Perilous Partners: The Benefits and Pitfalls of America’s Alliances with Authoritarian Regimes

September 2015

American leaders have cooperated with regimes around the world that are, to varying degrees, repressive or corrupt. Such cooperation is said to serve the national interest. But these partnerships also contravene the nation’s commitments to democratic governance, civil liberties, and free markets. In Perilous Partners, authors Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent provide a strategy for resolving the ethical dilemmas between interests and values faced by Washington.

Shifting Superpowers: The New and Emerging Relationship between the United States, China, and India

January 2010

Shifting Superpowers aims to energize the debate over the proper direction of U.S. foreign policy in the changing Asian landscape. It urges America to adapt to the realities of a world in which China and India are pursuing their own interests as superpowers, and in which China is not automatically America’s enemy, while India is not consistently America’s ally.