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 spring 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

Dr. James H. Anderson appointed new President of IWP

July 16, 2021

The Institute of World Politics (IWP) is pleased to announce that Dr. James H. Anderson will join IWP as President beginning on July 19th.  IWP is a graduate school of national security, intelligence, and international affairs located in Washington, D.C. with a satellite campus in Reston, Virginia.  It specializes in teaching all the instruments of…

IWP introduces new online Graduate Certificate in Statecraft

June 10, 2021 By Caroline Boyd

The Institute of World Politics is introducing a new online Graduate Certificate program in Statecraft. This is IWP’s first certificate program completely administered online and will be offered for the first time in the fall of 2021. The Certificate in Statecraft will require 20 credit hours and will take approximately one year to complete for…

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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