The Updated Journal of International Analytics is Launched

10 July 2020

In its 10th anniversary, the Journal of International Analytics is undergoing the major overhaul. Once launched as a corporate yearbook of the Institute for International Studies, it has grown into an international multidiscipline journal and is out for the first time.

The Editor-in-Chief Dr. Sergey Markedonov says “the essential features of the updated journal are the following: its highest academic standards, the authors’ commitment to dip into the most challenging tasks of academic writing, and, not the least, the journal’s focus on the future rather than just the contemporary developments in world politics.”

The issues in 2020 discuss the central topic, “Entering the New Decade.” The first one discusses the lessons of the pandemic for international politics. N.Silaev and N.Protsenko, drawing on the M.Foucalt’s seminal works, study “the birth” of the sovereign state in the modern era that was forged in the fights against viral infections. A.Korobkov, V.Kashin, and E.Maslova study the pandemic’s impact on the political life of the United States, China, and Italy, respectively. A.Iskandaryan, G.Mikaelyan, and A.Akhunov explore the influence of COVID-19 on post-Soviet countries’ political situation. G.Kosach, M.Suchkov, and S.Tack’s articles study the impact of COVID-19 in the Middle East.

The restart of the Journal of International Analytics is part of an extensive campaign launched by the MGIMO Institute for International Studies. At the initial stage of implementing the five-year road map, the Institute has optimized its organizational design.

The Department of Academic Development, being the part of the newly established Directorate, has devised a system that facilitates the preparation of manuscripts, providing them with linguistic support and internal review before the submission to high-ranking academic journals. The Department has also launched a grant program to support research projects led by the Institute fellows.

The Department of Strategic Development has developed a new logo and corporate identity. The exclusive design of the Institute’s products was aimed at promoting the Institute’s image in social networks and establishing close interaction with leading Russian media. With the efforts of two departments, regular e-newsletters are issued with expert comments and announcements of research publications.

The program’s overall goal is to increase the Institute’s visibility in the research community and among decision-makers, thereby strengthening the international reputation of the MGIMO University as a leading Russian research center in the field of IR.

“The new editorial team gave the journal a powerful creative impulse,” says A.Sushentsov, the Institute’s Director. He added that the Institute looks forward to its successful promotion to the most judicious readers form all over the world.

The journal’s next issues will examine the strategic perspectives of international development and present various regional viewpoints upon the future of strategic cooperation, the controversy between law and power in world politics, and the technological impact on the global political system.

The Editorial Board will ensure that the highest standards of publications are met, the requirements of double, blind peer-reviews are observed. The Board invites authors to present their manuscripts to the revived Journal of International Analytics.

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Watch an interview with Editor-in-Chief of the Journal with English subtitles