Foreign policy analyses written by CFR fellows and published by trade presses, academic presses, or the Council on Foreign Relations Press.
China Joins the World: Progress and Prospects offers fresh, timely insights into U.S. policy choices toward China by providing historical accounts of approaches that have worked and failed since the thawing of U.S.-China relations in the early 1970s, and by synthesizing these accounts to suggest the direction the United States should take today.
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Richard N. Haass provides clear, practical guidelines for setting goals and translating goals into results in complex, unruly organizations.
Atlantic Security argues that although policymakers have embarked on ambitious plans to enlarge NATO into central and eastern Europe, a guiding vision for fashioning an Atlantic alliance for the next century has yet to emerge.
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This volume maps a new and uncertain financial landscape, one in which volatile private capital flows and fragile banking systems produce sudden reversals of fortune for governments and economies.
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This book offers the first authoritative, comprehensive account of Russian policies toward the world in the wake of communism’s collapse. It consists of four essays.
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Throughout much of the world, two seemingly paradoxical trends are occurring simultaneously. Countries are becoming ever-more integrated economically—and in some cases politically—but power is devolving from national governments to regional and local governments.
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Europe faces looming challenges. The authors examine the nuts and bolts of EU machinery and present a compelling argument that "ever closer union" will only be possible with greater balance and flexibility among supranational, national, and subnational actors.
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The Reluctant Sheriff is the first book to provide a comprehensive understanding of the post-Cold War world and a compass to help the United States navigate it.
See more in United States; Politics and Strategy; History and Theory of International Relations
"Sanctions don't work" is an often-heard refrain. The reality, though, is more complex. Sanctions—mostly economic but also political and military penalties aimed at states or other entities to alter political and/or military behavior—almost always have consequences, sometimes desirable, at other times unwanted and unexpected.
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By blocking international treaties banning land mines and child soldiers, the United States has become an obstacle to the advancement of human rights law.
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This book asks whether transatlantic economic relations will move toward increased conflict or collaboration: Will policymakers in Europe and the United States be encouraged by their mutual interests to collaborate in the pursuit of common goals? Or will competition fan conflict and recrimination?
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At first glance, a study on cities and foreign policy may seem a bold leap into the future of international relations, but it represents, rather, a giant step into the present—into what is already taking place across the country and around the world.
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Trade Strategies for a New Era proposes concrete ways to cut the U.S. trade deficit, to deal with commercial problems arising from Asia's economic woes, and to bring back on track the recently derailed U.S. presidential fast-track authority. It offers a strategy to build the necessary bipartisan support inside the United States for trade policy and to help U.S. companies gain access to foreign markets.
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To investigate Nigeria and consider various strategies to meet iproblems the country is currently facing, the Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventive Action (CPA) established a working group on Nigeria.
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China’s dramatic recent rise to power raises a number of questions: Will it become an economic giant? Is it a status-quo power? Is it likely to invade Taiwan? The only thing we can know for sure is that the relationship between China and the United States will be one of the most important of the twenty-first century.
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This conference volume is the second book in CPA's series of Preventive Action Reports. It uses CPA's case studies to examine the effectiveness of the tools of preventive action, and draws on comparative studies to guide the analysis of the case studies.
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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.
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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.
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