Books by FPRI Scholars

Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

The latest edition of this renowned textbook explores the states and regimes of the Middle East and North Africa. Presenting heavily revised, fully updated chapters contributed by the world’s... Read more »

The Targeter: My Life in the CIA, Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House

In 1999, 30-year-old Nada Bakos moved from her lifelong home in Montana to Washington, DC, to join the CIA. Quickly realizing her affinity for intelligence work, Nada was determined... Read more »

The Societies of the Middle East and North Africa: Structures, Vulnerabilities, and Forces

This new textbook explores the societies and populations of the Middle East and North Africa. Presenting original chapters written by the world’s leading Middle East scholars, it analyzes the... Read more »

The Lands in Between: Russia vs. the West and the New Politics of Hybrid War

Russia’s stealth invasion of Ukraine and its assault on the US elections in 2016 forced a reluctant West to grapple with the effects of hybrid war. While most citizens... Read more »

Jihadism Constrained

How threatening are al-Qaeda and the Islamic State? In Jihadism Constrained, Barak Mendelsohn suggests that although jihadi terrorism is a serious challenge, it must not be exaggerated. This book... Read more »