About Us

About Us

Founded in 1970 by Samuel Huntington and Warren Demian Manshel, and now published by the Slate Group, a division of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, LLC, in Washington, D.C., FOREIGN POLICY is the premier, award-winning magazine of global politics, economics, and ideas. After winning our third Ellie (National Magazine Award) in six years, we believe the judges said it best:

Serious without being pompous, deep without being self-indulgent, Foreign Policy is an essential modern guide to global politics, economics, and ideas for people who want to know what’s really happening in an increasingly complicated world. Foreign Policy both simplifies and clarifies complex topics with crisp, insightful writing and clear design.

Judges’ Remarks, 2009 National Magazine Awards

Equal parts scout and translator, we draw on the worlds leading journalists, thinkers, and professionals to analyze the most significant international trends and events of our times, without regard to ideology or political bias. Whether examining who the winners are in Iraq, determining solutions to save the world, or discovering the states that fail us, we strive to combine original thinking with real-world illustrations of ideas in action.

The New ForeignPolicy.com

Beginning in January 2009, ForeignPolicy.com relaunched as a vibrant, daily online magazine. Rather than merely complementing the print edition, the site stands on its own as one of the Web’s premier destinations for international news and opinion. FP has recruited some of the sharpest writers in international politics to look beyond the day’s headlines to uncover overlooked stories and unique angles. Passport, the award-winning blog by FP’s editors, has been joined by a host of new blogs and columns:

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and Fiasco author Tom Ricks comments on military matters at The Best Defense Harvard’s Stephen Walt, coauthor of bestselling The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, injects a dose of realism into the online political debate Superclass author David Rothkopf gives readers an inside look at the global powerbrokers who really run the world The Fletcher School’s Daniel Drezner blogs on foreign policy, international economics (and occasionally the Red Sox) George Washington University’s Marc Lynch (Abu Aardvark) blogs on the politics of the Middle East Investigative journalist Laura Rozen writes The Cable, featuring original coverage, scoops, and behind-the-scenes reporting about the making of Washingtons foreign policy in the age of Obama A coterie of conservative foreign-policy heavyweights, including Peter Feaver, Philip Zelikow, and FPs newest editor — and Condoleezza Rice’s longtime speechwriter — Christian Brose, critique the Obama presidency at Shadow Government: Notes from the loyal opposition. The Call features political forecasting by Ian Bremmer and the political-risk consulting firm Eurasia Group

Heres a quick tour of our regular departments:

Think Again Charged with debunking conventional wisdom, this section tackles a wide range of subjects, from Condoleezza Rice and Rupert Murdoch to Europe and Israel vs. Hezbollah.

Prime Numbers A powerful, visual analysis of the trends that shape our daily lives, such as the rise of international adoption, the cost of office space and the global prison population.

Features Where the worlds top thinkers come to debate the most salient issues of the day: What is one solution that will make the world a better place? How did globalization go bad? Who killed Iraq?

Arguments Polemical, controversial, and powerful, FP arguments provide timely insight on stories making headlines around the world.

Want to Know More? At the end of every feature, we provide a gold mine of suggestions for further reading, including the most timely international, just-released, and forthcoming works.

Always authoritative but never heavy-handed, Foreign Policy delivers on its mission to take readers beyond the facts to understand how the world works.

-2007 National Magazine Awards

intelligent and innovative

2003 National Magazine Award citation

dares to make international relations interesting to the
non-policy-wonk community

The Washington Post, FOREIGN POLICY, From Wonkish to Winner Magazine, Peter Carlson, May 8, 2003

FP is a 2006 and 2005 nominee and a 2007 and 2003 winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. The magazines readers include some of the most influential leaders in business, government, and other professional arenas throughout the US and more than 160 other countries. In addition to our flagship English-language edition and award-winning Website, www.ForeignPolicy.com, FP is also published in Arabic, Bulgarian, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, and Spanish.