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March 1, 2019

Arab Spring
False Dawn

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.

September 1, 2001

Political History and Theory
The Real and the Ideal

Idealism and the pursuit of power are more closely linked than the liberal or realist traditions would have us believe. Foreign policy should be built on the principles of decency, mutual respect for…

May 2, 2018

China
The Third Revolution

Elizabeth Economy’s The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State argues that the intersection of Xi Jinping’s dual-reform trajectories—a more authoritarian and controlling system at home and a more ambitious and activist foreign policy abroad—provides Beijing with new levers of influence and power that the United States and others must learn to exploit and counter in order to protect and advance their own interests.

October 11, 2016

Monetary Policy
The Man Who Knew

In this biography of Alan Greenspan, Sebastian Mallaby brilliantly explores Greenspan's life and legacy and tells the story of the making of modern finance.

January 7, 2014

China
By All Means Necessary

In By All Means Necessary Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi explore the unrivaled expansion of the Chinese economy and the global effects of its meteoric growth.

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.

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.

May 1, 2009

Iran
Guardians of the Revolution

This accessible and authoritative history of Iran's relations with the world since the revolution shows that behind the famous personalities and extremist slogans is a nation far more pragmatic—and complex—than many in the West have been led to believe.

June 4, 2008

Homeland Security
The Closing of the American Border

Edward Alden goes behind the scenes to tell the story of the Bush administration's struggle to balance security and openness in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

October 23, 2003

Russia
Power and Purpose

The evolution of American foreign policy toward the Soviet Union, and later Russia, is traced through the tumultuous and uncertain period following the end of the cold war. It examines how American policymakers—particularly in the executive branch—coped with the opportunities and challenges presented by the new Russia.