Task Force Publications, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010
cover image for The Ideological Struggle for Pakistan
cover image for The Ideological Struggle for Pakistan

Throughout 2010, the task forces were extremely productive, publishing numerous works exploring their area of expertise. The Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order and the Working Group on Health Care Policy, in particular, contributed many publications this year, as did the Working Group on Economic Policy and the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education. Publications also emanated from the Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law, the Boyd and Jill Smith Task Force on Virtues of a Free Society, and the John and Jean De Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity.

The Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order’s multitude of books included the publication in April of four essays on Islamism and international order: Saudi Arabia and the New Strategic Landscape, by Joshua Teitelbaum; Syria through Jihadist Eyes: A Perfect Enemy, by Nibras KazimiThe Ideological Struggle for Pakistan, by Ziad Haider; and Islamism and the Future of the Christians in the Middle East, by Habib Malik. These essays by diverse group of foreign policy experts, highlight varied and complex facets of Islamism and the Middle East. Other publications this year include Torn Country: Turkey between Secularism and Islamism, Islamic Extremism and the War of Ideas: Lessons from Indonesia,The Myth of the Great Satan: A New Look at America's Relations with Iran, and Freedom or Terror: Europe Faces Jihad.

 The Working Group on Health Care Policy published three books: Reforming America’s Health Care System, Eight Questions You Should Ask about Our Health Care System (Even if the Answers Make You Sick), and Health Reform without Side Effects: Making Markets Work for Individual Health Insurance.

The Working Group on Economic Policy published two books with the Hoover Press: Ending Government Bailouts as We Know Them and The Road ahead for the Fed. The Koret Task Force on K–12 Education published four books: American Education in 2030, Saving Schools: From Horace Mann to Virtual Learning, Advancing Student Achievement, and Learning as We Go: Why School Choice Is Worth the Wait.

In addition, the Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law published Skating on Stilts: Why We Aren’t Stopping Tomorrow’s Terrorism by Stewart Baker. The Boyd and Jill Smith Task Force on Virtues of a Free Society published Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction by Harvey C. Mansfield. The John and Jean De Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity published The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law Property by Henry E. Smith.