Think Tanks and Power in Foreign Policy: A Comparative Study of the Role and Influence of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1939-1945 by Inderjeet Parmar (Hardback, 2004)
What is the role of elites in shaping foreign policy? Chatham House and the Council on Foreign Relations were vital in America's shift from isolationism to globalism, and in Britain's shift from Empire to its current pro-American orientation and were also fundamental in engineering public backing for a new world order.
INDERJEET PARMAR is Senior Lecturer in Government at the University of Manchester. His publications include Special Interests, the State and the Anglo-American Alliance, 1939-1945 and numerous journal articles on elites and US foreign policy.