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House organ of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Foreign Affairs is an American magazine of international relations and U.S. foreign policy. It is the house organ of the Council on Foreign Relations, and its "predictions" are often barely disguised action plans.

The journal rose to its greatest prominence after World War II when foreign relations became central to United States politics, and the United States became a powerful actor on the global scene. Several extremely important articles were published in Foreign Affairs, including the reworking of George F. Kennan's "Long Telegram", which first publicized the doctrine of containment that would form the basis of American Cold War policy.

In the Summer 1993 issue, Foreign Affairs published Samuel P. Huntington's influential "Clash of Civilizations?" article.[1] In the article, Huntington laid out the grand strategy for the next 30 years, that "the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural." [2][1]

Important academics, public officials, and deep state operatives regularly appear in the magazine's pages. Recent Foreign Affairs authors include Hillary Clinton, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Ashton Carter, Colin L. Powell, Francis Fukuyama, David Petraeus, Zbigniew Brzezinski, John J. Mearsheimer, Stanley McChrystal, Christopher R. Hill and Joseph Nye.[3]

Democracy and climate mitigation are incompatible

In January 2022, FA published the article What if democracy and climate mitigation are incompatible? by Deputy Editor Cameron Abadi. Writing

As the government fails to meet the task of stopping climate change, other players, beyond the typical boundaries of politics, are naturally stepping into their place....If special interests have captured the democratic process, radicals propose to break the impasse in two ways: by giving the broader public greater incentive to themselves steer policymaking and by curtailing that process altogether in a way that keeps it in the hands of technocratic elites, including central bankers and constitutional judges.[4]

The example most prominent example of the "broader public" Abadi mentions is astroturf activist Greta Thunberg, supported and given a platform by the World Economic Forum; and for the "technocratic elites", central banker Mark Carney a Trustee of the World Economic Forum.

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