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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.

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.

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 …

August 6, 2007

Political History and Theory
God and Gold

An illuminating account by Walter Russell Mead of the birth and rise of the global political and economic system that, sustained first by Britain and now by America, created the modern world.

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…

May 3, 2005

Iraq
Losing Iraq

A disenchanted government insider’s take on the planning that did go on for postwar Iraq that the Bush administration willfully ignored. According to conventional wisdom, Iraq has suffered because…

April 17, 2005

Economics
Globalization: What’s New?

From the streets of Seattle to corporate boardrooms to new factories in third-world nations, globalization is subject to very different and often explosively divergent interpretations. Where some see…

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.

June 19, 2003

Americas
Naked Tropics

Read an excerpt of Naked Tropics. In this volume, distinguished historian Kenneth Maxwell, Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for inter-American Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations…

June 1, 2003

Israel
Support Any Friend

Read an excerpt of Support Any Friend. In his timely, perceptive, and elegantly written book, Senior Fellow Warren Bass offers striking new insights into the origins of today's Middle East. He ill…