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Arts of Power

Our political/historical/diplomatic reading club read Arts of Power: Statecraft and Diplomacy for our second title. I chose this title rather quickly, based on its short length and its presence on a Highly Recommended Reading List from work. The book was described by one book club member as “a core text.” I think they described it […]


Iraq: Policy & Perceptions

The retired military friend who recommended Ghost Wars also suggested Iraq: Policy and Perceptions by Richard J. Schmierer as a good primer on Iraq. The author is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with extensive experience in public diplomacy in the Middle East. The book offered a wide survey of the issues related to […]


Ghost Wars

An acquaintance who retired from the military and joined the Foreign Service recommended Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 to me when I asked him what I could read to learn more about Iraq and Afghanistan today (I have almost completed […]