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Foreign Affairs Books

Foreign Affairs Books are collections of seminal essays which first appeared in the pages of Foreign Affairs. Whether policy analysis, reportage or review essay each piece offers lasting value. Collectively these articles frame current debates over crucial issues in American foreign policy and world politics. You can find ordering information for Foreign Affairs Books on the individual book pages listed below.

The annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, is the premier gathering place for the global elite. As background reading, the 2015 attendees received a special Foreign Affairs book produced just for them: The New Global Context: A Davos Reader.

Catch up on everything you've missed in 2014—from John Mearsheimer on the West's responsibility for the Ukraine crisis, to Elizabeth Economy on Xi Jinping's seizure of power in China, to Tyler Cowen's evisceration of Thomas Piketty's bestseller on economic inequality, and 17 more.

Customized Textbooks

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with University Readers, an easy-to-use online course-pack builder. This online collection includes over 600 articles and white papers, and all of the content is pre-cleared for permission and ready for customization.

To process academic permission requests for singular articles, visit

Reading Lists

Reading List,
Joel D. Barkan

An annotated Foreign Affairs syllabus on Kenya.

Reading List,
Charles King

An annotated Foreign Affairs syllabus on the Caucasus.

Reading List,
Cynthia McClintock

An annotated Foreign Affairs syllabus on Peruvian politics.

Classics in the Classroom

Presenting rigorous thinking in an accessible style, Foreign Affairs performs an especially valuable service for students and educators. The magazine’s archive offers a trove of resource material with seminal articles on IR theory and practical case studies drawn from real policy challenges. Composed by the editorial board of our Among Nations custom textbook program, these discussion questions are designed to open up lively classroom discussion in  your survey and seminar courses.