White Ruthenia and a Jewish Revolution

Andrew Sloin, The Jewish Revolution in Belorussia: Economy, Race, and Bolshevik Power (Bloomington and Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Press, 2017) has given us an insightful monograph about the experiences of Jewish revolutionary activists who not only found themselves under Soviet power during the revolution and civil war but also who remained in the Soviet Union in…

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IWP Trustee Tidal McCoy speaks about investing in national security innovation in the 21st century

In a recent event with Columbia University’s Military in Business Associates, IWP Vice Chairman Hon. Tidal McCoy spoke about investing in national security innovation in the 21st century. The fireside chat took place on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 6 PM. About Mr. McCoy Mr. Tidal McCoy received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering…

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Embassy of Cuba

Henderson’s Row: A Photo Exhibition

This photo exhibition, titled Henderson’s Row, is my hands-on practical project for The Institute of World Politics (IWP) class, The Art of Diplomacy. The class is about the Western tradition of diplomacy, and our Professor, Ambassador G. Phillip Hughes, gave the option of writing a term paper or doing a “hands-on” project. I opted for…

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IWP Chancellor’s Council gathers for virtual meeting

On Wednesday, October 21, members of the IWP Chancellor’s Council gathered for a virtual meeting. Traditionally, Chancellor’s Council members gather annually at IWP’s campus in Washington, D.C. to hear presentations on national security and international affairs topics from students, alumni, and faculty. This meeting is typically followed by a reception and dinner. Due to the…

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To Lose a Country

The title is taken from the third volume of Alistair Horne’s trilogy on French-German relations (wars) between 1870 and 1940. France lost two and won the middle (1918), but, in the last (1940), France, in effect, lost itself, i.e. its “country.” What does the loss of “country” imply and does it occur every time a…

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Lies, Damn Lies, and TEVUS: Evaluating the Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States Database

This study is the result of a project to review carefully the federally funded Terrorism and Extremis Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Database and Portal. The findings include that TEVUS characterizes Islamist high-fatality events as hijackings, hostage takings or armed assaults rather than homicides, including the 9/11 jihad attacks that led to 3,000 total…

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