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September 1, 2018

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Plagues and the Paradox of Progress

For the first time in recorded history, viruses, bacteria, and other infectious diseases are not the leading cause of death or disability in any region of the world. People are living longer. And yet, the news is not all good. Recent reductions in infectious disease have not been accompanied by the same improvements in income, job opportunities, and governance. There have also been unintended consequences. In this book, Thomas Bollyky explores the paradox in our fight against infectious disease: the world is getting healthier in ways that should make us worry.

April 8, 2019

Japan
Japan Rearmed

Japan’s United States–imposed postwar constitution renounced the use of offensive military force, but, Sheila Smith shows, a nuclear North Korea and an increasingly assertive China have the Japanese rethinking that commitment—and their reliance on U.S. security.

April 2, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Road Not Taken

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.

January 2, 2012

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia on the Edge

Of all the countries in the world that are vital to the strategic and economic interests of the United States, Saudi Arabia is the least understood by the American people. Saudi Arabia's unique place…

April 10, 2018

China
The China Mission

A spellbinding narrative of the high-stakes mission that changed the course of America, China, diplomacy and global politics—and a rich portrait of the towering, complex figure who carried it out: George Marshall.

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.

February 11, 2016

Economics
War by Other Means

In War by Other Means, Robert Blackwill and Jennifer Harris show that geoeconomic warfare requires a new vision of U.S. statecraft.

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…

January 1, 2013

Wars and Conflict
Invisible Armies

A complete global history of guerrilla uprisings through the ages.

February 14, 2013

Energy and Climate Policy
The Power Surge

A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment.