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The World Today - About

The World Today is an international affairs magazine published six times a year by The Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House.

In an increasingly unpredictable world, The World Today presents authoritative analysis and commentary on current topics. It provides a vital background for experts, business planners, academics and those curious about the world we live in. Any views expressed in this publication are those of the contributors.

For submissions, letters, advertising, subscription enquiries and back copies, please contact:
The Editor, The World Today, Chatham House, 10 St James's Square, London, SW1Y 4LE.
Tel:  +44 (0) 20 7957 5712
Email: The World Today Team

Permission to reprint or republish material from The World Today in any form must be sought from the Editor.
Back copies are available from 1990.

Guidelines for Contributors

If you are interested in writing for The World Today, please read the following notes before submitting proposals.

For more than sixty years The World Today has carried stimulating argument from policy-makers, journalists and academics. Your work will be read in hard copy in more than eighty countries and can be consulted in hundreds of libraries. The current edition is available to all to read on the Chatham House website.

Feature articles should be written in a clear and accessible style, with a consistent argument. They must appeal to a broad range of readers - from schools and businesses through the diplomatic and political worlds to academia. Avoid jargon. The magazine does not use footnotes.

Feature articles are generally 1,000 words, though some are longer. Please send proposals to

The magazine normally expects contributors to cede copyright of their contributions. In these circumstances we allow re-publication without prior authorisation, provided that publication in The World Today is acknowledged and our website address included. Should you wish to retain copyright please let us know at the time of submission.


The World Today has a circulation of 9,000 in over 80 countries, including businesses, governments, NGOs, libraries - more than 400 in the US alone - and the media. The magazine is available in British Airways business lounges in Heathrow airport in London and JFK in New York. The magazine goes to all members of Chatham House, who include large corporate bodies, prominent players in the international affairs arena, and individuals with a general interest.

The World Today is a suitable advertising vehicle for many different sectors:


Advertise your conference or business and you will reach the Institute's corporate members, high profile individuals, global thought leaders and the British Airways business travelling readership.


Publicise your post-graduate courses in international relations, politics or development. Advertise international university summer schools, or mid-career courses such as MBAs.


Advertise academic books, journals and research papers, or more general interest international relations publications.

To discuss advertising in The World Today, call +44 (0)20 7957 5712, or email

Alan Philps

Alan Philps

Email: Alan Philps

Agnes Frimston

Agnes Frimston
Assistant Editor

Email: Agnes Frimston
Tel: +44 (0)20 7957 5712

Designer: Simon Esterson

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