When WikiLeaks first came to prominence in 2010, releasing millions of top secret State Department cables, the world saw for the first time what the US really thought about national leaders, friendly dictators, and supposed allies. It also discovered the dark truths of national policies, human rights violations, covert operations, and cover-ups done in your name. The WikiLeaks Files is the first volume that uses experts to collate and analyze the most important cables and show their historic importance. An essential book for anyone who is interested in America's role in the world and the history of the twenty-first century. Regional expert contributors include Tim Shorrock, Richard Heydarian, Russ Wellen, Conn Hallinan, Michael Busch, Robert Prince, Stephen Zunes, Peter Certo, Francis Nesbitt, Phyllis Bennis, and Gareth Porter.