April 2, 2019
In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.
April 10, 2018
A spellbinding narrative of the high-stakes mission that changed the course of America, China, diplomacy and global politics—and a rich portrait of the towering, complex figure who carried it out: George Marshall.
October 20, 2016
A history of the last four decades of U.S. trade policies and a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized economy.
February 1, 2016
How America Stacks Up outlines the economic challenges faced by the United States and prescribes solutions that will ensure a healthy, competitive U.S. economy for years to come.
June 4, 2008
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.
January 1, 2013
A complete global history of guerrilla uprisings through the ages.
July 6, 2007
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…
April 7, 2004
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…
May 3, 2011
Osama bin Laden was the most wanted man in American history—an enemy who brought the United States what President George W. Bush called "a day of fire," and ushered in a new era of terrorism. It took…
August 1, 2007
Africa is moving center stage in world politics, but not just for humanitarian reasons.
Currently, 15 percent of U.S. oil imports come from Africa—as much as from the Middle East—and t…