The Spectator and The American Spectator are independent publications and have been available in the United States for many decades. Historically, The Spectator has focused primarily on UK politics and affairs while The American Spectator has focused primarily on US politics and affairs. This arrangement has worked well up until now and the respective publishers have cooperated with one another from time to time. The publishers have even considered each other to be more friends than competitors. The Spectator has recently decided to launch new publications with a focus on US politics and affairs. In order to address concerns raised by The American Spectator about potential confusion, The Spectator is changing the name of its US-focused publications to The Spectator World. The new masthead for the US Edition is shown below:
Editions of The Spectator that are not primarily focused on US politics and affairs will continue to be available to readers in the US under their customary name and masthead used elsewhere in the world.