News & Publications

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Steven Sterns of eBay joins Cyber Intelligence Initiative as Advisory Board Member

Publication Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to welcome Steven Sterns, Director of Information Security - Threat Management and Response for eBay, to the Advisory Board of its Cyber Intelligence Initiative.  {read more}

Could/Should the U.S. Have Stayed Out of World War I?

By John J. Tierney, Jr.

Publication Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

The answer to the first question is easy: of course. The U.S. could easily have avoided the war, if it chose to. That brings up the second question: why did the U.S. choose to enter the war, and did it matter? This is somewhat more complicated.  {read more}

Dean Lane speaks at CISO Washington, D.C. Summit

By Aaron Feldman

Publication Date: Monday, March 18, 2019

On February 21st, 2019, IWP Senior Vice President for Cyber Intelligence Dean Lane presented at the day-long CDM Media Chief Intelligence Officer (CIO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Summit in Arlington, Virginia.  {read more}

The CIA and “Solidarity”

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019

Between March 1983 and 1991, the Central Intelligence Agency expended less than 20 million U.S. dollars to assist "Solidarity," Poland's national liberation movement masquerading as a free trade union.  {read more}

Sudan's Winter Revolution: The uprising and the way forward

By Hashem Mekki

Publication Date: Friday, March 15, 2019

Many politicians and ordinary citizens in the United States and other countries in the western hemisphere have been following the political turmoil and human rights violations against ordinary citizens in Venezuela.  {read more}

AU or the EU?

By John J. Tierney, Jr.

Publication Date: Friday, March 15, 2019

Most people know that EU stands for European Union, begun in 1993. But nobody knows what AU means.  {read more}

Erik Khzmalyan receives first Thomas C. Atwood Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Publication Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019

IWP is pleased to announce the Thomas C. Atwood Scholarship for Academic Excellence, a new scholarship at the Institute. IWP student Erik Khzmalyan is the first recipient of this scholarship.  {read more}


By John J. Tierney, Jr.

Publication Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019

At the end of his long-running talk show, the late John McLaughlin would ask the panel for "predictions." They would then offer insights on the latest political gossip regarding personalities or upcoming events. Often they were wrong, but nobody kept score; it was entertainment.  {read more}

Dr. John Lenczowski to participate in the Kuklinski Museum Discussion Series

By Madeline Schwartz

Publication Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019

On Friday, April 5, IWP President and Founder Dr. John Lenczowski will participate in a panel entitled: "Poland, the U.S., & NATO: Confronting the Russian Threat." The event is part of the Kuklinski Museum Discussion Series - 30 Years After the Fall of Communism in Europe.  {read more}

Implications of the election in Israel

Publication Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, who will soon become the longest-serving head of government in Israel's 70-year history, has called early elections, scheduled for April 9.  {read more}

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