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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Arthur Ross Book Award (2002-2009)

The annual Arthur Ross Book Award recognizes books that make an outstanding contribution to the understanding of foreign policy or international relations. The prize, endowed by Arthur Ross in 2001, is for nonfiction works (including biography) from the past two years, in English or translation, that merit special attention for:

* bringing forth new information that can change our understanding of events or problems;
* developing analytical approaches that allow new and different insights into a key issue;
* or providing new ideas to help resolve foreign-policy problems.

Gold Medal - Liaquat Ahamed. Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
Silver Medal - Seth G. Jones. In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan
Honorable Mention - Gerard Prunier. Africa's World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe

2009 Gold Medal - Philip P. Pan for Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China
2009 Silver Medal - Ahmed Rashid for Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
2009 Honorable Mention - Gareth Evans for The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All
2008 Gold Medal – Paul Collier for The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
2008 Silver Medal – Trita Parsi for Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States
2008 Honorable Mention – Robert Dallek for Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power
2007 Gold Medal – Kwame Anthony Appiah for Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers
2007 Silver Medal – Robert L. Beisner for Dean Acheson: A Life in the Cold War
2007 Honorable Mention – Thomas E. Ricks for Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005
2006 Gold Medal – Tony Judt for Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945
2006 Silver Medal – Olivier Roy for Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah
2006 Honorable Mention – George Packer for The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq
2005 Gold Medal – Steve Coll for Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
2005 Silver Medal – Stephen Biddle for Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle
2005 Honorable Mention – James Mann for Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet
2004 Gold Medal – Daniel Benjamin, Steven Simon for The Age of Sacred Terror: Radical Islam's War Against America
2004 Silver Medal – Robert Cooper for The Breaking of Nations: Order and Chaos in the Twenty-First Century
2004 Honorable Mention – Ivo H. Daalder, James M. Lindsay for America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy
2003 Gold Medal – Samantha Power for A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
2003 Silver Medal – Margaret Macmillan for Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
2003 Honorable Mention – Philip Bobbitt for The Shield of Achilles
2002 Gold Medal – Robert Skidelsky for John Maynard Keynes: 1883-1946: Economist, Philosopher, Statesman
2002 Silver Medal – Lawrence Freedman for Kennedy's Wars: Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam
2002 Honorable Mention – Walter Russell Mead, Richard C. Leone for Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World

2010 info from http://www.literaryawards.com.au/american/arthurross.html accessed 9/14/10
2009 and prior info from wikipedia accessed 9/14/10

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