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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Liberty vs. Equality

August 22, 2019 By John J. Tierney Jr.

One hates to quarrel with, perhaps, the greatest political document in history, but it is not “self-evident” that “all men are created equal.” Indeed, precisely the opposite is true. Why, then, did the Founders (i.e. Jefferson) put that clause in? At face value, it is ridiculous. No doubt, Jefferson was referring to a much higher…

The Idea of White Privilege

August 22, 2019 By John J. Tierney Jr.

In a recent political debate, one participant discussed how to make “our communities stronger.” But after two hundred-plus years of American communities, why are they now in need of “strength”? Her answer: acknowledge “white privilege.” What is she talking about? Privilege By the dictionary, “privilege” is “special rights or immunities.” That, however, begs the question:…

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