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Formerly known as Lo Spettatore Internazionale (1966 - 1982), 

The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs is actively publishing since 1983 as the Journal of the Istituto Affari Internazionali.

Journal information

Print ISSN: 0393-2729 Online ISSN: 1751-9721

The International Spectator aims to provide academics, practitioners, opinion- and decision-makers, as well as interested laymen with thought-provoking, analytically sound, theoretically informed and policy-oriented research articles, opinion essays and book reviews on foreign policy issues. Topics cover the entire spectrum of international affairs from ongoing international politics, economics and security affairs to rising questions on the international agenda such as climate and energy, global migration and development.

Peer Review
The two kinds of articles published – opinion essays and research articles – undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial in-house screening and double-blind anonymous refereeing by at least two independent, expert reviewers. The journal welcomes submissions on all aspects of international politics, economics and security affairs in – and from – all the world's regions.  

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

Editorial board

Daniela Huber
Leo Goretti

Book Review Editors:

Alessandra Bertino
Benedetta Voltolini

Social Media Manager and Blog Administrator:

Irene D'Antimo

Editorial Office:
Istituto Affari Internazionali
Via dei Montecatini 17
00186 Rome


Editorial Board:

Riccardo Alcaro – IAI, Rome

Emiliano Alessandri – Scholar, The Middle East Institute, Washington

Anna Caffarena   – University of Turin

Paola Gaeta – The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Laura Guazzone – University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Erik Jones – Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe, Bologna

Sonia Lucarelli   – University of Bologna

Raffaele Marchetti – LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome

Anna Maria Pinna – University of Cagliari

Giulio Pugliese -  IAI, Rome; University of Oxford; European University Institute

International Advisory Board:
Ibrahim Awad – Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, The American University in Cairo
Vladimir Baranovsky – Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO), Moscow
Pascal Boniface – Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques, Paris

Agnieszka K. Cianciara - Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Nana de Graaff – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Raffaella Del Sarto –  Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe, Bologna
Asiimwe B. Godfrey – University of Makerere, Kampala

John L. Harper  – Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe, Bologna
Anna Herranz-Surrallés – University of Maastricht
Christopher Hill – Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge

Sophia Kalantzakos –  New York University/NYU Abu Dhabi

Nicole Koenig –  Munich Security Conference

Kalypso Nicolaïdis –   University of Oxford

Sebastian Oberthür –  Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and University of Eastern Finland
Soli Özel  – Kadir Has University, Istanbul
Lorena Ruano – Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City

Karen E. Smith   – London School of Economics (LSE)

Robert Springborg –  Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
Francesco Strazzari – Scuola Universitaria Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa
Eleni Tsingou   – Copenhagen Business SchoolMichito Tsuruoka – Keio University, Tokyo
Zhao Minghao – Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai

Federica Zardo –  University of Vienna

Jan Zielonka – Ca' Foscari University of Venice, and University of Oxford

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