Books by FPRI Scholars

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 »

China’s Political System: Modernization and Tradition (10th Edition)

Purchase the book here. China’s Political System provides a concise introduction to the political, economic, and social factors that determine China’s government. Highly respected specialist June Teufel Dreyer offers expert... Read more »

Haunted by Chaos: China’s Grand Strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping

Before the Chinese Communist Party came to power, China lay broken and fragmented. Today it is a force on the global stage, and yet its leaders have continued to... Read more »

Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News

The author, FPRI's Clint Watts, has been at the forefront in exposing Russian influence operations in social media -- after spending a decade tracking jihadis online. He... Read more »

From Triumph to Crisis: Neoliberal Economic Reform in Postcommunist Countries

The postcommunist countries were amongst the most fervent and committed adopters of neoliberal economic reforms. Not only did they manage to overcome the anticipated domestic opposition to ‘shock therapy’... Read more »