Reviewing my 2013 Reading List (with an eye toward 2014)

Posted on January 1, 2013



Updated December 2013

I am reviewing my reading list I put together for 2013. It appears that other reading requirements sure got the best of this list.

Here’s the list with edits and carry overs for next year’s list:

The Revenge of Geography, Robert Kaplan (move to 2014)

The New American Militarism, Andrew Bacevich

Hybrid Reality, Parag Khanna

Conflict after the Cold War; Richard Betts

Paradoxes of Peace Building, Stephen Baranyi

Interventions, Kofi Annan

The Savage Wars of Peace – Max Boot

Shake Hands with the Devil – Roméo A. Dallaire

The Utility of Force – Rupert Smith

The Logic of Violence in Civil War – Stathis Kalyvas

Chasing the Flame – Samantha Power

The Speed of Trust – Stephen M. R. Covey; (move to 2014)

Start with Why – Simon Sinek  (move to 2014)

A Path Out of the Desert – Kenneth Pollack

Armed Humanitarians – Nathan Hodge

Worm: The First Digital World War – Mark Bowden

Why Nations Fail – Daron Acemoglu; James Robinson

Credibility – James M. Kouzes; Barry Z. Posner

Eisenhower in War and Peace – Jean Edward Smith

Complexity – M. Mitchell Waldrop

Learning to Think Strategically – Julia Sloan

A narrative of war and freedom (Ramush Haradinaj), Bardh Hamzaj

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon – Rebecca West

Crescent and Star – Stephen Kinzer

Human Security in a Borderless World – Derek S. Reveron and Kathleen A. Mahoney-Norris

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden – Mark Owen

The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor – Jack Tapper

The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World – Ian Bremmer (move to 2014)

The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall – Ian Bremmer (move to 2014)

Be Not Afraid, for You Have Sons in America Stacy Sullivan

And I may reluctantly read (only if available at the library to borrow):

My Share of the Task – General Stanley McChrystal

Here are the highlights of the other books I’ve read instead:

Breach of Trust Andrew Bacevich

War is a Force that Gives of Meaning Chris Hedges

The Kosovo Liberation Army : Underground War to Balkan Insurgency, 1948-2001 James Pettifer

Wars of Plunder L.E. Billion

Securing Peace  Monica Toft

After War John Ikenberry

Blood Lines Vamik Volkan

Identity Matters James Peacock

Insurgent Collective Action and Civil Wars in El Salvador Elizabeth Wood

The Origins of War Donald Kagan

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers Paul Kennedy

Arms and Influence Thomas Shelling

Identify, Borders and Social Ties

The Age of the Unthinkable: Joshua Cooper Ramo

The Order of Genocide Scott Straus

The Soldier and the Changing State  Zoltan Barany

Waves of War  Andreas Wimmer

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