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August 1, 1987

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Superpower Arms Control

"Arms control is praised or damned but seldom is its history analyzed. This volume, commissioned by the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, is detailed in its analysis and uses the evidence of its c…

January 1, 1996

Conflict Prevention
Toward Comprehensive Peace in Southeast Europe

While the Dayton agreement on Bosnia-Herzegovina has moved that troubled region toward peace, it could not eliminate all the dangers precipitated by the breakup of Yugoslavia. The South Balkans—Kosov…

January 1, 1999

China
China Joins the World

China Joins the World: Progress and Prospects offers fresh, timely insights into U.S. policy choices toward China by providing historical accounts of approaches that have worked and failed since the …

April 1, 2001

Climate Change
The Collapse of the Kyoto Protocol and the Struggle to Slow Global Warming

Most politicians, policy-makers, and analysts hailed the Kyoto Protocol as a vital first step toward slowing greenhouse warming. Council Senior Fellow David Victor was not among them. In this clear a…

November 24, 2003

Economics
Free Trade Today

Free trade—indeed, economic globalization generally—is under siege. The conventional arguments for protectionism have been discredited but not banished. And free trade faces strong new challenges fro…

April 1, 2006

Saudi Arabia
Thicker Than Oil

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…

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…

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…

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.

September 10, 2010

Military Operations
Between Threats and War

Read an excerpt of Between Threats and War. Limited military force—using enough force to resolve a problem while minimizing U.S. military deaths, local civilian casualties, and collateral damage—h…