Foreign Affairs' AllSides Bias Rating™ is 'center'. While this is an initial rating as of May 2017, it is clear that centrality is the essence of this news source. It's first publication in 1922 stated, "Its articles will not represent any consensus of beliefs. What is demanded of them is that they shall be competent and well informed, representing honest opinions seriously held and convincingly expressed." In addition to its own message, this "multiplatform media organization with a print magazine, a website, a mobile site, various apps and social media feeds, [and] event business," was founded by a similarly focused organization: the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The CFR mission states: "The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries." Centrality is therefore not just a product, but the whole essence of Foreign Affairs.