IR blogs, podcasts & maps

International Politics Blogs, Podcasts and Map sites

Below is a list of blogs that focus on various aspects of international politics. These are blogs that are written by people who have expertise and specialization in the topics they write about. I’ve also included a few cool map sites at the end.

If you have any suggestions to add to this blogroll, let me know.

General international politics blogs and sites

Regionally focused blogs

 Private Military and Security Company – related blogs


  • Global Translations. Global Translations unpacks the political roadblocks to smart policy decisions, examining the long-term costs of the short-term thinking that drives many political and business decisions.
  • US-China Dialogue Podcast from the Georgetown University Initiative for US-China Dialogue.
  • On China’s New Silk Road. Join host Mary Kay Magistad as she explores how China’s New Silk Road may change the world.

Cool maps stuff

Revised 03/01/2021