Forgotten Partnership Redux: Canada-U.S. Relations in the 21st Century
Edited by Greg Anderson Ph.D ’05 and Christopher Sands ’94, Ph.D. ’09
Cambria Press, 2011
This book, which revisits the relationship between Canada and the United States, is an in-depth volume for understanding the numerous dimensions and complexities between these governments. SAIS Professor Charles F. Doran B’65, ’66, JHU Ph.D. ’69 wrote the prologue.
Labour Migration, Human Trafficking and Multinational Corporations: The Commodification of
Edited by Antonela Krstovic Arhin ’02 and Ato Quayson
This collection of essays focuses on labor trafficking, from migrant workers desperate for employment to subcontractors and corporations seeking cheap labor. The volume offers a substantial addition to the available literature on the subject. SAIS Professor Mohamed Mattar wrote the foreword.
In the Wake of War: Democratization and Internal Armed Conflict in Latin America
Edited by Cynthia J. Arnson ’86, Ph.D. ’88
Stanford University Press and Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2012
This book assesses the consequences of civil war for democratization in Latin America, focusing on questions of state capacity. Contributors analyze seven countries—Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru—where state weakness fostered conflict and the task of state reconstruction presents multiple challenges.
Mastering Uncertainty: The 3 Strategies You Need To Know
By Keith Bickel ’89, Ph.D. ’99
Strategy Press, 2011
Bickel addresses tactics for surviving volatile market swings, rapid technological changes and questionable government policies that can create paralyzing uncertainty for firms. The book lays out how to think about the future when it is unclear and walks readers through the three strategies that they can use to survive and emerge winners.
The Roads From Rio: Lessons Learned From Twenty Years of Multilateral Environmental Negotiations
Edited by Pamela S. Chasek ’90, Ph.D. ’94 and Lynn M. Wagner B’90, ’91, Ph.D. ’98
Resources for the Future Press/Routledge, 2012
This book reviews 20 years of multilateral environmental negotiations. Authors use their firsthand knowledge as writers for the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Earth Negotiations Bulletin to illustrate the changes that have taken place in this period.
The Art of Intelligence: Lessons From a Life in the C.I.A.’s Clandestine Service
By Hank Crumpton ’03
Penguin Press, 2012
Crumpton, a legendary CIA spy and counterterrorism expert, tells the gripping story of his high-risk career while illustrating the growing importance of U.S. intelligence officers and their secret missions. The book draws from the full arc of Crumpton’s espionage and covert-action exploits to explain what U.S. spies do and why their service is more valuable today than ever.
Down Aisle Ten
By Daniel Friedland B’04, ’05
Self Published, 2012
Friedland offers a fictional history of Universal Simultaneous Anxiety Collapse Disorder, an incapacitating disease that arises from the abundant fears that surround society in the modern world.
Collateral Damage: Sino-Soviet Rivalry and the Termination of the Sino-Vietnamese Alliance
By Nicholas Khoo ’98
Columbia University Press, 2011
This book grew from a study that originated during Khoo’s M.A. studies at SAIS. He reexamines the termination of China’s alliance with the Vietnamese communists in the late 1970s, an event that led to a decade-long war in Southeast Asia.
National Economic Identity and Capital Mobility: State-Business Relations in Latin America
By Ralf J. Leiteritz B’98, ’99
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2012
This book looks at the divergent paths of capital account policy pursued by Colombia and Peru over the past two decades and finds that national economic identity as reflected in state-business ties explains the difference.
The Vietnam War From the Rear Echelon: An Intelligence Officer’s Memoir, 1972–1973
By Timothy Lomperis ’75
The University Press of Kansas’ Modern War Studies Series, 2011
Lomperis knows the Vietnam War both as a soldier and as a scholar. Even though he served two tours “in country” during the war’s most frustrating period—from the infamous Easter Invasion through the Paris Peace negotiations—this is the first time he has written about the war from such a personal perspective.
Decentralization, Local Governance and Social Well-Being in India: Do Local Governments Matter?
By Rani Mullen ’93
Mullen uses information gathered from case studies conducted in six villages across three Indian states to analyze the claim that decentralization is an effective tool to deepen democracy and increase social well-being.
Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists Than We Do
By Loretta Napoleoni B’81, ’82
Seven Stories Press, 2011
Napoleoni asserts that the global economy is experiencing a shift in the balance of power from West to East based on the dominance of China’s new economic system—“Communism With a Profit Motive”—over Western capitalism, which may not be the natural partner of democracy, as has long been taught.
Raja’s Book: Twelve Months in a Life
By Sam Oglesby ’71
McNally Jackson, 2011
This book outlines the significant issues that people face such as life, death—and what to have for dinner. The book is dedicated to the memory of Oglesby’s late, beloved tuxedo cat, Raja, and weaves in memories of his global life adventures from Southeast Asia to the Bronx.
A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy With Iran
By Trita Parsi Ph.D. ’06
Yale University Press, 2012
Parsi analyzes U.S. foreign policy toward Iran and explores whether positive relations may be established. Informed by interviews with 70 high-ranking officials worldwide, Parsi scrutinizes the early diplomatic efforts under the Obama administration. He contends that instead of failing, the administration has yet to fully engage in nuclear diplomacy with Iran and, rather, is relying on an early “roll of the dice” strategy.
Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis
By James Rickards
JHU ’73, ’74
Rickards offers a timely examination of the history and dangerous future of the currency wars taking place within the international monetary system. The book illuminates the perils of currency wars in terms of national security and provides a unique glimpse into the role that JHU has played in developing national financial game theory.
The Other Side of Light
By Mishi Saran N’92
This novel revolves around one woman, two lovers and three best friends. The gift of an old camera sends young Asha careening in an unconventional direction. The call of photography makes her leave her family, her home, her friends and the intriguing Kabir to spend a year in a Swiss village learning to see the world through a lens.
American Veterans on War: Personal Stories From World War II to Afghanistan
By Elise Forbes Tripp ’81, Ph.D. ’87
Interlink Publishing Group, 2011
A compilation of narratives from U.S. war veterans over the past 70 years, this book offer a firsthand look at combat and the complexities of readapting to society.
Civil Society Networks in China and Vietnam: Informal Pathbreakers in Health and the Environment
By Andrew Wells-Dang
Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
This book discusses how civil society forms and functions in nondemocratic states such as China and Vietnam. In spite of apparent restrictions, the network members Wells-Dang studies actively create informal pathways for advocacy through cross-sectoral social networks. This book brings a fresh, original approach to understand social action through the lens of informal environmental and health networks.
The Lily and the Aster
By January Nicole Wilson ’08
This engaging collection of poetry and travel essays was edited by fellow alumnus Xavier Martin ’08. Wilson uses the haiku to communicate her message, and each haiku is a meditation on love, music and politics.