Italy's oldest English-language journal of international affairs
published by Routledge
- Analysis of key events in Europe, the Mediterranean and Middle East, and beyond
- Authoritative comments on topics of current interest
- The Italian point of view
Aims and Scope
The International Spectator, established in 1966, is a peer-reviewed international affairs journal.
The journal aims to provide academics, practitioners, opinion- and decision-makers, as well as interested laymen with thought-provoking and policy-oriented articles, opinions, and book reviews on a wide spectrum of foreign policy issues. Topics range from ongoing international issues, with an emphasis on regions and themes of traditional interest to Italy, especially European politics and European integration, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, to transatlantic relations, as well as rising questions on the international agenda such as Asian security, climate and energy, and migration and development.
Authors come from a broad geographic range, particularly European, North American, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries. The journal welcomes solicited and unsolicited submissions and book reviews on all aspects of international politics, economics and security affairs in its areas of interest.
All articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized double-blind refereeing by at least two independent, expert reviewers.
Abstracting and Indexing
This journal is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services: ArticleFirst, CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Current Abstracts, EBSCOhost Online Research Databases, EDN EINIRAS Database Network, EI (Online), Electronic Collections Online, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA), PAIS International, Peace Research Abstracts, PIO - Periodicals Index Online, Political Science Complete, PubMed, Public Affairs Index, Scopus, TOC Premier.
Special "core" sections and special issues that have recently appeared in the journal include:
- Special Issue: The Liberal Order and its Contestations 53:1 (2018)
- Special Issue: Foreign Relations of the GCC Countries amid Shifting Global and Regional Dynamics 52:2 (2017)
- Think tanks and foreign policymaking 52:1 (2017)
- The European Union Global Strategy 51:3 (2016)
- Hydropolitics in the MENA Region and Beyond 51:3 (2016)
- Special Issue on the Responsibility to Protect 51:2 (2016)
- Italian Foreign Policy 51:1 (2016)
- Special 50th Anniversary Issue 50:4 (2015)