A Peek into Our Nuclear Future

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. With the world ever more dangerous, and with rising authoritarian challengers emboldened, a look at what the next 75 years of the Bomb might bring. Seventy-five years after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, one wonders what the next 75 might bring. Will nuclear weapons’ strategic status…

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Portrait of Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon

August 4, The Day Edward Grey Changed the World

The title of this essay today (August 4, 2020) will probably not draw a great deal of attention and may well seem so obscure as to throw away. I cannot blame anyone since neither the day nor the name has thus far captured much American attention (I really mean “any.”) But they should! A Day…

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Poland Should Get Out of Marxist Istanbul Agreement

The New York Times has just gone ballistic because Poland wants to withdraw from the so-called Istanbul Convention, which is allegedly designed to protect women from aggression, in particular domestic violence. The nightmare of Stanley Kowalski’s wife beating habits will transcend the fictional A Street Car Named Desire to afflict the anti-hero’s ancestral homeland. Now for some…

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Map of the eastern Mediterranean and surrounding countries

Dr. Henry P. Williams holds student roundtable on hot and cold conflicts in the Eastern Mediterranean

On Thursday, June 25, 2020, Dr. Henry P. Williams III spoke at a virtual IWP student roundtable event about recent and current conflicts in the Eastern Mediterranean, with an emphasis on Turkey. He began his discussion with a proposition from an opinion piece he wrote in January: “Symmetrical, and asymmetrical, conflicts and proxy wars in…

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A Contest and a Set Up in Eastern Europe

Elections are a tell-tale sign of democracy, but they are also a permanent feature of a dictatorship. In a democratic contest elections are real and indispensable for power. In a dictatorial game “elections” are a deception operation to compel the people to report at the voting booth to cast a vote that matters not because…

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A Terrorist Continuity

In her Death Orders: The Vanguard of Modern Terrorism in Revolutionary Russia (Santa Barbara, CA, Denver, CO, and Oxford: Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2010) Anna Geifman argues that all major current terrorist techniques originated among the revolutionary extremists of late imperial Russia. Hers is a comparativist effort in psychohistory. The scholar focuses mainly on Russia…

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Andrzej Duda, photo by Radosław Czarnecki

Fair and Square, Duda’s Won!

A shorter version of this article was published by Newsmax. The Polish presidential election was supposed to be a squeaker. But it turned into a respectable 3% lead for the winner, President Andrzej Duda, who is allied with the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS). In the first round three weeks ago, incumbent Duda won…

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