Foreign policy analyses written by CFR fellows and published by trade presses, academic presses, or the Council on Foreign Relations Press.

Termites in the Trading System

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati

Jagdish Bhagwati reveals how preferential trade agreements have recreated the unhappy situation of the protectionist 1930s, when world trade was undermined by discriminatory practices, and argues that the world trading system is definitely at risk again.

See more in International Finance

America Between the Wars

Authors: Derek H. Chollet and James M. Goldgeier

A compelling narrative of how the decisions and debates of the years between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the World Trade Center towers shaped the events, arguments, and politics of the world we live in today.

See more in United States; Wars and Warfare

Regional Monetary Integration

Authors: Peter B. Kenen and Ellen E. Meade

An explanation of why governments contemplate regional monetary integration and why some country groups are more likely than others to exercise that option.

See more in International Finance

God and Gold

Author: Walter Russell Mead

An illuminating account by Walter Russell Mead of the birth and rise of the global political and economic system that, sustained first by Britain and now by America, created the modern world.

See more in United Kingdom; Religion; United States

Beyond Humanitarianism

From Mugabe's Zimbabwe to conflict in the Horn, Africa has moved off the back burner of U.S. foreign policy. To address the growing importance of this region, the Council on Foreign Relations and Foreign Affairs, the Council's flagship magazine, present Beyond Humanitarianism, a citizen's guide to deconstructing the complex issues and conflicts on the African continent and clarifying what's at stake for the United States in Africa's future.

See more in Africa (sub-Saharan); Politics and Strategy

The Forgotten Man

Author: Amity Shlaes

A striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression, tracing the mounting agony of the New Dealers and the moving stories of individual citizens who, through their brave perseverance, helped establish the steadfast character we recognize as American today.

See more in United States; Financial Crises

Hidden Iran

Author: Ray Takeyh

A groundbreaking book that reveals how the underappreciated domestic political rivalries within Iran serve to explain the country's behavior on the world stage. A leading expert explains why we fail to understand Iran and offers a new strategy for redefining this crucial relationship.

See more in Diplomacy and Statecraft; Iraq; Weapons of Mass Destruction; Iran

Continuing the Inquiry

Author: Peter Grose

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.

See more in History and Theory of International Relations