The Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Woodrow Wilson Center Press shares in the mission of the Wilson Center by publishing outstanding scholarly and public policy books for a global readership. Written by the Center’s worldwide network of scholars and its expert staff, our books concentrate on subjects of the Center’s greatest strength, especially energy, security, environmental and social resiliance, urban studies, US foreign policy, Cold War history, and area studies.  The press is an associate member of the Association of American University Presses.

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Featured Book

Saddam Husayn and Islam, 1968–2003: Ba'thi Iraq from Secularism to Faith

Saddam Husayn and Islam, 1968–2003: Ba'thi Iraq from Secularism to Faith by Amatzia Baram
Amatzia Baram
Saddam Husayn and Islam, 1968–2003 offers an intellectual history of the Baʿth Party from the 1940s through 2003. Amatzia Baram focuses on the transition from its early insistence on “unity, freedom, and socialism” to its Islamization by the time it was toppled by US forces in 2003.

“This is a major work which will change our interpretation of Iraq’s recent history.”—Phebe Marr, Middle East Institute

“Documentation is meticulous, and the comparisons that Iraqis make with their counterparts in Syria and Iran are riveting…. Many books have been written on Iraq, but none to date offers such a persuasive account of the Baʿth régime’s inner logic.”—Dale Eickelman, Dartmouth College

Current Releases

Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Next Generation by Gabriel Weimann

Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Next Generation

Gabriel Weimann

The war on terrorism has not been won, Gabriel Weimann argues in Terrorism in Cyberspace, the successor to his seminal 2006 book, Terror on the Internet. Weimann’s book looks at terrorism’s online reach, recent trends, future threats, and ways to mitigate or counter Internet terrorism.

The Euromissile Crisis and the End of the Cold War, edited by Leopoldo Nuti, Frédéric Bozo, Marie-Pierre Rey, and Bernd Rother

The Euromissile Crisis and the End of the Cold War

The Euromissile Crisis and the End of the Cold War explores the origins, unfolding, and consequences of the crisis surrounding the proposed deployment of new generations of nuclear missile delivery systems across Eastern and Western Europe in the later years of the Cold War.

Return to Sender: The Moral Economy of Peru's Migrant Remittances by Karsten Paerregaard

Return to Sender: The Moral Economy of Peru's Migrant Remittances

Karsten Paerregaard

Return to Sender: The Moral Economy of Peru’s Migrant Remittances is an anthropological account of how Peruvian emigrants raise and remit money and what that means for themselves and for their home communities.

Poland’s War on Radio Free Europe, 1950–1989 by Paweł Machcewicz

Poland's War on Radio Free Europe, 1950–1989

Paweł Machcewicz

For the Soviet bloc, the struggle against foreign radio was one of the principal fronts in the Cold War. Poland’s War on Radio Free Europe, 1950–1989 tells how Poland conducted this fight, a key part of the wider effort to control the flow of information and ideas.

Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions by Elton Skendaj

Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions

Elton Skendaj

In shaping the institutions of a new country, what interventions from international actors lead to success and failure? Creating Kosovo highlights efforts to build Kosovo's police force, the central government, courts, and a customs service, and challenges the premise that local “ownership” leads to more effective state bureaucracies.

Woodrow Wilson Center Press Reviews

Great Powers, Small Wars: Asymmetric Conflict since 1945

 

Larisa Deriglazova

“It should be on the shelf of every scholar of military or political science, because it provides not only a useful analytical tool, but also a solid theoretical foundation to its use.”
—Peter A. Kiss, War in History

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