The Arts of Statecraft

The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school of national security, intelligence, 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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Over 90% of our graduates get jobs in their field of interest.

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Class of 2021 Employment

Applications are open for the spring 2023 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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Coronavirus Updates and Resources

IWP’s classes are being held in person at both the Washington, D.C. and Reston campuses.

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Latest News

IWP launches Strategic Leadership Seminar

July 12, 2022

Starting this fall, IWP’s Strategic Leadership Seminar will become available to participant groups of government, military, corporate, and NGO leadership. This customized, one-week program is held at IWP’s Washington, D.C. campus. During the seminar, expert IWP scholar-practitioners will explore key strategic issues through a combination of graduate-level lectures and experiential exercises. Participants will come away…

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