“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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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.
“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.
“Covering the Trump administration is difficult because it requires disentangling three strands of its behavior: the normal, the incompetent, and the dangerous,” writes Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose in his introduction to May/June issue.
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.
The Next Financial Crisis, Middle East Peace, and Europe after Brexit: Highlights from Foreign Affairs
December 15, 2016—The January/February 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs, “Out of Order? The Future of the International System,”is now available online at ForeignAffairs.com. The following links bypass the paywall on ForeignAffairs.com for one month following the release date. We encourage journalists to share articles with their audiences.
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.
“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.
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.”
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
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.
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?
Special Pre-release from the September/October Issue of Foreign Affairs: Vice President Joe Biden on Opportunities for the Next Administration
“We are stronger and more secure today than when President Barack Obama and I took office in January 2009,” writes Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. in a special pre-released essay from the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs, “Building on Success: Opportunities for the Next Administration.”
“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
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.
Following the renewal of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, Foreign Affairs has released a new anthology compiling more than fifty years of essays on life under the Castro regime and U.S. policy toward its Caribbean neighbor. Five seminal pieces highlight the wide range of issues that have long complicated the bilateral relationship:
Though Russia no longer threatens the United States as the Soviet Union did during the Cold War, Moscow’s increasing aggression remains perplexing to outsiders. In the May/June 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs, top experts break down what motivates the Kremlin and its leader, President Vladimir Putin.
In the May/June issue of Foreign Affairs, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew argues that Washington must resist the temptation of isolationism and instead sustain its role as leader of the global economy.
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.
March 7, 2016—Foreign Affairs, published by the Council on Foreign Relations, reached a record-high audience in the second half of 2015. The most recent Alliance of Audited Media (AAM) publisher’s statement reports a total circulation of 181,519—a 2 percent increase since the 2014, and a 17 percent increase since 2011 (+26,390).