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—Ernie R., Senior Fellow in Defence and Arctic Security, The Simons Foundation Canada

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A global affairs magazine founded in 1970, FP’s editors set out to create a platform for alternative views about American foreign policy in a way that was “serious but not scholarly, lively but not glib.” Today, FP continues to be serious, lively, and non-partisan but also global in outlook, drawing on a team of in-house reporters as well as the insights of experts and practitioners of foreign policy from around the world.