Jan Brueghel the Elder - Battle of Gaugamela

Desperate Offensives on the Horizon

Above: The Battle of Gaugamela, by Jan Brueghel the Elder Before collapsing, declining empires often give themselves a respite in the form of a Saint Martin’s summer. This quiet period is usually followed by a desperate offensive. This movement will bring about a brutal collapse if it fails, but if by chance it succeeds, then…

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Putin incrementally in Ukraine

Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine, followed by rockets. President Vladimir Putin wants to subordinate it to Russia, of course. The situation is dynamic, so it is hard to tell what is developing. Thankfully, there is not a full-scale invasion yet. The missile attacks have targeted mostly Ukraine’s military infrastructure. Is an all-out offensive next? Putin’s…

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Kerri Gray

Kerri Gray (’21) joins FDD National Security Fellows program

Kerri Gray (’21) has joined the 2022 class of National Security Fellows at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). This program is highly competitive and selects its class from “bipartisan, mid-career, national-security practitioners with a wide range of experience in government, the military, communications, and the private sector.” The program runs for 12 months…

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Freedom and Aristocracy

The Cunning of Freedom, Saving the Self in an Age of False Idols by Ryszard Legutko Reviewed by Marek Jan Chodakiewicz One of the greatest tragedies following the implosion of Communism was the failure to “not primarily opening up a free space but reconstructing ‘the old order,’ bringing back what was real, good, proper” (p.…

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Dr. John Lenczowski elaborates on Chinese misinformation in AFIO interview

 In January, IWP Chancellor Dr. John Lenczowski met with James Hughes, President of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), to discuss the increasingly worrying intelligence collection and spreading of misinformation by the Chinese government. AFIO is a non-profit institution for current and former intelligence officers, dedicated to supporting the strength of the U.S. intelligence…

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The Russia-China Alliance Is Real

Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Beijing Olympics. In a joint statement, the two said that “friendship between the two states has no limits” and “there are no forbidden areas of cooperation.” The statement was striking for its clarity, but it should not come as a surprise. The systematic interplay between Russia…

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Hurtling towards global chaos and anarchy

Avigdor Liberman correctly predicts the breakdown of international order but does not mention it is being hastened by the social and political deterioration in the U.S. A remarkable interview with Israel’s Minister of Finance Avigdor Liberman was published in the February 4th issue of the Jerusalem Post magazine. In the interview, Liberman states that due…

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