About the Journal

The Brown Journal of World Affairs is a nonprofit, semiannual publication produced at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. Because world affairs are your affairs.

BJWA responds to the need for a clear, incisive, and dynamic examination of contemporary international issues. The Journal provides a forum for world leaders, policymakers, and prominent academics to engage in vigorous debate of intellectual breadth and vibrancy that bridges the gap between academic discourse and mainstream media. Each issue of the Journal features several thematic sections in which myriad perspectives are presented about the salient international issues of today and the emerging global problems of tomorrow.

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Reva Dhingra
Max Ernst

Managing Editors
Sumner Becker
Lorenzo Moretti

Associate Editors
Michael Hoffmann
Jaclyn Katz
Carol Kim
Paul Kim
Camila McHugh
Sabin Ray
Neha Singh

Assistant Editors
Gadi Cohen
Samantha Gay
Tomas Navia
Sora Park
Miguel Pimentel
Nadia Saeed
Neil Singh
Sandra Yan

Business Managers
Christopher Moynihan

Business Associates
Kimberley Charles
Allison Kavanagh
Heeso Kim
Wenli Shao

Editors Emeriti
Kathy Nguyen
Cameron Parsons
Daniel Cruise
Michael Soussan
Pier Smulders
J. Peter Scoblic
Spyros Demetriou
Andrew B. Loewenstein
Michael J. Hsu
Tarek E. Masoud
Douglas McGray
Jeffrey W. Dillon
Jennifer Schwartzman
Jaideep Singh
Daniel Widome
Andrew Horesh
Keith Stanski
Priya Bindra
Jesse Finkelstein
Seema Vora
Barron Youngsmith
Jillian Moo-Young
Katherine Reisner
Kenta Tsuda
Craig Kennedy
Shiyin Wang
Solomon Eppel
Tushar Khadloya
Anagha Prasad
Harvey Stephenson
Anthony Badami
Melanie Garaunay
Samuel Magaram
Mustafa Safdar

Board of Advisors
Peter Andreas
Keith Brown
Melani Cammett
James Der Derian
Abbott Gleason
Vartan Gregorian
Artemis A.W. Joukowsky
Norman Pearlstine
Barbara Stallings
Nina Tannenwald