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Foreign Policy is a commercial magazine with extensive Web and blog presence, which carries a variety of expert opinions, from different viewpoints, on international relations. It was founded, in 1970, by Samuel Huntington and Warren Demian Manshel, and is now by the Slate Group, a division of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, LLC, in Washington, D.C., "Our mission is to explain how the world works—in particular, how the process of globalization is reshaping nations, institutions, cultures, and, more fundamentally, our daily lives." The 2007 National Magazine Awards described it as “Always authoritative but never heavy-handed, Foreign Policy delivers on its mission to take readers beyond the facts to understand how the world works”[1]

Its Editor is Moisés Naím, who writes on the political economy of international trade and investment, multilateral organizations, economic reforms, and globalization. Dr. Naím served as Venezuela’s minister of trade and industry and played a central role in the initial launching of major economic reforms in the early 1990s. Prior to his ministerial position, he was professor and dean at Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración, in Caracas. He was also the director of the projects on economic reforms and on Latin America at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Dr. Naím was associated with the World Bank on two occasions, first as an executive director and later as a senior advisor to the president. Dr. Naím holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[2]


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