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Treacherous Alliance wins CFR's Arthur Ross Silver Award

From:  Ray Close
Date: Sat, May 10, 2008 at 2:57 PM
Subject: Fwd: Treacherous Alliance wins CFR's Arthur Ross Silver Award
To: undisclosed-recipients


Since meeting Trita Parsi a few months ago and establishing correspondence with him, I have become one of his strong admirers. Ray
From: "Trita Parsi"

Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 13:00:01 -0400
Subject: Treacherous Alliance wins CFR's Arthur Ross Silver Award

Friends,

 

My apologies for this blatantly self-promoting email, but I wanted to share with you some good news:

 

My book "Treacherous Alliance – The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the US" was just awarded the silver medal in the Council on Foreign Relations' prestigious Arthur Ross Book Award.

 

The prize is the "the most significant award for a book on international affairs." It honors books "that merit special attention for: bringing forth new information that changes our understanding of events or problems; developing analytical approaches that allow new and different insights into critical issues; or providing new ideas that help resolve foreign policy problems."

According to the jury, "This unique and important book takes a closer look at the complicated triangular relations between Israel, Iran, and the United States that continue to shape the future of the Middle East."

 

The gold prize went to "The Bottom Billion" by Oxford University Economics Professor Paul Collier. The Bottom Billion explains why the world's poorest fifty countries are failing and why traditional development programs haven't lifted them up.
The not-so-subtle message of this email is: If you haven't bought Treacherous Alliance yet – what are you waiting for? J

You can order it on Amazon today!

 

PS. The CFR Press release is pasted below.

 

Sincerely,

Trita Parsi, PhD

www.tritaparsi.com

www.niacouncil.org

 

 

 

 

News Release

COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

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58 EAST 68TH STREET · NEW YORK · NEW YORK 10021

Tel 212 434 9888 Fax 212 434 9832 Website www.cfr.org

 

 

Paul Collier's Bottom Billion Wins CFR's

2008 Arthur Ross Book Award

 

Contact: CFR Communications, 212-434-9888, communications@cfr.org

 

May 9, 2007— The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (Oxford University Press), by Paul Collier, professor of economics and director of the Center for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University, has won the Council's seventh annual Arthur Ross Book Award for the best book published on international affairs. Collier will receive $30,000 and be honored at the Council this June.

 

 "Paul Collier explains why the world's poorest fifty countries are failing and why traditional development programs haven't lifted them up. His innovative recommendations make The Bottom Billion an indispensable new tool in alleviating poverty," said Foreign Affairs Editor James F. Hoge, who chaired the selection committee.

 

The silver medal and a prize of $15,000 have been awarded to National Iranian American Council president Trita Parsi for Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States (Yale University Press). This unique and important book takes a closer look at the complicated triangular relations between Israel, Iran, and the United States that continue to shape the future of the Middle East.

 

The jury also awarded an honorable mention and $7,500 to historian Robert Dallek for Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power (HarperCollins Publisher). The expertly researched joint portrait of a pair of outsize leaders examines the unlikely partnership that dominated the world stage and changed the course of history.

 

Additional shortlist nominees included Joshua Kurlantzik for Charm Offensive: How China's Soft Power is Transforming the World (Yale University Press), and Melvyn Leffler for For the Soul of Mankind: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).

 

CFR's Arthur Ross Book Award is the most significant award for a book on international affairs.  It was endowed by the late Arthur Ross in 2001 to honor nonfiction works, in English or translation, that merit special attention for: bringing forth new information that changes our understanding of events or problems; developing analytical approaches that allow new and different insights into critical issues; or providing new ideas that help resolve foreign policy problems.

For more information, visit to www.cfr.org/arba.

 

***

2008 JURY

 

Rose Gottemoeller

Director

Carnegie Moscow Center

 

Stanley Hoffmann

Paul & Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor

Harvard University

 

James F. Hoge, Jr. (Chairman)

Peter G. Peterson Chair & Editor

Foreign Affairs

 

Robert W. Kagan

Senior Associate

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

 

 

Miles Kahler *

Rohr Professor of Pacific International Relations

University of California, San Diego

 

Michael A. McFaul

Director, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law

Stanford University

 

Daniel K. Tarullo

Professor of Law

Georgetown University Law Center

 

Stephen M. Walt

John F. Kennedy School of Government

Harvard University

 

*on sabbatical for 2008

 

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is an independent national membership organization and a nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas so that members, students, interested citizens, and government officials in the United States and other countries can better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments. The Council, a national, nonpartisan membership organization, takes no institutional position on policy issues.
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