Foreign Affairs Latest Issue 'The World Ahead' Invites World Leaders and Experts to Forecast the Major Trends of the Next Decade

First Single-Themed Issue in Its 88-Year History Will Be on Newsstands on November 2, 2010

Oct 19, 2010, 08:00 ET from Foreign Affairs Magazine

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Foreign Affairs latest issue looks, through the eyes of such luminaries as Hillary Clinton, Eric Schmidt, Richard Haass, and Roger Altman, at the trends and challenges that will shape the future and how the how the global role of the United States will be transformed.  The issue's contributors reach some startling conclusions about a range of trends, including the widening chasm between China and the United States, the "fertility implosion" that will produce shortages of working-age populations in half the world, and the growing obstacles to cooperative approaches to solving global problems, such as climate change.  

According to David Kellogg, Publisher, "This special issue of Foreign Affairs has already raised the bar for the magazine - it is the first single-themed and largest issue ever produced.  The cover has added a gatefold and dramatic cover graphics. Readership (made up of 20% newsstand and 80% subscriber based) continues to grow.  In addition, ad revenue for the Nov/Dec issue grew 65% year over year, quite an enviable position in the publishing business today".

Foreign Affairs has always been the bible of foreign policy thinking, with its non-partisan credibility, and its broad coverage of international topics.  Its thoughtful long-form articles invariably offer fresh insights from the most knowledgeable observers of global issues presented in a way that is accessible to the general reader.  Once called "the most influential periodical in print" by Time, the magazine is the go-to resource for strategic thinking on such issues as the world economy, the war in Afghanistan, Russia-US relations, and China's future.  Readers also count on authoritative views on nontraditional topics such as the global rise of religion, the role of social media, the new threat posed by cyber terrorism and changing world demographics to name a few.

The latest issue features an all-star panel of experts offering their insights into the state of tomorrow's world as viewed from many different vantage points.  In addition, a group of A-list authors, including Madeleine Albright, Aayan Hirsi Ali, Niall Ferguson, Fareed Zakaria and many many more share their picks of must-read books on what tomorrow's world will look like.

For the last decade, Foreign Affairs, has bucked all print trends in the industry.  Readership has increased steadily as well as achieving major advertising growth and revenue.  Are advertisers suddenly aware that there is an audience of people who want to get the real facts and insights about the global stage and how it will affect their lives?  Is this a trend of the times?  Are people reading less but reading higher quality content?  Or does a well educated public simply want to be better informed?

And no one tells it better than Foreign Affairs.  

Published by the Council on Foreign Relations since 1922, Foreign Affairs is the leading publication on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. The total paid circulation of Foreign Affairs is 154,000 per issue, a 37 percent increase since 2001.  The premier business-to-business research firm Erdos & Morgan also consistently ranks the magazine among the top three of all media in influence by U.S. opinion leaders in a national study of publications.  Inevitably, articles published in Foreign Affairs shape the political dialogue for years to come.

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