Ashland University

IWP and Ashland University form partnership for international affairs education

The Institute of World Politics and Ashland University signed a Memorandum of Understanding this past August as the beginning of a partnership for international affairs education. Under this new partnership, Ashland students will have the option for early assurance of admission to IWP’s in-person M.A. programs if they apply on or after April 30th of…

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Dr. James S. Robbins

Dr. James S. Robbins joins IWP faculty

This fall, Dr. James S. Robbins has joined the IWP faculty to co-teach International Relations, Statecraft, and Integrated Strategy (IWP 627). Dr. Robbins is a national security columnist for USA Today and Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council. Dr. Robbins is a former special assistant in the Office of…

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National Purpose, “Going, Going, Gone”

When I ask friends whether the country is “going or gone” they usually look at me quizzically and ask “what do you mean”? Admittedly, the question is both pessimistic and unnatural, as it presupposes that the USA is, indeed, on a trajectory and that this trajectory is headed, at best, nowhere, and at worse, to…

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To Compete with China, Take a Page from the Reagan Playbook

This article was written by IWP alumnus Nathan Hitchen (’19). If the United States is to take the initiative in its great power competition with China, we should study America’s last victorious grand strategy. The Reagan administration moved the Cold War to its endgame by taking the initiative through measures short of warfare, and that…

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Ryan Scherba (‘19) facilitates report on Kosovo’s Sovereignty

Ryan Scherba (‘19) facilitated a four-month project at the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program for the Western Balkans Working Group and Kosovo Subgroup to produce its recent report, “Consolidating Kosovo’s Sovereignty: Why it Matters, and What Must Be Done.” The report argues that the EU and the United States should redouble efforts to ensure Kosovo’s…

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Elias Stamatiades

Elias Stamatiades (’15) receives U.S. Navy Civilian Service Commendation Medal

The Department of the Navy has awarded the Civilian Service Commendation Medal to IWP alumnus Elias Stamatiades, thanks to “the superior performance of his duties while serving as a PWD ROTA Supervisory Contract Specialist from 2015 to 2020.” During this time, Elias executed 600 contract actions worth $120 million. One of his most significant accomplishments…

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The Good News About Our Economy & Families

I had the pleasure of attending the Intercollegiate Studies Institute colloquium on “The Humane Economy,” which brought together conservatives and libertarians for a weekend discussion on pressing issues of policy and human flourishing. The quintessential questions of political economy revolve around the proper role of government, and this discussion was no exception. Among both conservatives and…

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Minorities as Tools and Victims

A review of The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939 by Terry Martin by Marek Jan Chodakiewicz A representative of Sheila Fitzpatrick’s revisionist school and a Canadian of Mennonite German colonist-Russian/Ukrainian roots, Terry Martin, in his well-researched and pioneering The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939 (Ithaca,…

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Afghanistan Fallout

The most important lesson of the collapse of Afghanistan is a global loss of credibility by the United States under a Democrat administration. This impacts not only our allies but also onlookers and enemies, including in the Intermarium. The most immediate concern is an anticipated wave of refugees from Afghanistan flooding into Europe.  But the…

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Tim McCranor

Dr. Timothy McCranor (’12) to join adjunct faculty

Dr. Timothy McCranor, who graduated from IWP with an M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs in 2012 and who has been serving as IWP’s Academic Advising and Success Specialist since 2020, will join the adjunct faculty this fall. He will teach IWP’s course on Public Diplomacy and the online course on Ideas and Values…

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