Jacqueline T. Wieland joins the Board of Trustees

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to announce that Jacqueline T. Wieland (Jackie), has joined the Board of Trustees. Longtime IWP trustee Amb. Aldona Wos commented: “Jackie has over 35 years of experience in the finance sector balanced with extensive nonprofit and foundation work. Her father, a career Army Colonel who subsequently worked with…

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Dr. Jung H. Pak discusses the making of Kim Jong Un

On September 14, 2020, The Institute of World Politics hosted the webinar, Becoming Kim Jong Un. This event was sponsored by the Global Impact Discussion Series and moderated by IWP alumna Patricia Schouker. The webinar featured Dr. Jung H. Pak, who spoke to the external and internal factors that gave rise to one of the…

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A Veterans Day Reflection

It has been a great honor and privilege to serve as the president of the Student Veterans Association (SVA) here at IWP. As our nation stands divided and uncertain, it makes me realize that instability is the state in which our men and women in uniform live every day. Although I have never had the…

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Catalyzing Consensus Around Global Commitments

An international consensus to meet contemporary challenges will develop primarily around defending against shared threats. If the United States is to turn this consensus into collaboration to strengthen security, it must stake out a clear vision of its primary threats and missions. As has become evident over the last few years, doing so will necessarily…

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In Memoriam: Prof. Roger Fontaine

The Institute of World Politics mourns the loss of longtime Professor Roger Fontaine. Prof. Fontaine was one of the foremost authorities on Latin American affairs and U.S. relations with Latin America in the United States. He was one of a truly rare breed of national security-minded experts who never indulged in either the willful blindness…

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American Radicals’ Filthiest Export

On October 24, the Polish conservative movement Konfederacja organized the “Great March of Freedom,” a massive protest against the koronaterror (Coronavirus terror): the ruling Law and Justice Party’s excessive restrictions on Polish social and economic life. Tens of thousands of people assembled in cities across Poland, including Warsaw. The government proclaimed this event a health threat, and the police…

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Euro COVID Round-Up

A shorter version of this article was posted by Newsmax.  On the Old Continent, Covid-19 is back with a vengeance. It observes neither the European Union’s Schengen Zone, nor the eastern borders of the post-Soviet world. As governments crack down, civil liberties go out the window, triggering popular anger. It seems like everyone took a…

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A Cure for the Rule of COVID ‘Experts’

The current bureaucratic approach fails to account for our individual, institutional, and economic well-being. Remember when we were going to shut down stores, restaurants, schools, and churches for two weeks to flatten the coronavirus curve? We are now in our eighth month of lockdowns, mask mandates, and conflicting health advisories with no clear path forward…

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Rebeccah Heinrichs speaks on American foreign policy concerns in interview with Jan Jekielek of American Thought Leaders

The Institute of World Politics adjunct faculty member and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Rebeccah Heinrichs, was the recent subject of an interview on the Chinese military threat to the United States.  The interview was conducted by Mr. Jan Jekielek, for American Thought Leaders, and covered a range of topics, including the United States…

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Post-election US: What will it mean for Israel?

At some point between the evening of November 3 and days or even weeks after, Donald Trump or Joe Biden will be declared president-elect of the United States. This may come after an extended period of uncertainty, charges, counter-charges, lawsuits, demonstrations, and/or rioting. One or more states may be awarded to Trump or Biden by the…

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