Activating Digital Benefits

Welcome to Foreign Affairs!

Plus and digital subscribers get special privileges on and the new Foreign Affairs iPad app. To enjoy all of your benefits:

This page will help you set up your account so you can enjoy everything that Foreign Affairs has to offer.


Register at

Registering on gives you unstricted access to premium content online including the full 90-year archive. You will need your account number to register.

Gift recipients: The person who purchased your subscription was sent an email confirmation with your account number.

Step 1) Visit

Step 2) Enter your email address and create a password

Step 3) Enter your account number into the field provided

If you don't have your account number, visit our online customer account center and login with your name and address. You can also contact us with your name and address information. 

U.S. and Canada Subscribers: Log-in with your name and mailing address.
All other subscribers: Log-in with your name, street address, and enter your country name in the "Zip/Postal Code" field.

Once you log in, copy your account number and return to to complete the process.
Contact customer support if you need further assistance.


Download Digital Issues: covers

Plus and digital subscribers receive user-friendly PDF replicas of the print issues included in their term.

Step 1) Visit your My Account page

Step 2) Enter your account number and zip/postal code or country (if outside the United States or Canada) in the fields provided or login with the same username and password that you registered at

Step 3) Click on the link “Download Your Reprint Purchases” to access your digital issues



Set up iPad Access: ipad

Plus and digital subscribers also get iPad app privileges, including access to the issues in their term and certain special editions.

Step 1) Download app from the iTunes store

Step 2) Tap “Sign In” in the upper left corner

Step 3) Enter the same username and password that you registered at

Step 4) Tap to download the issues available to you


Please contact for additional help. Thank you for your continued readership.

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