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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.

June 4, 2008

Homeland Security
The Closing of the American Border

Edward Alden goes behind the scenes to tell the story of the Bush administration's struggle to balance security and openness in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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…

August 20, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
Forces of Fortune

Forces of Fortune reveals that there is a vital but unseen rising force in the Islamic world—a new business-minded middle class—that is building a vibrant new Muslim world economy and that holds the …

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…

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…

September 22, 2011

Egypt
The Struggle for Egypt

"There is a tendency to believe that Egyptians rebelled against Hosni Mubarak.... That is true, but it is not entirely accurate," writes CFR Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies …

April 8, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
The Persian Gulf and the West: The Dilemma of Security

This volume provides a broadly comparative and historical re-examination of the fundamental strategic dilemmas that confront the Western world in the Persian Gulf region. This systematic study of how…

January 3, 2013

Political Movements
Democracy in Retreat

A thought-provoking study of democratization proposing that the spate of retreating democracies, one after another over the past two decades, is not just a series of exceptions.

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…