International Relations

International relations (IR) or international affairs, depending on academic institution, is either a field of political science, an interdisciplinary academic field similar to global studies, or an entirely independent academic discipline in which students take a variety of internationally focused courses in social science and humanities disciplines. In all cases, the field studies relationships between political entities (polities) such as sovereign states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), other non-governmental organizations (NGO ...more

Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology
The End of the World Is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization
How the West Brought War to Ukraine: Understanding How U.S. and NATO Policies Led to Crisis, War, and the Risk of Nuclear Catastrophe
The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World
We Are Bellingcat: Global Crime, Online Sleuths, and the Bold Future of News
Blood and Oil: Mohammed bin Salman's Ruthless Quest for Global Power
The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict between the US and Xi Jinping's China
The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir
The World: A Brief Introduction
Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment
America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis
How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them
Has China Won?: The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy
Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
The Tragedy of Great Power Politics
Man, the State, and War: A Theoretical Analysis
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
World Order
Theory of International Politics
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
The Twenty Years' Crisis, 1919-1939: An Introduction to the Study of International Relations
Politics Among Nations
Arms and Influence (The Henry L. Stimson Lectures Series)
On China
Perception and Misperception in International Politics
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics
Why Nations Fail by Daron AcemoğluFriendly Fascism by Bertram M. GrossThe Shock Doctrine by Naomi KleinOn Tyranny by Timothy SnyderConfessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins
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The Killing Season by Geoffrey B. RobinsonThe Marshall Plan by Benn SteilThe Future Is History (National Book Award Winner) by Masha GessenThe Lost History of Liberalism by Helena RosenblattThe Road to Unfreedom by Timothy Snyder
Foreign Affairs Books 2018
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Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

Madeleine K. Albright
Vladimir Putin pledges no allegiance to to the democratic articles of faith, but he does not explicitly renounce democracy. He disdains Western values while professing to identify with the West. He doesn’t care what the State Department puts in next year’s human rights report, because he has yet to pay a political price in his own country for the sins reported in prior years. He tells bald lies with a straight face, and when guilty of aggression, blames the victim. He has convinced many, apparen ...more
Madeleine K. Albright, Fascism: A Warning

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