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together experts and policymakers to review what they knew
about al-Qaida and associated movements before the terrorist
assault and what they have learned since. Participants also shared
thoughts on the future of the terrorist movement and directions
for counterterrorism research and policy. Tis vital document is
available free online at
Lorry M. Fenner, a retired U.S. Air Force intelligence ofcer,
is a senior research fellow and director of the Confict Records
Research Center at NDU’s Institute for National Strategic Studies.
Mark E. Stout, a lecturer at Te Johns Hopkins University’s Center
for Advanced Governmental Studies and the International Spy
Museum’s historian, was previously an intelligence analyst with
the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Jes-
sica Goldings is a research analyst at CRRC.
The Dissent Papers:
The Voices of Diplomats in
the Cold War and Beyond
Hannah Gurman, Columbia University
Press, 2012, $45/hardcover, 296 pages;
$19.99/Kindle Edition.
Te Dissent Papers
is a serious and long-
overdue treatment of constructive dissent
by Foreign Service ofcers over the past 70
years, from the Cold War to the present. In it the author assesses
the history, value and impact of internal dissent over U.S. foreign
policy since World War II. For a full review, see the September
Hannah Gurman is a clinical assistant professor at New York
University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Her writ-
ing has appeared in
Foreign Policy in Focu
s, the
Journal of
Contemporary History
and other publications.
Rewiring Regional Security
in a Fragmented World
Edited by Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler
Hampson and Pamela Aall, United
States Institute of Peace Press, 2011,
$35, paperback, 590 pages.
Tomas Pickering, former under secretary
of State for political afairs and ambassa-
dor to the United Nations, calls
Regional Security
“a must read for anyone interested in this major
topic of growing importance.”
Transcending the usual stovepiped studies of international
security, the book features regional voices and is aimed at foster-
ing an understanding of the mosaic of regional security chal-
lenges and confict management responses in all their complex-
Chester A. Crocker is the James R. Schlesinger Professor of
Strategic Studies at Georgetown University. Fen Osler Hampson is
professor of international afairs and director of the Norman Pater-
son School of International Afairs at Carleton University. Pamela
Aall is provost for the United States Institute of Peace’s Academy for
International Confict Management and Peacebuilding.
The Future of the Jews:
How Global Forces Are Impacting
the Jewish People, Israel and Its
Relationship with the United States
Stuart E. Eizenstat, Rowman & Littlefeld
Publishers, 2012, $35, hardcover,
288 pages.
“An important book that cogently describes
the global processes, trends and shifts that
are shaping our world, and will undoubtedly impact the state
of Israel and the Jewish people, as we move further into the 21st
century,” says Israeli President Shimon Peres of this book. Te
author takes a comprehensive look at the efects of globalization
powered by technology and communications on the world—and,
in particular, on Israel and the United States.
Stuart E. Eizenstat has held senior U.S. government positions
in three presidential administrations and has been a leader in the
Jewish community. He is also author of
Imperfect Justice: Looted
Assets, Slave Labor and the Unfnished Business of World War II
(PublicAfairs, 2004).
The Valley’s Edge: A Year with
the Pashtuns in the Heartland
of the Taliban
Daniel R. Green, Potomac Books, 2011,
$29.95, hardcover, 288 pages.
In this detailed frsthand account, Daniel
R. Green recalls his experience as the State
Department political adviser to a Provin-
cial Reconstruction Team in the province
of Uruzgan. Tis raw and truthful look at the world of “dust and
Humvees” encompasses the policy expectations, programs and
practical eforts of the PRT and its members, as well as the consid-
erable challenges they faced.
Daniel R. Green is a Soref Fellow at the Washington Institute
for Near East Policy and is pursuing a Ph.D. in political science at