The Arts of Statecraft

The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school of national security, intelligence, and international affairs.

The critical mission of IWP doesn't stop because of COVID-19

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During times of crisis, it is important to understand fully all the tools of statecraft and their integration in order to ensure our national security will endure through every challenge.

We offer academic programs in national security, international affairs, and intelligence.

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Resources Related to the Coronavirus

The health and welfare of our students continue to be IWP’s highest priority. IWP has compiled some resources on COVID-19 and the school’s response.

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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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Applications are open for the summer 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 launches two new online M.A. programs in Statecraft and Strategy

March 26, 2021

The Institute of World Politics is launching two new online Master of Arts programs: the Master of Arts in Statecraft and Strategy (Online) and Professional Master of Arts in Statecraft and Strategy (Online). These programs will be offered for the first time starting in fall 2021. They are IWP’s first all-online programs. The M.A. in…

Courtney Kelley (’20): Future diplomat and international affairs professional

March 26, 2021

When Courtney Kelley came to IWP, she already had an M.A. in Diplomacy and International Law from the American University of Paris and had completed an internship with the State Department. She was in the midst of her second internship with the State Department, where she was examining Chinese economic policy in sub-Saharan Africa. Courtney…

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Over 90% of our graduates get jobs in their field of interest.

Pie chart depicts industries of employment of the IWP class of 2020. From greatest percentage to least percentage: U.S. government agencies, federal/defense contractors, not reported, business, military, non-profit, other, embassy/foreign government
Class of 2020 Employment