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Summer Reading List for the Foreign Policy/Security Wonk

With summer now well and truly upon us, we’ve put together a list of our summer reading picks for emerging foreign policy and security wonks. Whether you are looking for a Christmas present for the wonk in your life or are looking for some books to read by the beach, it's not too late to add these to your holiday shopping list! 1. Ghost Fleet- Peter W. Singer & August Cole 2. The New Spymasters: Inside Espionage from the Cold War to Global Terror- Stephen Grey 3. The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones—Confronting A New Age of Threat- Benjamin Wittes & Gabriella Blum

4. Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End to a Stable Asia-Pacific -Robert Kaplan 5. A Larger Australia: The ABC 2015 Boyer Lectures - Michael Fullilove 6. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in New China- Evan Osnos 7. JFK’s Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA and the Sino-Indian War- Bruce Riedel 8. ISIS: The State of Terror- Jessica Stern & J. M. Berger 9. In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom- Yeonmi Park

10. Future War- Christopher Coker What other books do you think are essential holiday reading for any emerging foreign policy/security wonk? Tweet your suggestions and what you’re reading this summer to @YoungAustIntAff! Mercedes Page is the founder and CEO of Young Australians in International Affairs. Connect with her on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter @_MercedesPage

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