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An African angle to the Iran nuclear deal

Tehran is poised to capitalize on U.S. legitimization

Publication Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Most criticism of the U.S. administration's negotiation with Iran over its nuclear program points out a long list of relevant issues not addressed in the deal itself. Iran's support of terrorism and its abysmal human rights abuses against women, homosexuals, and non-Muslims top the list.  {read more}

Not all Kurdish factions are equal, says IWP student Baris Ersoy

Publication Date: Monday, August 24, 2015

In light of the PKK's recent string of assassinations of police officers, it is unethical and naive to think that the US should unconditionally support any and all Kurdish entities as a counter-balance to radical Islamism.  {read more}

Obama's Nuclear “Deal” with Iran: A Historic Agreement, or an Epic Failure?

Publication Date: Monday, August 24, 2015

The "deal" seems to conform to a disconcerting pattern characterizing the Obama administration's foreign policy of propping up anti-American Marxist or Islamist dictatorships. Thus, Obama has thrown a lifeline to and reestablished relations with communist-occupied Cuba, and his perplexing passivity vis-à-vis ISIS has helped that savage Jihadist tyranny survive and consolidate.  {read more}

How should Israel form an alliance with Saudi Arabia?

Answer: With a regime like that, very carefully.

By Norman A. Bailey

Publication Date: Monday, August 24, 2015

While the world's attention has been focused on the six-power agreement with Iran, collateral fallout has been taking place, both positive and negative, as a result of that diplomatic disaster.  {read more}

KT McFarland to serve as master of ceremonies at IWP gala

Publication Date: Friday, August 14, 2015

Kathleen Troia "KT" McFarland will be the master of ceremonies at our forthcoming Silver Anniversary Gala and Chancellor's Council Dinner on October 14.  {read more}

This Sudanese School's Students Are Rapidly Joining ISIS

Publication Date: Friday, August 14, 2015

A private, elite school in Khartoum tells the story of the appeal of ISIS--a story that defies years of mythologies in the West about the lure of Muslim youth to extremism.  {read more}

ISIS Said Shifting Its Recruiting Efforts from Arab World to Caucasus and Central Asia

By Paul A. Goble

Publication Date: Friday, August 14, 2015

The Islamic State is shifting its primary recruiting efforts away from the Arab world to the Caucasus, Central Asia and Indonesia, regions where the number of young Muslims is growing and the local situations are in its view more favorable to its message, according to a new report by Egypt's Administration for Religious Regulations.  {read more}

Prof. Wood comments on Christian persecution in the Middle East

Publication Date: Friday, August 14, 2015

In a recent segment by EWTN, former senior Bush administration official Prof. Joseph Wood noted that neither Presidents George W. Bush nor Barack Obama dealt adequately with the problem of Christian persection in the Middle East.  {read more}

Foreign policy of Polish President Andrzej Duda echoes lessons from Kosciuszko Chair conference

By Timothy Krol

Publication Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Polish President Andrzej Duda, who faces a considerable challenge in regards to foreign policy as he takes office, is working to implement policy ideas that were shared at IWP's Kosciuszko Chair Spring Symposium this past April.  {read more}

New course on Modern China to be offered this autumn

Publication Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

In the fall of 2015, The Institute of World Politics begins offering a new course entitled Modern China (IWP 680).  It will be taught by sinologist Dr. Christopher Lew, who is president and co-founder of Water Dragons Consulting and a senior China policy analyst at SAIC.  {read more}

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