The Arts of Statecraft

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

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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Latest News

Diane Foley discusses personal experience with current U.S. hostage policies

February 13, 2020

On December 6th, 2019, Ms. Diane Foley, Founder and President of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, came to IWP to speak on issues regarding current U.S. hostage policies. Ms. Foley spoke from a personal place, having lost her son, freelance conflict journalist James “Jim” W. Foley, after he was taken hostage in Syria in…

Dr. Jonathan Ward discusses China’s Vision of Victory

February 13, 2020

On January 22, 2020, Dr. Jonathan D.T. Ward, Founder of Atlas Organization, a consultancy firm focused on the rise of China and India, U.S.-China relations, and the new geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific, spoke at The Institute of World Politics. Dr. Ward received his D.Phil. in China-India relations from Oxford University and has traveled extensively through…

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