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Lee Kuan Yew

The founding father of modern Singapore answers the toughest questions that matter most to thoughtful Americans weighing the challenges of the next quarter century. Read more

The New Digital Age

Two experts provide an unprecedented and fascinating look at what may happen in the future of business, citizenship, politics, privacy, terrorism, and diplomacy. Read more

Foreign Policy Begins at Home

The biggest threat to America's security and prosperity comes not from abroad but from within, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass in this provocative book. Read more

Why Growth Matters

Two preeminent experts on the Indian economy argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty: the overall growth of the country's economy. Read more

The Battle of Bretton Woods

A remarkably deft work of storytelling that reveals how the blueprint for the postwar economic order was actually drawn. Read more

Two Nations Indivisible

Through an in-depth analysis of modern Mexico, Shannon O'Neil provides a roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor. Read more

The Power Surge

A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment, authored by one of America's most prominent experts on energy's role in the world. Read more

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. Read more

North Korea in Transition

The world's leading North Korea experts analyze the challenges and prospects the country is facing. Read more

Governing Health in Contemporary China

As the world economy and international security are increasingly vulnerable to major disease outbreaks in China, Governing Health in Contemporary China sheds critical light on China's role in global health governance. Read more

Tested by Zion

A former top National Security Council officer in the Bush White House tells the full inside story of the Bush administration and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more

The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Security

John Campbell examines religion and security in Nigeria in the Routledge Handbook of Religion and Security. Read more

Invisible Armies

A complete global history of guerrilla uprisings through the ages. Read more

Iran: The Nuclear Challenge

In what may be the clearest picture of Iran's nuclear program to date, Iran: The Nuclear Challenge maps the objectives, tools, and strategies for dealing with one of the most vexing issues facing the United States and global community today. Read more

Climate Change and National Security A Country-Level Analysis

Daniel Markey authored the chapter, "Pakistan," in Climate Change and National Security, in which an international team of scholars explore and estimate the intermediate-term security risks that climate change may pose for the United States, its allies and partners, and for regional and global order through the year 2030. Read more

Climate Change and National Security A Country-Level Analysis

Daniel Markey authored the chapter, "Pakistan," in Climate Change and National Security, in which an international team of scholars explore and estimate the intermediate-term security risks that climate change may pose for the United States, its allies and partners, and for regional and global order through the year 2030. Read more

Beyond bin Laden

In "Pakistan," a chapter in Beyond bin Laden, Daniel Markey argues that Osama bin Laden's death comes at a time of intense crisis between the United States and Pakistan. Read more

Beyond bin Laden

In "Pakistan," a chapter in Beyond bin Laden, Daniel Markey argues that Osama bin Laden's death comes at a time of intense crisis between the United States and Pakistan. Read more

Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink

Former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell explores Nigeria's postcolonial history and examines the events and conditions that have carried this troubled giant to the edge. Read more

The US–South Korea Alliance

An exploration of the possibilities for enhanced U.S.-ROK cooperation in both traditional and nontraditional spheres. Read more

No One's World

A mapping of the twenty-first-century world that provides a detailed strategy for reconciling the West with the "rise of the rest." Read more

The Best Laid Plans

A look at the long-standing but unresolved debate of the virtues and values of multilateralism vs. unilateralism in American foreign policy. Read more

Preventing Electoral Violence in Africa

A practitioner's guide providing firsthand accounts and lessons from scholars and political and civic leaders in the field, with the aim of expanding the dialogue "to ensure free and fair elections in which all of Africa's people can safely exercise their democratic rights." Read more

Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know

In this compact reference guide, Julia E. Sweig presents a remarkably accessible portrait of Cuba's unique place on the world stage over the past fifty years, including its internal politics, its often fraught relationship with the United States, and its shifting relationship with the global community. Read more

Saudi Arabia on the Edge

A leading Middle East scholar pens this "good introduction to the Saudi paradox of social change and political stability and an invaluable guide to the challenges the country faces." Read more

American Force

An investigation of the use of American force since the end of the Cold War. Read more

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 politics and security in East Asia? Scott Snyder explores the transformation of the Sino–South Korean relationship since the early 1990s. Read more

The Struggle for Egypt

A sweeping account of Egypt in the modern era: what Egypt is, what it stands for, and its relation to the world. Read more

I Heard the Sirens Scream

Missing from the body of literature about 9/11 and the anthrax scare that followed is a sense of what 2001 felt like for those that experienced the events in a very personal way. This book bridges the divide and offers new insights into the period, presenting its profound implications for public health, mass psychology, governance, scientific integrity, social resilience and cohesion, criminal justice, and America's sense of itself. Read more

The Next Convergence

A succinct description of how the recent period of growth in developing countries is leading to a convergence with the advanced countries, or developed world. Read more

The New Arab Revolt

A collection of articles from Foreign Affairs, ForeignAffairs.com, and CFR.org that pulls together what is needed to understand the origins and significance of the new Arab revolt. Read more

Weak Links

Stewart Patrick contends that assumptions about the threats posed by failing states--or "weak links"--are based on anecdotal arguments and challenges the conventional wisdom through systematic empirical analysis. Read more

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

The story of a young entrepreneur whose business created jobs and hope for women in her Kabul, Afghanistan, neighborhood during the Taliban years. Read more

Advantage

A contrarian analysis of how the United States can succeed in the technological race with Asia. Read more

The Sixth Crisis

A balanced, even-handed account of the forces that are driving Iran, Israel, and the United States toward crisis, and what can be done to defuse it. Read more

Nigeria

Former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell explores Nigeria's postcolonial history and examines the events and conditions that have carried this troubled giant to the edge. Read more

Skilled Immigration Today

While immigration reform usually refers to unskilled labor, skilled immigration requires different policy action. Bhagwati and Hanson bring together today's foremost immigration experts to examine the phenomenon. Read more

List of Books Recommended by Majlis

Security Analysis: The Classic 1940 Edition by Benjamin GrahamThe Intelligent Investor Rev Ed. (Collins Business Essentials) by Benjamin GrahamThe Little Book That Beats the Market by Joel GreenblattThe Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America by Warren E. BuffettYou Can Be a Stock Market Genius: Uncover the Secret Hiding Places of Stock Market Profits by Joel Greenblatt Read more

Playing Monopoly with the Devil

This comprehensive book explores the currency problems that developing countries face and offers sound, practical advice for policymakers on how to deal with them. Read more

War Made New

A sweeping, epic history that ranges from the defeat of the Spanish Armada to the War on Terrorism, War Made New is a provocative new vision of the rise of the modern world through the lens of warfare. Read more

Hidden Iran

A groundbreaking book that reveals how the underappreciated domestic political rivalries within Iran serve to explain the country's behavior on the world stage. A leading expert explains why we fail to understand Iran and offers a new strategy for redefining this crucial relationship. Read more

The Edge of Disaster

Americans are in denial when it comes to facing up to how vulnerable our nation is to disaster, be it terrorist attack or act of God. In this gripping book, leading security expert Stephen Flynn issues a call to action, demanding that we wake up and prepare immediately for a safer future. Read more

Ruling But Not Governing

This book critically examines how the legacies of military control in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey affect political development in these countries, highlighting the often-overlooked difficulties of promoting democratic change in military- dominated political systems. Using Turkey's recent reforms as a point of departure, Steven Cook offers novel policy prescriptions for encouraging political change in Egypt and Algeria. Read more

The Forgotten Man

In this timely book, Amity Shlaes offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. She traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers and the moving stories of individual citizens who, through their brave perseverance, helped establish the steadfast character we recognize as American today. Read more

Beyond Humanitarianism

From Mugabe’s Zimbabwe to conflict in the Horn, Africa has moved off the back burner of U.S. foreign policy. To address the growing importance of this region, the Council on Foreign Relations and Foreign Affairs, the Council’s flagship magazine, present Beyond Humanitarianism, a citizen’s guide to deconstructing the complex issues and conflicts on the African continent and clarifying what’s at stake for the United States in Africa’s future. Read more

God and Gold

An illuminating account by Walter Russell Mead of the birth and rise of the global political and economic system that, sustained first by Britain and now by America, created the modern world. Read more

Heroic Conservatism

Michael J. Gerson draws on his White House experiences as the chief speechwriter and a policy adviser to President George W. Bush to argue for a renewed idealism in domestic and foreign policy. Read more

On Nuclear Terrorism

In this book, Michael A. Levi draws from our long experience with terrorism and proposes new principles for understanding and defending against nuclear threats. Read more

Regional Monetary Integration

This book seeks to explain why governments contemplate regional monetary integration and why some country groups are more likely than others to exercise that option. It also explains why some country groups may be more successful than others, and the potential relevance of the European experience for those other country groups. Read more

The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State

In this penetrating book, 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. Read more

Foreign Policy Begins at Home

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The biggest threat to America's security and prosperity comes not from abroad but from within, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass in this provocative book.

The Power Surge

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A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment, authored by one of America's most prominent experts on energy's role in the world.

The New Digital Age

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Two experts provide an unprecedented and fascinating look at what may happen in the future of business, citizenship, politics, privacy, terrorism, and diplomacy.

Two Nations Indivisible

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Through an in-depth analysis of modern Mexico, Shannon O'Neil provides a roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor.

Why Growth Matters

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Two preeminent experts on the Indian economy argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty: the overall growth of the country's economy.

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