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Books of Interest August 2021

August 2021

PAX Transatlantica: America and Europe in the Post-Col War Era By Jussi  M. Hanhimaki
The Party and The People: Chinese Politics in the 21st Century By Bruce J. Dickson
History Shock: When History Collides with Foreign Relations By John Dickson
Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy By Stephen Wertheim
The Arab Winter:  A Tragedy By Noah Feldman
The Koreas: The Birth of Two Nations Divided By Theodore Jun Yoo
Statelessness: A Modern History By Mira L. Siegelberg
An Open World: How America Can Win The Contest For Twenty-First Century Order By Rebecca Lissner and Mira Rapp-Hooper

Books of Interest

February 2021

The Hacker and the State; A World Safe for Democracy; China’s Good War; The War on the Uyghurs; Vision or Mirage; Cultural Heritage Under Siege; Nigeria and the Nation-State; Losing the Long Game

The Dissent Channel

November 2020

The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age
By Elizabeth Shackelford
Review By Robert Whitehead

Black Wave

November 2020

Back Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East
By Kim Ghattas
Review by Albadr AbuBaker Alshateri, Phd.

Active Measures

November 2020

Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare
By Thomas Rid
Review by Michael Schoenfeld

Books of Interest

November 2020

U.S. Strategy in the Asian Century: Empowering Allies and Partners By Abraham M DenmarkAmerica in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy By Robert B. Zoellick
The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III BY Peter Baker and Susan Glasser
Away From Chaos: The Middle East and the Challenge to the West By Gilles Kepel and Translated by Henry Randolph
Last Letters: The Prison Correspondence, 1944-45 By Freya and Helmuth James von Moltke
Manipulating the Masses: Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of American Propaganda
Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives By Philip N. Howard
Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency By Mark Lynas

Books of Interest August 2020

August 2020

The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonial Conquest and Resistance, 1917-2017By Rashid Khalif;
Rethinking China’s Rise: A Liberal Critique By Xu Jilin Edited and Translated by David Ownsby;
Such Splendid Prisons: Diplomatic Detainment in America During World War II By Harvey Solomon;
The Kill Chain By Christian Brose;
Brazil Apart: 1964-2019 By Perry Anderson;
Shields of the Republic: The Triumph and Peril of America’s Alliances By Mira Rapp-Hooper;
Why Nation-Building Matters: Political Consolidation, Building Security Forces, and Economic Development in Failed and Fragile States By Keith W. Mines;
A Seat at the Table: Women, Diplomacy, and Lessons for the World By Susan Sloan

Books of Interest for May 2020

May 2020

Modern Diplomacy in Practice; US Policy Toward Africa: Eight Decades of Realpolitik; The Ambassadors: American’s Diplomats on the Front Lines; Maoism: A Global History; The Journey of Liu Xiaobo: From Dark Horse to Nobel Laureate; Extreme Economies: What life at the World’s Margins Can Teach Us About Our Own Future; Reclaiming Patriotism; Not Even Past

Books of Note for February 2020

February 2020

From Hope to Horror: Diplomacy and the Making of the Rwanda Genocide
By Joyce Leader

Sandworm: A New Era of Cyber War and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers
By Andy Greenberg

Sudden Courage: Youth in France Confront the Germans, 1940-1945
By Ronald C. Rosbottom

From Sadat to Saddam: The Decline of American Diplomacy in the Middle East
By David J. Dunford

Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World
By Samuel Moyn

The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution
By Peter Hessler

Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic
By Narges Bajoghli

Fearing the Worst: how Korea Transformed the Cold War
By Samuel F. Wells, Jr.

The Anarchy

November 2019

The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire
reviewed by Jon P. Dorschner

Books of Note September 2019

September 2019

The Last Secret: The Final Documents from the June Fourth Crackdown
Edited by Bao Pu

China Tomorrow: Democracy or Dictatorship
By Jean-Pierre Cabestan

A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution
By Toby Green

Dreamers: How Young Indians are Changing the World
By Snigdha Poonam

Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion
By J.H. Elliott

Democracy for Sale: Elections, Clientism, and the State of Indonesia
By Edward Espinall and Ward Berenschot

Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century
By Kathryn Kikkink

Calm Before the Storm: Desert Storm Diaries and Other Stories
By Marlin Fitzwater

Books of Interest

May 2019

The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for its Renewal By William J. Burns Twilight of the Elites: Prosperity, the Periphery, and the Future of France By Christophe Guilluy Translated from the French by Malcom DeBevoise … Continued

Reimagining Pakistan

May 2019

(Transforming a Dysfunctional Nuclear State)
Review by Jon P. Dorschner