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

Alumnus wins two prestigious awards for counterintelligence work

September 23, 2020

This month, an IWP alumnus has received two prestigious awards: one for Best Collector in the Department of Defense (DoD), and one for Best Counterintelligence Team in DoD. His IWP education has contributed significantly to this alumnus’ ability to obtain and maximize strategic intelligence. These efforts ranged from disrupting adversarial networks to neutralizing blackmail, and…

IWP announces Great Statesman Scholarships: Three Scholarship Patrons launch the program

September 23, 2020

IWP is pleased to announce a new scholarship program, the Great Statesman Scholarship. This program, conceived of by IWP Trustee and alumnus Michael C. Maibach, allows donors to name a scholarship for the statesman of their choice in consultation with IWP leadership.  These scholarships are meant to attract and retain outstanding full-time IWP students. Scholarship…

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