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Books by FPRI Scholars

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London: A History

Jeremy Black

Everyone thinks they know London. Its landmarks have been used in a hundred films, its skyline and riverscape instantly recognizable.

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The Political Economy of Iraq: Restoring Balance in a Post-Conflict Society

Frank R. Gunter

This groundbreaking volume offers a comprehensive look at the current state of Iraq's political economy in the aftermath of the US-led overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Frank R. Gunter describes the unique difficulties facing the modern Iraqi economy and provides detailed recommendations for fostering future economic growth and stability.

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The Great War and the Making of the Modern World

Jeremy Black

This new work demonstrates how the outcome of the First World War has formed the modern world we live in today.

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The War on Terrorism: 21st-Century Perspectives

Stephen Gale, Michael Radu, Harvey Sicherman

The War on Terrorism: A collection of FPRI essays, 2001-2007 (Harvey Sicherman, Stephen Gale and Michael Radu, eds.) was released on September 11, 2007; it was reissued in September 2008 by Transaction Publishers as The War on Terrorism: 21st-Century Perspectives ($34.95).

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How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns

Audrey Kurth Cronin

Amid the fear following 9/11 and other recent terror attacks, it is easy to forget the most important fact about terrorist campaigns: they always come to an end--and often far more quickly than expected. Contrary to what many assume, when it comes to dealing with terrorism it may be more important to understand how it ends than how it begins.

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The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate

Robert D. Kaplan

In The Revenge of Geography, Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the near and distant past to look back at critical pivots in history and then to look forward at the evolving global scene.

Transforming the Philippines’ Defense Architecture

Felix K. Chang
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In the Whirlwind of Jihad

Martha Brill Olcott

In Uzbekistan, Central Asia's most populous country, Islam has been an ever-present factor in the lives of its people and a contentious force for political officials trying to build a secular and authoritarian government. In the Whirlwind of Jihad examines the intertwined and evolving relationships between religion, the state, and society in Uzbekistan from the late 1980s to today, encompassing the period from the collapse of the Soviet Union to the launch of the U.S.-led "war on terror' in neighboring Afghanistan.

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The Executioner’s Men: Los Zetas, Rogue Soldiers, Criminal Entrepreneurs, and the Shadow State They Created

George W. Grayson

A new generation of ruthless pragmatists carves a parallel state across Mexico and Central America. Most powerful among them is Los Zetas ruled over by Heriberto Lazcano, known as The Executioner. Lazcano and his men have forced a tectonic shift among drug trafficking organizations in the Americas, forever altering how criminal business is conducted in the Western Hemisphere. This narrative brings an unprecedented level of detail in describing how Los Zetas became Mexico’s most diabolical criminal organization.

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Zhivago's Children: The Last Russian Intelligentsia

Vladislav Zubok

Among the least-chronicled aspects of post–World War II European intellectual and cultural history is the story of the Russian intelligentsia after Stalin. Young Soviet veterans had returned from the heroic struggle to defeat Hitler only to confront the repression of Stalinist society. The world of the intelligentsia exerted an attraction for them, as it did for many recent university graduates.

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