Reprinted with a new Foreword by Richard N. Haass in honor of the Council's eighty-fifth anniversary
Direct heir to the academic think tank called "The Inquiry" that prepared Woodrow Wilson for the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, the Council on Foreign Relations has filled a unique and sometimes controversial place in America's history.
Nonpartisan and private, the New York–based CFR has been called an "incubator of ideas." From its book-lined meeting rooms, the pages of its journal Foreign Affairs, and its many books and other publications have come much of the most important thinking about U.S. foreign policy, from the isolationist era of the 1920s, through World War II and the Cold War—and now into the twenty-first century.
Peter Grose's fresh and informal history reflects the diverse voices of CFR members, with influence in both political parties, in all administrations since Wilson's, and on competing sides of most important issues. Richly illustrated with photographs and cartoons, and reprinted with a new foreword by CFR President Richard N. Haass in honor of CFR's eighty-fifth anniversary, this book reveals a group of men and women engaged in spirited and informed debate on the foreign policy problems of the day and devoted to the ideal of nonpartisanship set out by CFR's founders.
Peter Grose was managing editor and then executive editor of Foreign Affairs from 1984 to 1993. Previously, he was senior fellow for the Middle East at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was also a foreign and diplomatic correspondent for the New York Times and was appointed to its editorial board in 1972. Among his previous books are Israel in the Mind of America and, most recently, Gentleman Spy: The Life of Allen Dulles.
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The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
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