Frequently Asked Questions

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How to manage my Foreign Affairs subscription: 

How do I check the status of my Foreign Affairs account?
Visit ForeignAffairs.com/my-account and click on Account Management Center. View Current Status and other current account information, such as mailing & billing addresses, email, subscription type, balance, most recent issue, and last issue for this year.

How do I sign in to my account on ForeignAffairs.com?
Select Sign In from the upper right corner of ForeignAffairs.com or visit ForeignAffairs.com/login. Enter your username and password. Your username is the email that you used to register on ForeignAffairs.com.

I forgot my username/password.
If you do not know your password, visit ForeignAffairs.com/password to reset it.

Your username is the email you used to register on ForeignAffairs.com. If you do not know the email address associated with your account please contact customer service.

How do I update my contact information, such as name, email, mailing/billing address, or payment information?
Log in and visit ForeignAffairs.com/my-account, then click on Account Management Center. Under Manage Your Subscription, view all current account information and click each option to: 

  • Renew
  • Update email, mailing/billing addresses
  • Update payment information
  • Temporarily pause your subscription
  • Generate a receipt


I am a subscriber, but I don’t know my account number:
All-Access and Print subscriptions: Account number is located above your name on your address label.

All-Access and Digital subscriptions: Account number is located in the welcome email you received after subscribing. 

To view your account number online, log in and visit ForeignAffairs.com/my-account, then click on Account Management Center.

I still can’t find my account number.
Contact customer service with your name and mailing/billing address.

How do I know what type of subscription I have?
Foreign Affairs has 3 subscription types: All-Access, Digital, and Print. 

Log in and click My Account from the upper right corner of ForeignAffairs.com – your subscription type will be listed in the top of the box that appears. 
 

What is included in an ALL-ACCESS subscription?

  • A year of access to issues, daily web content, and our entire archive on ForeignAffairs.com
  • 6 print issues delivered to your preferred address (and access to eMagazine issues online to read while you wait)
  • Access to the Foreign Affairs app on iOS and Android devices, including issues, web articles, and special collections
  • Audio of new issues and select web articles available online and in the app 
  • Reading lists and special collections on important topics, hand picked by our editors
  • The Backstory, our weekly subscriber-only newsletter
  • A BONUS subscription to share with a friend or colleague

What is included in a DIGITAL subscription?

  • A year of access to issues, daily web content, eMagazines, and our entire archive on ForeignAffairs.com 
  • Access to the Foreign Affairs app on iOS and Android devices, including issues, web articles, and special collections
  • Audio of new issues and select web articles available online and in the app 
  • Reading lists and special collections on important topics, hand picked by our editors
  • The Backstory, our weekly subscriber-only newsletter

Digital subscriptions do not include print issues.

What is included in a PRINT subscription?

  • 6 print issues delivered to your preferred address
  • Complimentary reading on ForeignAffairs.com 
  • Reading lists and special collections on important topics, hand picked by our editors
  • The Backstory, our weekly subscriber-only newsletter

Print subscriptions do not include audio content, online download capabilities, or access to issues, eBooks, articles, and audio in the app.

When can I expect my print magazine to arrive at my house in the mail?
All-Access and Print subscriptions: Print magazine issues will arrive in homes 1 – 2 weeks after new issues are released in newsstands and online. 

Foreign Affairs publishes new issues 6 times a year, on a bimonthly schedule. New issues will be published in January, March, May, July, September, and November. Print issues arrive by the last week of the month prior to a new issue month. For example, January/February issues should arrive in-home by the last week of December. 

Digital subscriptions: Does not include print issues.

It’s a new issue month and I still haven’t received my print magazine. What do I do?
All-Access and Print subscriptions: If it’s the first week of a new issue month and you still have not received your print issue in the mail, ensure your mailing address is correct. 

To check or update current account information, log in and visit ForeignAffairs.com/my-account, then click on Account Management Center.

If you are still experiencing mailing issues, check with your local post office. Contact customer service for additional help or to request a new issue be resent to you.

Digital subscriptions: Does not include print issues.

How can I generate a receipt for my most recent payment or view upcoming invoices?

Log in and visit ForeignAffairs.com/my-account, then click on Account Management Center. Under Manage Your Subscription, click each option to generate a receipt or view invoices. 

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How to use ForeignAffairs.com:

 

Trouble logging in? Click here.

 

I am a subscriber, but I have not registered on ForeignAffairs.com.
Complete the form at ForeignAffairs.com/register. You will need to enter your account number to complete registration.
 

Don’t know your account number? Click here.

 

What online content and/or app access is available as a part of my subscription?

All-Access and Digital subscriptions: Access all your issues, eBooks, articles, and audio on ForeignAffairs.com and in the app. Download and save audio and digital content from ForeignAffairs.com and in the app for offline reading.

Print subscriptions: Includes complimentary reading access on ForeignAffairs.com. Does not include access to issues, eBooks, articles, or audio in-app, or the ability to download or save audio or digital content from ForeignAffairs.com or the app. Print subscribers must upgrade to All-Access or Digital to access content in-app or download content. 

I am logged in and an active subscriber, but I am having trouble accessing issues/online content. What happened?
You must use the same username/password that is associated with your active subscription. If you have multiple emails, ensure you see Subscriber listed under your name after clicking My Account in the upper right corner of ForeignAffairs.com. If you see Registered User listed here instead of Subscriber, try logging in using a different email. You may have provided an alternate email in the past, for example to sign up for newsletters.

For additional help, contact customer service.

How do I download issues from ForeignAffairs.com?

All-Access and Digital subscriptions: Download all magazine issues during your active subscription. Log in and click the PDF Download Article button, found in the navigation icons to the left of the header image at the top of each article.

To download and read PDF files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Reader is available for free download here.

Print subscriptions: Does not include download of magazine issues – Print subscribers must make individual purchases OR upgrade to All-Access or Digital to download content or access in-app. However, you may view all issues in our archives online by visiting ForeignAffairs.com/issues/archive, while your subscription is active.

Trouble logging in? Click here.

 

Do my issues or purchases expire?
No. Any downloaded issues and purchases are yours to keep.

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How to use the Foreign Affairs app:

I am a Foreign Affairs subscriber. Do I get access to the app? What’s included?
All-Access and Digital subscriptions: Access all your issues, eBooks, articles, and audio in-app.

Print subscriptions: Does not include access to issues, eBooks, articles, or audio in-app – Print subscribers must upgrade to All-Access or Digital to download content or access in-app.

Where can I download the Foreign Affairs app?
Download the app from the iTunes store or the Google Play store.

I am not a Foreign Affairs subscriber. How much does the app cost?
The Foreign Affairs app is free to download in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Once the app is downloaded, you can purchase an app-only subscription, single issues, and eBooks. Subscriber access to app content is included with paid All-Access and Digital subscriptions. Prices vary for individual purchases.

For full app access AND access to ForeignAffairs.com, subscribe here.

How do I sign in?
Tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the app. Then tap Account. Then tap Existing Subscriptions. Enter the username and password that you registered on ForeignAffairs.com. 

If you need to create an account, complete the form at ForeignAffairs.com/register. You will need to enter your account number to complete registration. You can also access the link to register from the FAQs in-app.

Don’t know your account number? Click here.

 

Trouble logging in? Click here. You can also access the link to reset your password from the FAQs in-app.

 

I am logged in and a subscriber, but I am unable to download any issues. What happened?
You must use the same username/password that is associated with your active subscription. 

For additional help, contact customer service.

I am a subscriber, but I have not registered on ForeignAffairs.com
Complete the form at ForeignAffairs.com/register. You will need to enter your account number to complete registration. You can also access the link to register from the FAQs in-app.

Don’t know your account number? Click here.

 

Can I subscribe and buy single issues directly through the app?
Yes. App-only subscriptions and single issues are available as in-app purchases. Please note that this app-only subscription does not include print issues or access to articles on ForeignAffairs.com. 

For full app access AND access to ForeignAffairs.com, subscribe here. 

Purchase All-Access or Digital, then log into the app with your subscription credentials.

I am unable to load the app or items within the app. What happened?
Please check your wireless connection. You must be connected to purchase or download.

How do I restore my issues and eBooks if I delete the app or purchase a new tablet or mobile device?
After reinstalling the app, issues and eBooks can be restored by downloading them from your account. Tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the app. Then tap App Store Purchases. Then tap the Restore button. You will not be charged for items that you have already purchased.

Trouble logging in? Click here. You can also access the link to reset your password from the FAQs in-app.

 

What devices can I use to access the app?
The app is currently available on all iOS and Android devices.

How do I download issues included with my Foreign Affairs subscription?
Tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the app. Then tap Account. Then tap Existing Subscriptions. Enter the username and password that you registered on ForeignAffairs.com. Once logged in, you can go back to the home screen and download any issue.

Do my issues or purchases expire?
No. Any downloaded issues and purchases are yours to keep.

How long will it take to download an issue or eBook?
Downloads take about 5 minutes to complete, but could take longer depending on your wireless/internet connectivity. Once the download reaches a certain point, you will be able to read the issue while the download finishes.

My download stopped. What happened?
The download will pause if you lose connectivity or close the app. To resume the download, re-open the app and tap the item again.

I purchased an issue/article/eBook from ForeignAffairs.com, but I don’t see it here.
Purchases made on ForeignAffairs.com are separate from purchases made within the Foreign Affairs app. For example, an issue PDF purchased from ForeignAffairs.com will not be available to download within the app unless you purchase the issue from iTunes/Google Play. 

All-Access and Digital subscriptions: Access to all issues within the app, as well as on ForeignAffairs.com.

Print subscriptions: Does not include app access – Print subscribers must make individual purchases OR upgrade to All-Access or Digital to download content or access in-app.

Can I get a preview before I make a purchase?
There are sample articles in every issue for you to preview. 

 

Who should I contact for support on my iTunes or Google Play store subscription?
Contact iTunes or Google Play support by opening the iTunes/Google Play store icon on your device and tapping Support to get answers for the following:

  • I have downloaded the Foreign Affairs app but cannot locate the icon on my device.
  • I do not remember my iTunes/Google Play password.
  • How do I manage my iTunes/Google Play subscription?
  • How do I cancel the app-only subscription that I purchased through iTunes/Google Play?
  • How do I reset my automatic renewal settings?
  • I am having trouble with iTunes/Google Play billing.

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Other ways to enjoy Foreign Affairs:

What is included in a Foreign Affairs Kindle subscription?
Kindle users may subscribe to a separate and different subscription type and cost that is specific for Kindle. A Kindle subscription does not integrate with our website and does not include online access to prior issues or additional articles available at ForeignAffairs.com. This is because the Kindle edition is reformatted specifically for easy reading and browsing on a Kindle device, and provided by an outside company.  

For information about managing magazine subscriptions through Kindle/Amazon, click here.

What audio products are available from Foreign Affairs?
Audio for individual articles from issues and web pieces (at least 1 per week) are available online/in-app/for download for All-Access and Digital subscribers only. For a complete list of all articles with audio, visit ForeignAffairs.com/browse/articles-with-audio. 

All-Access and Digital subscriptions: Access online or download and save audio content from ForeignAffairs.com and the app for listening on the go.

Print subscriptions: Does not include access online or to download and save audio content from ForeignAffairs.com or the app. Print subscribers must upgrade to All-Access or Digital to download content or access in-app.

Does Foreign Affairs have a podcast?
Stay tuned! The Foreign Affairs podcast is in development. Release date TBD.

How do I listen to audio of Foreign Affairs articles?
All-Access and Digital subscriptions:

  • To play audio files from ForeignAffairs.com, select the speaker button under the article thumbnail or the Play Audio button from the icons on the left at the top of the article.
  • To download audio files from ForeignAffairs.com, select Download Audio from the icons on the left at the top of the article. Note your Cookies notification box may block the audio download button – click Continue to close the box.
  • To play audio files from the app, select any downloaded issue or eBook from the home screen. Then tap on the headphones icon in the top right corner of the app. Tap any track to begin playback.

Print subscriptions: Does not include the ability to access online or download and save audio content from ForeignAffairs.com or the app. Print subscribers must upgrade to All-Access or Digital to download content or access in-app.

What support does Foreign Affairs offer readers with disabilities?
For visually impaired readers we recommend our All-Access and Digital subscription types, which include our suite of audio products. For All-Access and Digital subscribers, new issues and daily web pieces read by professional broadcasters can be streamed from ForeignAffairs.com or downloaded in the app for offline listening.

All-Access and Digital subscribers: Access online or download and save audio content from ForeignAffairs.com and the app for listening on the go.

Print subscribers: Does not include the ability to access online or download and save audio content from ForeignAffairs.com or the app. Print subscribers must upgrade to All-Access or Digital to download audio content or access in-app.

For complete lists of all articles with audio, visit ForeignAffairs.com/browse/articles-with-audio.

We want to ensure that our content is accessible for everyone. If you encounter any difficulty, please contact customer service.

What newsletters are available from Foreign Affairs?
We offer a variety of newsletters – both free and subscriber-only – sharing editor picks, book reviews, and more:

  • Foreign Affairs This Week: Our editors’ top picks from the week. Delivered on Friday.

  • Foreign Affairs Weekend Read: Start each weekend with a single timely read. Delivered on Saturday.

  • Foreign Affairs Today: Don't miss anything from Foreign Affairs: get analysis of breaking news, highlights from the magazine, and more. Delivered every weekday.

  • Books & Reviews: Get a selection of the very best of our book reviews. Delivered twice a month.

  • The Backstory: A subscriber-only weekly guide through the Foreign Affairs archives and the debates driving U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. Delivered on Sunday.

  • Foreign Affairs On the Ballot: Insight into the foreign policy issues at stake in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Delivered on Wednesday.

 

To sign up, visit ForeignAffairs.com/newsletter.
 

What Foreign Affairs content is available for free?
To sign up for free newsletters visit ForeignAffairs.com/newsletter.

To register for free access to ForeignAffairs.com, complete the form at ForeignAffairs.com/register. Registering an email with us allows free access to features on our website, such as insider offers, newsletters, reading lists, and access to 1 free article each month.

Every day, 1 – 2  new articles are free for the first 48-hours after they are posted. A lock icon under the articles found on the homepage of ForeignAffairs.com will show whether the article is unlocked (free access for all registered readers) or locked (requires active subscriber log-in to access).

Peace Corps:
We offer a complimentary 2-year digital subscription for Peace Corps volunteers. Sign up by filling out the order form at ForeignAffairs.com/your-free-subscription-Foreign-Affairs.

World Affairs Council OR American Foreign Service Association:
We do not offer complimentary subscriptions for WAC and AFSA members, but there is a discount available for All-Access and Digital subscriptions. Visit ForeignAffairs.com/WAC for WAC and ForeignAffairs.com/AFSA for ASFA.

Are Foreign Affairs subscriptions available for readers outside the U.S.?
Yes! Select International as your location type from ForeignAffairs.com/subscribe to sign up.

To avoid extra shipping & handling or wait time, we recommend international readers try Digital as their subscription type. 

I am an international subscriber experiencing mailing/payment issues. What do I do?
If you’ve already checked that your mailing address is correct, please check with your local post office to see if they are able to help. Consider waiting an additional 1 – 2 weeks to allow for overseas shipping, depending on your location.

Contact customer service for additional help with payment, or to request a new issue be resent to you. If you wish to contact us by phone, subscribers outside the U.S./Canada should call 813-910-3608.

When are print issues mailed? Click here.

 

Does Foreign Affairs offer translation of issues or articles from English into other languages?
Unfortunately, we do not currently offer translation services of issues or articles. Try searching for free services available through online providers, e.g. Google Translate.

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How to contact Foreign Affairs:

How do I contact Foreign Affairs customer service?
Please email support@ForeignAffairs.com. To call, dial 800-829-5539 (U.S./Canada) or 845-267-2017 (outside U.S./Canada). 

Only contact Foreign Affairs about subscriptions purchased directly from the magazine or on ForeignAffairs.com. Questions about iTunes/Google Play subscriptions should be directed to Apple and Amazon.

Questions about iTunes or Google Play subscriptions? Click here.

 

I have a question for Foreign Affairs that is not related to customer service. Where can I find additional contacts?
For additional contact information, such as submissions and editorial inquiries, advertising, bulk subscriptions and site licenses, and press inquiries, please visit ForeignAffairs.com/contact-us.

Where can I find more information about Foreign Affairs?
To learn more about Foreign Affairs magazine, such as history, staff information, or employment opportunities, visit ForeignAffairs.com/about-Foreign-Affairs.

What important customer alerts should I be aware of? Last updated May 1, 2020.
While our legal team is doing everything we can to combat scams, please be aware that unauthorized agents may send mail solicitations to acquire new subscriptions and renewal orders for Foreign Affairs fraudulently. These agents are not approved to represent Foreign Affairs or affiliated with us in any way. Please do not give out any personal, payment or credit card information. Do not renew your subscription with the unauthorized agent: Pacific Magazine Billing

If you are unsure if an offer you have received is genuine, please contact customer service.