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About TWQ

The Washington Quarterly is a global security policy journal that provides diverse perspectives on strategic changes, trends, and relations around the world along with their public policy implications. The journal addresses a broad range of topics within this theme, including the following:

  • the future of global order and the US role in the world
  • the role of China, India, and other rising powers
  • nuclear security challenges including among new, aspiring, or great nuclear powers
  • democracy's geopolitical future—its strengths, weaknesses, and prospects
  • sanctions and other means of coercion in an interdependent world
  • the information contest and the security implications of disinformation
  • transnational security threats such as climate change, pandemics, and terrorism

Contributors reflect diverse political, regional, and professional perspectives, coming from in and outside of the United States. Essays are authoritative yet written for the informed global affairs generalist. Members of the analytical, diplomatic, intelligence, media, and policymaking communities value TWQ as a source of incisive, independent thinking about global political and security challenges and policies. TWQ has subscribers in more than 50 countries.


The Washington Quarterly is hosted by the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and is published by Taylor & Francis, where a full archive of TWQ can be accessed with subscription.

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