Best International Relations Books of 2011

Foreign Affairs' Reviewers Make Their Picks

For every issue of the magazine, ten scholars consider dozens of recently published academic and popular nonfiction books for coverage. After choosing a handful worthy of review, they write up capsule reviews that cast a critical eye on the most important titles in their respective fields. As this year came to a close, the editors at Foreign Affairs asked each of the reviewers to choose the three best of 2011. Here they are.