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April 2, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Road Not Taken

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.

June 18, 2013

Democracy
Pathways to Freedom

Read an excerpt of Pathways to Freedom. Many developing countries have launched transitions from authoritarianism to democracy over the past twenty-five years. While some have succeeded in buildin…

January 3, 2013

Political Movements
Democracy in Retreat

A thought-provoking study of democratization proposing that the spate of retreating democracies, one after another over the past two decades, is not just a series of exceptions.

January 2, 2013

Financial Markets
The Battle of Bretton Woods

A remarkably deft work of storytelling that reveals how the blueprint for the postwar economic order was actually drawn.

September 22, 2010

Wars and Conflict
How Wars End

A penetrating look at American wars over the last century.

April 23, 2010

Political History and Theory
The Icarus Syndrome

Read an excerpt of The Icarus Syndrome. In The Icarus Syndrome, Peter Beinart tells a tale as old as the Greeks—a story about the seductions of success. Beinart describes Washington on the eve of …

May 15, 2009

Iraq
War of Necessity, War of Choice

Richard N. Haass contrasts the decisions that shaped the conduct of two wars between the United States and Iraq, and writes an authoritative, personal account of how U.S. foreign policy is made, what it should seek, and how it should be pursued.

March 6, 2008

Wars and Conflict
America Between the Wars

A compelling narrative of how the decisions and debates of the years between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the World Trade Center towers shaped the events, arguments, and politics o…

November 6, 2007

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
On Nuclear Terrorism

Drawing from our long experience with terrorism, Michael A. Levi proposes new principles for understanding and defending against nuclear threats.

September 1, 2006

Political History and Theory
Continuing the Inquiry

Reprinted with a new Foreword by Richard N. Haass in honor of the Council's eighty-fifth anniversary Direct heir to the academic think tank called "The Inquiry" that prepared Woodrow Wilson for th…