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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The Most Important Battle in History

October 20, 2019 By John J. Tierney Jr.

What is the most important battle in history? Many claim that the answer is too complicated, as it “depends” on what one defines as “important” and as “history.” Fair enough. All this, however, only begs the question: what was the most important war in history? A significant battle in an obscure war has to be…

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