Books

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

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

America Unbound

Authors: James M. Lindsay and Ivo H. Daalder

America Unbound argues that President Bush has redefined how America engages the world, shedding the constraints that friends, allies, and international institutions have traditionally imposed on its freedom, insisting that an America unbound is a more secure America.

See more in United States; Presidents and Chiefs of State

Losing Iraq

Author: David L. Phillips

A disenchanted government insider’s take on the planning that did go on for postwar Iraq that the Bush administration willfully ignored.

See more in Iraq

Protecting Democracy

Protecting Democracy examines how democratic states may be able to protect themselves and secure more effective international action against threats such as coups d'etat and the erosion of democratic freedoms and institutions.

See more in Democratization

Globalization: Whatís New?

Edited by former Council Senior Fellow and former Maurice R. Greenberg Geoeconomics Center Director Michael Weinstein, and with original contributions from ten eminent economists, Globalization: What's New? cuts through the confusion and rhetoric surrounding globalization to offer straightforward, incisive analyses of the subject and its future.

See more in Global; Globalization