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Has Israel been Trumped?

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Nine months into Donald Trump's administration in the US, the advantages to Israel look meager compared with expectations.  {read more}

Polish and Slavic Federal Credit Union presents significant gift to Kosciuszko Chair

By Erin Deckard

Publication Date: Friday, October 20, 2017

On October 10, representatives from the Polish and Slavic Federal Credit Union presented a $150,000 gift to the IWP Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies at a public ceremony.  {read more}

IWP student speaks about the impact of technological disruption and Judaism

By Erin Deckard

Publication Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

On October 22, IWP student Zak A. will travel to Paris's Yeshiva School to speak on the impact of technological disruption and Judaism.   {read more}

Alumni run crisis simulation for IWP students

Publication Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

IWP alumni Nathan Kerr and Jeremy Boss and their colleague David Arocho returned this semester to host the second iteration of their war game simulation entitled "Baltic Storm 2025: NATO and Russia on the Brink." In conjunction with IWP's Office of Student Affairs, the simulation was open to IWP students and alumni interested in pursuing a job in the national security or intelligence fields.   {read more}

Mission Failure: The Burns & Novick "The Vietnam War" Misses its Target

By Mackubin Thomas Owens

Publication Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Watching the Ken Burns-Lynn Novick PBS series on the Vietnam War put me in mind of a memorable essay that Jim Webb-Vietnam war hero, novelist, secretary of the Navy under Ronald Reagan, and most recently Democratic senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia-penned for the American Enterprise Institute seventeen years ago. In this remarkable piece, he called into question the popular idea of a "Vietnam generation."  {read more}

From Russia with Reciprocity

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Russia's military doctrine continues to adhere to the "first strike" principle. Namely, Moscow will not shy away from using its nuclear weapons, if it judges it to be in its interest and it has a chance to annihilate its target with impunity.  {read more}

Chestertonís reply to "Whatís Wrong with the World"

By Alberto M. Piedra

Publication Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The British philosopher and writer G.H Chesterton wrote in his remarkably perceptive book What's Wrong with the World: " the modern world we are primarily confronted with the extraordinary spectacle of people turning to new ideals because they have not tried the old. Men have not got tired of Christianity; they have never found enough Christianity to get rid of. Men have never wearied of political justice; they have wearied of waiting for it."  {read more}

The Search for Happiness

By Alberto M. Piedra

Publication Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

All human beings are searching for happiness in this world of ours.  Historically this has always been true but, perhaps, even more so in our modern age when the possibility of acquiring material goods has been facilitated by modern technology and the process of continuous innovation; a process that is continuously making available new products to the consumer.   {read more}

Of deficiencies, excesses, and fifth columns

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

It was as if the world did not already have enough to worry about, what with North Korea brandishing missiles, Russia and China rampaging around their respective areas displaying their military hardware and cyber-capabilities, the Middle East and North Africa continuing their slide into chaos, and Venezuela demonstrating how very bad governments can turn a rich country into a starving pauper.  {read more}

The Catalan secession through the prism of the fragmentation of empires

By Thomas Flichy de La Neuville

Publication Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The recent events in Catalonia, as well as the desire of several Central European countries to regain control of their borders, remind us of a similar historical episode: that of the great crisis of the third century which shook the Roman Empire between 235 and 284 AD.  {read more}

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