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Economics News Release

The Comeback Nation

How U.S. economic supremacy has proved declinists wrong

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, March 2020 
Military Budgets U.S. Foreign Policy News Release

Come Home, America?

The United States is questioning the global role it once embraced. As many want to shed the burden of international commitments, Foreign Affairs asks: “Is it time for America to come home?”

Come Home, America?
Economics News Release

The Future of Capitalism

After two and a half centuries of capitalism, “We’re still trying to figure out how to reap the upsides of markets while protecting ourselves from the downsides” writes Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, in the introduction to the lead package, “The Future of Capitalism.” “The more the system seems to work only for those at the top, the more it will have

The Future of Capitalism
U.S. Foreign Policy Trump Administration News Release

Inside Trump’s Middle East

Foreign Affairs lead package “Trump’s Middle East” looks inside the decisions that have moved the region to the brink of war. “These articles offer a clear window onto the Middle East’s stark new land­scape,” writes Gideon Rose, Editor of Foreign Affairs, in his introduction to the package. “Read them and weep.”

Politics & Society Foreign Policy U.S. Foreign Policy Trump Administration News Release

Searching for a Strategy After Trump

“This package has the feel of an intervention—a group attempt to deliver a sobering message to someone in real trouble who refuses to admit it,” writes Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose in his introduction to the May/June lead package, which focuses on how U.S. foreign policy can regain its footing after the Trump era. “Interventions are never pleasant. But sometimes the message gets through. And the first step is acknowledging the problem.”  

U.S. Foreign Policy Trump Administration News Release

Examining the New Faces of Nationalism

“Nationalism … drove some of the greatest crimes in history, and so the concept became taboo in polite society, in hopes that it might become taboo in practice, as well,” writes Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose in his introduction to the March/April lead package. “Yet now it has come back with a vengeance. Nationalism’s largely unpredicted resurgence is sobering. But these essays left me hopeful, because they show a way out.”

Economics Finance Trade U.S. Foreign Policy Trump Administration News Release

Furman and Summers Argue Policymakers Should Focus on Investment, Not Debt

As the United States’ annual budget deficit approaches nearly $1 trillion this year, former Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers argue in a pre-released essay from the March/April issue of Foreign Affairs, that “It’s time for Washington to put away its debt obsession” and focus on “worthwhile investments in such areas as education, health care, and infrastructure.”

Budget buster: Trump after signing a tax bill, Washington, D.C., December 2017
Security U.S. Foreign Policy News Release

Who Will Run the World?

“Two decades ago, the U.S.-sponsored liberal international order seemed to be going from strength to strength. Now, both order and sponsor are in crisis, and the future is up for grabs,” writes Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose in his introduction to the January/February lead package, which considers the range of possibilities for the world order in the coming years. “We’ve focused on how the troubled hegemon [the United States] and the confident challenger [China] are trying to write the story’s next chapter.”

Security Law & Institutions Politics & Society U.S. Foreign Policy News Release

Do Nuclear Weapons Still Matter?

Every year, world powers spend vast sums maintaining nuclear arsenals and preventing their spread to other nations—notably, North Korea and Iran. Nuclear weapons dominate headlines and could blow up the world in a flash. Yet nuclear weapons haven’t been used since World War II. Nuclear weapons are discussed almost exclusively by specialists on separate tracks from the rest of foreign policy agendas. The November/December 2018 issue of Foreign Affairs explores whether or not nuclear weapons really matter, and if they do, why and how they affect the world.

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World War Web: The Fight for the Internet’s Future

“The last few decades have witnessed the growth of an American-sponsored Internet open to all, and that has helped tie the world together, bringing wide-ranging benefits to billions. But that was then; conditions have changed,” writes Editor Gideon Rose in his introduction to the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs. “Whatever emerges from this melee, it will be different from, and in many ways worse than, what we have now.”

Politics & Society U.S. Foreign Policy News Release

What Kind of World are We Living In?

“Life today seems like a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying something,writes Editor Gideon Rose in his introduction to the July/August issue of Foreign Affairs. It seems as if historic change is underway, but what does it all mean? How should we understand the chaos in global politics? Which world are we living in? 

Politics & Society Health News Release

A Global Report on the Decline of Democracy

“Centralization of power in the executive, politicization of the judiciary, attacks on indepen­dent media, the use of public office for private gain—the signs of democratic regression are well known. The only surprising thing is where they’ve turned up,” writes Editor Gideon Rose in his introduction to the May/June issue of Foreign Affairs

Environment Politics & Society Health News Release

Pre-release: An Impassioned Case for Gene Editing to Transform Global Health and Development

Despite dramatic advances in combating poverty and diseases over the past two decades, “continued progress is not inevitable, . . . and a great deal of unnecessary suffering and inequity remains,” writes Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Bill Gates in a pre-released essay from the May/June Foreign Affairs

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THE CHINA MISSION: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945–1947

Foreign Affairs’ Daniel Kurtz-Phelan Traces the Roots of U.S.-China Relations

The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945–1947 cuts against the dominant myths we still hold of the years after World War II and offers a case study in Americans’ persistent wishful thinking about China.

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Pre-release: The Right Way to Coerce North Korea While Avoiding War

“When it comes to North Korea, U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies have been whiplash inducing,” write Georgetown University Professor Victor Cha and Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Fellow Katrin Fraser Katz in a pre-released essay from the May/June issue of Foreign Affairs.

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Pre-release: Understanding the Schemes and Dreams of Saudi Arabia’s Next King

As Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (known as MBS) kicks off his visit to the United States this week, what can we make of his attempts to remake the kingdom’s economy and social life—from last November’s arrests of hundreds of elites on corruption charges, to diversifying the Saudi economy and reducing its dependence on oil, to allowing women to drive?

Economics Politics & Society News Release

Walking Away From World Order: Weighing Trump’s First Year of Foreign Policy

“Nobody really knew what to expect when Donald Trump became U.S. president. Would he disrupt the status quo or maintain it? Blow himself up or escape unscathed? One year in, the answer is yes,” writes Editor Gideon Rose in his introduction to the March/April issue of Foreign Affairs.

Economics Economic Development News Release

The U.S.-Led Monetary Order in a Time of Turbulence, Focus of New Anthology

Foreign Affairs’ latest anthology examines whether the geopolitics of finance has shifted over the last decade in the face of the near collapse of the world’s banking systems and the rise of populist and nationalist challenges to the status quo.

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