IWP interns reflect on their experience

Fourteen interns from colleges and universities around the United States recently completed the IWP summer internship program. They worked on various topics including counterterrorism, cyber intelligence, energy security, and Chinese geopolitical strategy. Here, they reflect on their experience doing research, auditing courses, connecting with IWP faculty and staff, and growing professionally. “Dr. Sara Vakhshouri served…

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Map of SEATO Member Countries

Reviving SEATO

While the North Atlantic Treaty (NAT0) is alive and well after seventy years, now with thirty members, SEATO has long-since been forgotten. As a distant “cousin” of NATO, SEATO (Southeast Asian Treaty Organization) was intended to provide the same rationale in Asia as NATO did in western Europe, i.e. to provide a collective defense against…

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Reject ‘No First Use’ Nuclear Policy

There is an activist effort among nuclear idealists to mobilize public opinion and urge elected officials to pledge to support a policy of “no first use” (NFU). Put simply, an American president who would adopt a policy of NFU would be declaring that the United States will never be the first country to use a nuclear…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Amr Al-Kozbari

As a sophomore at New York University, I was looking to gain a better understanding of the career path I would like to pursue. Having a background in the technical aspects of computer science and data science, I wanted to learn about those aspects not taught in college. When I heard about IWP, I knew…

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Wiley Hall at USMMA

16 Kings Point Midshipmen intern at IWP

Over the course of the past summer, 16 Midshipmen from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point completed two-week internships at The Institute of World Politics. One cohort of nine Midshipmen completed an internship in June, and seven more participated in July. During these internships, the Midshipmen worked on cyber intelligence projects with…

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Mike Pompeo and the Beast From the East

When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled for an official visit to Poland a week ago, the Poles were celebrating a centennial of their victory over the Soviet Union. Pompeo probably did know that there was a strong American connection, even a Hollywood one. In 1933 Merian C. Cooper produced his smash hit King…

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Bowles' new pocket map of the world

Utopian Thoughts

Realities In a world that remains in political “anarchy,” 6,000 years later, one might think that a truly global organization might arise to supervise the lurid activities of the membership. Not so. After thousands of years with incessant warfare, alliances that come and go eternally, spying, rivalry, sustained suspicion, “sovereignty,” “territoriality,” we might, at last,…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Christopher Robinson

During my time with The Institute of World Politics, I served as a research assistant and intern. My time spent with this prestigious graduate school has been nothing but beneficial. From meeting with alumni and career services to attending lectures taught by experts in their craft, this internship has broadened my horizons and shown me…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Elizabeth Sluka

IWP’s internship program first caught my attention due to the Institute’s focus on national security and statecraft. I entered the internship with the desire to contribute to an institution that deeply values America’s founding principles. What I experienced far surpassed my expectations. Even with the remote nature of my internship, due to COVID-19, my time…

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