The Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Woodrow Wilson Center Press is the book publishing program of the Center.  We publish the work of fellows, other scholars in residence, and staff of the Center, as well as books derived from the Center’s programming.  Subjects range throughout the areas pursued at the Center, with particular strengths in Cold War history, urban studies, international relations, Latin American studies, Russian, Ukrainian, and Soviet studies, and Asian studies.  The press is an associate member of the Association of American University Presses.

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Featured Book

Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition

Revised and updated second edition
Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition, edited by Jan H. Kalicki and David L. Goldwyn
Jan Kalicki, David L. Goldwyn
The second, completely updated edition of this widely read and respected guide is the most authoritative survey available on the perennial question of energy security. Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition gathers today's topmost foreign policy and energy experts and leaders to assess how the United States can integrate its energy and national security interests. 

“Required reading for those seeking to understand the strategic-level importance of energy interests and economics in the area of foreign policy. It will have a valued place on my desk.”—Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency

“The illustrious array of international energy experts...provides a thorough, insightful, and compelling analysis of the new challenges and opportunities facing the world energy community today.”—Abdalla Salem El Badri, Secretary General, OPEC

“Path-breaking...a roadmap for energy empowerment in the 21st century. The analysis is based on solid research, and the recommendations are well written, well organized, and cogently argued.”—Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution and former US Deputy Secretary of State

Current Releases

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.

Beijing's Economic Statecraft during the Cold War, 1949–1991 by Shu Guang Zhang

Beijing's Economic Statecraft during the Cold War, 1949-1991

Shu Guang Zhang

Beijing’s Economic Statecraft during the Cold War, 1949–1991 describes China’s use of economic instruments in pursuit of foreign policy goals from the foundation of the People’s Republic to the end of the Cold War.

Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution, 1978–2014 by Yair Hirschfeld

Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution, 1978–2014

Yair Hirschfeld

Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution, 1978–2014 is an important insider account of a crucial set of negotiations aimed at settling a seemingly endless conflict.

Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys, 1945–1989, edited by Karen Hagemann and Sonya Michel

Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys, 1945–1989

Gender and the Long Postwar examines gender politics during the post–World War II period and the Cold War in the United States and East and West Germany. 

Africa Consensus: New Interests, Initiatives, and Partners by Ludger Kühnhardt

Africa Consensus: New Interests, Initiatives, and Partners

Ludger Kuehnhardt

Africa Consensus: New Interests, Initiatives, and Partners argues that new African politics, regional institutions, and global demand for trade and security partnerships will lead the continent to new relationships with the United States, the European Union, China, India, Brazil, and other emerging economies.

Woodrow Wilson Center Press Reviews

Policing Democracy, Overcoming Obstacles to Citizen Security in Latin America

Mark Ungar

"Very few scholars in the field have the grasp of recent changes in and problems of systems of citizen security in Latin America that this author has. His vision is comprehensive, extending from policing to the judiciary to the prison system."
—Anthony W. Pereira, Tulane University

About Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Woodrow Wilson Center Press publishes books by fellows, other resident scholars, and staff written in substantial part at the Wilson Center.

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