The IWP Internship Experience: Maddy O’Hara

As a rising junior with a wide variety of academic interests in the realm of international relations, I entered my summer internship unsure of a specific area that I wanted to focus on. Luckily, during my internship at The Institute of World Politics, I did not have to choose a specific focus. Through IWP’s top-notch…

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World Without Order: What Else Is New?

When nation-states behave as “nation-states,” that is, since time began, the American media and public react in horror. Like, “this is unheard of,” or “how dare they.” It might help to open a book. What they “Do” The Russians are “meddling,” there is “collusion” between Putin and Trump, they seem to get along, Trump is…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Margaret Fazio

My internship with IWP has been one of the most peculiar, yet fulfilling, summer experiences to date. Amid statewide shutdowns, I virtually joined the events and communications team from 1,100 miles away. Much of my work sought to welcome the public into The Institute of World Politics’ community, albeit through screens and emails instead of…

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After America: Who?

“Ancient” History Most Americans, especially under 50, have little or no remembrance of what it’s like to be a “superpower,” at the top of the global power structure and influencing events from the Congo, Vietnam, Egypt, Cuba, Korea, not to mention living within a world order made by and supervised by Americans. These citizens (“kids”)…

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Belarus: Plot Thickens in Presidential Landslide

The bad news is that there have been riots every night in Belarus following the presidential election of August 10. And more bad news is also that we have a winner: President Oleksandr Lukashenka has triumphed again, and, after 26 years in the office, he is now officially in his sixth term. He will soldier…

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Lenin, Revolution, and the Jewish People

Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution by Brendan McGeever Reviewed by Marek Jan Chodakiewicz According to Brendan McGeever’s Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019), armed supporters of the Bolsheviks, in the Red Army in particular, were permeated with antisemitism which manifested itself in anti-Jewish propaganda and violence. Simply put, the rank-and-file…

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The New Illusion: “Fascism” in America

We are seeing the mainstreaming of allegations of “fascism” in American governance and especially in reference to the Donald Trump White House.  The charge is false—but damaging to our common sense.  That last phrase is offered in two ways: The charge of “fascism” makes little sense.  And it is an awful replacement for the noble…

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Back the Blue—and Give ’em a Raise!

A powerful revolutionary wave has been sweeping the nation. One of its bywords is “Defund the Police.” In reality, however, it is about law and order. Emasculating or even dismantling the police is plainly an assault on law and order. The postulate to defund law enforcement officers has gained some traction in Democrat-controlled cities in particular.  Minneapolis…

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IWP group attends DIA hiring event, receives job offers

Six IWP students, alumni, and interns applied to a recent hiring event with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) this past March, and, as of this August, all six received offers of employment to become DIA Intelligence Analysts or to work in mission management. IWP Career Services played a significant role in assisting the IWP group.…

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