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

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







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









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. 









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










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








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

By Dennis 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







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









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









Hope and History: A Memoir of Tumultuous Times 

By William J. vanden Heuvel









Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World

By Robin Wright