Books by Members



Madam Secretary 

By Madeleine Albright










First Line of Defense

By The American Academy of Diplomacy








Diplomats & Terrorists Or: How I Survived a 61-day Cocktail Party

By Diego and Nancy Asencio







Our Man is Inside

By Diego Asencio





The Joys anthe-joys-and-perils-of-serving-abroad-diego-and-nancy-asenciod Perils of Serving Abroad: Memoirs of a U.S. Foreign

Service Family

By Diego and Nancy Asencio









The Politics of Diplomacy

By James A. Baker, III









Currency Conflict and Trade Policy: A New Strategy for the United States

By C. Fred Bergsten and Joseph E. Gagnon








The 1903 Skinner Mission to Ethiopia and A Century of American-Ethiopian Relations

By Aurelia E. Brazeal, David H. Shinn, Robert P. Skinner








Ethics, Technology and the American Way of War: Cruise Missiles and US Security Policy

By Reuben E. Brigety II








Ambassador’s Apprentice: A Foreign Service Memoir

By Everett Ellis Briggs









Honor to State: Reflections of a Reagan-Bush Era Ambassador 

By Everett Ellis Briggs








The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal 

By William J. Burns







Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon

By Ash Carter








Hard Choices

By Hillary Rodham Clinton









Intervening in Africa: Superpower Peacemaking in a Troubled Continent 

By Herman J. Cohen







The Mind of the African Strongman: Conversations with Dictators, Statesmen, and Father Figures

By Herman J. Cohen





US Policy Toward Africa: Eight Decades of Realpolitik

By Herman J. Cohen






International Negotiation and Mediation in Violent Conflict: The Chang





International Negotiation and Mediation in Violent Conflicts: The Changing Context of Peacemaking

By Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall







Diplomacy and the Future of the World Order

Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall, Editors




Wandering the World: Personal Recollections of a Life in Diplomacy

By Walter L. Cutler









The Rules of the Global Game: A New Look at U.S. International Economic Policymaking

By Kenneth W. Dam









The Bear and the Porcupine: The U.S. and Mexico

By Jeffrey Davidow









Danger Zones: A Diplomat’s Fight for America’s Interests

By John Gunther Dean








Danger and Opportunity: An American Ambassador’s Journey Through the Middle East

By Edward P. Djerejian







Foreign Service: Five Decades on The Frontlines of American Diplomacy

By James Dobbins


  President Carter: The White House Years: 9781250104557:  Eizenstat, Stuart E., Albright, Madeleine: Books 



President Carter: The White House Years

By Stuart E. Eizenstat









Diversifying Diplomacy: My Journey from Roxbury to Dakar

By Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas and Jim Robison








America’s Misadventures in the Middle East

By Chas W. Freeman Jr. 





Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in  the Post-Cold War World: Gates, Robert M.: 9781524731885: Books




Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World

By Robert M. Gates








Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

By Robert M. Gates









In the Photo’s Lower Right Corner: A Conversation with Ambassador Harry Geisel 

By Harold W. Geisel





Negotiating the New START Treaty: Gottemoeller, Rose: 9781621966999: Books




Negotiating the New START Treaty

By Rose Gottemoeller












Congress, Presidents, and American Politics: Fifty Years of Writings and Reflections

By Lee H. Hamilton







Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific: Heritage and Contemporary Challenges

Edited By Howard M. Hensel and Amit Gupta

Chapter Six: From the Suez Canal to the Gulf of Aden – Ambassador David H. Shinn









Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir

By Christopher R. Hill






Our Woman in Havana: A Diplomat’s Chronicle of America’s Long Struggle with Castro’s Cuba

By Vicki Huddleston










High-Value Target: Countering al Qaeda in Yemen

By Edmund J. Hull









Mission to Algiers: Diplomacy by Engagement

By Cameron R. Hume







Modern Diplomacy in Practice

By Robert Hutchings and Jeremi Suri







Truth to Power: A History of the U.S. National Intelligence Council

Edited by Robert Hutchings and Gregory F. Treverton








Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy

Edited by Robert Hutchings and Jeremi Suri








American Ambassadors: The Past, Present, and Future of America’s Diplomats

By Dennis Jett







The Iran Nuclear Deal: Bombs, Bureaucrats, and Billionaires - Kindle  edition by Jett, Dennis C.. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @


The Iran Nuclear Deal: Bombs, Bureaucrats, and Billionaires

By Dennis C. Jett








Why American Foreign Policy Fails: Unsafe at Home and Despised Abroad

By Dennis Jett








Why Peacekeeping Fails

By Dennis Jett







Every Day Is Extra

By John Kerry







Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East

By Daniel C. Kurtzer and Scott B. Lasensky








Pathways to Peace: America and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

By Daniel C. Kurtzer








The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011

By Daniel C. Kurtzer, Scott B. Lasensky, William B. Quandt, Steven L. Spiegel, Shibley Telhami, Shibley Z. Telhami









The United States and Pakistan, 1947-2000: Disenchanted Allies 

By Dennis Kux










Yellow Ribbon: The Secret Journal of Bruce Laingen

By L. Bruce Laingen









Negotiating with Iran: Wrestling the Ghosts of History

By John W. Limbert









Shiraz in the Age of Hafez: The Glory of a Medieval Persian City

By John W. Limbert









Superpower Illusions: How Myths and False Ideologies Led America Astray–And How to Return to Reality

By Jack F. Matlock, Jr. 










Bangladesh and Pakistan: Flirting with Failure in South Asia

By William B. Milam








The Good Fight: A Life in Liberal Politics

By Walter Mondale









Managing Overseas Operations: Kiss Your Latte Goodbye

By Tibor P. Nagy and Gregory Engle








Three Embassies, Four Wars: A Personal Memoir

By Ronald E. Neumann








The Other War: Winning and Losing in Afghanistan

By Ronald E. Neumann








Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperation: An Introduction to Theory and History 

By Joseph S. Nye, Jr. and David A. Welch








Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump

By Joseph S. Nye, Jr. 






Our Latest Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan

Edited by Aaron B. O’ Connell

Chapter One:  Washington Goes to War – Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann











Mr. Ambassador: Warrior for Peace

By Edward J. Perkins









The Eagle and the Trident: U.S.―Ukraine Relations in Turbulent Times

By Steven Pifer










China Boys: How U.S. Relations with the PRC Began and Grew. a Personal Memoir

By Nicholas Platt










My American Journey

By Colin Powell









Ethical Diplomacy and the Trump Administration

By Charles Ray








Ethical Dilemmas and the Practice of Diplomacy

By Charles Ray










I Believe I can Touch the Sky: Stories from my Life

By Charles Ray








No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington

By Condoleezza Rice










Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For

By Susan Rice









Improving Decisionmaking in a Turbulent World

By Charles P. Ries







Dealings: A Political and Financial Life 

By Felix Rohatyn









Doomed to Succeed

By Dennis Ross

New York Times Review











The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace

By Dennis Ross










Front Line Public Diplomacy: How US Embassies Communicate with Foreign Publics

By William A. Rugh









South Asia and the Great Powers: International Relations and Regional Security

Edited by Sten Rynning

Chapter One by Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann








India at the Global High Table: The Quest for Regional Primacy and Strategic Autonomy

By Teresita and Howard Schaffer









How Pakistan Negotiates with the United States: Riding the Roller Coaster

By Teresita and Howard Schaffer









A World Transformed

By Brent Scowcroft and George H.W. Bush










Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power, and Persistence

By Wendy R. Sherman







Hizmet in Africa: The Activities and Significance of the Gülen Movement

By David H. Shinn








China and Africa: A Century of Engagement

By David H. Shinn and Joshua Eisenmann









Turmoil and Triumph: Diplomacy, Power, and the Victory of the American Deal

By George P. Shultz










The Leader’s Bookshelf

By James Stavridis and R. Manning Ancell









The Russia Hand: A Memoir of Presidential Diplomacy

By Strobe Talbott










A Nation of Enemies: Chile Under Pinochet

By Arturo Valenzuela and Pamela Constable









The Failure of Presidential Democracy: Comparative Perspectives

By Arturo Valenzuela and Juan J. Linz












The Failure of Presidential Democracy: The Case of Latin America

By Arturo Valenzuela and Juan J. Linz









Hope and History: A Memoir of Tumultuous Times 

By William J. vanden Heuvel









A Life Unimagined: The Rewards of Mission-Driven Service in the Peace Corps and Beyond

By Aaron S. Williams 

International Division – University of Wisconsin – Madison









Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World

By Robin Wright





To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global  Commonwealth - Kindle edition by Zelikow, Philip D. . Politics & Social  Sciences Kindle eBooks @



To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth

By Philip Zelikow and Condoleezza Rice






The Road Less Traveled by Philip Zelikow | PublicAffairs



The Road Less Traveled: The Secret Battle to End the Great War, 1916-1917

By Philip Zelikow






America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy -  Kindle edition by Zoellick, Robert B.. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle  eBooks @



America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

By Robert B. Zoellick