World Policy Journal
|Categories||International relations and Political Science|
|Publisher||Duke University Press for the World Policy Institute|
World Policy Journal is the flagship publication of the World Policy Institute, published by Duke University Press. Focusing on international relations, the publication provides left-wing, non-United States-centric perspectives to world issues. It contains primarily policy essays, but also book reviews, interviews, and historical essays. Most articles are commissioned.
In June 1991 authors Steven Emerson and Cristina del Sesto wrote that World Policy Journal "is a publication with a clear bias toward a pro-P.L.O. point of view", and that "In the entire history of that quarterly's publication, there has never been one analysis presenting the Israeli mainstream point of view." World Policy Institute senior fellow Eric Alterman characterized their critique as "wild aspersions".
In a 2002 article, The New York Times described the magazine as "one of the voices of dissent in how the United States carries out the war on terror abroad", stating: "The World Policy Journal has little of the money or reach of Foreign Affairs, its august rival uptown. But it has a place. 'It is a thoughtful journal,' said James F. Hoge Jr., the editor of Foreign Affairs, which publishes articles by more mainstream political figures. 'It makes an effort to get views that may not find a home in more established publications like ours.'"
In March 2000, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) ranked the journal as one of the top foreign policy publications in the United States, along with Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy, because of the quality and expert opinion of pieces written on the US global role for the post-Cold War era. The CRS named nine influential articles that appeared in World Policy Journal, such as Sidney Blumenthal's analysis on "The Return of the Repressed Anti-Internationalism and the American Right", Paul Kennedy's "The Next American Century?", and articles by David Calleo, Hugh DeSantis, Christopher Layne, Charles William Maynes, William Pfaff, Joel H. Rosenthal and David Unger.
Former editors are Jessica Loudis (2017-2018), Christopher Shay (2015-2016), Sherle R. Schwenninger (1982–1991), Richard Caplan (1991-1992), James Chace (1993–2000), Karl E. Meyer (2000–2008), and David A. Andelman (2008-2015).
Former managing editors include Laurel Jarombek, Yaffa Fredrick, Christopher Shay, Justin Vogt, Ryan Bradley, and Benjamin Pauker.
Patrick Coleff, the Digital Access and Books Specialist for Duke University Press has stated: "The owner of World Policy Journal, the World Policy Institute, is in a time of transition, and it is unclear when the journal will resume publication."
Abstracting and indexing
The current editorial board has the following members:
- Seymour Topping, Columbia University (Chairman)
- Sulaiman Al-Hattlan, HattPost Media
- Eric Alterman, World Policy Institute
- Sidney Blumenthal, Author
- Ying Chan, The University of Hong Kong
- Mark Danner, The New York Review of Books
- Kate Doyle, National Security Archive
- Naresh Fernandes, Time Out India
- David Fromkin, Boston University
- John Maxwell Hamilton, Louisiana State University
- James F. Hoge Jr., Center for Global Affairs, NYU
- Aziz Z.Huq, University of Chicago Law School
- Azubuike lshiekwene, Punch Newspaper Group, Nigeria
- Peter B. Kaufman, Intelligent Television
- Paul Kelly, The Australian
- Anne Nelson, Columbia University
- Peter Osnos, PublicAffairs Books
- Jennifer Ramos, Loyola Marymount University
- Sherle R. Schwenninger, World Policy Institute
- Nancy E. Soderberg, Connect U.S. Fund
- Ronald Steel, University of Southern California
- Paul Steiger, ProPublica
- Angela E. Stent, Georgetown University
- Patrick Wajsman, Politique Internationale
- Martin Walker, World Policy Institute
- Ruth Wedgwood, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS
- "writers | World Policy Institute". Worldpolicy.org. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2012-05-04.
- "A Defector's Story". The New York Times. June 16, 1991.
- Eric Alterman (July 7, 1991). "Letter: Outside the Israeli Mainstream?". New York Times.
- link "Public Lives: Sounding out words of caution during wartime" by Chris Hedges. The New York Times, July 12, 2002
- World Policy Journal, New York, NY, 1983-present
- "About World Policy Journal | World Policy Institute". www.worldpolicy.org. Retrieved 2016-06-23.