The Arts of Statecraft

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

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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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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Crusader State

July 6, 2020 By John J. Tierney Jr.

Policy Periods: Isolationism and Internationalism In his classic 1997 study on American foreign policies, Walter McDougall (University of Pennsylvania) divides the subject into old and new “testaments,” between the time when the country was young and weak and since it became a global power (Promised Land, Crusader State). Both time periods were derived from the…

Alumna Spotlight: LTC Katie Crombe, U.S. Army (IWP ’12)

July 6, 2020

“I kept all of my notes and I have them in my desk right now; I’ve carried them around the world with me… My experience learning at IWP has molded me into the leader I have become.” LTC Catherine “Katie” Crombe, USA, has brought her notes from her IWP classes with her as she served…

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