Books by FPRI Scholars

President Carter: The White House Years

Stuart Eizenstat

The definitive history of the Carter Administration from the man who participated in its surprising number of accomplishments—drawing on his extensive and never-before-seen notes. Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy ...

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Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq

Samuel Helfont

Samuel Helfont draws on extensive research with Ba’thist archives to investigate the roots of the religious insurgencies that erupted in Iraq following the American-led invasion in 2003. In looking ...

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China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know

Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Maura Cunningham

The need to understand this global giant has never been more pressing: China is constantly in the news, yet conflicting impressions abound. Within one generation, China has transformed from ...

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The Return of Marco Polo’s World

Robert D. Kaplan

In the late thirteenth century, Marco Polo began a decades-long trek from Venice to China. The strength of that Silk Road—the trade route between Europe and Asia—was a foundation ...

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American Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump

Hal Brands

  American foreign policy is in a state of upheaval. The rise of Donald Trump and his “America First” platform have created more uncertainty about America’s role in the ...

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