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 fall 2022 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 Navy Special Warfare Veteran Fellows Program

May 2, 2022

IWP is pleased to announce a new Naval Special Warfare Veteran Fellows program for NSW veterans. This immersive one-to-two semester program in Washington, D.C. is designed to prepare veteran operators for their next chapter, whether it be in public service, the private sector, or academia. Through this program, NSW Veteran Fellows will learn to assess,…

Remarks by Victor Davis Hanson at IWP Commencement 2022

May 25, 2022

Dr. Victor Davis Hanson gave the following keynote address at IWP Commencement on May 14, 2022.  Thank you very much to The Institute of World Politics, and congratulations to all the graduates today. The nation and the world are in dire need of you graduates, Class of 2022 – your expertise, your commitment, your common…

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