I really want IFS as my first career of choice because of my interest in IR & foreign policy & also due to less political interference, but confused. I want to make up my mind for one thing only. IFS is suffering from quality crisis these days as unlike before, mostly low ranks get IFS, and that too when it was chosen as their 2nd preference! Why is it not popular/preferred anymore? Is there anyone who'd choose IFS over IAS even today?