Foreign Affairs Bias and Reliability Overview

Foreign Affairs is a magazine published since 1922 by the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonprofit organization and think tank. Content focuses on U.S. foreign policy and international affairs, and it is distributed in print, online, via newsletter and at events such as Foreign Affairs Live. The print magazine, published every two months, has a circulation of 189,000. The website records approximately 1.7 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Foreign Affairs in the skews left category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are Foreign Affairs‘ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 44.57

Bias: -6.78

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
Fighting in Gaza Marks the Start of a More Violent Era-4.3342.33
Hopes and Doubts in Beijing-3.3346.67
Presidents Were Never Meant to Have Unilateral War Powers049.33
To Save the Iran Nuclear Deal, Think Bigger-8.3338.33
Engaging North Korea Anew-447
Big Tech Can Help Bring War Criminals to Justice-5.3343.67
How to Forecast Outbreaks and Pandemics-2.6746.67
Ethiopia’s Dangerous Slide Toward Civil War-0.3349.33
Biden Can Make an Ally of India5.6746
America’s Treacherous Transition-4.6740.33
Finding a Vaccine Is Only the First Step-1.6744.33
The Militarization of U.S. Politics-1.3352.33
The End of American Power-16.6735.67
Repairing the World-942.33
The Risk of War Between America and China4.849.6
Sleepwalking Into World War III-9.539.17
If America Were in Africa-5.3344.67