Founded in 1922, Foreign Affairs still thrives as a discussion board for topics of global interest — political, historical and economic. Readers gain insight on matters related to cyber security, defense, economics, energy, finance and health. The magazine’s ideals dictate that it not devote itself to the support of any one cause, but instead tolerate wide differences of opinion. It is published by the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonprofit and nonpartisan membership organization that seeks to promote the understanding of U.S. foreign policy and global affairs through the free exchange of ideas.
Each bi-monthly issue of Foreign Affairs magazine is divided into five main sections: Comments; Essays; Reviews and Responses; Recent Books; and Letters to the Editor. Some of the magazine’s respected political contributors include: Condoleezza Rice, Henry Kissinger, Robert Gates, Kofi Annan, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Paul Krugman and Colin Powell. Special issues of Foreign Affairs magazine may be published throughout the year dedicated to various foreign relations, political and global affairs topics like finance, energy, policy and technology, including The Beltway Issue and World Economic Forum.