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Downing of Russian Plane has Serious Consequences for Putin at Home, in Central Asia, and in Ukraine

By Paul A. Goble

Publication Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Staunton, November 25 - The shooting down of a Russian military plane by Turkish forces after Kremlin ignored repeated warnings from Ankara not to violate Turkey's airspace not only increases the risks of a clash between Russia and the West but has serious consequences for Putin at home, in Central Asia and the Caucasus, and in Ukraine.  {read more}

Dr. Thomas Cynkin to teach course on homeland security

Publication Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Institute of World Politics is glad to announce that Dr. Thomas M. Cynkin is joining the faculty.  {read more}

We Have Met the Enemy and He Is …. Us

By John J. Tierney, Jr.

Publication Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

I often open my class on U.S. foreign policy by asking the following (trick) question: In history, what is the Capital city that has come closest to an existential defeat of the United States? Hands go up: Moscow, Berlin, Tokyo, even London.   {read more}

Michael O’Hanlon discusses the future of land warfare

By Nicholas Palczewski

Publication Date: Friday, November 20, 2015

On Tuesday, November 17, IWP welcomed Michael E. O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, to give a talk on his book entitled Order from Chaos: The Future of Land Warfare. This was the first of IWP’s Global Impact Session Series.  {read more}

Amb. Woolsey comments on terror attacks in Paris

By Daniel Staiber

Publication Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ambassador R. James Woolsey, former director of Central Intelligence and Chancellor at IWP, recently appeared on CNBC to talk about the terror attacks in Paris and the threat that ISIS poses to the United States.  {read more}

Career Office expands services for students

Publication Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Washingon, D.C. - November 2015 - This fall, new students attended an orientation, which included an overview of self-assessment, self-marketing, and targeted networking as well as a presentation from the Metropolitan Police Department. IWP alumni also participated and offered advice based on their own experiences, both in the government and private sector. The event also included an overview of the security clearance process, a brief on security and counterintelligence, and an opportunity to sign up for personal interviews with CIA recruiters.  {read more}

Dr. Gorka comments on the recent ISIS attacks on Paris

By Daniel Vial

Publication Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

IWP professor Dr. Sebastian Gorka was recently interviewed on several Fox News programs including Happening Now with Jon Scott, The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly, and the talk-radio program, the John Gibson Show. In light of the recent attacks by Daesh (ISIS) on the city of Paris, Dr. Gorka's expertise was called upon for insight on the group's incentives, the probability of more attacks in the near future, and the Obama administration's current strategy in Syria.  {read more}

Liberty: America’s gift to the world

By John J. Tierney, Jr.

Publication Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The name "America" may mean a number of things to the seven billion people living on planet earth. Both good and bad. The word "superpower" comes first to mind, and many do not like the world's policeman (both at home and abroad).   {read more}

Dr. John Lenczowski discusses American foreign policy at the Young America's Foundation

By Kellie Suydam

Publication Date: Monday, November 16, 2015

On November 14, 2015, Dr. John Lenczowski presented at the Young America's Foundation's 2015 Fall Conference at the Reagan Ranch.  In his talk, Dr. Lenczowski discussed the importance of alternative statecraft and the understanding of how to strategically win wars using nonmilitary measures.   {read more}

Prof. David Glancy participates in study on nuclear conflict

By Orsolya Buzas

Publication Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015

In a recent study conducted by Project for Study of the 21st Century (PS21), a new global think tank, Professor of Strategy and Statecraft and recently appointed Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair of International Communications, Dr. David Glancy, was one of the 50 experts asked to participate.   {read more}

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