12 Facts About Foreign Affairs


Foreign Affairs is an American magazine of international relations and 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 and international affairs.

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Foreign Affairs is considered one of the United States' most influential foreign policy magazines.

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Recent 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, Stanley McChrystal, Christopher R Hill and Joseph Nye.

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Council on Foreign Affairs Relations, founded in the summer of 1921, primarily counted diplomats, financiers, scholars, and lawyers among its members.

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Foreign Affairs is a successor publication of the Journal of International Relations, which in turn was a successor to the Journal of Race Development .

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Lead article in the first issue of Foreign Affairs was written by former Secretary of State under Theodore Roosevelt's Administration, Elihu Root.

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In 1925, Foreign Affairs published a series of articles, entitled "Worlds of Color", by prominent African American intellectual W E B Du Bois.

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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 policy.

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Foreign Affairs demonstrated disgust over Latin America's inability to assume autonomy and to become democratic.

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Since its inception, Foreign Affairs has included a long book review section, typically reviewing 50 or more books per issue.

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Currently, the 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.

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Foreign Affairs is considered an important forum for debate among academics and policy makers.

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