Upsetting the Balance of Deterrence: The Vulnerabilities Leading to Potential War Between Israel and Hezbollah

Michael Frigon Blog, Middle East & North Africa

Upsetting the Balance of Deterrence: The Vulnerabilities Leading to Potential War Between Israel and HezbollahSeptember 8, 2019 | | Blog | Written by Michael Frigon The article below was published in the Spring 2019 edition of Active Measures, IWP’s student journal.  The high level of tension between Israel and Hezbollah since the conclusion of the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war has convinced experts …

Motivations of an Ideologue: A Case Study of Cuban Spy Ana Belen Montes

Lance Moore Americas, Blog

Motivations of an Ideologue: A Case Study of Cuban Spy Ana Belen MontesSeptember 8, 2019 | | Blog | Written by Lance Moore The article below was published in the Spring 2019 edition of Active Measures, IWP’s student journal.  This paper discusses the unique motivations of spy Ana Belen Montes, former military analyst for the DIA who spied on behalf of …

Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations’ Exploitation of the Sonoran Desert and the Tohono O’odham Nation

Alejandro Ahumada Americas, Blog, Public Diplomacy

Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations’ Exploitation of the Sonoran Desert and the Tohono O’odham NationSeptember 8, 2019 | Blog | Written by Alejandro AhumadaThe article below was published in the Spring 2019 edition of Active Measures, IWP’s student journal.  This paper will discuss the Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations’ (TCOs) use of the Sonoran Desert in order to smuggle illegal drugs across the …

Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Germany: An Assessment of the Threat and Strategy Options

Blog, Defense & Security, Europe & Eurasia

Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Germany: An Assessment of the Threat and Strategy OptionsSeptember 8, 2019 | | Blog | The article below was published in the Spring 2019 edition of Active Measures, IWP’s student journal.  In the wake of the Arab Spring, nearly one thousand German citizens traveled to Syria and Iraq to join Islamist terrorist groups. About a third …

Beijing’s Hegemonic Inhibition: Asia’s Foreboding Geopolitics and China’s Grand Strategy

David Stoffey Asia, Blog

Beijing’s Hegemonic Inhibition: Asia’s Foreboding Geopolitics and China’s Grand StrategyMay 1, 2018 | | Blog | Written by David Stoffey The article below was published in the Spring 2018 edition of Active Measures, IWP’s student journal.  Contemporary scholarship of international relations commonly promotes the idea of Chinese power ascendancy and the subsequent erosion of U.S. primacy. These analyses regularly ignore geography …

The United States’ Response to Corruption in Afghanistan

admin Blog, Middle East & North Africa

The United States’ Response to Corruption in AfghanistanMay 1, 2018 | | Blog | The article below was published in the Spring 2018 edition of Active Measures, IWP’s student journal.  This paper offers an analysis of how systemic corruption impacted U.S. nation building efforts in Afghanistan, and briefly overviews how corruption has grown in and impacted Afghan politics since the days of the …