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International Affairs is a leading journal of international relations. It is committed to excellence in scholarship and accessibility in style, combining policy relevance with an academic, in-depth analytical approach to contemporary world politics.

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International Affairs seeks to be rigorous and original in its analysis and to be a reference point for experts in the field. It aims to address important subjects systematically and to attract exceptional international authors who will provoke argument and debate.

International Affairs features a range of articles written by authoritative and interesting contributors who have something new and original to say about topics that matter. It avoids technical jargon and presents complex issues in a straightforward way.

We welcome unsolicited articles. All articles are independently and confidentially refereed.

International Affairs is published 6 times a year in January, March, May, July, September and November.


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Special Virtual Issues

International Affairs has compiled free, online-only issues comprising articles from the archive on specialist subjects including: Falklands/Malvinas DisputeRussian and Soviet International Relations; and The Global Approach to Nuclear Weapons

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Book Reviews

International Affairs has long been acclaimed for its extensive book review section which includes:

  • Up to 40 book reviews in each issue written by experts in the field
  • Reviews indexed by book author

With this comprehensive, easy to use section you are kept fully informed about the whole range of new books on world affairs.

Those who wish to contribute should email the Deputy Editor, Sabine Wolf or telephone on +44 (0) 20 7957 5728.

We also invite you to try the free Wiley-Blackwell politics book review service ( The most important new books reviewed by some of the world's greatest journals - including International Affairs.

Editorial Contacts

Editor: Caroline Soper
Deputy Editor: Sabine Wolf
Assistant Editor: Heidi Pettersson

'In addition to having the best and most comprehensive book review section in the business, International Affairs has kept its integrity. Unlike some of its fellow public policy journals, it has not succumbed to populism and polemic, but continues to provide a balanced, intelligent, and wide-ranging mix of insightful academic and practitioner analysis. It is unrivalled at the top of its class.'
Barry Buzan, Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science

'In the depth of its analysis, as much as in the range of its policy discussion, there is no journal to match International Affairs.'
Professor Fred Halliday (1946-2010)

'International Affairs has the best book review section of any journal in the field. Many people subscribe to it for that reason alone.'
Professor Sir Michael Howard OM, CH, CBE, MC

'International Affairs provides outstanding analysis of global politics. It is a journal that contributes to the foreign policy thinking within any serious political party. As a former Head of the International Economics Programme at Chatham House I contributed articles myself and valued the exposure to an informed and influential audience.'
Vincent Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

'International Affairs has surged to the fore among journals of serious thought and discussion about the most critical issues of today and tomorrow. Its articles regularly present the 'truth to power' that is indispensable in a world of change and challenge'.
Ambassador Robert E Hunter, Senior Advisor, RAND Corporation, Washington DC

'International Affairs is unique in the quality of its analysis and irreplaceable in the range of its book reviews. Without it, one simply cannot keep up.'
Martin Walker, senior scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC

'International Affairs is a must read for anyone serious about foreign policy, as practitioner, pundit or student. It neatly combines astute analysis with the kind of policy-relevant ideas needed by government.'
Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles KCMG LVO, Foreign Secretary's Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan (2009-10)

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