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Books of Interest May 2024

May 2024

The Sentinel State: Surveillance and the Survival of Dictatorship in China By Minxin Pei
Age of Revolutions: Progress and Backlash from 1600 to the Present By Fareed Zakaria
The Achilles Trap: Saddam Hussein, the C.I.A., and the Origins of America’s Invasion of Iraq By Steve Coll
Spying through A Glass Darkly: The Ethics of Espionage and Counter-Intelligence By Cecile Fabre
American Diplomacy’s Public Dimension: Practitioners as Change Agents in Foreign Relations By Bruce Gregory
Pakistan and American Diplomacy: Insights from 9/11 to the Afghanistan Endgame By Ted Craig

Books of Interest February 2024

February 2024

Beijing’s Global Media Offensive: China’s Uneven Campaign to Influence Asia and the World By Joshua Kurlantzick
American Presidents in Diplomacy and War: Statecraft, Foreign Policy, and Leadership By Thomas R. Parker
The Other Side of Silence: A Memoir of Exile, Iran, and the Global Women’s Movement By Mahnaz Afkhami
France on Trial: The Case of Marshal Petain By Julian Jackson
Overreach: How China Derailed its Peaceful Rise By Susan L. Shirk
The Politics of Immigration Beyond Liberal States: Morocco and Tunisia in Comparative Perspective By Katarina Natter

Books of Interest for November 2023

November 2023

Sparks: China’s Underground Historians and Their Battle for the Future
By Ian Johnson
The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism
By Martin Wolf
Waiting to Be Arrested at Night : A Uyghur Poet’s memoir of China’s Genocide
By Tahir Hamut Izgil
Translated by Joshua L. Freeman
Yemen in the Shadow of Transition: Pursuing Justice Amid War
By Stacey Philbrick Yadav
The Moralist International: Russia in the Global Culture Wars
By Kristina Stoical and Dmitry Uzlaner
Autocracy Rising: How Venezuela Transitioned to Authoritarianism
By Javier Corrales
Discriminatory Clubs: The Geopolitics of International Organizations
By Christina L. Davis
Five Times Faster: Rethinking the Science, Economics, and Diplomacy of Climate Change
By Simon Sharpe

Books of Interest August 2023

August 2023

Red Carpet • Yemen in the Shadow of Transition
In The Nation’s Service • India is Broken
The Return of the Taliban • The Moralist International

Books of Interest May 2023

May 2023

A Professional Foreigner: Life in Diplomacy By Edward Marks Potomac Books/University of Nebraska Press, April 2023 304 pages Young American Foreign Service officers are accustomed to being teased by friends and relatives as to what they do in the “Foreign … Read more

Books of Interest February 2023

February 2023

Leadership By Henry Kissinger
State of Disaster By Maria Cristina Garcia
Nomad Century By Gaia Vince
Republics of Myth By Hussein Banai, Malcolm Byrne, and John Tirman
The Story of Russia By Orlando Figes
Coalitions of the Weak By Victor C Shih
Backfire By Agathe Demarais
Spies, Lies and Algorithms: : The History and Future of American Intelligence By Amy Zegart

November 2022 Books of Interest

November 2022

America’s Great-Power Opportunity by Ali Wyne
Cold War Radio by Mark G. Pomar
The Age of AI by Henry A Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, Daniel Huttenlocher
Danger Zone by Hal Brands and Michael Beckley
Beef, Bible and Bullets by Richard Lapper
The Great Experiment by Yascha Mounk
The Power of Crisis by Ian Bremmer

Books of Interest

May 2022

The Frontline: Essays on Ukraine’s Past and Present By Serhii Plokhy
Ukraine’s Nuclear Disarmament: A History By Yuri Kostenko, Translated by Svitlana Krasynska
Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate By M.E. Sarotte
The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel By Kati Marton
The World According to China By Elizabeth C. Economy
Making a Killing: States, Banks, and Terrorism By Ian Michael Oxnevad
The Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War By Nicholas Mulder
Violent Fraternity: Indian Political Thought in the Global Age By Shruti Kapila

The Enduring Struggle

November 2021

Review by Desaix Myers
The Enduring Struggle: The History of the U.S. Agency for International Development and America’s Uneasy Transformation of the World by John Norris

From Sheikhs to Sultanism

November 2021

Review by Albadr SS Alshateri
From Sheikhs to Sultanism: Statecraft and Authority in Saudi Arabia and the UAE by Christopher M. Davidson

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