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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 10, 2004

International Organizations
International Economic and Financial Cooperation

The machinery of international economic and financial cooperation is rapidly becoming obsolete. Written by a group that combines extensive practical experience and analytical sharpness, the sixth tit…

September 1, 2001

Political History and Theory
The Real and the Ideal

Idealism and the pursuit of power are more closely linked than the liberal or realist traditions would have us believe. Foreign policy should be built on the principles of decency, mutual respect for…

October 11, 2016

Monetary Policy
The Man Who Knew

In this biography of Alan Greenspan, Sebastian Mallaby brilliantly explores Greenspan's life and legacy and tells the story of the making of modern finance.

April 19, 2022

Political History and Theory
The Great Experiment—Obama's 2022 Summer Reading Pick

Yascha Mounk offers a brilliant big-picture vision of the greatest challenge of modern time—how to bridge the bitter divides within diverse democracies enough for them to remain stable and functional.

April 20, 2010

Financial Markets
More Money Than God

The first authoritative history of hedge funds; from their rebel beginnings to their role in defining the future of finance.

March 2, 2018

Energy and Environment
Taming the Sun

Solar energy is the world’s cheapest and fastest-growing power source, but its rise is in danger of stalling. Varun Sivaram argues that realizing solar's potential will require innovation—creative fi…

March 30, 2021

Refugees and Displaced Persons
Beyond the Sand and Sea

From Ty McCormick, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, an epic and timeless story of a family in search of safety, security, and a place to call home.

January 1, 1998

Conflict Prevention
Cases and Strategies for Preventive Action

Read an excerpt of Cases and Strategies for Preventive Action. In 1996, there were violent intrastate conflicts in ninety countries around the world. Governments, international organizations, nong…

May 11, 2021

World Order
The World

An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and nonexpert alike, navigate a time in which many of our biggest challenges come…