Founded in 1837, World Affairs is a quarterly journal showcasing provocative and original research in international and current affairs. For decades it has been renowned for publishing articles on policy as it is practiced—pieces that excite controversy and encourage debate. As of 2016, World Affairs’ longstanding tradition as a leader of political debate continues in its new and more academic incarnation. Articles should adhere to the high standards of an academic journal in the depth and rigor of their research. They should nevertheless actively bridge the academic and public spheres and promote stimulating conversation between them. To that end, its timely articles must be accessible to a generalist audience and framed with that audience in mind. Its jargon-free studies should also make practical recommendations to an audience of policy makers.
World Affairs welcomes submissions in politics, policy and current affairs from an international perspective. Areas include, but are not restricted to: economics, commerce/trade, public administration, diplomacy, public opinion, current affairs, defense, security, foreign policy, international relations/affairs, international law, regionalization, transnational social and political issues, international political economy, the global world order, international regulation, environmental issues, immigration and development. We encourage topicality and actively invite interdisciplinarity. No methodology is preferred, though the underpinning framework of the author’s argument should be immediately explicit to readers.
World Affairs will consider articles of 9,000 words or less, referenced in Chicago Style. Articles undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review with final publication subject to the approval of the Editor.
|Andrew J. Bacevich||Boston University, USA|
|Jeffrey Gedmin||School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, USA|
|Tom Gjelten||National Public Radio, USA|
|Roya Hakakian||Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, USA|
|Robert Kagan||Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, USA|
|Joshua Muravchik||School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, USA|
|Ronald Steel||University of Southern California, USA|