Frequently Asked Questions

 

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How to manage my Foreign Affairs subscription: 

 

How do I sign in to my account on ForeignAffairs.com?

Click SIGN IN in the upper right corner of ForeignAffairs.com. Enter the email associated with your account and password.

 

If you’re blocked from reading after logging in, click ACCOUNT in the upper right corner of ForeignAffairs.com to check what email you are using to log in. If you use multiple email addresses, ensure you are using the same email as when you subscribed.

 

I forgot my email/password.

If you do not know your password, RESET YOUR PASSWORD HERE. 

  1. Enter the email associated with your account
  2. Check your inbox for your password reset link
  3. Create and submit your new password
  4. SIGN IN using your new password

 

If you use multiple email addresses, try double-checking you’re logging in using the same email as when you subscribed.

 

How do I check the status of my Foreign Affairs account?

Click SIGN IN in the upper right corner of ForeignAffairs.com. Enter the email associated with your account and password. Click ACCOUNT to view current account information.

 

How do I manage my account information online?

Click ACCOUNT in the upper right corner of ForeignAffairs.com or visit ForeignAffairs.com/services.

 

How do I generate a receipt or invoice for my subscription?

To generate a receipt, click ACCOUNT in the upper right corner of ForeignAffairs.com and follow the link to manage your subscription information online.

 

Where can I find my account number?

On print issues, your account number is located above your name on your address label.


To view your account number online, click ACCOUNT in the upper right corner of ForeignAffairs.com or visit ForeignAffairs.com/services.

 

How do I know what type of subscription I have?

Foreign Affairs has several different subscription options to allow readers to select the product offerings they enjoy most. Click ACCOUNT in the upper right corner of ForeignAffairs.com to view your current subscription plan, or compare the options listed below:

 

What is included in an ALL ACCESS subscription?

  • Home delivery of 6 print issues
  • Access to ForeignAffairs.com, including a century of archives
  • 6 digital issues available in Audio, PDF, and other digital formats
  • Access to the app (iOS & Android)
  • Our subscriber-only newsletters
  • Invitations to exclusive virtual events with our editors & authors

 

What is included in a DIGITAL subscription?

  • Access to ForeignAffairs.com, including a century of archives
  • 6 digital issues available in Audio, PDF, and other digital formats
  • Access to the app (iOS & Android)
  • Our subscriber-only newsletters

 

What is included in a PRINT subscription?

  • Home delivery of 6 print issues
  • Complimentary reading on ForeignAffairs.com
  • Our subscriber-only newsletters

 

What is included in a DIGITAL ALL ACCESS subscription?

  • Access to ForeignAffairs.com, including a century of archives
  • 6 digital issues available in Audio, PDF, and other digital formats
  • Access to the app (iOS & Android)
  • Our subscriber-only newsletters
  • Invitations to exclusive virtual events with our editors & authors

 

What is included in a DIGITAL + 5 YEAR ARCHIVE subscription?

  • Access to ForeignAffairs.com, including 5 years of archives
  • 6 digital issues available in Audio, PDF, and other digital formats
  • Access to the app (iOS & Android)
  • Our subscriber-only newsletters

 

What is included in a CENTENNIAL subscription?

  • Signature tote bag & centennial book
  • Home delivery of 6 print issues
  • Access to ForeignAffairs.com, including a century of archives
  • 6 digital issues available in Audio, PDF, and other digital formats
  • Access to the app (iOS & Android)
  • Our subscriber-only newsletters
  • Invitations to exclusive virtual events with our editors & authors

 

For more information on how to celebrate 100 years of Foreign Affairs in 2022, click here.

 

For more information on Foreign Affairs digital resources, click here.

 

When can I expect my print magazine to arrive in the mail?

Print magazine issues will arrive 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.

 

To check your mailing address is correct, click ACCOUNT in the upper right corner of ForeignAffairs.com.

Widespread USPS and supply chain delays may also cause late delivery of Print magazines. Read the current issue online at any time here.

 


How to use ForeignAffairs.com:

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.

 

I am logged in and a paid, active subscriber, but I am blocked from reading on ForeignAffairs.com. What happened?

SIGN IN with the same email associated with your active subscription. Click ACCOUNT in the upper right corner of ForeignAffairs.com to check what email you are using to log in. If you use multiple email addresses, try using the same email as when you subscribed.

 

How do I download issues from ForeignAffairs.com?

PDF (for desktop), EPUB (for iPad), and MOBI (for Kindle) downloads are available for all new issues for subscribers with unlimited digital access. Click here to learn about our subscription plan options.

 

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

 

Print subscribers may upgrade to download digital offerings or access the app. All subscribers can read current issues online at any time here.

 

Do my digital issues or purchases expire?

No. Any downloaded issues and purchases are yours to keep.

 


How to use the Foreign Affairs app:

Where can I download the Foreign Affairs app?

Download the app from the iTunes store or the Google Play store.

 

Click here to learn about our subscription plan options. Print subscribers may upgrade to download digital offerings or access the app. 

 

I am not a Foreign Affairs subscriber. How much does the app cost?

The app is free to download in the iTunes and Google Play stores. For access to the app AND ForeignAffairs.com, subscribe here.

Once the app is downloaded, non-subscribers can purchase an app-only subscription, single issues, and special collections. Prices vary for individual purchases and do not include access on ForeignAffairs.com. 

Click here to learn about our subscription plan options.

 

How do I sign in?

Tap Account in the lower right corner of the app. Then Tap Existing Subscriptions. Enter the email associated with your account and password. 

New subscribers can unlock app access here.

 

I am logged in and a subscriber, but I am unable to download any issues. What happened?

If you use multiple email addresses, try double-checking you’re logging in using the same email as when you subscribed. Tap Account in the lower right corner of the app to view account information.

 

Please also check your wireless connection. You must be connected to make purchases or download issues and special collections.

 

How do I restore my issues and special collections if I delete the app or purchase a new tablet or mobile device?

After reinstalling the app, issues and special collections can be restored by downloading them from your account: Tap Account in the lower right corner of the app. Tap App Store Purchases, and then tap Restore. You will not be charged for items that you have already purchased.

 

What devices can I use to access the app?

The app is currently available on all iOS (iPhone) and Android devices.

 

Do my issues or purchases expire?

No. Any downloaded issues and purchases are yours to keep.

 

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 individual issues or special collections from ForeignAffairs.com, but don’t see them in the app.

Individual purchases made on ForeignAffairs.com by non-subscribers are separate from purchases made within the Foreign Affairs app. For access to the app AND ForeignAffairs.com, subscribe here.

 

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.

 


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. For access to issues on Kindle, the app, AND ForeignAffairs.com, compare subscription plans here.

 

Is audio available for Foreign Affairs articles and issues?

Yes! Audio for new issues and select daily web pieces are available online and in the app. Just select the Play or Download Audio icon at the top of each article.

 

Does Foreign Affairs have a podcast?

Stay tuned! A Foreign Affairs podcast is in development. Release date TBD.

 

What newsletters are available from Foreign Affairs?

Click here to learn about our newsletters. 

 

To manage your newsletter preferences, enter your email or click SIGN IN in the upper right corner of ForeignAffairs.com. Enter the email associated with your account and password.

 

What Foreign Affairs content is available for free?

Click here to try out Foreign Affairs through our free newsletters.

 

Every day, 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) or locked (subscribers-only).

 

We also offer a complimentary 2-year digital subscription for Peace Corps volunteers. World Affairs Council and American Foreign Service Association members receive a discount. 

 

Are Foreign Affairs subscriptions available for readers outside the U.S.?

Yes! Just select Canada or International as your Location at the top of the form. 

 

To avoid extra shipping & handling costs or wait time, compare our digital offerings here.

 

I am a reader outside the U.S. and my print magazine still hasn’t arrived. What can I do?

To check your mailing address is correct, click ACCOUNT in the upper right corner of ForeignAffairs.com. Consider waiting an additional 1–2 weeks to allow for overseas shipping, depending on your location.

 

Widespread USPS delays due to record-high mail volume may also cause late delivery of Print magazines. Read the current issue online at any time here.

 

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 +1 (845) 267-2017. 

 

When are print issues mailed? Click here.

 

Does Foreign Affairs offer translation from English into other languages?

We offer a small number of articles in Spanish and "The Party That Failed" in Chinese.

Unfortunately, we do not currently offer broader translation services. Free translation services are available through online providers like Google Translate.

 


How to contact Foreign Affairs:

How do I contact Foreign Affairs customer service?

Please email [email protected] To call, dial 800-829-5539 (U.S./Canada) or +1 (845) 267-2017 (outside U.S./Canada). Our business hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

 

Please 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.

 

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, contact us here.

 

Where can I find more information about Foreign Affairs?

Click here to learn more about Foreign Affairs magazine, such as history, staff information, or employment opportunities.

 

What important customer alerts should I be aware of?

While our legal team does 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 and other magazines 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


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