January 24, 2019
A personal story of the development of U.S. human rights policy in the last forty years and an argument, both "realist" and principled, for supporting the expansion of democracy in the Middle East.
March 1, 2019
A sweeping narrative account of the last five years in the Middle East and a timely argument of how and why the Arab uprisings failed.
May 3, 2011
Read an excerpt of False Dawn.
The New Arab Revolt: What Happened, What It Means, and What Comes Next sets the intellectual stage for understanding the revolutions in the Middle East.
October 1, 2002
In Arabs at War, Council Senior Fellow Kenneth Pollack delivers the first-ever unclassified record of the post-World War II military histories of six key Arab states: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Saud…
September 20, 2016
A provocative look at the world's most difficult, seemingly ineradicable problems—and the surprising stories of the countries that solved them.
February 11, 2016
In The Pragmatic Superpower, Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon reframe the legacy of U.S. involvement in the Arab world from 1945 to 1991 and shed new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East.
October 5, 2012
The world's leading North Korea experts analyze the challenges and prospects the country is facing.
February 15, 2013
Read an excerpt of Foreign Policy Begins at Home.
The biggest threat to the United States comes not from abroad but from within. This is the unexpected message of Council on Foreign Relations Pres…
November 13, 2012
The recent upheavals in the Middle East are challenging long-held assumptions about the dynamics between the United States, the Arab world, and Israel. In Pathways to Peace, today's leading experts e…
January 2, 2012
Of all the countries in the world that are vital to the strategic and economic interests of the United States, Saudi Arabia is the least understood by the American people. Saudi Arabia's unique place…