The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has announced the eighth annual Arthur Ross Book Award shortlist nominees for the best book published in the last two years on international affairs.
Gareth Evans for The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All (Brookings Institution Press)
Dexter Filkins for The Forever War (Knopf Publishing Group)
Philip Pan for Out of Mao’s Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China (Simon & Schuster)
Kevin Phillips for Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism (Penguin Group)
Ahmed Rashid for Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia (Penguin Group)
Jeremy Salt for The Unmaking of the Middle East: A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands (University of California Press)
CFR’s Arthur Ross Book Award is a significant award for a book on international affairs. It was endowed by Arthur Ross in 2001 to honor nonfiction works, in English or translation, that merit special attention for bringing forth new information that changes our understanding of events or problems, developing analytical approaches that allow new and different insights into critical issues, or providing new ideas that help resolve foreign policy problems.
The 2009 award consists of a $15,000 first prize, a $7,500 second prize, and a $2,500 honorable mention. The winners will be announced in late May and be honored at an event in June at CFR’s headquarters in New York.
ARTHUR ROSS BOOK AWARD JURY
Paul & Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor, Harvard University
James F. Hoge Jr. (Chairman)
Peter G. Peterson Chair and Editor, Foreign Affairs
Robert W. Kagan
Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Rohr Professor of Pacific International Relations, University of California, San Diego
Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California
Stephen M. Walt
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
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