Books

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

Pathways to Peace

In his chapter, "Integrating the Top-down with the Bottom-up Approach to Israeli-Palestinian Peace," CFR Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow Robert Danin analyzes the "bottom-up" approach to peacemaking, focusing on Palestinian state-building and institution-building, while noting the integral, mutually reinforcing connection between ground-up and top-down approaches to the peace process—one cannot succeed without the other.

See more in Middle East and North Africa; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights; Politics and Strategy

Governing Health in Contemporary China

Author: Yanzhong Huang

As the world economy and international security are increasingly vulnerable to major disease outbreaks in China, Governing Health in Contemporary China sheds critical light on China's role in global health governance.

See more in China; Health

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