The Arts of Statecraft

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

Resources Related to the Coronavirus

The health and welfare of our students continue to be IWP’s highest priority. IWP has compiled some resources on COVID-19 and the school’s response.

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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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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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Born Again

May 29, 2020 By John J. Tierney Jr.

To be “Born Again,” in Christian theology, means to be “renewed” in belief, i.e. to gain a newer and more committed faith in the meaning of Christianity. In Biblical terms, it expresses a rebirth “in spirit and water” to Christ and the path to Heaven. Born Again, thus, is a spiritual renewal and certainly not…

We Shouldn’t Emulate Sweden’s COVID-19 Strategy

May 28, 2020 By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

As America frets about for the most optimal model to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, some pundits cast their longing eyes at Sweden. They see the Swedish response as eminently desirable for grounded in liberty and individualism. To emulate the Swedish way, however, would be anything but. At the theoretical level, Stockholm’s apparently hands off approach…

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