John Lenczowski, Commencement

Letter to the Class of 2021 from the President

Dear Members of the Class of 2021: Congratulations on completing your course of study at IWP! As you go out into the world, armed with knowledge from your studies at the Institute, I would like to share a few thoughts. There are few people who have studied all the arts of statecraft and their integration…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Isabel C. Tapies

As a research assistant intern for The Institute of World Politics, I gained valuable experience in combining my interests in international affairs with the responsibilities of assisting institutional operations. For instance, I provided administrative support to the Events and Communications department for time-sensitive tasks, such as proofreading alumni newsletters, as well as writing and submitting…

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Cole Penz

The IWP Internship Experience: Cole Penz

An internship with The Institute of World Politics first caught my attention because of the school’s focus on equipping students with the practical skills necessary in the conduct of statecraft. I was also drawn in by the school’s emphasis on learning how America’s moral traditions impact contemporary national security. I had high expectations entering this…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Maria Fusca

I remember how happy I was when I learned I would be an events and communications intern at IWP. As a sophomore who decided to take a semester off of school due to the pandemic, I was trying to find other ways to fill my time. I had no plans for the next few months,…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Kiersten Forrest

I was honored to become an Events and Communications Intern at The Institute of World Politics this spring. My goal is to work in the intelligence community for the government. Undoubtedly, this internship experience has ensured that this is the career path I wish to pursue. From talking to alumni, discussing careers with experts in…

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Don’t make space harder than it needs to be

This article was written by IWP doctoral candidate Matthew Jenkins. In February, White House press secretary Jen Psaki called the Space Force “the plane of today”—a reference to media interest in the paint scheme of the new Air Force One—when asked whether the new administration supported the United States Space Force. The good news is…

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Minsk’s Integrated Sideshow

A version of this article was also published by Newsmax. As the United States was worried about Russia’s intentions in Ukraine, Belarus ran its own sideshow that exacerbated our trepidation about an all-out war. That was probably the Kremlin’s intention, and Minsk gladly obliged. Aleksandr Lukashenka “Daddy-Batko” is no puppet to Vladimir Putin, even when…

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2021-22 SGA

IWP students elect 2021-22 Student Government Association Board

This April, IWP students elected officers for the 2021-22 Student Government Association Board. The officers will begin their duties on May 16 and will continue until Commencement on May 14, 2022. President: Kyle Kessler Kyle was raised in the Bay Area and graduated from Cornell University where he majored in Information Science. Upon graduation, Kyle…

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Israel on the edge

The loss of life at Meron brings home the wider dangers Israel faces in the absence of a functioning government. The disaster at Meron demonstrated the extreme irresponsibility of the participants, but also the equally extreme irresponsibility of the authorities. This is just another example of the growing dangers involved in the fact that Israel…

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Pipes for Nord Stream 2, Photo by Gerd Fahrenhorst

Nord Stream 2 in a Multiple Crisis Jam

A shorter version of this article was published by Newsmax.  Russia’s controversial Nord Stream 2 nears completion. If successful, first, it will thwart America’s attempt to free the European Union from its dependency on Russian energy. Second, it will prevent American LNG from competing fairly in the European markets. Third, it will undermine the Intermarium…

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