Content and Publications
CFR creates authoritative and timely online resources that help readers understand the international issues of the day. It makes its content accessible to a broad audience via platforms including video, podcasts, short- and long-form text, data visualization, and a daily morning newsletter—all without a paywall and without advertising. CFR is committed to ensuring that voices and perspectives of experts from underrepresented backgrounds are regularly featured in its online content. It seeks to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of readers and in the process produce work that is thoughtful, relevant, and accessible. It draws on the increasingly diverse pool of experts and fellows at CFR’s think tank and beyond to inform its work and integrate new perspectives into its coverage. As part of its global coverage, CFR features explainers that show how the United States compares with its peers abroad in addressing policies and trends that disproportionately affect underserved communities. Additionally, in 2019, CFR launched the Why It Matters podcast to reach younger and wider audiences, in part by diversifying its network of experts to illuminate pressing global problems.
Diplomacy and International Institutions
Foreign Affairs Magazine
Guided by its founding editorial commitment, CFR's flagship publication, Foreign Affairs, continues to publish authors from an array of backgrounds and cover broad-ranging issues in international politics, including those that relate to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition to offering a forum for serious discussion of global affairs and American foreign policy through its print and online magazine, Foreign Affairs participates in expanding the talent pipeline by organizing graduate school fairs for students and early-career professionals from all backgrounds seeking to advance in the field of international affairs.
“Diversity and U.S. National Security: Why It Matters, and What Can Be Done,” an essay by Reuben Brigety on the need for a foreign policy establishment that looks more like America.
“Revenge of the Patriarchs: Why Autocrats Fear Women,” an essay by Erica Chenoweth and Zoe Marks on the relationship between global backsliding on equal rights for women and the rise of authoritarianism.
“The Global Backlash Against Gay Rights: How Homophobia Became a Political Tool,” an essay by Omar Encarnacion on the transnational effort to roll back rights for LGBTQ people.
Think Global Health
The mission of Think Global Health is to provide a compelling forum for examining where and why global health matters and to engage readers in debates and efforts that improve health worldwide. To realize this mission, Think Global Health is committed to featuring and publishing contributors in low- and middle-income countries, and covering issues in global health that have been neglected in the past.
As of June 1, 2022, Think Global Health is offering an honorarium to the lead contributor from a low- and middle-income country. In its coverage, this website seeks to illuminate the ways in which global health is an investment in societies and economies, not just a form of humanitarian or emergency relief.
CFR aims to equip the next generation of foreign policy experts by offering its expertise and resources to broad audiences of students and helping learners from all backgrounds develop global literacy—the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to navigate today’s world. High school and college students from school districts of all sizes, from community colleges to the Ivy League, benefit from CFR’s flagship education products Convene the Council, World101, and Model Diplomacy. Through each product, CFR experts and educators promote global literacy by providing accessible, approachable expert content that considers the effects of race, age, gender, religion, and economic inequality on the issues, forces, and actors that shape the world.