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What We’re Reading: Central American Integration

Puentes y Cercos: La Geopolitica de la integracion Centroamericana By Luis Campos Perez “Puentes y Cercos” (“Bridges and Fences”) explores the long-standing question of why Central...

What We’re Reading: Myths and Memoirs

The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy By Stephanie Kelton We’re all familiar with the old aphorism, “There’s no such...

What We’re Reading: Euro’s Broken Promises, Secrets of High-Level Diplomacy

The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe By Joseph E. Stiglitz I find it very difficult to track down a book on...

What We’re Reading: Great Wars and Old Things

The Guns of August By Barbara W. Tuchman Over the past few months of Netflixing, my suggested viewing list has become increasingly filled with movies, documentaries...

What We’re Reading: Lawlessness on the High Seas

The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier By Ian Urbina “The Outlaw Ocean” by New York Times investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner Ian...

What We’re Reading: Good Sci-Fi, Bad Documentaries

The Collapsing Empire By John Scalzi I’ll start with a confession: I’m not much of a sci-fi enthusiast. In recent years I’ve read the “Foundation” trilogy,...

What We’re Reading: The Benghazi Attack

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Produced and Directed by Michael Bay With “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” Michael Bay has done for...

What We’re Reading: Delusional Foreign Policy

The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities By John J. Mearsheimer I was looking for something that explained U.S. behavior in the international system...

What We’re Reading: Histories of REE and Afghanistan

Groundbreaking! America’s New Quest for Mineral Independence By Dr. Ned Mamula and Ann Bridges “Groundbreaking! America’s New Quest for Mineral Independence” is essential reading for anyone...

What We’re Reading: Exposing China’s Elite

Red Roulette: An Insider’s Story of Wealth, Power, Corruption, and Vengeance in Today’s China By Desmond Shum In “Red Roulette,” Shanghai-born and Hong Kong-raised Desmond Shum...

What We’re Reading: Montesquieu on the Rise and Fall of Rome

Considerations on the Causes of the Greatness of the Romans and Their Decline By Montesquieu This book is one of the first attempts at interpreting...

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What We’re Reading: Democratizing Europe and Houses

How to Democratize Europe By Stephanie Hennette, Thomas Piketty, Guillaume Sacriste and Antoine Vauchez That the European Union, and in particular the...

Daily Memo: Turkish Power Cuts, Russia-Cuba Talks

Production disruption. Power cuts in Turkey forced some manufacturing facilities, including a joint venture...

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