The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs
The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs is a policy matters journal relating to the Commonwealth of Nations.
The journal was established in 1910 as the journal of the Round Table movement, established the previous year to promote closer union between the United Kingdom and its self-governing colonies. It was initially subtitled, A Quarterly Review of the Politics of the British Empire. Its writers promoted Imperial Federation, a proposal to create a federated union in place of the existing British Empire.
- Lionel Curtis
- Philip Kerr - Liberal politician and, later, British Ambassador to Washington
- Geoffrey Dawson - Times journalist
All were members of 'Milner's Kindergarten', an informal reference to a group of young civil servants under Milner.
Post-World War II, its subtitle was altered to A Quarterly Review of British Commonwealth Affairs to reflect the changing nature of the Commonwealth. Its current title dates from 1983.
List of editors
- 1910–1917: Philip Kerr, later British Ambassador to the United States
- 1917–1919: Reginald Coupland, Beit Professor of History at Oxford
- 1919–1921: Lionel Curtis, RIIA founding secretary
- 1921–1934: John Dove
- 1934–1939: Henry Vincent Hodson, later editor of the Sunday Times
- 1939–1941: Reginald Coupland
- 1941–1944: Geoffrey Dawson, former editor, The Times
- 1944–1965: Dermot Morrah
- 1965–1971: Leonard Beaton
- 1971: Michael Howard and Robert Jackson
- 1972–1975: Robert Jackson
- 1975–1979: Alexander MacLeod
- 1979–1981: Evan Charlton
- 1982 Publication Suspended
- 1983–2004: Peter Lyon
- 2004–2008: Andrew Williams
- 2009– present: Venkat Iyer, University of Ulster
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