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October 5, 2012

North Korea
North Korea in Transition

The world's leading North Korea experts analyze the challenges and prospects the country is facing.

April 30, 2001

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Defending America

Arms control and missile defense are once again at the forefront of the American national security agenda. Not surprisingly, the debate has broken down along well-worn lines. Arms control advocates d…

August 1, 2005

United States
America Unbound

Winner of the 2003 Lionel Gelber Prize, America Unbound has been lauded for its evenhanded treatment of Bush's foreign policy. Veterans of the Clinton administration's National Security Council staff…

June 1, 2004

Homeland Security
America the Vulnerable

Three years after September 11, the United States is still dangerously unprepared to prevent or respond to another attack on its soil. Faced with this threat, the United States should be operating on…

March 6, 2008

Wars and Conflict
America Between the Wars

A compelling narrative of how the decisions and debates of the years between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the World Trade Center towers shaped the events, arguments, and politics o…

June 9, 2020

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Shields of the Republic

Is America’s alliance system so quietly effective that politicians and voters fail to appreciate its importance in delivering the security they take for granted?

April 8, 2019

Japan
Japan Rearmed

Japan’s United States–imposed postwar constitution renounced the use of offensive military force, but, Sheila A. Smith shows, a nuclear North Korea and an increasingly assertive China have the Japane…

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.

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 15, 2013

United States
Foreign Policy Begins at Home

Read an excerpt of Foreign Policy Begins at Home. The biggest threat to the United States comes not from abroad but from within. This is the unexpected message of Council on Foreign Relations Pres…