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Principle and prudence in U.S. foreign policy

By Mackubin Thomas Owens

Publication Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016

From the end of World War II until the presidency of Barack Obama, the United States pursued a bipartisan grand strategy of "primacy," the purpose of which has been to underwrite a liberal world order based on free trade and the law of nations, an arrangement very much in the interest of the United States and its friends and allies.   {read more}

The Crisis Of Russian-American Relations And America's Failed Russia Policy

By Paul Coyer

Publication Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Although the extreme levels of noise in the current presidential election campaign has tended to drown out all other news, no matter how important, events of the past month with regards to Russia’s relations with the United States, and with the West in general, have brought relations to such a heightened level of tension that its in everyone’s interest to pay it some concerted attention.  {read more}

IWP professor works to improve lives of typhoon survivors in Philippines

Publication Date: Friday, October 14, 2016

IWP Professor Al Santoli’s recent field work visit to the Philippines on behalf of his nonprofit Asia America Initiative demonstrates an effective model of citizen diplomacy under difficult bi-lateral political conditions.    {read more}

IWP alumnus moderates panel at International Humanitarian Aid Forum

By Brie Ewing

Publication Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016

On September 30, IWP alumnus Peter Tase moderated a panel during the fifth Baku International Humanitarian Aid Forum held in Azerbaijan.   {read more}

Sam Faddis discusses terrorism, human intelligence, and homeland security

By Brie Ewing

Publication Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

On September 7, 2016 former CIA operations officer Sam Faddis traveled to the Institute of World Politics to speak about Terrorism, Human Intelligence, and Homeland Security.   {read more}

Russia’s Deception and Denial Machine

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The main narrative of post-Communism is that the Russian Federation is unique and, therefore, its system is neither of the West nor of the East. Instead, it is sui generis: a "sovereign democracy," which in reality is a cover for the post-Communist dictatorship of Vladimir Putin, that deploys all the tools of statecraft, including strategic communications. It seems like a mighty machine which we must learn to map to be able to face it down.  {read more}

Swiss military expert lectures on the nature of modern warfare through the prism of Clausewitz and humanitarian relief

Publication Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016

On October 6, 2016, Lt. Col. Alexandre Vautravers of the Swiss military, who is also a senior strategic advisor in the Swiss government, spoke to IWP about the current and future paradigm of conflict in the world.  {read more}

CSIS expert speaks on the U.S. defense budget’s capacity to address current and future global threats

Publication Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016

On October 3rd, 2016 Mark Cancian, a senior fellow in the International Security Program at CSIS, spoke about American military strategy and capabilities under current fiscal constraints imposed by federal sequestration. His report describes the five possible directions in which U.S. military strategy can head. These strategies were "global engagement", "Asia engagement", "Europe engagement", "combating terrorism", and "Great Power competition".  {read more}

Panel at IWP on developing a strong U.S.-India relationship

By Brie Ewing

Publication Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Mr. Puneet Ahluwalia of the Livingston Group introduced the subject of U.S.-India relations and the panel of experts that was to talk on the subject on September 20th at IWP. The panel was comprised of Christy Boardman Grubbs, Chief of Staff for Congressman J. Randy Forbes, James Di Pane, IWP Master's Candidate, and Congressman Rob Whittman. As the moderator, Puneet Ahluwalia introduced the panel and highlighted the importance of the steps India and America have to take to strengthen the bilateral relationship.  {read more}

Former head of the Homeland Security Council speaks to IWP on ISIS

By Kevin Dunne

Publication Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

On Tuesday, September 13th Frances F. Townsend, former head of the Homeland Security Council under President Bush, spoke to IWP on the issue of ISIS and how to defeat it.  {read more}

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