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Welcome to Foreign Policy!

Global events are often unpredictable and fast-moving.  Foreign Policy provides a deep dive on all things global affairs and inside workings of how foreign policy decisions are being made.

All USAFA faculty, cadets and staff can access Foreign Policy and FP Insider content through DoD MWR Libraries with your DoD ID (CAC).  Sign up to redeem your Foreign Policy access by following these instructions below:

Instructions on How to Sign Up for Your Account

  • Visit DoD MWR Libraries website:
  • Click "Login" from top right corner.
  • Submit your DOD ID (CAC) number and birthdate to verify eligibility. 
  • Click "Digital Collections A-Z" from top menu, then select "Newspapers & Magazines" for access link to Foreign Policy.
  • Register to redeem your access with an email address and a password.  A personal email can be used for sign up.
  • Enter your email and password when prompted.
  • You may login to the Foreign Policy website after acquiring authorization.
  • Use the FP Mobile App page for download and discovery of app features for your Android or iOS mobile device.
  • Use the My Account link to manage your account information.
  • Visit this page for more information on how to create an account with DoD MWR Libraries.

Features of Foreign Policy

Benefits of Your Access to Foreign Policy:

Premium subscription gives access to current and past issues of Foreign Policy magazine, web articles, analysis, newsletters, podcasts, and FP Insider content to power maps, special reports, and live events.


50-Year Archive:  You can access all 50 years of the award-winning print magazine.  Every article, every cover, every photo essay and feature, are entirely searchable by:

  • Date
  • Author's Name / Byline
  • Theme / Topic
  • Person of Interest

To start your search, use the magnifying glass at the top right of the site (next to "Welcome" message) and type in your topic like "China" or "Defense" and then press enter.  A search page will appear on the right side with options to get more specific with your results.  For example:

  • Sort Results by Relevance, Newest First, Oldest First
  • Search Filter to narrow by Date Range, Authors, Topics and so on, then click Apply Filters

Podcasts:  Use the Podcasts link to jump into a conversation on important global issues

Newsletters:  Short on time but hungry for information?  Foreign Policy subscribers have access to seven thematic newsletters that distill the news to keep you abreast of what is happening in the world that day or week.

  • World Brief - top stories of the day
  • Situation Report - weekly updates
  • Editors' Picks - must read selections
  • Flash Points - curated long reads
  • Briefs for China and regions of Africa, Latin America & South Asia

Sign up for each here:

Special Access to FP Insider

FP Insider Access is a special feature of Foreign Policy that delivers a comprehensive, insightful, and data driven view into foreign-policy stories impacting your life and business.

The research produced for FP Insiders offers more than analysis of global trends.  It presents all-inclusive understanding of how critical topics – such as Outer Space Security and the Arctic Competition – unfold in the geopolitical arena, and the risks and opportunities presented for your organization, institution, or government.

Note:  FP Insider is not available on apps for mobile devices.

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Contact Information

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