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Mr. Brandon Weichert analyzes France in the relations of Russia and Germany in a recent IWP lecture

By Abbey Bonin and William Hungerford

Publication Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

On June 19th, 2017, Mr. Brandon Weichert gave a lecture at The Institute of World Politics titled, "Where is France in the Moscow-Berlin Axis?" Brandon Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and founder of The Weichert Report. He is authoring a book on national security with a focus on space policy. Mr. Weichert has his B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University and is an Associate Member of The New College at Oxford University. He received his M.A. in Statecraft and National Security at The Institute of World Politics with a specialty in Defense Policy. He is considering pursuing his Ph.D. in International Relations. Currently, Mr. Weichert is sponsored by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies and the Center for Intermarium Studies.      {read more}

Out of Afghanistan?

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

To defeat the Islamists in Afghanistan, we should learn how to divide and rule. We must pursue a number of policies that may seem contradictory. First, we should strengthen the royalists, the republicans, and the nationalists not just at the center in Kabul but in the areas where they enjoy the most support: among the ethnic groups, tribes, and clans.  {read more}

Author Frank Lavin introduces his book about fatherís experience on the battlefronts of WWII in IWP guest lecture

By Abbey Bonin and Simon Zajicek

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

On June 19th, 2017, The Institute of World Politics hosted Ambassador Frank Lavin, founder and CEO of Export Now, for a guest lecture titled "World War II Book Talk: Homefront to Battlefront." Amb. Frank Lavin served as a U.S. ambassador to Singapore, an Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade, and was a White House aide for several years. Amb. Lavin is the son of Carl Lavin, who fought in World War II. The book, Homefront to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in World War II, is the story of his father's personal take on the complex world of combat he was thrust into when he was only in his teens. The narrative of the story is supported through Carl's personal correspondence with the family, official military history, and private papers.   {read more}

Army Major Brett Careyís Search for Truth and His Hunt for Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction

By William Hungerford and Tristan DeWitt

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

On June 15th, The Institute of World Politics hosted Major Brett Carey for his lecture, "Chem/Bio Disablement Team 4," which highlighted how he and his team supported the Iraq Survey Group in the spring and summer of 2004.   {read more}

IWP hosts book lecture on John Quincy Adams and his grand strategy

By Pryce Albury

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

On June 16, 2017 The Institute of World Politics welcomed Dr. Charles Edel to give a book lecture titled Nation Builder: John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic. During the lecture, Dr. Charles Edel examines the early life, characteristics, and experiences of John Quincy Adams. Looking at Adams' service as a senator, diplomat, secretary of state, President of the United States, and congressman, it's easy to see how influential he was in crafting state policy.    {read more}

Islamism Isnít a Religion, Itís a Political System at War with Us

By Mackubin Thomas Owens

Publication Date: Monday, June 26, 2017

Last week, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs convened a hearing on political Islam, also called "Islamism." The committee invited four witnesses: Ayaan Hirsi-Ali, Asra Q. Nomani, Michael E. Leiter, former director of the United States National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and John Lenczowski, president of the Institute of World Politics. The hearing shines a bright light on the dysfunction that attends our treatment of the topic.  {read more}

Keeping Calm & Carrying On in the Digital Age

By Matthew Daniels

Publication Date: Monday, June 26, 2017

It has been more than 70 years since the sounds of Nazi bombs haunted the brave people of London. But the silence that followed this month's attack on London Bridge was just as deafening.  {read more}

Erik Khzmalyan discusses Human Geography of the Caucasus: Identity, Culture, and the Russian Factor

By Kirsten Hahn

Publication Date: Monday, June 26, 2017

On June 22, 2017, the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies and Center for Intermarium Studies sponsored an event at The Institute of World Politics, in which Erik Khzmalyan gave a lecture titled, “Human Geography of the Caucasus: Identity, Culture, and the Russian Factor.”  {read more}

IWP to offer training program on Cyber Intelligence and Insider Threats

Publication Date: Friday, June 23, 2017

The Institute of World Politics Cyber Intelligence Initiative will offer a professional training program entitled "Cyber Intelligence and Insider Threats" in a series of five day-long seminars from July 24-28, 2017.  {read more}

Hard left drives Old Dixie down

By Mackubin Thomas Owens

Publication Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Americans once celebrated their history. But no more. Cultural Marxists and "social justice warriors" have succeeded in convincing a generation of American students that U.S. history is nothing but a record of racism and oppression. The recent campaign to remove Confederate monuments is only one battle in an ongoing culture war.  {read more}

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