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IWP 601 / IWPO 601
4 credits
IWP 601 / IWPO 601
4 credits

"An appreciation of how national security policies are developed, and, more importantly, implemented, is surprisingly overlooked in most schools that teach a course like this."
-S. John Tsagronis

S. John Tsagronis, Jeff Johnson
IWP 605 / IWPO 605
4 credits
IWP 605 / IWPO 605
4 credits

This course examines the elements and purpose of intelligence, requirements of successful intelligence analysis, intelligence processes, counterintelligence and security, the relationship between intelligence and policy, and how American political and cultural values affect the role of intelligence in America.

David L. Thomas
IWP 606 / IWPO 606
2 credits
IWP 606 / IWPO 606
2 credits

This course covers the role of ideas in international politics and the practical application of ideas to the conduct of foreign policy. It is an introductory survey which serves in many ways as the conceptual core of the Institute’s approach to the study of international

Joshua Muravchik, Timothy McCranor
IWP 608 / IWPO 608
2 credits
IWP 608 / IWPO 608
2 credits

This course examines the founding principles of American political philosophy and how they define the national purposes that form the basis of U.S. foreign policy. The course covers the underlying structure and principles of the American political order as the basis of national security policy

Dennis Teti
IWP 609 / IWPO 609
4 credits
IWP 609 / IWPO 609
4 credits

In most international affairs curricula, economics is taught with a principal focus on trade, economic development, foreign aid, and international finance. What is frequently missing is that dimension of economics which concerns national security policy. This course covers that dimension.

 

David Glancy
IWP 610 / IWPO 610
4 credits
IWP 610 / IWPO 610
4 credits
This course examines the role of counterintelligence as an essential element of U.S. national security strategy, and the importance of counterintelligence in international relations. The course will approach counterintelligence from the following perspectives: legal, ethical, historical, operational, epistemological, and national-strategic.
David L. Thomas
IWP 615 / IWPO 615
2 credits
IWP 615 / IWPO 615
2 credits

The course will stress the role of ethics and natural law within the context of statecraft.  It will examine the use of moral reasoning and prudence in helping to achieve the twin goals of an ethical foreign policy and the protection of the national interest. 

Timothy McCranor, Dennis Teti
IWP 616 / IWPO 616
4 credits
IWP 616 / IWPO 616
4 credits

This course will examine the many threats-current and emerging-to the security of the United States; the strategic planning efforts undertaken to address them; our abilities to manage crises when they emerge; and, the challenges of statecraft in shaping crises to our advantage. Students will become

S. John Tsagronis
IWP 620 / IWPO 620
4 credits
IWP 620 / IWPO 620
4 credits

This course examines the most significant developments which have made the 20th century the most violent and revolutionary era in world history. In addition, it explains the continuity of the legacy of the 20th century into the Second Millenium as evidenced by the political and military struggles

Marek Jan Chodakiewicz
IWP 627 / IWPO 627
4 credits
IWP 627 / IWPO 627
4 credits

This course introduces the field of international relations in a way that blends issues of theory and practice. It is designed to give students an understanding of those questions of international relations theory that have a direct bearing on the ability of policy practitioners to

John Lenczowski, Ph.D., James S. Robbins
IWP 628 / IWPO 628
4 credits
IWP 628 / IWPO 628
4 credits

This course examines the theory and practice of strategy, the use of force and other instruments of power to achieve the goals of the state in the international system. We first look at the theorists of strategy and war, e.g. Sun Tzu, Clausewitz, Jomini, Mahan,

Christopher C. Harmon, John Marshall Callahan
IWP 631 / IWPO 631
4 credits
IWP 631 / IWPO 631
4 credits

The goal of this course is to prepare the student to recognize and analyze the use of foreign disinformation and propaganda to affect U.S. perceptions and policy formation, and to employ countermeasures against them.

David Glancy