World Politics Review is a news media website. The site's political leaning is described as "liberal internationalist". 
World Politics Review is not peer reviewed. Its editorial office is in Brooklyn, NY, with other full-time employees in Paris, France, and Tampa, FL.
World Politics Review was founded in 2006 by Hampton Stephens, a former reporter who had also previously worked on the business side of publishing. World Politics Review was initially a hobby, but evolved into a business with the goal of creating better discussion and debate about foreign affairs and international relations in the U.S. and around the world. WPR’s growth was “bootstrapped” by its founder, with no outside investors, nor any institutional backing.
Since 2008, Judah Grunstein has been Editor-in-Chief. The staff currently includes five full-time editors.
World Politics Review is supported entirely by the subscription payments of its individual and institutional subscribers.