“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.
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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.
Containing Russia, Again: U.S. Must Deploy Strong Measures to Punish Moscow and Defend Against Future Threats
The article is drawn from a forthcoming CFR special report, Containing Russia: How to Respond to Moscow’s Intervention in U.S. Democracy and Growing Geopolitical Challenge, which will be published at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday on CFR.org.
Foreign Affairs’newest anthology looks back on the most remarkable events of 2017, from the new U.S. administration and combating fake news, to North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and China’s party elections. The anthology gathers highlights from Foreign Affairs in print and online throughout the past year in order to help readers prepare for the future.
“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.
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.
India’s historical commitment to nonalignment has brought it close to competing states such as Iran, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, observe the Atlantic Council’s Bharath Gopalaswamy and Amir Handjani in Foreign Affairs.
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.
“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.
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.”
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.”
“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.”
President Xi Jinping’s major victory at the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) 19th National Congress has begun a new era in Chinese politics, argues Claremont McKenna Professor Minxin Pei for Foreign Affairs. “As a result, Xi’s rule is now set to last for the next 15 years and perhaps beyond.”
International Instability Spawning More Homegrown and Lone-Wolf Terrorists, Warns Lisa Monaco in Foreign Affairs
“To date, the United States’ strategy has succeeded in preventing another 9/11-type attack, largely because it built a net designed to do just that. But for the next phase in the war on terrorism, the country will need a new net,” observes Lisa Monaco in the November/December issue of 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.
“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.”
Foreign Affairs Live Presents The Widening Gulf: Examining the Saudi-Iran Confrontation in the Trump Era
How will the longstanding confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran evolve during the Trump administration? Foreign Affairs is partnering with the International Crisis Group and the Arabia Foundation for a half-day conference to examine the challenges of promoting a stable regional order.
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.
“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?”
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.