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Large incoming class leads to record enrollment at IWP

Publication Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017

This fall, The Institute of World Politics was pleased to welcome 52 new students to campus. 42 students joined the Master of Arts program, 9 will be working towards receiving Certificates of Graduate Study, and one joined the Continuing Education program.  {read more}

The German elections and their impact on the Army

By Thomas Flichy de La Neuville

Publication Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017

The last German elections will have impact on the positioning of the armed forces. For several years now, Germany has been under pressure to increase the involvement of the Bundeswehr into NATO operations. These pressures were confronted with institutional obstacles, in particular the fact that the Bundeswehr is the army of the Parliament in order to prevent the constitution of a State within the State.  {read more}

Media overlooks Sunni Arabs' Israel overtures

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are among the region's countries warming to Israel.  {read more}

IWP and Mercyhurst partner on national security education

Publication Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

In Fall 2016, as a result of a shared understanding of the importance of excellence in national security education, The Institute of World of World Politics signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mercyhurst University. Since then, the two schools have continued to work together to promote the shared goal of preparing leaders for our nation's national security and intelligence communities.  {read more}

IWP alumnus creates Foreign Area Officer Exhibit at the Pentagon

Publication Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Jeff Hoffmann, an IWP alumnus and Foreign Area Officer Association (FAOA) Board Member, participated in the ground-breaking for the FAO Heritage Pentagon Exhibit this past December.  The construction of a video wall in September 2017 finalized all planning in his capacity as Chair of the $120K project.   {read more}

Alumnus Jim Dolbow edits “The U.S. Naval Institute on the U.S. Coast Guard”

By Avery Dorsey

Publication Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

IWP alumnus Jim Dolbow recently edited a new book, The U.S. Naval Institute on the U.S. Coast Guard, published as part of the Wheel Books Series. This book provides naval professionals and naval history buffs alike with insights into the roles, missions, and history of the U.S. Coast Guard.  {read more}

The powerful generals under President Trump

By Mackubin Thomas Owens

Publication Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

During his campaign for president, Donald Trump slammed the leadership of the U.S. military, claiming that "the generals under Barack Obama have not been successful. Under the leadership of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the generals have been reduced to rubble, reduced to a point where it is embarrassing for our country." He implied that, as president, he would replace Obama's military leadership with generals and admirals who would not subordinate military effectiveness to "political correctness."  {read more}

Can There Be World Order?

By John J. Tierney, Jr.

Publication Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Of all the charges against the Trump Administration, including the President's obsessions and personal quirks, perhaps most damaging is the notion that he will eventually destroy world order as we know it. Nobody believes that he, like history's tyrants -- Bonapartes and Hitlers -- will send armies across borders to occupy neighbors. Most believe that this will simply be the natural result of his personality and experience.   {read more}

Dr. Muravchik to speak on the Six Day War

By Abigail Adams

Publication Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

On September 27, Dr. Joshua Muravchik, Distinguished Fellow at the DC-based World Affairs Institute, will be speaking at a special lecture on the Six Day War at the Westminster Institute in McLean, VA.  {read more}

IWP alumna authors book on public diplomacy in US statecraft

By Abigail Adams

Publication Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A debut book by Dr. Caitlin E. Schindler (IWP Class of 2010) was recently published:  The Origins of Public Diplomacy in US Statecraft: Uncovering a Forgotten Tradition. This book is a part of Palgrave Macmillan's "Series in Global Public Diplomacy."  {read more}

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