Foreign policy analyses written by CFR fellows and published by trade presses, academic presses, or the Council on Foreign Relations Press.
Missing from the body of literature about 9/11 and the anthrax scare that followed is a sense of what 2001 felt like for those that experienced the events in a very personal way. This book bridges the divide and offers new insights into the period, presenting its profound implications for public health, mass psychology, governance, scientific integrity, social resilience and cohesion, criminal justice, and America's sense of itself.
See more in Terrorist Attacks; United States
A succinct description of how the recent period of growth in developing countries is leading to a convergence with the advanced countries, or developed world.
See more in Economic Development; Financial Crises; Global
A collection of articles from Foreign Affairs, ForeignAffairs.com, and CFR.org that pulls together what is needed to understand the origins and significance of the new Arab revolt.
See more in Middle East and North Africa; Political Movements and Protests
Stewart Patrick contends that assumptions about the threats posed by failing states--or "weak links"--are based on anecdotal arguments and challenges the conventional wisdom through systematic empirical analysis.
See more in Fragile or Failed States; Global; Defense and Security
The story of a young entrepreneur whose business created jobs and hope for women in her Kabul, Afghanistan, neighborhood during the Taliban years.
See more in Afghanistan; Women; Economic Development
A contrarian analysis of how the United States can succeed in the technological race with Asia.
See more in United States; Technology and Foreign Policy; China; India
A balanced, even-handed account of the forces that are driving Iran, Israel, and the United States toward crisis, and what can be done to defuse it.
See more in Iran; Wars and Warfare; Israel
A penetrating look at American wars over the last century.
See more in Wars and Warfare; United States
Micah Zenko examines the discrete military operations undertaken by the United States over the past twenty years to discern why they were used, if they achieved their objectives, and what determined their success or failure.
See more in United States; Wars and Warfare
Peter Beinart tells a tale as old as the Greeks--a story about the seductions of success.
See more in History and Theory of International Relations; United States
The first authoritative history of hedge funds; from their rebel beginnings to their role in defining the future of finance.
See more in United States; Financial Markets; Corporate Regulation
Isobel Coleman shows how Muslim women and men are fighting back with progressive interpretations of Islam to support women's rights in a growing movement of Islamic feminism.
See more in Women; Middle East and North Africa
Through compelling analysis and rich historical examples that span the globe and range from the thirteenth century through the present, How Enemies Become Friends explores how adversaries can transform enmity into amity, and exposes prevalent myths about the causes of peace.
See more in Diplomacy and Statecraft; Peacekeeping
Start-Up Nation addresses the trillion-dollar question: How is it that Israel—a country of 7.1 million, only sixty years old, surrounded by enemies—produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada, and the UK? With the insights of geopolitical experts and investors, the authors examine this nation's adversity-driven culture to answer this question and offer prescriptions for a global economy on the rebound.
See more in Business and Foreign Policy; Israel
Vali Nasr presents a paradigm-changing revelation that will transform the understanding of the Muslim world at large. He reveals that there is a vital but unseen rising force in the Islamic world—a new business-minded middle class—that is building a vibrant new Muslim world economy and that holds the key to winning the cold war against Iran and extremists.
See more in Iran; Religion
Alyssa Ayres examines Pakistan's troubled history by exploring the importance of culture to political legitimacy. By comparing Pakistan's experience with those of India and Indonesia, Ayres analyzes how their national language policies led to very different outcomes. The lessons of these large multiethnic states offer insights for the understanding of culture, identity, and nationalism throughout the world.
See more in Pakistan; Ethnicity, Minorities, and National Identity
A remarkably accessible portrait of Cuba's unique place on the world stage over the past fifty years, including its internal politics, its often fraught relationship with the United States, and its shifting relationship with the global community.
See more in Culture and Foreign Policy; Cuba
Richard N. Haass contrasts the decisions that shaped the conduct of two wars between the United States and Iraq involving the two presidents Bush and Saddam Hussein, and writes an authoritative, personal account of how U.S. foreign policy is made, what it should seek, and how it should be pursued.
See more in Wars and Warfare; Iraq
For over a quarter-century, Iran has been one of America's chief nemeses. But as Ray Takeyh shows in this accessible and authoritative history of Iran's relations with the world since the revolution, behind the famous personalities and extremist slogans is a nation that is far more pragmatic—and complex—than many in the West have been led to believe.
See more in Iran; Politics and Strategy
A fascinating intellectual history of monetary nationalism from the ancient world to the present exploring why, in its modern incarnation, it represents the single greatest threat to globalization.
See more in Financial Regulation; Financial Markets; Global