World Policy Journal

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World Policy Journal
Editor David A. Andelman
Categories International relations and Political Science
Frequency Quarterly
Publisher SAGE Publications for the World Policy Institute
First issue 1984
Country United States
Language English
ISSN 0740-2775 (print)
1936-0924 (web)
OCLC number 38482151

World Policy Journal is a magazine on international relations published by SAGE Publications for the World Policy Institute. It contains primarily policy essays, but also book reviews, interviews, and historical essays. Most articles are commissioned.[1]


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."[2] World Policy Institute senior fellow Eric Alterman characterized their critique as "wild aspersions".[3]


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.'"[4]

Notable articles and authors[edit]

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.[5]

Material from the journal has sometimes been republished as books, such as Ahmed Rashid's Jihad, Rajan Menon's End of Alliances, and Brian Steidle's The Devil Came on Horseback.


The current editor in chief is David A. Andelman. Former editors are Sherle R. Schwenninger (1982–1991), James Chase (1992–2000), and Karl E. Meyer (2000–2008).

The current managing editor is Yaffa Fredrick. Former managing editors include Christopher Shay, Justin Vogt, Ryan Bradley, and Benjamin Pauker.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

World Policy Journal is abstracted and indexed in Academic Search Elite, Academic Search Premier, Arts and Humanities Search, PubMed, Scopus, and the Social Sciences Citation Index.


  1. ^ "writers | World Policy Institute". 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  2. ^ "A Defector's Story". The New York Times. June 16, 1991. 
  3. ^ Eric Alterman (July 7, 1991). "Letter: Outside the Israeli Mainstream?". New York Times. 
  4. ^ link "Public Lives: Sounding out words of caution during wartime" by Chris Hedges. The New York Times, July 12, 2002
  5. ^ World Policy Journal, New York, NY, 1983-present

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