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Shakespeare and America

By Mackubin Thomas Owens

Publication Date: Monday, May 23, 2016

April 2016 marked the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, who is not only the poet of the English speaking people but also their political teacher, as Homer was the political teacher of the Greeks and Vergil the political teacher of the Romans.   {read more}

Recent Increases In US Naval Firepower: Much More Needed In Face Of Chinese Revanchism

Publication Date: Monday, May 23, 2016

A week ago Friday, the Pentagon released its latest annual report on the Chinese military. The report is the hardest hitting to date, detailing Beijing's continuing massive investments across a broad range of military capabilities - all aimed at neutralizing American military advantages and raising thus the costs of potential military conflict in the Western Pacific to such an extent that Washington will, Beijing hopes, grudgingly acquiesce to China's designs there.  {read more}

New course at IWP: International Organizations and Multilateral Diplomacy

By Therese Gratia

Publication Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016

The course will examine the role of international organizations within the international political system. Specifically, it will focus on the roles in which organizations such as the United Nations, ASEAN, the European Union, and NATO play in collective defense, collective security, cooperative security, and preventive diplomacy.  {read more}

Amb. Woolsey discusses Ben Rhodes and the Iran nuclear deal

Publication Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In a recent segment on America Trends with Barry Nussbaum, IWP Chancellor Amb. James Woolsey discussed deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes and his controversial comments about selling the Iran deal to the American public.  {read more}

Brazilian political advisor, professor of politics, and IWP alumnus: Meet Marcio Coimbra

Publication Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In this interview, we speak with Marcio Coimbra, who graduated from IWP with a Certificate in International Politics in Fall 2014.  {read more}

President Obama Ignores Cold War Lessons for Counterjihad at America’s Peril

By Sebastian Gorka

Publication Date: Monday, May 16, 2016

If you want to understand why 15 years after 9/11 the West is still fighting the Global Jihadi Movement, look no further than President Barack Obama's recent comments in the Atlantic. During a conversation with columnist Jeffrey Goldberg, the President argued that analogizing between the Cold War Communist threat and today's jihadist threat is detrimental to America's cause -- that we must not "paint with a broad brush" lest we create a "clash of civilizations."  {read more}

IWP hosts the first 2016 IWP Debate Series event on nation-building

Publication Date: Friday, May 13, 2016

IWP hosted a debate on May 10th, 2016 on whether nation-building is "good" or "bad." The question was purposely left broad to incentivize disagreement about larger ideas in foreign policy. Dr. Paul D. Miller, Associate Director of the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin, argued that nation-building can be, on balance, a good thing. Dr. Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, argued the opposite. The debate was moderated by IWP research professor Dr. Paul Coyer.    {read more}

Dr. Sebastian Gorka reports to Fox News from Germany on the fatal stabbing at a train station outside Munich

By Elizabeth Rodricks

Publication Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016

On May 10, Dr. Sebastian Gorka spoke to Fox News about the stabbings by a 27-year-old German national on Tuesday morning and gave his insight on what it means to fight Islamist extremists.   {read more}

Japan and South Korea May Soon Go Nuclear

The longtime status quo is crumbling and plutonium stockpiles are rising.

By Henry D. Sokolski

Publication Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016

On Friday North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un praised his country's recent hydrogen bomb test and satellite launch as "unprecedented" achievements that will "bring the final victory of the revolution."  {read more}

Meet Robert Bauchspies: IWP alumnus and Chief Librarian at US International Trade Commission

By Therese Gratia

Publication Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

As Chief Librarian, Robert supports teams of international trade analysts and macroeconomists. He provides information resources and research support services to meet their requirements of providing fact finding studies and technical assistance to Congress and the Executive Office of the President.  {read more}

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