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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Are we winning against terrorism? LTG Michael Nagata, USA Ret. discusses at IWP

September 19, 2019

On September 12, 2019, Lieutenant General Michael Nagata, USA, Ret. came to The Institute of World Politics to discuss the United States’ efforts in counterterrorism. LTG (R) Nagata started his lecture posing a simple question, “Are we [the U.S.] winning against terrorism?” He believes this question cannot be answered without first defining what “winning” means…

The Age of Ideology

September 18, 2019 By John J. Tierney Jr.

The Twentieth Century has been declared the “Age of Ideology,” apparently to distinguish it from prior centuries, especially the nineteenth, when rationality, raison d’ etat, balance of power, “white man’s burden,” geopolitics, evolution, industry, hierarchy, monarchy, stability, “cabinet diplomacy,” “national interest,” etc. were governing factors of common life. By contrast, the last century was governed…

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