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Summer reading list for emerging foreign policy/security wonks

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Now that summer is well and truly upon us, we've put together a list of our favourite books from 2016 for emerging foreign policy and security wonks. Whether you're looking for a Christmas present for the wonk in your life or for some books to read by the beach, it's not too late to add these to your holiday shopping list:

1) The Pivot: The Future of American Statecraft in Asia by Kurt Campbell

2) Quarterly Essay 62 // Firing Line: Australia's Path to War by James Brown

3) Quarterly Essay 63 // Enemy Within: American Politics in the Time of Trump by Don Watson

4) The Shadow Game by Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis

5) Atomic Anxiety Deterrence, Taboo and the Non-Use of US Nuclear Weapons by Frank Sauer

6) Russian Roulette by Giles Milton

7) A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order by Richard Haas

8) The Secret Cold War: The Official History of ASIO by John Blaxland and Rhys Crawley

9) Australia's American Alliance by Peter Dean

10) Lowy Institute Paper // Fighting with America by James Curran Are there other books that 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

Happy holidays!

Sophie & Alex

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