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May 1, 2015

Defense and Security
The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash

Japan and South Korea are Western-style democracies with open-market economies committed to the rule of law. They are also U.S. allies. Yet despite their shared interests, shared values, and geographic proximity, divergent national identities have driven a wedge between them. Drawing on decades of expertise, Scott A. Snyder and Brad Glosserman investigate the roots of this split and its ongoing threat to the region and the world.

January 24, 2017

Laos
A Great Place to Have a War

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.

November 23, 2015

Cybersecurity
The Hacked World Order

The Internet today connects roughly 2.7 billion people around the world, and booming interest in the "Internet of things" could result in 75 billion devices connected to the web by 2020. The myth of …

February 2, 2010

Middle East and North Africa
Paradise Beneath Her Feet

Read an excerpt of Paradise Beneath Her Feet. The challenge in the Middle East has been intensified by the rise of a political Islam that too often condemns women's empowerment as Western cultural…

November 17, 2008

Middle East and North Africa
Restoring the Balance

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…

February 26, 2015

Japan
Intimate Rivals

No country feels China's rise more deeply than Japan. Through intricate case studies of visits by politicians to the Yasukuni Shrine, conflicts at the East China Sea boundary, concerns about food saf…

June 1, 2003

Israel
Support Any Friend

Read an excerpt of Support Any Friend. In his timely, perceptive, and elegantly written book, Senior Fellow Warren Bass offers striking new insights into the origins of today's Middle East. He ill…

February 11, 2014

United States
Maximalist

Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light.

October 22, 2013

Taiwan
Challenge to China

Challenge to China draws attention to an underappreciated aspect of legal reforms in Taiwan, and asks how Taiwan's experience might be relevant to its giant neighbor across the Taiwan Strait.

June 18, 2013

Democracy
Pathways to Freedom

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…