The Journal of International Affairs publishes research and analysis from leading policymakers, practitioners, and academics across a wide range of disciplines and issue areas in politics and international affairs.
Essays are typically between 4,000 and 6,000 words and present comprehensive, original research and analysis of a given issue. Essays are the showcase pieces of the Journal’s print issues and undergo external peer review.
Arguments are typically between 1,500 and 3,000 words and present a single idea with a comprehensive and detailed inquiry into specific themes. Arguments do not undergo an external peer review. Arguments are written both for the biannual print edition and for the Journal’s online edition.
Features are interviews with academics, policymakers, and practitioners in the field of international affairs. They balance the theoretical, empirical, and analytical work that appears elsewhere in the print issue. Features are transcribed and edited for clarity before publication and are written both for the biannual print edition and for the Journal’s digital edition. Interviews with institutional officials should be understood to represent only the views of the author and not be inferred to represent official institutional positions.