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Begun as a supplement to the New York Times in 1914, Current History is the oldest publication devoted exclusively to international affairs published in the United States. 

Current History is published nine times a year with seven issues focusing on a specific region: China and East Asia, Russia, the Middle East, Latin America, South Asia, Europe, and Africa. The remaining two issues address global trends and special topics of general global interest. 

The journal aims to observe and explain the profound changes transforming every region of the world, providing readers with a better understanding of today’s crucial events and pressing global trends through contributions from leading and emerging experts and scholars. 

Notable contributors over the past century include George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, Leon Trotsky, W. E. B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Winston Churchill, H. L. Mencken, John Dewey, E. H. Carr, Hans J. Morgenthau, and Susan Strange.. Contemporary contributors have included Joseph Stiglitz, Francis Fukuyama, Javier Auyero, Mlada Bukovansky, Alexander Etkind, Sheila Jasanoff, Anirudh Krishna, Douglas S. Massey, Thandika Mkandawire, Valentine M. Moghadam, and Ronald Grigor Suny.

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