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The Trouble with Africa

by Robert Calderisi

After years of frustration at the stifling atmosphere of political correctness surrounding discussions of Africa, long time World Bank official Robert Calderisi speaks out. He boldly reveals how most of Africa's...


¡Fidel is Dead!: The Future of the Failed Cuban Revolution

by Kathy Reyes & Hugo Villabona

"Isolation has not worked...it's time for a new approach" - President Barack Obama, Dec. 17, 2014 Cuba was forever changed by Fidel Castro's revolution that turned the island into a single-party Communist state....


The Irregularization of Migration in Contemporary Europe: Detention, Deportation, Drowning

by Yolande Jansen, Robin Celikates & Joost de Bloois

This carefully curated collection addresses the intertwined political, legal, cultural and normative dimensions of the irregularization of migration.


Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

by Elazar Barkan & Karen Barkey

This anthology explores the dynamics of shared religious sites in Turkey, the Balkans, Palestine/Israel, Cyprus, and Algeria, indicating where local and national stakeholders maneuver between competition and...


States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control

by Jeffrey Herbst

Theories of international relations, assumed to be universally applicable, have failed to explain the creation of states in Africa. There, the interaction of power and space is dramatically different from what...


Global Ethics and Global Common Goods

by Patrick Riordan

Patrick Riordan takes a different approach to the questions of global ethics by following the direction of questioning initially pioneered by Aristotle; for him the most basic question of ethics is 'what is...


U.S. Policy to Counter Nigeria's Boko Haram

by John Campbell

John Campbell, Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies, evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers...


Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age

by Gregory D. Koblentz

The world has entered a second nuclear age shaped by rising nuclear states and military technologies. Gregory Koblentz argues that the United States should work with the other nuclear-armed states to manage...


The Emerging Global Health Crisis: Noncommunicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

by Council on Foreign Relations

This CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, The Emerging Global Health Crisis: Noncommunicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, outlines a plan for collective action on the global health crisis...


Cultural Security: Evaluating the Power of Culture in International Affairs

by Erik Nemeth

Over the past two centuries, abuse of antiquities and fine art has evolved from the “spoils of war” into a medium for conducting terrorism which strives to erase the cultural heritage of “the other”....


Spaces of Governmentality: Autonomous Migration and the Arab Uprisings

by Martina Tazzioli

This book explores migrants’ movements and struggles taking place in the aftermath of the Arab Revolutions and examines how they impact the European space.


Failed Statebuilding: Intervention, the State, and the Dynamics of Peace Formation

by Oliver Richmond

Western struggles-and failures-to create functioning states in countries such as Iraq or Afghanistan have inspired questions about whether statebuilding projects are at all viable, or whether they make the lives...


The Path of World Trade Law in the 21st Century

by Steve Charnovitz

The advent of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995 transformed international economic law for states, enterprises, and nongovernmental organizations. This book analyzes how the WTO is changing the path...


Tax Reform and the Alliance for Progress

by Raynard M. Sommerfeld

The Alliance for Progress was a program intended to stimulate and aid the economic development of the peoples of Latin America. It proposed that the United States and nineteen Latin American republics pool financial...


Mexico and the United States in the Oil Controversy, 1917-1942

by Lorenzo Meyer & Muriel Vasconcellos

From reviews of the Spanish edition:"Meyer's perceptive commentary on Mexican power politics presents new insights into the petroleum lobbies in Mexico City and Washington. With unbiased empathy he shows the...


China 1945: Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice

by Richard Bernstein

A riveting account of the watershed moment in America’s dealings with China that forever altered the course of East-West relations

As 1945 opened, America was on surprisingly congenial terms with China’s...


North America: Time for a New Focus

by Council on Foreign Relations

This CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, North America: Time for a New Focus, asserts that elevating and prioritizing the U.S.-Canada-Mexico relationship offers the best opportunity for strengthening...


Wars From Within:Understanding and Managing Insurgent Movements: Understanding and Managing Insurgent Movements

by Albrecht Schnabel & Rohan Gunaratna

Wars from Within brings together an international and multidisciplinary group of academics and practitioner-researchers specializing in the study of insurgent movements in order to provide a deeper understanding...


The Great Rebalancing: Trade, Conflict, and the Perilous Road Ahead for the World Economy

by Michael Pettis

China’s economic growth is sputtering, the Euro is under threat, and the United States is combating serious trade disadvantages. Another Great Depression? Not quite. Noted economist and China expert Michael...


Confucian Culture and Democracy

by John Fuh-sheng Hsieh

The debate over the compatibility of Confucian culture with democracy is an ongoing one. Yet, few books in the existing literature have dealt specifically with the relationship between Confucian culture (as...