Books

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

Sustaining the Transition

The dislocations caused by the transition from communism—in particular unemployment and poverty—have increased the demand for social support. But the level of benefits set in the communist era is, in most of these countries, too high to be sustained without inflicting serious damage on their economies.

See more in Europe; Democratization

Fires Across the Water

Author: James J. Shinn

The glittering economic success of the New Asia has a dark side of drug trafficking, illegal migration, labor abuses, and pollution. These so-called transnational problems are grabbing headlines and forcing themselves onto the diplomatic agenda with increasing frequency, shouldering aside traditional questions of commerce and security.

See more in Asia and Pacific; Transnational Crime

India, Pakistan, and the United States

Author: Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli

In India, Pakistan, and the United States, Dr. Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli points out that the end of the Cold War and the rise of a new generation of Indians and Pakistanis willing to break with the past and concentrate on economic development provide opportunities for all three countries.

See more in Pakistan; Economic Development; India

Post-Communism: Four Perspectives

How have the twenty-seven countries that emerged from communist rule between 1989 and 1992 fared since then? Postcommunism: Four Perspectives offers distinctive analyses by four leading scholars of politics, on the single most important social, political, and economic development of the last decade of the twentieth century.

See more in Democratization