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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.

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

Federica Bicchi -  London School of Economics

Anna Caffarena - University of Turin

Emidio Diodato - University for Foreigners of Perugia

Micaela Frulli - University of Florence

Sonia Lucarelli - University of Bologna

Stefania Panebianco - University of Catania

Giulio Pugliese -  University of Oxford; European University Institute, Florence

Chiara Ruffa - Sciences Po, Paris

​Benedetta Voltolini - King’s College, London

International Advisory Board:

Kwesi Aning - Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra

David Cadier -  University of Groningen

Xuechen Chen - Northeastern University London

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

Nora Fisher-Onar - University of San Francisco

Asiimwe B. Godfrey – University of Makerere, Kampala

Anna Herranz-Surrallés – University of Maastricht

Sophia Kalantzakos – New York University/NYU Abu Dhabi

Anna Khakee - University of Malta

Moch Faisal Karim - Universitas Islam Internasional Indonesia, Depok

Simon Mabon - Lancaster University

Kalypso Nicolaïdis –  European University Institute, Florence, and University of Oxford

Sebastian Oberthür – Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and University of Eastern Finland

Sukanya Podder - King’s College, London

Lorena Ruano – Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City

Larbi Sadiki - Chiba University, Tokyo

Karen E. Smith – London School of Economics Francesco Strazzari – Scuola Universitaria Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa

Eleni Tsingou – Copenhagen Business School

Michito Tsuruoka – Keio University, Tokyo

Federica Zardo – University for Continuing Education Krems

Jan Zielonka – Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Zhao Minghao – Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai

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