Foreign Policy Rising is a website and community highlighting diverse voices in foreign policy. We publish articles written by women and gender-nonconforming individuals.

Our Story
Like many good things that happen when women get together, we created Foreign Policy Rising after an evening talking feminism, politics, and writing with a group of friends.

We discussed the underrepresentation of women in political journalism and the importance of getting diverse voices to speak up and speak out on issues of foreign affairs. We also considered why women feel resistance to voicing their own opinions and face resistance when they do. But most importantly, we wondered what we could do to support each other—and others—in cultivating and sharing our opinions and solutions.

Foreign Policy Rising—an online platform and a real-life community—was the result of those conversations. By providing women and gender-nonconforming individuals with writing support, mentorship and a platform to showcase their ideas, we aim to increase, elevate, and amplify their voices in international affairs.

We invite you to join us in our mission and help us enrich our global debates.

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Madeline McSherry

Founding Editor-in-Chief
Madeline McSherry is a communications professional specializing in technology, policy, and international affairs. She’s an alumna of the U.S. Fulbright Program and holds an M.S. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in English from Boston College.

Carolin Wefer
Series Editor, Raising Debate
Carolin is a foreign service professional, currently in training to become a diplomat. She holds an M.S. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and is interested in great power competition, South Korea, and transatlantic relations.

Anna Nadibaidze
Anna holds an M.S. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and has worked in media, think tanks and international organizations. Her research interests include European and Russian/Eurasian politics, international institutions and discourse in IR.

Ronja Ganster
Ronja is the research assistant to the director at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Berlin. She holds a master’s degree in International Security from SciencesPo Paris and is interested in German and European foreign and security policy, transatlantic relations, and grand strategy.

Contributing Writers

Marija Antanaviciute
Annie May Byrne Noonan
Alice Cho
Symone Clark
Renee Coulouris
Julia Doyle
Kristin Eggeling
Olive Enokido-Lineham
Cara Fitzgerald
Ashling Gallagher
Marianne Gros
Anouska Jha
Arti Lad
Sascha Lavin
Marrissa Leon Jimenez
Jade Lévin
Olga Loza
Ella Lucas
Saloni Malhotra
Jo Naylor
Preeti Pasricha
Greta Sanna
Jamie Shenk
Spandana Singh
Jeslyn Soh
Sophie Standen
Betty Suh
Roisin Maire Taylor
Alexandra Vlada
Florence Waller-Carr
Rose Youhana