A new book by senior program associate for South and Southeast Asia Michael Kugelman (and former program assistant Sue Levenstein) has been singled out by the Christian Science Monitor as one of 23 new books that should be on the reading lists of the two U.S. presidential candidates.

The book, The Global Farms Race: Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, and the Scramble for Food Security, focuses on how nations and corporations are acquiring vast expanses of farmland in the developing world.