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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.”

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The Power of Populist Rage, in the New Issue of Foreign Affairs

In November , millions of voters will cast their ballots for the most remarkable presidential candidate in the history of American politics, whose strident populism has been denounced even by many in his own party, begins Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose in the

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THE FIX: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline

Foreign Affairs’ Jonathan Tepperman Shares Answers to the World’s Biggest Problems from the Most Unexpected Places

September 20, 2016—We all know the bad news. The heady promise of the Arab Spring has given way to repression, civil war, and an epic refugee crisis. Economic growth is sputtering. Income inequality is rising around the world. And the threat of the self-declared Islamic State and other extremist groups keeps spreading. We are living in an age of unprecedented, irreversible decline—or so we're constantly being told.

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Tomorrow’s Military: September/October Issue of Foreign Affairs Asks What’s Next for U.S. Armed Forces

After fifteen years of constant fighting, the U.S. military is a different beast than it used to be—experienced, battle scarred, warier, more politically sensitive, and more technologically sophisticated. But will the challenges it faces over the coming decades be similar or different? How big does it have to be, and how nimble, armored with what weapons and training to meet what contingencies?

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Brexit and Beyond: Anthology Chronicles the United Kingdom's Ambivalent History With the EU

“After World War II, questions of political and economic integration [between the United Kingdom and continental Europe] displaced questions of military security, but how to share peace and prosperity has proved almost as difficult as how to avoid war,” writes Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose in the introduction to the new anthology, “Beyond Brexit.” After the UK’s referendum vote to leave the European Union, Foreign Affairs has collected over 50

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The Struggle for Israel: July/August Issue Considers the Country’s Transformation

Israel—at least the largely secular and progressive version of Israel that once captured the world’s imagination—is over,” writes Aluf Benn, editor in chief of Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, in Foreign Affairs’ July/August issue. Israel’s leaders “see democracy as synonymous with unchecked majority rule and have no patience for restraints such as judicial review or the protection of minorities.

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Anthology Takes Before-and-After Look at Arab Spring, Five Years Later

On the fifth anniversary of the Arab Spring, most of the countries that saw protests and unrest have either returned to authoritarian rule or devolved into intractable violence. However, Middle East experts continue to disagree over whether 2011 marked a negative moment for the region.

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