“If there is any hope of fixing America’s national-security apparatus, there’s a good chance that hope lies within a large, but discreet, brick townhouse in downtown Washington, DC. . . . IWP . . . is fast becoming an influential force in the world of international affairs.” That’s what Mark Hemingway writes in the September 18 National Review Online.
“[IWP’s] combination of expanding America’s strategic vision and exposing students to the moral questions surrounding their work has earned the school lots of fans who happen to be heavyweights in the foreign-policy world. Former US national security adviser John Poindexter is an enthusiastic booster, and former CIA director William Casey donated his library to the school. When Gen. Ray Odierno, the top commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, visited Washington in May, he made two public appearances: one at the Pentagon, the other at IWP,” according to Hemingway.
“‘I don’t think you can defend a country you don’t love,’ [IWP President John] Lenczowski says. That is a very effective piece of public diplomacy — aimed squarely at America’s foreign-policy establishment.”