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Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
is an American magazine of international relations and U.S. foreign policy
U.S. foreign policy
published by the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization and think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy
U.S. foreign policy
and international affairs.[1] Founded in 1922, the print magazine is currently published every two months, while the website publishes articles daily and anthologies every other month. Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
is considered one of the United States' most influential foreign policy magazines. Over its long history, the magazine has published a number of seminal articles including George Kennan's "X Article", published in 1947, and Samuel P. Huntington's "The Clash of Civilizations," published in 1993.[2][3] Important academics, public officials, and policy leaders regularly appear in the magazine's pages. Recent Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
authors include Robert O. Keohane, Hillary Clinton, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Ashton Carter, Colin L. Powell, Francis Fukuyama, David Petraeus, Zbigniew Brzezinski, John J. Mearsheimer, and Joseph Nye.[4]


1 History

1.1 1922–1945 1.2 1945–1991 1.3 1991–present

2 Book reviews 3 Influence 4 Editors 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] The Council on Foreign Relations, founded in the summer of 1921, primarily counted diplomats, financiers, scholars, and lawyers among its members. Its founding charter declared its purpose should be to "afford a continuous conference on international questions affecting the United States, by bringing together experts on statecraft, finance, industry, education, and science."[5][6] In its first year, the Council engaged primarily in discourse via meetings and small discussion groups, however, eventually it decided to seek a wider audience and it began publishing Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
in September 1922 on a quarterly basis.[5][7] The Council named Professor Archibald Cary Coolidge
Archibald Cary Coolidge
of Harvard University as the journal's first editor. As Coolidge was unwilling to move from Boston
to New York, Hamilton Fish Armstrong, a Princeton alumnus and a European correspondent of the New York Evening Post, was appointed managing editor and worked New York, handling the day-to-day mechanics of publishing the journal. Armstrong chose the distinctive light blue color for the cover of the magazine, while his sisters, Margaret and Helen, designed the logo and lettering respectively.[8] Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
is a successor publication of the Journal of International Relations (which ran from 1910 to 1922), which in turn was a successor to the Journal of Race Development (which ran from 1911 to 1919).[9] 1922–1945[edit] The lead article in the first issue of Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
was written by former Secretary of State under Theodore Roosevelt's Administration, Elihu Root. The article argued that the United States had become a world power, and that as such the general population needed to be better informed about international matters. John Foster Dulles, then a financial expert attached to the American Commission to Negotiate Peace, who would later become Secretary of State under Dwight D. Eisenhower, also contributed an article to the inaugural issue of Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
on Allied debt following World War I.[8] In 1925, Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
published a series of articles, entitled "Worlds of Color",[10] by prominent African American
African American
intellectual W. E. B. Du Bois. DuBois, a personal friend of Armstrong, wrote mainly about race issues and imperialism. Although in the early days of publication the journal did not have many female authors, in the late 1930s American journalist for Time (magazine)
Time (magazine)
magazine Dorothy Thompson would contribute articles.[8] 1945–1991[edit]

George F. Kennan
George F. Kennan
published his doctrine of containment in the July 1947 issue of Foreign Affairs.

The journal rose to its greatest prominence after World War II
World War II
when foreign relations became central to United States politics, and the United States became a powerful actor on the global scene. Several extremely important articles were published in Foreign Affairs, including the reworking of George F. Kennan's "Long Telegram", which first publicized the doctrine of containment that would form the basis of American Cold War
Cold War
policy. Louis Halle, a member of the U.S. Policy Planning Staff, also wrote an influential article in Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
in 1950. His article, "On a Certain Impatience with Latin America", created the anticommunist intellectual framework that justified U.S. policy towards Latin America in the Cold War
Cold War
era. Halle's article described that the encouragement of democracy in postwar Latin America had ended. He demonstrated disgust over Latin America's inability to assume autonomy and to become democratic. His rationalization towards Latin America was later used to justify U.S. efforts to overthrow the left-leaning Guatemalan government.[11] Eleven U.S. Secretaries of State have written essays in Foreign Affairs. 1991–present[edit] Since the end of the Cold War, and especially after the 9/11 attacks, the journal's readership has grown significantly. Foreign Affairs' current total readership is 351,000 for the print magazine and it has 955,000 unique visitors per month for the website.[12] In the Summer 1993 issue, Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
published Samuel P. Huntington's influential "Clash of Civilizations?" article.[13] In the article, Huntington argued that "the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural."[14] In the November/December 2003 issue of Foreign Affairs, Kenneth Maxwell wrote a review of Peter Kornbluh's book The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability, which gave rise to a controversy about Henry Kissinger's relationship to the regime of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet
Augusto Pinochet
and to Operation Condor. Maxwell claims that key Council on Foreign Relations
Council on Foreign Relations
members, acting at Kissinger's behest, put pressure on Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
editor James Hoge to give the last word in a subsequent exchange about the review to William D. Rogers, a close associate of Kissinger, rather than to Maxwell; this went against established Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs

The article "Who is Khamenei" by Akbar Ganji, which was published in the magazine's September/October 2013 issue, emphasized the view that the Supreme Leader is the primary decision maker in Iran.

Then-opposition leader and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko caused a stir by publishing an article entitled "Containing Russia" in the May–June 2007 issue of Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
accusing Russia under Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin
of expansionism and urging the rest of Europe to stand against him. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov wrote an article in response, but he withdrew it, citing "censorship" from the Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
editorial board. Tymoshenko's party went on to win the 2007 elections and she became Prime Minister once again. In 2009, Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
launched its new website, ForeignAffairs.com, which offers both print content and online-only features. Book reviews[edit] Since its inception, Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
has included a long book review section, typically reviewing 50 or more books per issue. The magazine's first editor, Archibald Cary Coolidge, asked his Harvard colleague, William L. Langer, a historian and World War I
World War I
veteran, to run the section. Langer initially had full control over the magazine's book reviews and did all the reviews by himself. A month before the reviews were due, the Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
office in New York would ship approximately one hundred books to Langer for review and within two weeks he would return his completed reviews for the next issue. In the late 1930s, the review section was broken down into several categories. Currently, the Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
reviews are broken down into long review essays, which are placed at the front of the books section, and the "Recent Books" section, where shorter reviewers are featured. The "Recent Books" section is further broken down into the following subject categories.

Political and Legal, reviewed by G. John Ikenberry Economic, Social, and Environmental, reviewed by Richard N. Cooper Military, Scientific, and Technological, reviewed by Lawrence D. Freedman The United States, reviewed by Walter Russell Mead Western Europe, reviewed by Andrew Moravcsik Western Hemisphere, reviewed by Richard Feinberg Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Republics, reviewed by Robert Legvold Middle East, reviewed by John Waterbury Asia and Pacific, reviewed by Andrew J. Nathan Africa, reviewed by Nicolas van de Walle

The majority of the book reviews featured in the "Recent Books" section are reviewed by the same person; however, other reviewers contribute to the "Recent Books" section on occasion. Influence[edit] Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
is considered an important forum for debate among academics and policy makers. In 1996, Deputy Secretary of State, Strobe Talbott, noted "Virtually everyone I know in the foreign policy-national security area of the Government is attentive to [Foreign Affairs]."[16] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 2.009, ranking it 6th out of 85 journals in the category "International Relations".[17] Editors[edit]

Gideon Rose: 2010–present[18][19] James F. Hoge, Jr.: 1992–2010 William G. Hyland: 1984–1992 William P. Bundy: 1972–1984 Hamilton Fish Armstrong: 1928–1972 Archibald Cary Coolidge: 1922–1928


^ "Foreign Affairs". britannica.com. Retrieved 29 August 2014.  ^ Kennan, George F. (July 1947). "The Sources of Soviet Conduct". Foreign Affairs. Retrieved September 27, 2016.  ^ Huntington, Samuel P. (Summer 1993). "The Clash of Civilizations?". Foreign Affairs. Retrieved September 27, 2016.  ^ "Authors". Foreign Affairs. Retrieved September 27, 2016.  ^ a b "CFR History". Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved September 27, 2016.  ^ Continuing the Inquiry: The Council on Foreign Relations
Council on Foreign Relations
from 1921 to 1996, pg 9. ^ Continuing the Inquiry: The Council on Foreign Relations
Council on Foreign Relations
from 1921 to 1996, pg 12. ^ a b c Bundy, William (1994). "History". Retrieved September 27, 2016.  ^ Mark Mazower, 2013, "Governing the world: The history of an idea", Penguin Books, London, page 165. ^ DuBois, W. E. B. (April 1925). "Worlds of Color". Foreign Affairs. Retrieved September 27, 2016.  ^ Schoultz, Lars (1998). Beneath the United States: A History of U.S. Policy toward Latin America. London: Harvard University
Harvard University
Press. pp. 341–342. ISBN 0-674-92275-1.  ^ "Circulation". Foreign Affairs. 2016-09-30. Retrieved 2016-12-23.  ^ Huntington, Samuel P. (1993-06-01). "The Clash of Civilizations?". Foreign Affairs.  ^ Huntington, Samuel P. (1993-06-01). "The Clash of Civilizations?". Foreign Affairs.  ^ Duke, Lynne (February 27, 2005). "A Plot Thickens". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 27, 2016.  ^ Pogrebin, Robin (1998-01-12). " Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
Magazine Becoming Harder to Predict". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-09-05.  ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: International Relations". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science
Web of Science
(Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.  ^ Continuing the Inquiry: The Council on Foreign Relations
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