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Downing of Russian Plane has Serious Consequences for Putin at Home, in Central Asia, and in Ukraine

By Paul A. Goble

Publication Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Staunton, November 25 - The shooting down of a Russian military plane by Turkish forces after Kremlin ignored repeated warnings from Ankara not to violate Turkey's airspace not only increases the risks of a clash between Russia and the West but has serious consequences for Putin at home, in Central Asia and the Caucasus, and in Ukraine.  {read more}

Dr. Thomas Cynkin to teach course on homeland security

Publication Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Institute of World Politics is glad to announce that Dr. Thomas M. Cynkin is joining the faculty.  {read more}

We Have Met the Enemy and He Is …. Us

By John J. Tierney, Jr.

Publication Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

I often open my class on U.S. foreign policy by asking the following (trick) question: In history, what is the Capital city that has come closest to an existential defeat of the United States? Hands go up: Moscow, Berlin, Tokyo, even London.   {read more}

Michael O’Hanlon discusses the future of land warfare

By Nicholas Palczewski

Publication Date: Friday, November 20, 2015

On Tuesday, November 17, IWP welcomed Michael E. O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, to give a talk on his book entitled Order from Chaos: The Future of Land Warfare. This was the first of IWP’s Global Impact Session Series.  {read more}

Amb. Woolsey comments on terror attacks in Paris

By Daniel Staiber

Publication Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ambassador R. James Woolsey, former director of Central Intelligence and Chancellor at IWP, recently appeared on CNBC to talk about the terror attacks in Paris and the threat that ISIS poses to the United States.  {read more}