Books by IWP Faculty

William F. Buckley Jr.: The Maker of a Movement

Publication Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010

  William F. Buckley Jr.: The Maker of a Movement, describes Mr. Buckley's life and accomplishments from the viewpoint of his friend of forty years, Lee Edwards.      {read more}

The Beijing Consensus

How China's Authoritarian Model Will Dominate the Twenty-First Century

Publication Date: April 2010

Beijing presents a clear and gathering threat to Washington - but not for the reasons you think. China's challenge to the West stems from its transformative brand of capitalism and an entirely different conception of the international community.  {read more}

Founding Political Warfare Documents of the United States

Publication Date: 2009

A 367-page collection of political warfare-related documents, pamphlets, essays, leaflets, declarations, speeches, laws, songs and satire by those who fought for - and against - American independence from 1763-1783. Designed specifically for the editor's Political Warfare: Past, Present and Future class and in the support of the development of psychological operations, information operations and strategic communication for the US military.  {read more}

Cultural Intelligence for Winning the Peace

Publication Date: 2009

In this anthology, a score of experts in counterinsurgency warfare, cultural anthropology, and strategic communications look at ways in which the study of foreign cultures and cultural phenomena may be used by policymakers, peacekeepers, soldiers, intelligence officers, and diplomats. Exploring areas from HUMINT to information operations, this book presents a modern approach to the ancient art of subduing the enemy without fighting – what Sun Tzu called “the acme of skill.”  {read more}

The Next Founders: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East

By Joshua Muravchik

Publication Date: 25 May 2009

IWP Adjunct Professor Joshua Muravchik suggests in The Next Founders that our best hope for democratic reform in the Middle East may be to promote change from within.  {read more}

The Public Diplomacy Reader

Publication Date: August, 2007

The first in the IWP course reader series, this edited volume provides a look at slices of public diplomacy: the art of communicating with foreign publics to influence international perceptions, attitudes and policies. Like any art form, the real definition of public diplomacy is subjective, and can be the source of lively and often bitter debates.  Rather than attempt to create a specific definition of public diplomacy, The Public Diplomacy Reader takes some of the most insightful and historically significant writings, statements and official documents, from a variety of professional disciplines and political perspectives, so the reader can develop his or her own sense of what the field is all about.  This book makes no pretensions about completeness. The editor found it challenging to keep it under 500 pages of actual text. Here is how The Public Diplomacy Reader is designed to serve the user: To provide in a single volume a useful primer on public diplomacy, straight from some of the leading thinkers and practitioners across time and culture.ISBN: 978-0-6151-5465-7     $34.95 paperback.  $49.95 hardcover.  {read more}

Fighting the War of Ideas like a Real War

Short-term Message Strategies to Combat the Terrorists

Publication Date: 2007

This ground-breaking monograph departs from the conventional view of public diplomacy and international communication in time of war and argues for deploying messages as weapons of attack against the terrorists and other extremists. Proposing an immediate-term strategy that requires no bureaucratic reorganization or major budgetary changes, Fighting the War of Ideas like a Real War is designed for quick implementation in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. The book complements the Defense Science Board's 2004 report on strategic communication, the State Department's evolving public diplomacy strategy, and the joint Army/Marines Counterinsurgency Field Manual FM 3-24 of 2006.  {read more}

The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence

By Raymond J. Batvinis

Publication Date: Thursday, March 1, 2007

The Silence of the Rational Center

Why US Foreign Policy is Failing

By Jonathan Clarke

Publication Date: February 2007

This book analyses the process by which US foreign policy is made and asks why it has been ineffective in recent years.  {read more}

Why America is Such a Hard Sell

Beyond Pride and Prejudice

Publication Date: 2007

Why does America consistently receive such low ratings in opinion polls around the world? The answer, as Pilon explains, lies not just in America's overtly forceful actions but in the construction and presentation of its self-image. Scholars and policymakers alike will find Why America Is Such a Hard Sell both a penetrating analysis of America's current efforts in public diplomacy and a prescription for delivering a more appealing self-portrait to the world.  {read more}

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