We live in a challenging world. Opportunities and threats arise from global trade, terrorism, human rights abuse, climate change, technology, military power, the drug trade and other similar issues. The goal of this study group is to provide a lively forum for discussing how these challenges are addressed by the United States, other nations and global institutions. Foreign Affairs is made up of fellow students who love to read, and desire to learn about the countries of the world through their interactions with one another. We start with material from Foreign Affairs, a bimonthly magazine published by the Council on Foreign Relations, but we don’t stop there. Discussion leaders may supplement weekly readings with materials from think tanks (such as the Brookings Institute) mainstream periodicals (The Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times) and topical books. The goal of this study group is to be interactive with a healthy exchange of ideas, while still being fun and rewarding. In doing so, we create our own “think tank” and try to resolve problems and world issues. Participants should have a subscription to Foreign Affairs and the magazine’s weekly email newsletter. Thorough preparation and active involvement in our discussions are expected. Use of Canvas is required.