

Mason Taylor, a current student in IWP’s Master of Arts in Statecraft and National Security Affairs program, has been promoted to the position of Operations Manager. In this new role, he will oversee the administrative operations of the Institute, including reception, building matters, parking, general troubleshooting, telephone, copier, and IT issues. Mason will also continue…

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On Putin, the president simply said what everyone was thinking

Let’s not be too hard on President Biden simply for saying what most people believe. On Saturday, the president spoke in Warsaw to demonstrate support for Ukraine in its fierce defense against Russian aggression, and to reassure NATO members that the United States would stand by them should the Kremlin choose to extend its war beyond Ukraine’s borders. The…

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What Trump understood – and Biden didn’t – about holding back Russian aggression

The Biden administration reversed course on marginalizing Vladimir Putin’s energy influence. Until last week. Better late than never, the Biden administration has discovered the benefits of using energy as a tool of American global strategy. One positive outcome of the president’s trip to Europe last week was the announcement of a new partnership with the European Union…

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Biden’s risk aversion is escalating Putin’s war

The Biden administration is right to try to avoid a direct military confrontation with Russia, but their confrontation avoidance has made the White House dangerously and unreasonably risk-averse. The effect of President Joe Biden’s intense risk aversion cedes the advantage in any intense crisis to the party prepared to threaten escalation — in this case,…

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