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August 10, 1999

Defense and Security
Arming the Future

The end of the Cold War created a crisis for the American military industrial complex: procurement spending dropped by more than 60 percent in a decade and the export market imploded. In Arming the F…

March 1, 2002

Refugees and Displaced Persons
The Price of Indifference

Read an excerpt of The Price of Indifference. Refugee policy has not kept pace with new realities in international and humanitarian affairs. Recent policy failures have resulted in instability, te…

January 12, 2010

Peacekeeping
How Enemies Become Friends

How Enemies Become Friends explores how adversaries can transform enmity into amity, and exposes prevalent myths about the causes of peace.

September 6, 2000

Fossil Fuels
The Asian Energy Factor

Read an excerpt of The Asian Energy Factor. Does Asia's mushrooming demand for energy—half of the growth in global demand—portend a future of skyrocketing oil prices and regional conflict over inc…

March 1, 2006

Political History and Theory
Friendly Fire

In 1945, the United States was the founding impulse behind the cornerstones of the international community: the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the United Nations. At that time, Amer…

July 1, 1998

Europe and Eurasia
Centralization or Fragmentation?

The European Union has shown remarkable resiliency and dynamism over the past decade. Despite the end of the Cold War and the struggle to ratify the Maastricht Treaty, the EU continues its quest to d…

January 9, 2009

Political History and Theory
The Best Laid Plans

The long-standing but unresolved debate of the virtues and values of multilateralism vs. unilateralism in American foreign policy is critically important in today's complicated world. To understand t…

March 1, 1999

Japan
The U.S.-Japan Alliance

During the Cold War, the U.S.-Japan alliance was at the core of the American presence, power, and prestige in the Asia-Pacific region. When the Cold War ended, many questioned whether the alliance wo…

February 1, 2005

Turkey
Unsilencing the Past

The Turkish-Armenian Conflict has lasted for nearly a century and still continues in attenuated forms to poison the relationship between Turks and Armenians. Contact was taboo before the author brought the two sides together to explore ways of overcoming their historical enmity.

February 11, 2016

Economics
War by Other Means

In War by Other Means, Robert Blackwill and Jennifer Harris show that geoeconomic warfare requires a new vision of U.S. statecraft.