Saturday, April 24, 2010

15 must-read books to broaden your view - By Baqi Barzani

Following are the names of fifteen most recommended newly published books on the topics of international politics, relationships, government affairs, racism, terrorism and militant political Islam. These books are beset with didactic insights and fresh captivating materials, especially for beginner readers. They can be easily provided online from major books selling websites in the United States such as: or or borrowed from local libraries.

  • 1)Putin's Labyrinth: Spies, Murder, and the Dark Heart of the New Russia By Steve LeVine
  • 2)Saddam's Secrets by Georges Sada (Paperback - Aug. 25, 2009)
  • 3)Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq by Jeffrey Record (Hardcover)
  • 4) Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (Paperback - Nov. 16, 2009)
  • 5) Defeating Political Islam: The New Cold War by Moorthy S. Muthuswamy and
  • Steven Emerson (Hardcover - May 6, 2009)6) " The Survivor: Bill Clinton In the White House" By John F. Harris
  • 7)Accepting Authoritarianism: State-Society Relations in China's Reform Era by Teresa Wright (Paperback - Mar. 15, 2010)
  • 8) Russia's New Politics: The Management of a Postcommunist Society by Stephen White
  • 9) America and the World : Conversations on the Future of American Foreign Policy by David Ignatius, Brent Scowcroft, David Ignatius
  • 10) Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid
  • 11) When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order by Martin Jacques
  • 12) The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria
  • 13) Infidel (Reprint) by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • 14) Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack by Marc Thiessen
  • 15) Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela