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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 2022 Employment

Applications are open for the spring 2024 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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Latest News

IWP alumni host students and interns at the Pentagon

July 12, 2023 By Silas McClung

  On June 26, students and interns from The Institute of World Politics visited the Pentagon for a curated tour led by IWP alumni.  The IWP group had the opportunity to see where the world’s greatest military minds plan the nation’s defense. They visited more than 30 exhibits in the building that paid tribute to…

IWP establishes new Center for Energy Security and Diplomacy

July 12, 2023

Under the leadership of Dr. Sara Vakhshouri, IWP has established a new Center for Energy Security and Diplomacy. This new Center will leverage IWP’s established strengths and regional expertise to meet the pressing academic demand for critical analysis and objective risk assessment in the strategically significant and often misunderstood field of energy security and energy…

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