A Finnish Maxim M-32 machine gun nest during the Winter War, Photo courtesy of the Military Museum of Finland

Whose death camps, Mr. Putin?

This article was also published by Newsmax.  Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has finally picked on someone his own size: Finland. His officials have virtually accused the Finns of genocide of Soviet civilians in “concentration camps,” allegedly complete with gas chambers, during the Second World War. It is charged that some 8,000 died, including children. This…

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Courses on the European Union and Intermarium formalized at IWP

Online courses are not limiting IWP’s continued expansion of coursework: two classes on the European Union and the Intermarium region which were previously offered as directed studies are now being offered as official courses, each in two sections. The courses – entitled The European Union and Intermarium: Politics and History of Central and Eastern Europe…

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Can the Intra-Afghan Negotiations Yield Lasting Peace?

This article was written by IWP student Arash Yaqin. Even after almost half a century of conflict, Afghanistan has ranked first out of the ten must-watch conflicts for 2020 by the International Crisis Group. Today, the fate of Afghanistan’s system of government is at stake at the negotiating table with the Taliban, which is looking to reinstate the Islamic…

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Israel will annex nothing

Applying “annexation” to what is legitimately its own territory is just another example of poor Israeli public diplomacy. Israel will annex nothing because it cannot–it does not occupy territory once part of another country. The use of the word “annexation” by the Israeli government is simply another indication of the fact that Israel never misses…

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IWP Library continues to assist students and faculty throughout pandemic

This academic year has left many of us surprised at the state of our communities, institutions, nation, and globe. Yet, the seemingly endless crises are an opportunity for IWP students to continue to apply themselves seriously to their studies. We are once again reminded of the imperative to seek a deep and wholistic understanding of…

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Dr. Anne Bradley warns of democratic socialism’s false promises

On Monday, May 18th, The Institute of World Politics hosted a webinar entitled “Are we Becoming more Radical? The Rise of Democratic Socialism in America,” led by Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley. Dr. Bradley is the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and the academic director at The Fund for American Studies. In addition…

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CODENAME: WALLFLOWER — The Guy Liddell Diaries

The codename was “WALLFLOWER” and according to noted British military historian Nigel West, it was the “most treasured possession” of the British Security Service. When finally released to the world in 2007 after decades under lock and key in the MI-5 director – general’s office safe, World War II and Cold War historians around the…

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