Books by Members

 

 

 

Madam Secretary 

By Madeleine Albright

 

 

 

 

 



 

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First Line of Defense

By The American Academy of Diplomacy

 

 

 

 



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

By Diego and Nancy Asencio

 

 

 



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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

 

 

 

 

 



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Intervening in Africa: Superpower Peacemaking in a Troubled Continent 

By Herman J. Cohen

 

 

 



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

By Herman J. Cohen

 

 



 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 



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

By Dennis Jett

 

 

 

 

 



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

By Dennis Jett

 

 

 

 



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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

 

 

 

 



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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

 

 

 

 

 



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Improving Decisionmaking in a Turbulent World

By Charles P. Ries

 

 

 



 

 

 

Dealings: A Political and Financial Life 

By Felix Rohatyn

 

 

 

 

 



 

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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

 

 

 

 



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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