New Release: 9/6/2016

Shadow Courts, Haley Sweetland Edwards "Time investigative reporter Edwards charges that the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement tribunals at the heart of many current trade deals represent a major shift in global relations in favor of private corporate interest.... Edwards does a great service for the public by turning the spotlight of disclosure on this dark corner of international relations." —Kirkus Reviews... more

New Release: 10/5/16

The Populist Explosion, John B. Judis Populism is on its biggest run since the Second World War, in the U.S. (Donald Trump, Tea Party), Britain (Brexit and United Kingdom Independence Party), France (National Front), Finland (Finns Party), Denmark (People’s Party) and more on the right; U.S. (Bernie Sanders, Occupy Wall Street), Spain (Podemos), Italy (Five Star Movement), Greece (Syriza) and others on the left. These movements and candidates are an early warning sign of the breakup of the political consensus that has reigned in the U.S. and Europe since the 1980s... more

7/14/2016, John Washington

Global Exit Right: Brexit Signals the Latest Travel Trend

Global Exit Right: Brexit Signals the Latest Travel Trend

In 2012, when I was ordered out of Mexico for over-extending a student visa, I took a quick trip to Guatemala, flashed my United States of America passport at a guard, paid a one-peso fee, and clacked through a turnstile. In the shadow of the bridge I had just walked over, inner tube rafts loaded… more

6/10/2016, Brookings Instition

Ottoman Empire Was a 'Mosaic of Pluralism'

Ottoman Empire Was a 'Mosaic of Pluralism'

The Brookings Doha Center hosted an event on May 23, 2016, which examined religious pluralism in the Middle East. Nicolas Pelham, a correspondent on Middle East Affairs for the Economist magazine, discussed his recent book, Holy Lands: Reviving Religious Pluralism in the Middle East. He was joined by Abdelwahab el-Affendi, head of the politics and… more

6/2/2016, Frontline Club

LISTEN: Frontline Club Discusses 'Holy Lands'

LISTEN: Frontline Club Discusses 'Holy Lands'

Sectarian divides—and their manipulation by those in power—are increasingly fueling conflict across the diverse countries of the Middle East, spilling over borders and contributing to ongoing violence in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and elsewhere. Yet in the nineteenth century the region was considerably more tolerant than Western Europe at the time; a high degree of religious… more

Upcoming Event

Haley Sweetland Edwards at the Museum of American Finance's Lunch and Learn Series

Haley Sweetland Edwards at the Museum of American Finance's Lunch and Learn Series

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
12:30pm — 1:30pm

Museum of American Finance
48 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

Upcoming Event

Haley Sweetland Edwards at Politics and Prose

Haley Sweetland Edwards at Politics and Prose

Sunday, September 11, 2016
1:00pm — 2:00pm

Politics and Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

New Release: 11/10/2015

The Cosmopolites, Atossa Araxia Abrahamian A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice "Writing with pace and passion, Abrahamian, an opinion editor at Al Jazeera America, weaves together her narratives with considerable journalistic flair. She intertwines [her narrative with] the ancient idea of cosmopolitan citizenship and its idealistic modern advocates. She sees the growing market in citizenship as the corruption and commercialization of this idea by a global business elite." —Richard Bellamy, The New York Times Book Review... more

New Release: 2/9/2016

Outpatients, Sasha Issenberg "Hungary’s post-communist elite, led by a flamboyant, well-connected oral surgeon, has developed a sector of skilled dentists. By charging bargain prices, they have created an internationally marketable product. The national government even includes a Medical Tourism Office. ... The story of how Hungary became 'Europe’s dental chair' is a big part of a small, sharp new book ... It reads like a magazine article—fast, entertaining and occasionally funny." —Nancy Szokan, The Washington Post... more

New Release: 4/12/2016

Holy Lands, Nicolas Pelham "A fine collection of essays—a rare combination of on-the-ground reportage and profound historical knowledge—that takes as its starting point the millet (religious sect) system of the Ottomans, who were more ethnically diverse and tolerant than their European contemporaries.... How [power] is used, and shared, is an urgent political challenge that needs to be met in this world, not deferred until the next one." —Ian Black, The Guardian... more