Arthur Ross Book Award

Given by Council on Foreign Relations

Other Names: CFR Arthur Ross Book Award
99 Works / 102 Items 63,874 Books 1,281 Reviews 4.1
The annual Arthur Ross Book Award recognizes books that make an outstanding contribution to the understanding of foreign policy or international relations. The prize, endowed by the late Arthur Ross show more in 2001, is for nonfiction works from the past year, in English or translation, that merit special attention for: (1) bringing forth new information that changes the understanding of events or problems; (2) developing analytical approaches that offer insights into critical issues; or (3) introducing ideas that help resolve foreign policy problems. show less
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Gold Medal 22

Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology by Chris MillerGold Medal2023
The American War in Afghanistan: A History by Carter MalkasianGold Medal2022
The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes by Zachary D. CarterGold Medal2021
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden KeefeGold Medal2020
These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill LeporeGold Medal2019
Stalin, Volume II: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 by Stephen KotkinGold Medal2018
The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present by John PomfretGold Medal2017
Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist by Niall FergusonGold Medal2016
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas PikettyGold Medal2015
The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. BassGold Medal2014
Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam by Fredrik LogevallGold Medal2013
George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis GaddisGold Medal2012
This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. ReinhartGold Medal2011
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat AhamedGold Medal2010
Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China by Philip P. PanGold Medal2009
The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul CollierGold Medal2008
Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers by Kwame Anthony AppiahGold Medal2007
Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony JudtGold Medal2006
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve CollGold Medal2005
The Age of Sacred Terror: Radical Islam's War against America by Daniel BenjaminGold Medal2004
"A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha PowerGold Medal2003
John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946: Economist, Philosopher, Statesman by Robert SkidelskyGold Medal2002

Silver Medal 22

Overreach: How China Derailed Its Peaceful Rise by Susan L. ShirkSilver Medal2023
Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate by M. E. SarotteSilver Medal2022
The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III by Peter BakerSilver Medal2021
Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George PackerSilver Medal2020
Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew RobertsSilver Medal2019
By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783 by Michael J. GreenSilver Medal2018
A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS by Robert F. WorthSilver Medal2017
The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power by Thomas J. ChristensenSilver Medal2016
Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 by Stephen KotkinSilver Medal2015
War Comes to Garmser: Thirty Years of Conflict on the Afghan Frontier by Carter MalkasianSilver Medal2014
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 by Anne ApplebaumSilver Medal2012
Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa by Jason StearnsSilver Medal2012
Jihad in Saudi Arabia: Violence and Pan-Islamism since 1979 (Cambridge Middle East Studies) by Thomas HegghammerSilver Medal2011
In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan by Seth G. JonesSilver Medal2010
Descent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia by Ahmed RashidSilver Medal2009
Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the U.S. by Trita ParsiSilver Medal2008
Dean Acheson: A Life in the Cold War by Robert L. BeisnerSilver Medal2007
Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah by Olivier RoySilver Medal2006
Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle by Stephen BiddleSilver Medal2005
The Breaking of Nations: Order and Chaos in the Twenty-First Century by Robert CooperSilver Medal2004
Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillanSilver Medal2003
Kennedy's Wars: Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam by Lawrence FreedmanSilver Medal2002

Bronze Medal 9

Honorable Mention 13

Shortlist 36

The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III by Peter Baker2021
The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes by Zachary D. Carter2021
Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World by Robert M. Gates2021
A World Safe for Democracy: Liberal Internationalism and the Crises of Global Order by G. John Ikenberry2021
War: How Conflict Shaped Us by Margaret MacMillan2021
The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again by Robert D. Putnam2021
One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration, 1924-1965 by Jia Lynn Yang2021
Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency by Larry Diamond2020
Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest by Angela Stent2020
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer2020
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff2020
When the World Seemed New: George H. W. Bush and the End of the Cold War by Jeffrey A. Engel2018
Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State by Ali Soufan2018
All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the Twenty-First Century and the Future of American Power by Thomas J. Wright2018
How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon by Rosa Brooks2017
ISIS: A History by Fawaz A. Gerges2017
His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt by Joseph Lelyveld2017
Hitler: Ascent: 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich2017
Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition by Nisid Hajari2016
The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq by Emma Sky2016
Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning by Timothy Snyder2016
Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War by Robert Jervis2011
Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power by Robert D. Kaplan2011
The Forever War by Dexter Filkins2009
Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism by Kevin Phillips2009
The Unmaking of the Middle East: A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands by Jeremy Salt2009
Charm Offensive: How China's Soft Power Is Transforming the World (A New Republic Book) by Joshua Kurlantzick2008
For the Soul of Mankind: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War by Melvyn P. Leffler2008
The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk2007
The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times by Odd Arne Westad2007
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright2007
Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism by Robert A. Pape2006
Taming American Power by Stephen M. Walt2006
A Grand Strategy for America by Robert J. Art2004
Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power by Niall Ferguson2004
Khrushchev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman2004


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