Below you will find a list of books that members of the Geopolitical Futures team are currently reading. It highlights insightful and relevant books from around the globe and the reasons we chose them.
By Henry Kissinger
Jacob L. Shapiro: I’ve been meaning to pick up this book for a long time but only recently got around to it. I’m about halfway through, and I have a few observations. First, the first few chapters will be informative to the layman who does not know Chinese history, but it will feel like a retread for those already familiar with it. If you want to read Chinese history, Jonathan Spence is still the best for my money – in fact, you can tell that Kissinger leaned on Spence a great deal in these introductory chapters. The action picks up around chapter three, however, when Kissinger begins talking about the difference between Western and Chinese views of strategy. Particularly insightful was his explanation that China prefers to surround its enemie