IWP alumna Rebekah Koffler discusses the ongoing Russian threat

On January 19, 2021, intelligence expert and IWP alumna Rebekah Koffler appeared on The Washington Times podcast entitled “Bold and Blunt” to discuss the drastic, and surely dangerous, American underestimation of Russian capabilities. Particularly in the wake of recent Russian cyberattacks, Ms. Koffler identified Russia as the #1 U.S. foreign policy threat to date, not…

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America’s enemy is Iran, not National Guardsmen

The Biden inauguration proceeded peacefully, in spite of one House Democrat’s charge that three-quarters of America’s National Guardsmen “might want to do something” to interfere. Congress should focus on actual enemies of America, like Iran. Since the 2020 election, Tehran greeted Mr. Biden with muscle flexing, seeing a “golden opportunity” to confront America. Iran’s supreme leader, referring…

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Review of “If the Walls Could Speak: Inside a Women’s Prison in Communist Poland”

In If the Walls Could Speak: Inside a Women’s Prison in Communist Poland (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), Anna Müller has penned a monograph on female political prisoners during the early stages of the Soviet occupation of Poland after 1944. Unfortunately, because of ideological Marxist and feminist blinders of the historian, the monograph falls woefully short of…

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Don’t bet on Biden reentering Iran deal

Assuming President Biden demonstrates the fortitude to hold off the extremists in his party, he is not a bad prospect, for the US, for the world, and for Israel. Trump is in Florida, his new state of residence, licking his largely self-inflicted wounds. Joe Biden of Delaware is president of the United States, or perhaps…

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A divided America needs Dr. King’s unifying social justice principles

The destructive chaos in our nation’s capital is another warning that America is moving down a road of divisiveness and violence. In 2020 Americans endured a global health pandemic, a costly economic shutdown, multiple foreign policy crises, a bitter presidential election, and angry political differences that split communities, friends, and even families. Many people complain that we…

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Biden’s Cabinet Picks Will Hold India-US Relations in Steady Course

This article was written for The Diplomat by IWP doctoral candidate Saba Sattar. Since President-elect Joe Biden won a contentious election in which the incumbent Donald Trump refused to concede until after the Capitol Hill riots last week that left 5 dead, his top cabinet appointees have signaled a unifying approach to partnerships and alliances in lieu of…

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Russian Troops, Photo by Vitaly V. Kuzmin

Sympathy for the Devil: Russian Mercenary Operations Around the World as a Case Study for Future Geopolitics

This paper was written by Dan C. for the course on Geography and Strategy (IWP 634). Dan is an IWP student in the Strategic Intelligence program with a background in research and analysis of post-Soviet spaces, the study of extremism, and intelligence analysis. Introduction Modern geostrategy has moved rapidly forward with each generation, consigning many activities once considered…

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IWP launches John Jay Legacy Society

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to announce the newly-launched John Jay Legacy Society. The Society is made up of those who have made a planned gift to the Institute, for example, including IWP in their will; funding their estate gift with appreciated stocks, securities, bonds, or annuities; making us the beneficiary of retirement…

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