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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…

March 14, 2007

Politics and Government
Ruling But Not Governing

A critical examination of how the legacies of military control in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey affect political development in these countries, highlighting the often-overlooked difficulties of promoting democratic change in military-dominated political systems.

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…

August 6, 2007

Political History and Theory
God and Gold

An illuminating account by Walter Russell Mead of the birth and rise of the global political and economic system that, sustained first by Britain and now by America, created the modern world.

February 13, 2008

Islamic State
The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State

Noah Feldman tells the story behind the increasingly popular call for the establishment of the sharia—the law of the traditional Islamic state—in the modern Muslim world.

March 18, 2008

United States
Daydream Believers

Fred Kaplan explains the grave misconceptions that enabled the administration of George W. Bush to lose track on global security after September, 11 2001.

March 1, 2009

Russia
Russian Foreign Policy

Jeffrey Mankoff convincingly demonstrates that today's Russia is more interested in restoring what its leaders consider to be its rightful place among the world's major powers than in directly challe…

May 15, 2009

Iraq
War of Necessity, War of Choice

Richard N. Haass contrasts the decisions that shaped the conduct of two wars between the United States and Iraq, and writes an authoritative, personal account of how U.S. foreign policy is made, what it should seek, and how it should be pursued.

January 7, 2009

China
China's Rise and the Two Koreas

Read an excerpt of China's Rise and the Two Koreas. With China now South Korea's number one trading partner and destination for foreign investment and tourism, what are the implications for politi…

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.