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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.

IWP’s Mission

97% 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

Dr. Peter Berkowitz speaks with IWP AHS Chapter

November 4, 2022

The Alexander Hamilton Society – IWP Chapter recently hosted a lecture for students with Dr. Peter Berkowitz on the topic of “American Grand Strategy and China.” Dr. Berkowitz formerly served as the Director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, executive secretary of the department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights, and senior adviser to the Secretary of State.…

NMIF awards scholarship to Anjuli Ribarevski

November 2, 2022

The National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) has awarded IWP M.A. candidate Anjuli Ribarevski one of its prestigious scholarships. This scholarship will help Anjuli pursue her M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs with a specialization in Intelligence Studies. Anjuli has extensive experience studying Russian through formal education, living in Narva, Estonia and as a former…

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