Foreign Affairs, published by the Council on Foreign Relations, recently celebrated its centennial issue. Since it was first published in 1922, thousands of articles have helped shape the course of U.S. foreign policy and international relations. It is said that even Bolshevik revolutionary Vladimir Lenin was an avid reader.
So what theme was selected for this landmark issue?
“The Age of Uncertainty.”
It’s not hard to see why, certainly on the international relations front. Consider the titles of some of the articles filling its pages:
“The China Trap: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Perilous Logic of Zero-Sum Competition”
“The World Putin Wants: How Distortions About the Past Feed Delusions About the Future”
“Ukraine Holds the Future: The War Between Democracy and Nihilism”
“Spirals of Delusion: How AI Distorts Decision Making and Makes Dictators More Dangerous”
This mood isn’t just reflected on the international front, but on the…