Gettysburg July 1863

Blowin’ in the Wind

The first stanza of Bob Dylan’s historic 1963 song, which ignited a whole generation, is, How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man? How many seas must the white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand? Yes, and how many times must the cannonballs fly before they’re forever…

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IWP receives Military Friendly Schools Award

IWP has received the prestigious 2022-2023 Military Friendly Schools Award given to only a select number of institutions. The award is given to undergraduate and graduate schools that demonstrate a commitment to serving military and veteran students as well as investing in their academic and professional success. The support with which IWP supplies its military students is…

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American ‘policy’ versus Chinese ‘principle’

Ned Price, spokesperson of the United States Department of State, is a Twitter influencer at the exalted “celebrity/macro” rank. So, even though it was well after working hours on Friday evening, May 20, 2022 — as Secretary of State Antony Blinken prepared for President Biden’s first presidential trip to Asia — Ned Price was sure…

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Arms Deliveries Not Enough; Biden Needs a Ukraine Strategy

The Biden administration lacks a Ukraine strategy. Instead, it zigzags and improvises. Though it pretends otherwise, the White House seems almost entirely reactive vis-à-vis the Kremlin. In May, the administration received from Congress a $40 billion package for Ukraine. A few days ago, another billion was thrown in. Let’s retrace Joe Biden’s moves on the Ukrainian…

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A Single Sentence that Changed Foreign Policy

There was once a time, and a long one, when Latin America was the singular area of U.S. interests. The first major assertion of any U.S. foreign policy goes back to President Monroe’s Doctrine (1823), which defined the entire hemisphere as under American strategic jurisdiction.  Originally, Monroe made only a statement of interest against foreign…

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Dr. Wayne Schroeder contributes to article on the NATO Strategic Concept

IWP professor Dr. Wayne Schroeder has contributed to an Atlantic Council article entitled “Visualizing the NATO Strategic Concept: Five Ways to Look at the Alliance’s Future.” This paper was published on June 16, two weeks before the start of the NATO Summit in Madrid. Dr. Schroeder wrote a section on “NATO’s Military Capacity Post-Ukraine,” where…

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(Mis)Understanding Nukes

This article was co-authored by Prof. Rebeccah Heinrichs, who teaches IWP’s course on Nuclear Deterrence and Arms Control. Nuclear illiteracy has grown since the end of the Cold War. Russia’s nuclear saber-rattling directed at NATO while it continues its war against Ukraine has brought nuclear weapons back into public consciousness. Tom Nichols, author of the Death of…

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