A message from the publisher

Dear AFA reader, 

The COVID-19 outbreak is affecting every part of society, including journals and magazines.

Now, more than ever, we need to keep up with Australia’s global challenges as COVID-19 changes the world’s economic, political and social landscapes.

It is a perverse outcome of this crisis that just as quality journalism becomes more necessary, its production becomes more precarious. What we need now is calm and trustworthy information.

Schwartz Media will survive this crisis, but we need the support of readers. If you are in the position to support AFA, consider subscribing to our journal, giving a subscription to friends and family in isolation, or purchasing a copy of Australian Foreign Affairs or Quarterly Essay and encouraging others to do so as well.

No other journal in Australia is committed to providing longform, in-depth foreign affairs analysis of the key international developments affecting Australia and the region. By subscribing to Australian Foreign Affairs you will receive our print edition and gain full access to online articles, including back issues, our Apple and android apps, and downloadable ebook files.

We are also proud to deliver AFA Weekly to your inbox for free each Wednesday, to provide you with regular commentary on world events.

Schwartz Media has moved to a remote working model. We have set up structures to ensure we can continue to produce journalism of the highest quality – both essential news on the virus and other stories that are not getting the attention they deserve.

Subscriptions to Australian Foreign Affairs start at $29.99. A subscription to Quarterly Essay starts at $44.95.

Now is the time to support quality, independent journalism – to get information you can depend on in a time of crisis. A free press is one you pay for.


Morry Schwartz