About International Politics and Society

Who we are

International Politics and Society is a young magazine with a much older heritage. Launched in January 2017, the online journal highlights global inequality and brings new perspectives on issues such as the environment, European integration, international relations, social democracy and development policy.  Based in the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s Brussels office, International Politics and Society aims to bring the European political debate to a global audience, as well as providing a platform for voices from the Global South. Contributors include leading journalists, academics and politicians, as well policy officers working throughout the FES’s global network.  

Whilst the magazine is committed to the values of social democracy, it encompasses a wide range of perspectives. Articles reflect the views of their authors, not of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. 

International Politics and Society Germany

International Politics and Society’s sister publication in Berlin, Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft (IPG), has brought considerable technical and political expertise to the debate on German foreign policy, security policy, overseas development and international relations for over 50 years. Originally a quarterly academic journal dealing with relations between West Germany, the Eastern Bloc and the developing world, the magazine changed its title and format in 1994, along with the global power shift that followed the collapse of the Iron Curtain. IPG went online in 2012. The magazine has seen contributions from world-renowned decision-makers, from Willy Brandt and Jacques Delors to David Miliband and Helen Clark. 

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German foundation funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and headquartered in Bonn and Berlin. It was founded in 1925 and is named after Germany's first democratically elected President, Friedrich Ebert. FES is committed to the advancement of both socio-political and economic development in the spirit of social democracy, through civic education, research, and international cooperation. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is the oldest political foundation in Germany.