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(Wikipedia) - Foreign Policy   (Redirected from For the policy of a state towards other states, see Foreign policy. For the Turkish periodical, see Foreign Policy Institute. Foreign Policy Categories Frequency Total circulation (December 2012) Founder Year founded Company Country Language Website ISSN
May/June 2014 Issue of Foreign Policy magazine
News magazine news site
Samuel P. Huntington and Warren Demian Manshel
Graham Holdings Company
United States
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Foreign Policy is a news publication, founded in 1970, that is focused on global affairs, current events, and domestic and international policy. It produces content daily on its website, and in six print issues annually.

Foreign Policy is under the leadership of CEO and Editor of The FP Group David Rothkopf, who joined FP in that role 2012 after being a regular contributor to the publication since 1997. Foreign Policy magazine and are published by The FP Group, a division of Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company). The FP Group also produces FP Events, Foreign Policy’s events division, launched in 2012.

  • 1 History
  • 2 Content
    • 2.1
    • 2.2 Foreign Policy magazine
    • 2.3 FP Newsletters
  • 3 Notable contributors
    • 3.1 FP Voices
    • 3.2 Other notable contributors
  • 4 Awards
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links


Foreign Policy was founded in 1970 by Samuel Huntington and Warren Demian Manshel. Huntington hoped it would be “serious but not scholarly, lively but not glib.” In 2000, under the ownership of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Foreign Policy transitioned from a quarterly journal to a magazine.

In 2008, Foreign Policy was purchased by the Graham Holdings Company, then called The Washington Post Company. The publication launched international editions in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. Foreign Policychanged its name to The FP Group in 2012 to include and FP Events.


In December 2013, FP expanded and modernized as part of a complete website redesign.The new, more responsive site presents FP''s readers with a dramatically expanded array of editorial features and tools to help them get the information they want with the least amount of effort.

Channels: (Regional)

  • Americas
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
  • South Asia


  • The Complex
  • The Cable
  • Democracy Lab
  • Economics & Finance
  • Energy
  • National Security
  • Passport
  • Peace
  • Tea Leaf Nation
  • Tech & Cyber
Foreign Policy magazine

Foreign Policy magazine publishes its print issue six times a year. Editorial features for the print publication include:

  • The Annual Global Thinkers Issue
  • The Annual War Issue
  • Ivory Tower: FP’s Annual International Education Rankings
FP Newsletters
  • Situation Report - FP''s daily national security news brief.
  • Morning Brief - FP''s daily digest of top global news.
  • Flash Points - Weekly reader of highlights from delivered every Friday morning.
  • Democracy Lab Weekly Brief - Reporting on a world in transition.
  • South Asia Daily - A daily synthesis of news about Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (formerly AfPak Channel Daily Brief, focusing on Afghanistan and Pakistan.)
  • Mideast Daily Brief - A daily morning overview of major news in the region.
  • Editors'' Picks - An afternoon roundup of the day''s top stories
Notable contributors FP Voices
Daniel Altman Aaron David Miller
Lauren Bohn Tom Ricks
David Bosco David Rothkopf
Rosa Brooks Kori Schake
Amy Finnerty James Stavridis
Kate Galbraith James Traub
Laurie Garrett Stephen Walt
Leela Jacinto Michael Weiss
Whitney Kassel Lauren Wolfe
Jeffrey Lewis Michela Wrong
Kristin Lord Micah Zenko
Other notable contributors
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

11.25.2013 "A Dangerous, Wrongheaded Deal"

Secretary of State John Kerry

4.8.2013 "Time to Face Facts"

10.25.2013 "Assad''s War of Starvation"

Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State

11.21.2013 "On Syria and Iran, U.S. and Russia can Work Together"

(co-authored with Igor Ivanov)

Sen. Bob Corker, R- Tennessee

4.18.2013 "Off to a Bad Start" (co-authored with Sen. Jim Inhofe)

Gen. David Petraeus, U.S. Army (Retired); Former Head of the CIA

10.29.2013 "How we Won in Iraq"

Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma

4.18.2013 "Off to a Bad Start" (co-authored with Sen. Bob Corker)

Sen. Rand Paul, R- Kentucky

10.15.2013 "Peace Through Strength: How no-nonsense negotiations can prevent a war with Iran"

11.19.2013 "Still Unprotected"

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona

4.26.2013 "How to Save the Republican Party"

10.30.2013 "The Anti-Surge"

Secretary Ray Mabus, U.S. Secretary of the Navy

8.6.2013 "Green Water"

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey

Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee 3.7.2013 "Time is Running out on North Korea"

Ms. Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner

8.9.2013 "Morsy is the Arab World''s Mandela" 11.4.2013 "The Man Who Would Be Warlord"

Amb.Ahmet Davutoglu

Foreign Minister of Turkey 3.21.2013 "Zero Problems in a New Era"

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Republic of Liberia

2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner 8.29.2013 "Let''s Power Africa"

Gen. Raymond (Ray) Odierno

Chief of Staff of the Army 2.4.2013 "The Force of Tomorrow"

H.E. Dr. Anwar Gargash, UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

7.9.2013 "The New Arab Awakening"

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida

2.15.2013 "Refusal to Lead; Do Two Dreams Equal a Nightmare?"

Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, The World Bank

6.26.2013 "Building a Movement to End Poverty"

Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Washington

2.26.2013 "How Not to Withdraw from Afghanistan" (co-authored with Lawrence Wilkerson)

Mark Welsh, Chief of Staff of the Air Force

5.16.2013 "Breaking the Kill Chain" (co-authored with Adm. Jonathan Greenert)

Sen. Robert (Bob) Casey, D-Pennsylvania

2.27.2013 "Ending the Syrian War"

Adm. Jonathan (Jon) Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations

5.16.2013 "Breaking the Kill Chain" (co-authored with Gen. Mark Welsh)

Melinda Gates, Co-Chair, Operator

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 1.31.2013 "Measure for Measure"


Since 2003, Foreign Policy has been nominated for eight National Magazine Awards, winning six - three for its print publication, and three for its digital publication at FP is the only independent magazine that has won consecutive digital national magazine awards every year from being established in 2009.


"Surveillance State" Illustration
  • Foreign Policy received its first design recognition for "The Surveillance State", appearing in its annual Global Thinkers issue in December, 2013. The illustration by Oliver Munday accompanied the marquee story by novelist William T. Volmann, who discussed “the surveillance state” we knowingly living in after the revelations of wide-reaching surveillance by the NSA. Munday’s illustration for FP appeared in the American Illustration annual award book (#33.)


  • Foreign Policy won an Overseas Press Club award for General Excellence for the best overall international coverage on a website.
  • FP’s “Qaddafi Files” won the National Magazine Award for Multimedia


  • Foreign Policy Magazine and former Editor-in-Chief Susan Glasser were presented with a special citation for the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting.
  • “Turtle Bay,” the reported blog by journalist Colum Lynch, won the Digital National Magazine Award for best reporting for a series of hard-hitting investigative articles about the United Nations.


  • Foreign Policy’s “The Best Defense” column authored by Tom Ricks received the Digital National Magazine Award for best blog.


  • Foreign Policy won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the 100,000 to 250,000 circulation category.
  • Forbes'' RealClearWorld designated as a top international news site.


  • Folio Magazine Gold Editorial Excellence (Eddie) Award – Consumer Magazine, News/Commentary/General Interest (single article), “What America Must Do” by Kenneth Rogoff, Jan/Feb 2008.
  • FP’s “What America Must Do” feature received the Eddie Award as a Gold Winner for the Consumer News/Commentary/General Interest category for a Single Article.
  • Folio Magazine Silver Editorial Excellence (Eddie) Award – Consumer Magazine, News/Commentary/General Interest (single article), “A World Enslaved” by Benjamin Skinner, Mar/Apr 2008.
  • Folio Magazine Silver Editorial Excellence (Eddie) Award – Consumer Magazine, News/Commentary/General Interest (full issue), May/June 2008.
  • Media Industry Newsletter''s (min) "Best of the Web" Award in the blog category for Passport a blog by the editors of Foreign Policy.


  • Foreign Policy won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the 100,000 to 250,000 circulation category.
  • Foreign Policy was presented as a Gold Winner by the Eddie Awards for “Who Wins in Iraq,” in the Consumer News/Commentary/General Interest category.


  • Foreign Policy won the National Magazine Award for Outstanding Achievement and General Excellence in the under 100,000 circulation category.

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