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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.

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South Korea Confronts the Threat from the North, in Foreign Affairs

The growing threat of a nuclear North Korea undercuts U.S. security, but Wellesley College Professor Katharine H. S. Moon argues in Foreign Affairs that “the United States would be simply wrong to assume that it is the ultimate target of North Korea’s belligerence” and that the North is ultimately South Korea’s problem.

Race & Ethnicity News Release

Foreign Affairs Examines the Return of Racism under Trump

Writing for Foreign Affairs, Columbia University Professor Fredrick C. Harris and Johns Hopkins University Provost and Professor Robert C. Lieberman revisit the themes of a 2015 essay they wrote about institutional racism and ask, “Had the brutish racism of an earlier era merely gone underground only to resurface now in the guise of tiki torch-bearing neo-Nazis and the American president?”

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How Blockchain Could Transform International Trade

Best known as the platform for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, blockchain technology allows transactions to be validated without the use of a centralized database. This innovation holds the potential to transform trade finance, argues SkuChain Vice President Rebecca Liao for Foreign Affairs.

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America’s Allies Confront Trump, in the New Foreign Affairs

“Perhaps no group has been more flummoxed by the Trump era than U.S. allies, who awoke last November to find Washington no longer interested in playing the game, let alone managing the team,” observes Editor Gideon Rose in his introduction to the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs.

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Congressional Apprentice: Trump’s Approach to Capitol Hill

University of Virginia Adjunct Professor Jeff Bergner, former staff director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, examines Trump’s approach to Capitol Hill in a pre-released essay from the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs.

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Four Decades of Climate Wars: A Foreign Affairs Anthology

“Many observers regarded the 2015 Paris agreement as a turning point—the moment when the international community finally reached a consensus on how to address the challenge of global warming,” writes Editor Gideon Rose in his introduction to the new Foreign Affairs collection “The Climate Wars.” “But the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the accord, and its attempt to reverse Obama administration climate policies more generally, has put the matter back in play,” notes Rose.

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Examining A World Out of Order in the New Issue of Foreign Affairs

December 13, 2016—Following the tragedies of the first half of the twentieth century—two world wars, a global depression, tyranny, and genocide—“Western policymakers swore not to repeat their mistakes and designed a postwar order based on mutually beneficial cooperation rather than self-interested competition,” observes Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose in the introduction to the January/February issue.

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Trump Time: Trying to Forge a New Foreign Policy

February 14, 2017—During last year’s presidential campaign, Republican contender Donald J. Trump’s statements on policy issues varied dramatically from month to month, sometimes hour to hour. President Trump’s cabinet picks have confused the picture further, often espousing positions different from those of Trump, one another, and Republicans in Congress. Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose observes in his introduction to the cover package of the March/April issue, “After the most unusual election in modern U.S.

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What’s Next on Trump’s Foreign Policy Agenda, in the New Foreign Affairs

“The Trump administration doesn’t yet have a foreign policy, but it does have an instinct—that good fences make good neighbors,” writes Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose in his introduction to the July/August issue. “What the United States needs is not a wall but a strategy for engaging with the world beyond its borders intelligently, giving due weight to both its interests and its responsibilities.” 

The cover package—“What Now?”—focuses on the crucial policy choices that the administration is currently considering.

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Foreign Affairs wins FOLIO: Eddie Award for Editorial Excellence

On October 31, Folio: magazine presented Foreign Affairs with an Eddie Award at its annual celebration of editorial excellence in magazine publishing. The distinction was garnered by the September/October 2015 issue—“Obama’s World”—in the category of “Consumer: Full Issue: News/General Interest.”