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  • Mr. Putinby Fiona Hill; Clifford G. Gaddy

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    From the KGB to the Kremlin: a multidimensional portrait of the man at war with the West. Where do Vladimir Putin's ideas come from? How does he look at the outside world? What does he want, and how far is he willing to go? The great lesson of the outbreak of World War I in 1914 was the danger of misreading the statements, actions, and intentions... more...

  • The Thistle and the Droneby Akbar Ahmed

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals an important yet largely ignored result of this war: in many nations it has exacerbated the already broken relationship between central governments... more...

  • Confronting Suburban Poverty in Americaby Elizabeth Kneebone; Alan Berube

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    It has been nearly a half century since President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. Back in the 1960s tackling poverty "in place" meant focusing resources in the inner city and in rural areas. The suburbs were seen as home to middle- and upper-class families?affluent commuters and homeowners looking for good schools and safe communities in which... more...

  • Dragon in the Tropicsby Javier Corrales; Michael Penfold

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 27.00

    This new and expanded edition of Dragon in the Tropics ?the widely acclaimed account of how president Hugo Chávez (1999?2013) revamped Venezuela's political economy?examines the electoral decline of Chavismo after Chavez's death and the policies adopted by his successor, Nicolás Maduro, to cope with the economic chaos inherited from previous radical... more...

  • Saving Europeby Carlo Bastasin

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Is the European crisis over? By no means, according to economist and journalist Carlo Bastasin. In fact, the problems that developed between 2008 and 2011?described in the first edition of Saving Europe?have grown more insidious. The crisis originated when national governments failed to act openly and responsibly, putting in jeopardy not only their... more...

  • Battling Terrorism in the Horn of Africaby Robert I. Rotberg

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 22.95

    "Examines the state of governance in the countries of the greater Horn of Africa region--Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, the Sudan, and Yemen--and discusses strategies to combat the transnational threat of terrorism, including suggestions for more effective U.S. engagement in the region"--Provided by publisher. more...

  • Besiegedby William Howell

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    School boards are fighting for their survival. Almost everything that they do is subject to regulations handed down from city councils, state boards of education, legislatures, and courts. Besieged is the first full-length volume in many years to systematically examine the politics that surround school boards. more...

  • Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs 2005by Gary Burtless; Janet Rothenberg Pack

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    Designed to reach a wide audience of scholars and policymakers, the Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs is an annual series that serves as a forum for cutting-edge, accessible research on urban policy. more...

  • Building Assets, Building Creditby Nicolas P. Retsinas; Eric S. Belsky; Edward Gramlich

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    "Examines the path from basic banking services to creditmaking decisions to mortgage lending that can give low-income individuals and communities the opportunity to build assets through credit, highlighting the need for transparency in the subprime market, buyer education, and borrower safeguards"--Provided by publisher. more...

  • Can We Say No?by Henry J. Aaron; William B. Schwartz; Melissa Cox

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    "Examines the use of rationing as a means to curb health care spending, using the experience of Great Britain to highlight the promises and pitfalls of this approach"--Provided by publisher. more...