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McDermott Library institutional subscription and premium access to Foreign Policy and FP Insider


Welcome to Foreign Policy!

Global events are often unpredictable and fast-moving.  Foreign Policy provides a deep dive on all things global affairs.  They explain the ins and outs of how foreign-policy decisions are being made –  and, just as importantly, who is making them.

McDermott Library offers USAFA faculty, cadets and staff premium access to all Foreign Policy and FP Insider content through an institutional subscription.  Whether on the USAFA network or as a remote user, the Foreign Policy link will give you access to everything.  Below are instructions on how to sign up for an account to access Foreign Policy from mobile devices.

Instructions on How to Sign Up for Your Account

To sign up for an account to access Foreign Policy on mobile devices:

  • Follow this link and wait for the pop-up:
  • Be sure to register using your USAFA email ending in either: or
  • Download the app on your Android or iOS and use login credentials you set up above to login
  • Use the My Account link to manage your account information
  • Note:  FP Insider is not available on apps for mobile devices at this time

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 conference calls.

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.

  • Security Brief - weekly digest of national security, defense, and cybersecurity news
  • Morning Brief - FP's flagship daily newsletter
  • Editors' Picks - must read selections
  • Flash Points
  • Africa Brief
  • China Brief
  • Latin America Brief
  • South Asia Brief
  • FP This Week

Sign up for each here:

Special Access to FP Insider

FP Insider Access located on the navigation bar 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 5G, Arctic competition, data localization – 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 just yet

Apps for Foreign Policy

Contact Information

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