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Steven VanRoekel describes the United States’ role in the 2014-2015 Ebola crisis

By Madeline Schwartz

Publication Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

On February 11, 2019, The Institute of World Politics hosted Steven VanRoekel, the Chief Operating Officer of the Rockefeller Foundation for a lecture entitled "Diplomacy Through Aid: The 2014-2015 West African Ebola Epidemic." In the talk, Mr. VanRoekel recounted his experience working as the Chief Innovation Officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development during the Ebola crisis.  {read more}

An Afghan’s Perspective: Why the US Should Not Withdraw from Afghanistan

By Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

Publication Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Since the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. and its allies have overthrown the totalitarian regime of the Taliban in Afghanistan and replaced it with a democratic government. Al-Qaida leader, Osama Bin Laden has been killed in Pakistan. Overall, Afghanistan is more prosperous than ever and there has not been a major terrorist attack in the U.S. So, does that mean the mission in Afghanistan is accomplished?  {read more}

Lawrence Buckley (’07) to serve on President’s Intelligence Advisory Board staff

Publication Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

IWP alumnus Lawrence Buckley (Class of 2007) has been promoted to the FBI's Senior Executive Service, where he will serve in the Intelligence Branch as Senior Director on the staff of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB).  {read more}

Brendan Steinhauser (’13) joins faculty of St. Edward's University

Publication Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

IWP alumnus Brendan Steinhauser ('13) is now an adjunct professor at St. Edward's University in Austin, where he teaches Political Science and Global Studies.  {read more}

The Mexican Border, Part II

By John J. Tierney, Jr.

Publication Date: Monday, February 11, 2019

A previous essay on the border (February 4) traced the early background of the region through the Eisenhower Administration (1953-61). Thus, the current turmoil on the issue, plus the government shutdown, has a 400 year legacy and is more a continuity than unique.  {read more}

The Humanization of Human Rights

By Matthew Daniels, Doug Bandow

Publication Date: Monday, February 11, 2019

Not too long ago, no one would have heard of the plight of a Saudi teenager seeking refuge from family and cultural oppression in her home country. But the power of social media made Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun's struggle into an international news story.  {read more}

Are Washington’s 'Advanced' Reactors a Nuclear Waste?

By Henry D. Sokolski, Victor Gilinsky

Publication Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Congress needs to look hard at the rationale for a fast reactor program.  {read more}

Tripolar world: China ascendant?

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019

The historic apogee of Chinese culture, technological achievement and military power was during the Ming Dynasty from the 14th to the 17th century. During that period China established its cultural and political domination over all of East and Southeast Asia.  {read more}

Exiled Venezuelan opposition figure David Smolansky speaks at IWP

By Donyae Johnson

Publication Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

One January 28, 2019, The Institute of World Politics invited Mr. David Smolansky to speak about the crisis in Venezuela today.   {read more}

The Mexican Border, A Short Background

By John J. Tierney, Jr.

Publication Date: Monday, February 4, 2019

It is one of American history's greatest ironies that, since 2016, amidst the space age, with a generation of nuclear deterrence, instant global communications, and social media, that a border issue has dominated public attention.   {read more}

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