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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 20, 2004

Grand Strategy
Power, Terror, Peace, and War

In Power, Terror, Peace, and War, Mead—one of the most original writers on U.S. foreign policy—provides a fascinating and timely account of the Bush administration's foreign policy and its current gr…

February 14, 2013

Energy and Climate Policy
The Power Surge

A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment.

March 5, 2009

United States
Power Rules

Read an excerpt of Power Rules. Inspired by Machiavelli's classic The Prince, CFR President Emeritus Leslie H. Gelb offers guidelines to the U.S. president in a new book on how to think about and …

April 8, 2019

Japan
Japan Rearmed

Japan’s United States–imposed postwar constitution renounced the use of offensive military force, but, Sheila Smith shows, a nuclear North Korea and an increasingly assertive China have the Japanese rethinking that commitment—and their reliance on U.S. security.

May 29, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Sovereignty Wars

Stewart Patrick argues that the United States can protect its sovereignty while advancing American interests in a global age. He clarifies what is at stake in the sovereignty debate, arguing that the…

October 16, 2018

United States
The Empty Throne

American diplomacy is in shambles under Trump, but beneath the daily chaos is an erosion of the postwar order that is even more dangerous. Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay give us a chilling account of why things are worse than they seem.

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.

March 12, 2019

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
How We Win

Farah Pandith argues for a paradigm shift in our approach to combating extremism, one that mobilizes the expertise and resources of diplomats, corporate leaders, mental health experts, social scientists, entrepreneurs, local communities, and, most of all, global youth themselves.

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.