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Living With the Undead Past and National Sins, in the New Foreign Affairs

“How do nations handle the sins of the fathers and mothers? Take genocide, or slavery, or political mass murder. After such knowledge, what forgiveness—and what way forward?” asks Editor Gideon Rose in his introduction to the January/February issue of Foreign Affairs.

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Foreign Affairs and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Name Winner of 2017 Student Essay Competition

Georgetown University’s Samuel Seitz Warns of the Risks of Populism to the International System

December 11, 2017—“Pushing Against the Populist Tide: How Political Reform Can Protect the Liberal International Order,” by Samuel Seitz of Georgetown University, has won the 2017 Foreign Affairs Student Essay Competition in partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

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Foreign Affairs Introduces Student Sponsorship Program

Helping Great Readers Become Great Leaders

On Giving Tuesday (November 28), Foreign Affairs magazine, the world’s leading forum for serious discussion of global issues, kicks off a new program that enables its readers to share their enthusiasm by donating access to the magazine to schools across the country and around the world.

Legislative News Release

How Trump is Wasting the Republicans’ Congressional Majority

“Trump is heading into his second year in office with little to show in terms of legislative victories—and few reasons to believe his agenda will fare any better in the future,” writes George Washington University Professor and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Sarah Binder in a prereleased essay from the January/February Foreign Affairs.

Energy News Release

America’s Energy Future Could Be Nuclear, Argues Varun Sivaram in Foreign Affairs

This week, as the United Nations convened climate change negotiations in Bonn, Germany, President Donald J. Trump’s envoys hosted an event promoting fossil fuels. Lost in the ensuing furor among the representatives gathered in Bonn was the U.S. delegation’s support of nuclear power. Council on Foreign Relations Fellow Varun Sivaram and Research Associate Madison Freeman argue in Foreign Affairs that “the administration should withdraw its botched proposal to subsidize both coal and nuclear and instead pursue a thoughtful strategy to foster a domestic nuclear renaissance.”

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Why China Will Avoid Real Compromise With Trump, in Foreign Affairs

In his visit to Beijing this week, President Donald J. Trump is meeting his counterpart, Xi Jinping, “at the apex of his own political power and contemplating a status quo in Asia increasingly tilted in China’s favor,” writes Yale Law School’s Mira Rapp-Hooper in Foreign Affairs. “Since last November, China has succeeded in appearing to more and more of Asia as the steady, stable great power alongside an unpredictable and undependable United States.”

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How Blockchain Can Cut Health Care Waste and Reduce Fraud, in Foreign Affairs

“Every year, some $455 billion of the world’s health care spending is lost to fraud,” write Harvard Medical School’s John G. Meara, Salim Afshar, Alex Peters, and Brian M. Till in Foreign Affairs. However, they argue, blockchain technology—which underpins Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies—could cut waste, reduce fraud, and bring better care to billions by “allowing donors to track money, goods, and treatment in real time.”

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Iraq Expert Emma Sky Argues Mission Not Accomplished, in Foreign Affairs

The liberation of the Iraqi city of Mosul in July was cause for celebration, but it would be a mistake for the United States to declare “mission accomplished” and exit Iraq, warns Yale University’s Emma Sky in the November/December issue of Foreign Affairs.

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Fighting America’s Forgotten Wars, in the New Foreign Affairs

“As Washington obsesses over soap operas and scandals, the actual work of maintaining global order continues under the radar,” observes Editor Gideon Rose in his introduction to the November/December issue of Foreign Affairs. “The result is a national security discourse that looks like a mullet: business at the front, party in the back.”

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How to Save the Australian-American Alliance from Trump, in Foreign Affairs

Writing for the current issue of Foreign Affairs, Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove argues that, “Australia must try to shape its environ­ment, and contribute to Asia’s security and prosperity, at a time when it is less able to rely on its great and powerful friend,” the United States.

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Five Decades Analyzing North Korea and the Bomb: A Foreign Affairs Anthology

“Much of the current brouhaha over North Korean weapons development is overdone. The geopolitical situation on the Korean Peninsula has been frozen in place for more than half a century and shows no signs of thawing soon,” writes Editor Gideon Rose in his introduction to the new Foreign Affairs collection “North Korea and the Bomb.” “So why is everybody so riled up?”

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Foreign Affairs Prerelease: When Stalin Faced Hitler

In “When Stalin Faced Hitler,” historian Stephen Kotkin tells the story of that night and narrates the lives of the two men who had led their countries into a titanic confrontation that became one of the most important turning points in World War II and proved catastrophic to Hitler’s dreams. The prereleased essay from the November/December issue of Foreign Affairs is an exclusive adaption from Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941, the forthcoming second volume in Kotkin’s acclaimed three-part biography of the Soviet leader. The first volume was published in 2014 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Foreign Aid News Release

Making the Most Efficient Use of Development Dollars, in Foreign Affairs

“What if an extra dollar or rupee in a budget could feed ten people instead of one? Or if $100,000 of international aid spending could be tweaked so it would save ten times as many lives?” asks Copenhagen Consensus Center President Bjorn Lomborg in the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs. “When the stakes are this high, efficiency in spending becomes a moral imperative.”

Civil & Military Relations News Release

What America Owes Its Veterans, in Foreign Affairs

Despite a budget larger than those of the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and the entire U.S. intelligence community combined, “the [Department of Veteran Affairs] and other federal agencies struggle to keep other promises to active service members and veterans after they come home [beyond bringing them home],” writes Center for a New American Security Senior Fellow and former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Phillip Carter in the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs.

Education News Release

Foreign Affairs Facilitates Graduate Opportunities in International Relations

Fostering the next generation of international relations professionals, this fall Foreign Affairs magazine has partnered with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) to highlight graduate educational opportunities through live events and specialized content.

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Niall Ferguson on the False Prophecy of Hyperconnection, in Foreign Affairs

“Long before the founding of Facebook, scholars had already conducted a great deal of research into how smaller and slower social networks operate. What they found gives little ground for optimism about how a fully networked world would function,” observes Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Niall Ferguson in the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs.