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January 1, 1998

Conflict Prevention
Cases and Strategies for Preventive Action

Read an excerpt of Cases and Strategies for Preventive Action. In 1996, there were violent intrastate conflicts in ninety countries around the world. Governments, international organizations, nong…

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.

April 7, 2004

Northeast Asia
East Asian Economic Regionalism

Something new is happening across East Asia. A part of the world long noted for its lack of internal economic links is discussing regional cooperation on trade, investment, and exchange rates. Why ha…

April 1, 2006

Saudi Arabia
Thicker Than Oil

Read an excerpt of Thicker Than Oil. For fifty-five years, the United States and Saudi Arabia were solid partners. Then came the 9/11 attacks, which sorely tested that relationship. In Thicker Tha…

July 6, 2007

Economics
Winners without Losers

In the two decades since the United States became the world's only superpower, policymakers in Washington have seemingly abandoned many tools of statecraft and instead now rely on U.S. military stren…

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.

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.

August 20, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
Forces of Fortune

Forces of Fortune reveals that there is a vital but unseen rising force in the Islamic world—a new business-minded middle class—that is building a vibrant new Muslim world economy and that holds the …

January 11, 2011

Afghanistan
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

The story of a young entrepreneur whose business created jobs and hope for women in her Kabul, Afghanistan, neighborhood during the Taliban years.

May 3, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
The New Arab Revolt

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. This coll…