Foreign Affairs is published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a non-profit and nonpartisan membership organisation that is 'dedicated to improving the understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs through the free exchange of ideas.' 
The magazine’s first issue led with a statement setting out an editorial vision that has remained constant ever since
- “The articles in Foreign Affairs will deal with questions of international interest today. They will cover a broad range of subjects, not only political but historical and economic, and they will be accompanied, when it is desirable, by maps and diagrams. Technical articles will be left to more special magazines. There will be numerous foreign contributors, but the fact that the interest and profit of the American reader are a first consideration will not be forgotten.” 
- Gideon Rose - appointed editor of the journal in October 2010. He was managing editor of the magazine from 2000 to 2010.
- Jonathan Tepperman - appointed managing editor in January 2011.
Deputy Managing Editor
- About Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs, accessed 13 January 2015