To help its subscribers better understand international affairs, World Politics Review publishes analysis in a variety of formats:
  • Every day we publish multiple five-minute reads, including our Briefings and Columns. Our briefings are written by our global network of expert contributors, on matters of current importance. Our lineup of five columnists provide a different authoritative take on international affairs every day of the week.  
  • Every weekday in the Trend Lines section, post expert viewpoints on current events and issues, including our "Global Insider" interview series.

To help its subscribers closely follow international affairs, WPR provides:

  • A daily Media Roundup to help you track the stories that you must follow to stay informed. The Media Roundup is published at and sent out by e-mail every weekday morning (U.S. Eastern time). In the daily Media Roundup, our editors link to approximately 20 news articles, and 15-20 opinion pieces from the world's English-language press each weekday.
  • A daily Leading Indicators service to alert you to emerging stories before they become mainstream news. Leading Indicators, also published at and sent out by e-mail every weekday afternoon (U.S. Eastern time), links to and highlights items from the international press that our editors believe may indicate a developing trend, or important events to come.
WPR also provides a variety of tools to support our subscribers’ need to conduct research and gather background information:
  • Access to our entire searchable archives is included in each subscription, and institutional subscribers also get access to the World Politics Review database on EBSCOhost.
  • WPR's Media Roundup -- including News, Opinion and Leading Indicators -- is individually searchable, so subscribers can find reports on topics of interest from dozens of international news sources.

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