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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Latest News

Professor Rebeccah Heinrichs weighs in on the cancellation of peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban

September 16, 2019 By Jack Mascuch

On Wednesday, September 10th on Fox & Friends First, Institute of World Politics professor Rebeccah Heinrichs was asked to comment on the recent cancellation of peace talks between the U.S. government and the Taliban at Fort David. Professor Heinrichs expertly noted that beyond finding a solution that is optimal for maintaining stability in the region,…

The Eighteen-Year Wound

September 11, 2019 By John J. Tierney Jr.

Today marks the eighteenth anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks, probably the most significant event to “hit” this country in the new century. Most citizens old enough will compare it to Pearl Harbor, and those who don’t, should. President Franklin D. Roosevelt called that day, December 7, 1941, as one that “will live in infamy,” and…

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