Dr. John Lenczowski comments on China and COVID-19

In a recent webinar with the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), Dr. John Lenczowski served as a panelist to discuss “China and COVID-19, What’s Next for America?” During his time speaking, Dr. Lenczowski called attention to the Cold War-style strategy and policies that China has been pursuing for the last 30 years. Visible elements of…

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Class of 2020

Perspectives from the Class of 2020

As they prepare to receive their degrees on May 16 and to celebrate their graduation on September 12, members of the Class of 2020 reflect on their experiences at IWP. “IWP provides students with lifelong learning. Over my career my job will change, but the ability to look at a scenario from a holistic perspective…

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Russia’s Strategy of Reconquering the Arctic

This article was written by IWP alumna Patricia Schouker.  Although Russia’s foreign policy is fundamentally reactive in nature, Moscow’s approach to the Arctic is pro-active. While the COVID-19 pandemic has of late garnered most of the world’s attention, in the Far North, Russia has one ambition: “to reconquer the Arctic.” The Arctic is not the…

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Mixing oil and water and calling it champagne

Israel’s new so-called unity government is an obscenely expensive monster inadequate to deal with the challenges it faces. Well, it appears that Israel will have a government finally after months and months of shoddy political maneuvering. That is the good news–all of it. The bad news is that this “coalition” government is a hunchbacked, three-legged…

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Nathan Bader

Nathan Bader receives Rumsfeld Fellowship for 2020-21

IWP student Nathan Bader has been awarded the prestigious Rumsfeld Graduate Fellowship for the 2020-21 school year. Rumsfeld Fellows are selected based on recommendations by professors at institutions across the country who serve as advisors for the program. This fellowship involves financial support for graduate studies at IWP, as well as participation in a network…

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Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz assists with journalism project on Poles in Africa

Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz recently assisted Ryerson University student Téana Graziani with a research project entitled “No Pierogies in Africa: How the first modern refugee camps in Africa were in fact for White Europeans.” The complete project is posted here, and the Q&A between Ms. Graziani and Dr. Chodakiewicz is below. TG: What was Poland…

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Janus

Janus-Faced Diplomacies

Thomas Flichy de La Neuville is a Research Professor at IWP and a Doctor of Research (with French Agrégation qualification) in History and Geopolitics Chair at the Rennes School of Business. The art of diplomacy is founded on ambiguity.[1] Foreign policy is rarely enacted singlehandedly. Duets are infinitely more effective. As such, an official representative…

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IWP interns reflect on their experience

Twelve interns from colleges and universities around the United States recently completed the IWP spring internship program. They worked on various topics including counterterrorism, cyber intelligence, emerging U.S. national security threats, and defense economics. Here, they reflect on their experience doing research, auditing courses, connecting with IWP faculty and staff, and growing professionally. “My internship…

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A Democratic Nationalism

An abbreviated version of this article was published by American Thinker. Nationalism is what made us great, argues Rich Lowry in The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free (New York: Broadside Books/HarperCollins Publishers, 2019). Nationalism tends to sport its particular flavor depending on who champions and shapes it.  In our…

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Expand missile defenses during the pandemic, don’t cut them

Rogue states are taking advantage of the American preoccupation with the COVID-19 pandemic. North Korea may test another long-range missile according to the head of U.S. Northern Command, Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy. He warned Congress in March that the North Korean regime is still a serious threat and is improving its missile program. And last week, Iran’s Revolutionary…

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