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.
January 24, 2017
The definitive account of the secret war in the tiny Southeast Asian nation of Laos, which lasted almost two decades and forever changed the CIA’s controversial role in foreign policy.
August 30, 2016
The world is drowning in cash, and it is making us poorer and less safe. Kenneth S. Rogoff makes the case for getting rid of most paper money.
June 18, 2013
Read an excerpt of Pathways to Freedom.
Many developing countries have launched transitions from authoritarianism to democracy over the past twenty-five years. While some have succeeded in buildin…
January 4, 2013
Through an in-depth analysis of modern Mexico, Shannon O'Neil provides a roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time: relations with its southern neighbor.
January 2, 2013
A remarkably deft work of storytelling that reveals how the blueprint for the postwar economic order was actually drawn.
November 17, 2008
Read an excerpt of Restoring the Balance.
The next U.S. president will need to pursue a new strategic framework for advancing American interests in the Middle East. The mounting challenges include…
October 20, 2006
For more than a quarter of a century, few countries have been as resistant to American influence or understanding as Iran. The United States and Iran have long eyed each other with suspicion, all too…
August 1, 2006
An editors' choice pick in the New York Times, which calls the book "a fast-moving, engaging, and ultimately unnerving book."
As nations around the world struggle with the threat of militant Islam…
April 1, 2006
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…