Books

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

No One's World

Author: Charles A. Kupchan

A mapping of the twenty-first-century world that provides a detailed strategy for reconciling the West with the "rise of the rest."

See more in Europe; Grand Strategy

Saudi Arabia on the Edge

Author: Thomas W. Lippman

A leading Middle East scholar pens this "good introduction to the Saudi paradox of social change and political stability and an invaluable guide to the challenges the country faces."

See more in Saudi Arabia; Politics and Strategy

Preventing Electoral Violence in Africa

A practitioner's guide providing firsthand accounts and lessons from scholars and political and civic leaders in the field, with the aim of expanding the dialogue "to ensure free and fair elections in which all of Africa's people can safely exercise their democratic rights."

See more in Elections; Africa (sub-Saharan)

I Heard the Sirens Scream

Author: Laurie Garrett

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

The Sixth Crisis

Authors: Dana H. Allin and Steven Simon

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

Between Threats and War

Author: Micah Zenko

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

Start-Up Nation

Authors: Daniel Senor and Saul Singer

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