Published by the Council on Foreign Relations since 1922, just a year after the organization’s founding, Foreign Affairs has long been America’s leading forum for serious discussion of foreign policy and international affairs. It presents clear thinking by knowledgeable observers on important issues, written to be read with ease and pleasure by professionals and general readers alike.
Reflecting the same commitment to nonpartisanship as the Council itself, Foreign Affairs identifies with no one school of thought and encourages a wide range of debate in its pages to assist readers in thinking for themselves about America’s role in the world.
Foreign Affairs’ roster of authors reads like a Who’s Who of international affairs, and their articles, such as George Kennan’s on Soviet containment and Samuel Huntington’s on the “clash of civilizations,” frequently leave an indelible mark on history. Over the years, articles in Foreign Affairs have influenced U.S. policy both directly and indirectly, offering solutions for immediate problems while also focusing attention on broader questions of enduring importance. The bimonthly Foreign Affairs is well-positioned to help citizens, students, and policy-makers meet the fresh challenges of the twenty-first century.
Foreign Affairs is widely considered to be one of the most influential publications on international affairs or any topic. Recently, Foreign Affairs was ranked No.1 in influence among U.S. opinion leaders in a national study conducted by Erdos and Morgan, the premier business-to-business research firm. The findings place Foreign Affairs ahead of all media, both print and broadcast, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
The magazine is available in Spanish, Japanese, Russian, and Hellenic versions, and is a staple in university classrooms, especially through its series of books and an innovative program of custom textbooks, which have become a favorite of educators looking for timely, authoritative readings for courses in international relations.
For more information about the magazine, including access to its full archives dating back to 1922 and to register for a biweekly email newsletter, visit the Foreign Affairs website.
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