Derrick Dortch interviews founder of Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security

In an April FED Access podcast, IWP’s career director Derrick Dortch hosted Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, founder and executive director of Women of Color Advancing Peace & Security (WCAPS). Launched in 2017, WCAPS works to advance leadership and professional development of women of color in the fields of peace, security, and conflict transformation. The organization provides…

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Assessing the Future of the Afghan Peace Process

This article was written by IWP M.A. candidate Arash Yaqin. Two decades after the Afghanistan Bonn conference that excluded the Taliban, the future of the Afghan people depends again on a foreign summitry, this time likely one in Istanbul, Turkey. While ordinary Afghans have neither a role in directing the content of the peace talks…

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Sean Honesty (’23) awarded the inaugural IWP Alumni Scholarship

In fall 2020, a group of alumni came together to establish the first IWP Alumni Scholarship. In a matter of weeks, the alumni exceeded the initial goal of $5,000, and they ultimately raised $12,141.66 for the scholarship. The first recipient of this scholarship will be Sean Honesty, who will join the Master of Arts in…

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Joe Biden and Israel

After just two and a half months, it is clear that, for Israel, the Biden administration will be a repeat of the Obama administration. It is only two and a half months since Joe Biden was inaugurated president of the United States, but it is already clear that, as far as the Middle East in…

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General Raymond Odierno, LTC Gavin Rice, Dr. John Lenczowski

Lieutenant Colonel Howard (Gavin) Rice (’14): U.S. Army Strategist

Above: Gavin Rice at IWP Commencement in 2013. He is pictured with General Raymond Odierno, who is now retired from the U.S. Army and serves on the IWP Board of Trustees, and Dr. John Lenczowski, founder and President of IWP.  “IWP helped me understand that execution without a strategy, direction without a clear vision, and…

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Toward stronger US security ties with Seoul, Tokyo

A new study focuses on six areas for trilateral collaboration that move beyond traditional security issues At a time when US President Joe Biden’s administration is seeking to restore faith in alliances and show resolve, the potential for security cooperation between Japan and South Korea is dimmed by the continuing primacy of disputes over history.…

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Ukraine Simmers On

A shorter version of this article was published by Newsmax. Unless you are with the U.S. Helsinki Committee, which tends to keep tabs on such things, Ukraine is not a hot topic for you. When most Americans even think about Ukraine, they tend to associate it with Hunter Biden’s shenanigans, as in the latest allegations…

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Shining Path Wargame

IWP students play in Peru counterterrorism wargame

“As a Sendero Luminoso player, I felt that any move I made had a cost. Either I lost combatants, or I gained territorial control over the Peruvian government. Overall, I feel like strategy is key to terrorism operations, and any move you make is either your salvation or your defeat.” – Frederic Taly, insurgent player…

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