About World Affairs

Established in 1837, World Affairs is a bimonthly international affairs journal that argues the big ideas behind US foreign policy. Always striving to encourage open and informed debate, we are committed to offering our readers a healthy range of perspective and opinion to help clarify the challenges and choices that America faces in our increasingly complex and dangerous world. Our pages — occasionally unruly, seldom dull, and always edifying — feature conservatives like Robert Kagan and P. J. O’Rourke alongside liberals like George Packer and David Rieff, and others who transcend categories, such as Christopher Hitchens. This variety makes for some of the best conversation available anywhere in print and online.

Building on this tradition, we launched WorldAffairsJournal.org in January 2010. Updated throughout the day, this site highlights news, opinion, and research from media, governments, and think tanks around the world. The site’s unique news offerings allow the reader, on any given day and with any given headline story, to see how the same news is reported differently in important media outlets around the globe. In addition to extensive news aggregation, WorldAffairsJournal.org features blogs by leading opinion makers and commentators from the US as well as Europe, the Middle East, and Russia — some of them dissident voices within their own political culture.

World Affairs and WorldAffairsJournal.org are published by the World Affairs Institute, a newly formed nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization, located in Washington D.C., established to promote public education and awareness on international issues related to war and peace.