About Us



PoliCu is an open portal for politics and culture, with a special focus on the Middle East and Asia. Founded in 2013 by Jesse Weinberg as a space for writers of all backgrounds to submit their work, PoliCu has developed into a collaborative effort, a group of novelists, researchers and policy professionals. Our members edit another, critique another, and are dedicated to unique content on issues that are pressing, interesting, or unusual. PoliCu’s mission is to create a vibrant hub for debate and analysis. Its topics run the gamut, from Jewish conversions in Indonesia, Hezbollah at war, to self-immolations in the Tibetan cultural context. PoliCu welcomes submissions from skilled writers with a deep knowledge in their field.

If you wish to be considered for publication, please submit your work, along with your name and contact information, to submissions@policu.com

Our Team:

Jesse Weinberg serves as the Senior Writer on Middle East Affairs. He is a research fellow at the University of Oklahoma and a former researcher on the Middle East for the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League.

Evan Denno is the Senior Writer on Asian Affairs. As a writer on Tibet and India, he is frequently published in the Tibetan news media and is the co-author of the book, A Hundred Thousand White Stones, an account of a Tibetan refugee. He also manages Yimbe.net, a site dedicated to Tibetan women’s issues.

Our bloggers include Elisheva Wiriaatmadja, the editor of the magazine, PT Magwei, and the co-host of Eitz Haim, a Jewish radio show in Jakarta; and Saul Ginsburg, a writer on culture and travel, who lives in Toronto.

Leon Whyte is the Political Analyst on East Asian Affairs. He is an editor for the Fletcher Security Review, the online journal of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.