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Asia, Middle East, and Europe regional specializations now available for MA students


In response to student interest, IWP has developed a Regional Studies Specialization for two of our Master of Arts programs: the M.A. in Statecraft and International Affairs and the M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs programs.

Students who choose to complete this specialization may choose to focus on Asia, the Middle East, or Europe.

Courses for the specialization in Asia include Chinese Grand Strategy, the U.S.-China Strategic Relationship, Chinese Military Thought and History, Modern China, and North Korea and the Geopolitics of Northeast Asia.

Students who choose the Middle East specialization may take courses on Islam in Contemporary Global Politics, Contemporary Conflicts in the Greater Middle East, Enemy Threat Doctrine of Global Jihadism, The Turks and MENA in History and Today, and Energy Security and the New Geopolitics of Energy.

The European specialization includes courses on Russian Politics and Foreign Policy, Islam and Geopolitics in Eurasia, European Union, and Intermarium: Politics and History of Central and Eastern Europe.

IWP Dean Dr. Frank Marlo comments: “We’re very excited to be able to offer regional specializations here at IWP. When combined with the rest of our curriculum, these specializations will help our graduates address the complex security challenges in key regions of the world.”

Learn more about the MA in Statecraft and International Affairs

Learn more about the in Statecraft and National Security Affairs

Current students: Register for classes at IWP