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February 1, 2006

Financial Markets
Financial Statecraft

Read an excerpt of Financial Statecraft. As trade flows expanded and trade agreements proliferated after World War II, governments—most notably the United States—came increasingly to use their pow…

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…

August 1, 2006

Iran
The Shia Revival

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…

October 19, 2006

Defense Technology
War Made New

A sweeping, epic history that ranges from the defeat of the Spanish Armada to the war on terrorism, War Made New is a provocative new vision of the rise of the modern world through the lens of warfar…

September 1, 2006

Political History and Theory
Continuing the Inquiry

Reprinted with a new Foreword by Richard N. Haass in honor of the Council's eighty-fifth anniversary Direct heir to the academic think tank called "The Inquiry" that prepared Woodrow Wilson for th…

October 20, 2006

Iran
Hidden Iran

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…

February 20, 2007

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
The Edge of Disaster

In this gripping book, leading security expert Stephen Flynn issues a call to action, demanding that we wake up and prepare immediately for a safer future.

June 13, 2007

Economic Crises
The Forgotten Man

It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression. Only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand how the nation endured…

August 1, 2007

Sub-Saharan Africa
Beyond Humanitarianism

Overview 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…

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…