Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs ( German: " Foreign Affairs " ) is the title of since 1922, appearing in New York Journal (currently six times a year; originally to the 1990s, a Quarterly, ie, with a quarterly publication ) with a focus on U.S. foreign policy and international politics or international relations. Publisher James F. Hoge, Jr. on behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations, a U.S. think tank with more than 3400 members, which among other things, many ex-presidents, secretaries of state and finance and foreign ministers of the United States in addition to numerous authors and researchers.

The frequently cited periodical is considered by many as the leading journal in its field worldwide, and as the "strategy magazine of U.S. foreign policy " per se. The German journalist Wilhelm Bittorf called the magazine 1975 " distinguierteste publication for foreign policy and global economic issues," according to a publisher brochure about publications of the Council on Foreign Relations, she is said to have been referred to in the Washington Post once called " the bible of foreign policy thinking." Currently, the Foreign Affairs have a circulation of 140,000 copies. Much of what is later converted into concrete policies, was conceived and developed here first argumentative. Here should be mentioned, among others, the X article by George F. Kennan, with which the public in 1947, the containment policy was first introduced, and the article Clash of Civilizations by Samuel Phillips Huntington, which was published in the magazine in 1993.

Foreign Affairs was established by the Council on Foreign Relations in order to reach a wider public in addition to those already in use political circles. The magazine became a cornerstone of the CFR. First editor was Archibald Cary Coolidge.

A firm editorial does not exist. In addition to authors from the U.S., which represent the majority of the published essays, also contributions from abroad come to the pressure. Foreign Affairs and the CFR describe themselves as politically neutral; however, it will sometimes accused that she prefers American perspectives of the things the magazine.

Originally, the magazine had the preservation of the commitment of the U.S. in the world written on Panier (anti- isolationism; see also Woodrow Wilson). Today the CFR describes its objectives as promoting understanding of the world in the U.S. and sees itself as a source of ideas to U.S. foreign policy. Target groups are the outside political actors within the United States and other Western industrial nations as well as journalists, students and interested citizens of the United States and abroad.

The award-winning magazine of the website provides a paid archive, where all articles are available from 1988. Selected articles in the current print edition are partly published in full text. In addition, Foreign Affairs refers often to other Internet resources for the field of international politics, such as in the " Guide to International Affairs", an extensive annotated list of links.

Selected papers of the periodical published in German language exclusively at meanwhile set Rheinische Merkur. Foreign Affairs cooperates present among others also with the Russian edition of Russia in Global Affairs.

Comparable publications

  • Russia in Global Affairs (Moscow, Russia 's leading trade magazine on foreign policy issues; see )
  • Contemporary International Relations has been published since 1993 by the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations and was the first English-language magazine for international relations of China; see
  • International Politics (Journal of the DGAP; see )
  • Sheets for German and international politics; cf )
  • Politique étrangère
  • Politique Internationale ( Paris, CEO and Founder: Patrick Wajsman; see )
  • Le Monde diplomatique ( cf. )