Magazines and websites covering current international affairs


The HKS Library offers access to daily newspapers—e.g., New York TimesWall Street JournalWashington Post, and Financial Times—to all current HKS students, faculty, and staff. Check our guide to top news sources for information on how you can sign up for an account. 

Additional newspapers (including international ones) are accessible through aggregator databases such as Factiva (Harvard Login), Nexis Uni (Harvard Login), or ProQuest International Newsstream (Harvard Login). HKS affiliates also have access to region-specific news coverage through a variety of subscription databases and websites. 


HKS PolicyCast

Regular podcast featuring discussions about current issues in public policy with HKS faculty and fellows.

Justice Matters

From the Harvard Kennedy School's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, critical discussions on wide range of human rights issues.

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Global Dispatches 

Interviews with international leaders and foreign policy experts on current world affairs, hosted by Mark Leon Goldberg of the UN Dispatch blog. 

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Pod Save the World! 

Weekly discussions on international politics and (U.S.) foreign policy with "Pod Save America" co-host Tommy Vietor and former National Security Council official Ben Rhodes. 

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Interviews about current international affairs with experts from Chatham House, the London-based Royal Institute of International Affairs. 

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The World 

International news and analysis from Public Radio International (PRI). 

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The World Next Week

Preview of world events in the week ahead, presented by the Council on Foreign Relations and Foreign Affairs magazine [access to restricted to HKS and HLS IP addresses]. 

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World Politics Review Podcast 

News and opinion on international politics and international relations, with a self-described "liberal internationalist" but otherwise nonpartisan and politically independent outlook. 

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