About the Journal

The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs is the official semi-annual publication of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.


Our mission is threefold. (1) We seek to provide our readers a breadth of perspective by giving voice to leading academics, policy-makers, and analysts from six continents. (2) We take a holistic approach to international affairs, publishing articles from a range of fields–international and multidisciplinary perspectives on a wide range of current international issues. (3) We feature a Forum offering unique, focused, in-depth analysis of key issues as well as nine regular sections: Books, Business & Economics, Conflict & Security, Culture & Society, Law & Ethics, A Look Back, Politics & Diplomacy, Science & Technology, and View from the Ground.


The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs was conceived in 1998 to complement the university’s international affairs program. The first issue of the Journal was published in the spring of 2000. Since then, the Journal has established a unique identity and global reputation.

Widely recognized and distributed internationally, the Journal is in continuous expansion. The Journal is currently distributed in over 300 retail outlets in the United States and to subscribers worldwide. Our core readership is comprised of international affairs professionals, think tanks, embassies, and university libraries around the world.

Additionally, the Journal is indexed in major academic hosting services, such as Columbia International Affairs Online, ProQuest, Hein Online, Thomson Gale, and the Public Affairs Information Service. Our articles are regularly excerpted by the Chronicle of Higher Education and PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Executive Digest and frequently used in classrooms from Harvard, Princeton, and Georgetown Universities to the National Defense University.


“From interviews with world-renowned newsmakers to insightful essays, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs features insightful, engagingly-written treatments of cutting-edge issues.  Unique and original in its themes and focus, the Journal would add breadth and insight to the library of anyone interested in international affairs.”

Michael J. Mazarr

Professor and Associate Dean, US National War College

“The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs is unique: a student-run publication that manages to feature original, over-the-horizon thinking by some of the world’s leading policymakers, analysts, and intellectuals. Thematically rich, analytically rigorous, and beautifully produced, the journal is a real stand-out among public policy periodicals.”

Charles King

Professor of International Affairs and Government

Georgetown University

“The GJIA is an exciting, student-run journal whose eye for the stimulating and novel lives up to the promise of its spritely, multi-color cover.”

Charles Weiss

Distinguished Professor

Program on Science, Technology and International Affairs

Georgetown University

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