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IWP alumnus donates unique book on the Ukrainian Crisis

An IWP alumnus who is currently serving as a Diplomatic Security Special Agent at the Embassy of Ukraine graciously donated a book called Dobrobaty or Volunteer Battalions to IWP’s library. This book is translated from Ukrainian to English and is a compilation of stories, files, and other information about the early days of the war…

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Revolt of the One Percent

Remember the “Occupy Wall Street” movement? Theirs was a protest against “the One Percent.” However, the One Percenters begged to differ. They have responded with a revolution of their own, a revolution from above, the one currently under way in the United States. The objective of the revolution is to ensconce and enhance the power of…

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An Evaluation of the Economic Espionage Act 18 U.S. Code § 1831

This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 edition of IWP’s student journal, Active Measures.  This paper seeks to examine the technicalities that limit the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) and offer policy recommendations for enhancing its practicality and bolstering its usefulness as a tool to fight economic espionage found to be committed against the United States. The…

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A Review of the Trump Administration’s National Cyber Strategy: Need for Renewal and Rethinking of the Public-Private Partnership in U.S. National Security Policy

This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 edition of IWP’s student journal, Active Measures.  The Trump Administration’s National Cyber Strategy (NCS) was published in 2018 in a rapidly evolving threat environment due to the verification of increasingly sophisticated threats in cyber espionage, cyber physical attacks, and electoral manipulations. The NCS attempts to use a “whole of…

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China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Relations: Evaluating Taiwan’s Response to China’s Reunification Quest

This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 edition of IWP’s student journal, Active Measures.  Reunification with Taiwan has been a top priority for Beijing since the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Recently, President Xi Jinping declared that China will not tolerate the separation of even one inch of its territory. To achieve this…

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Don’t Take Your Base: How the Cancelation of the 2018 MLB-FCB Agreement Impacts Prospects for Normalized U.S.-Cuban Relations

This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 edition of IWP’s student journal, Active Measures. Nathan Bader gave a lecture on this topic at IWP in May 2020. Since the 1960s, Cold War tensions between the United States and Cuba have left ordinary Cubans as well as athletes as pawns in an ideological struggle.…

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Student journal Active Measures is now available online

The fifth volume of Active Measures, a student-run journal, is now available online. The name of the journal refers to a set of influence operations and propaganda – disinformation and deception – used by the Soviet Union to persuade and to have a strategic impact. The journal was founded in 2012 by a group of…

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