The Arts of Statecraft

The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school of national security, intelligence, and international affairs.

The critical mission of IWP doesn't stop because of COVID-19

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During times of crisis, it is important to understand fully all the tools of statecraft and their integration in order to ensure our national security will endure through every challenge.

We offer academic programs in national security, international affairs, and intelligence.

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Coronavirus Updates and Resources

IWP’s classes will resume in-person instruction at both the DC and Reston campuses this coming Fall 2021 semester.

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What Makes IWP Unique

IWP teaches all the instruments of statecraft — diplomacy, military strategy, opinion formation, public diplomacy, intelligence, counterintelligence, economic strategy, and the principles of leadership — the coordinated use of which can improve national security while reducing the potential for war.

This curriculum is complemented by an emphasis on American history and founding principles, the critical importance of moral leadership, and a realistic appraisal of the global strategic environment, as taught by the nation’s leading faculty of scholar practitioners.

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Applications are open for the spring semester

Learn from scholar practitioners at the only graduate school of national security and international affairs where you will be exposed to all the arts of statecraft.

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Latest News

Dr. James H. Anderson appointed new President of IWP

July 16, 2021

The Institute of World Politics (IWP) is pleased to announce that Dr. James H. Anderson will join IWP as President beginning on July 19th.  IWP is a graduate school of national security, intelligence, and international affairs located in Washington, D.C. with a satellite campus in Reston, Virginia.  It specializes in teaching all the instruments of…

Congratulations to the Classes of 2020 and 2021!

September 14, 2021

On Saturday, September 11, 2021, The Institute of World Politics celebrated Commencement for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.. 54 graduates were in attendance to be recognized for their Master’s degrees. Many of the graduates are already putting their degrees to use across the national security, intelligence, and…

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Over 90% of our graduates get jobs in their field of interest.

Pie chart depicts industries of employment of the IWP class of 2020. From greatest percentage to least percentage: U.S. government agencies, federal/defense contractors, not reported, business, military, non-profit, other, embassy/foreign government
Class of 2020 Employment