See today’s NY Times review
THE MEDIA RELATIONS DEPARTMENT OF HIZBOLLAH WISHES YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East by Neil MacFarquhar
And the required reading list for school:
Bacevich, Andrew J. The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism. Holt. 2008
Collier, Paul. The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done about It. Oxford, 2007
Duelfer, Charles. Hide and Seek: The Search for Truth in Iraq. Public Affairs, 2009.
Evans, Gareth.The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All Brookings, 2008.
Keylor, William R. A World of Nations: The International Order since 1945. Oxford, 2nd Edition. June 2008
Khanna, Parag. The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New World Order. Random House 2008
Kilkullen, David. The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One. Oxford 2009