Books of Interest Fall 2018

September 2018

Near Abroad, Thailand, The Road to Unfreedom, US Counterterrorism, In Praise of Blood, The Darkening Web, China’s Great Wall of Debt, The Peace Makers

New Books Of Interest, Summer 2018

April 2018

Our Time Has Come, Orban, The Kremlinologist, Rival Power, The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy, The Third Revolution, False Dawn, War on Peace

The Doctor and the Saint

April 2018

Review by Jon Dorschner
The Doctor and the Saint: Caste, Race, and “The Annihilation of Caste” by Arundhati Roy. Haymarket Books: May 2017. ISBN 978-1-60846-797-6. 171 pp.

Jihad as Grand Strategy

October 2017

Review by Jon Dorschner Jihad as Grand Strategy (Islamist Militancy, National Security, and the Pakistani State) by S. Paul Kapur, Oxford University Press: New York, 2017, ISBN 978-0-19-976852-3, 177 pp., $39.95 (Hardcover). Although the United States was a long-term patron … Continued

Nuggets of Wisdom

October 2017

Review by Brenda Brown Schoonover A Review of Saved for a Purpose: A Journey from Private Virtues to Public Values, By  James A. Joseph. (Duke University Press, 235 pages ) The author, James A. Joseph defines his book,Saved for a Purpose: A Journey from Private Virtues … Continued

India’s Wars

April 2017

Review by Jon Dorschner India’s Wars (A Military History 1947- 1971) by Arjun Subramaniam, Harper Collins India: New York, 2016, ISBN 978-93-5177-749-6, 576 pp., $39.99 (Softcover). Since I was teaching at West Point, it has struck me that there are a … Continued

Books of Interest

January 2017

Maggie Pearson, Contributing Editor          Failure to Adjust by Edward Alden Ike’s Gamble by Michael Doran Morning in South Africa by John Campbell The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom by John Pomfret The Terror Years by Lawrence Wright … Continued

World War Two Provides the Indo/British Breaking Point

January 2017

Essay by Jon Dorschner “India at War” (The Subcontinent and the Second World War) by Yasmin Khan, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2015, ISBN 978-0-19-975349-9, 416 pp., $29.95 (Hardcover). India’s War (World War II and the Making of Modern … Continued

Murrow’s Cold War

January 2017

by Renee Earle Murrow’s Cold War: Public Diplomacy for the Kennedy Administration (2016) by Gregory M. Tomlin. University of Nebraska Press: Potomac Books. ISBN 978-1-61234-771-4. 400 pp 12 illustrations. Hardcover, 34.95. For many Public Diplomacy practitioners, the three years that … Continued

Books of Interest

October 2016

       Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich Blood and Sand by Alex Von Tunzelmann   China’s Quest by John W. Garver        Cover Point by Jamsheed Marker Task Force Report by the Antiquities Coalition, Asia Society, and The Middle East Institute

Books of Interest September 2016

September 2016

Shaper NationsEdited by William I. Hitchcock, Melvyn P. Leffler and Jeffrey W. Legro Making Sense of the Central African Republic Edited by Tatiana Carayannis and Louisa Lombard Music in America’s Cold War Diplomacy by Danielle Fosler-Lussier Open Wounds by Vicken … Continued