As I report on America’s relations with the world, I occasionally review books on the places and subjects I cover. Here are a few of them. . . .
America’s Spies on the Roof of the World (Sept. 2002). A review of The CIA’s Secret War in Tibet, By Kenneth Conboy and James Morrison; and Into Tibet: The CIA’s First Atomic Spy and His Secret Expedition to Lhasa, by Thomas Laird.
A CIA Spy and America’s Oil Addiction (Aug. 2003). A review of Sleeping With the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude, by retired CIA officer Robert Baer.
Descent Into Chaos: America’s Nation-Building on the Silk Road (Sept. 2008). A review of Descent Into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia, by Ahmed Rashid.
The House of Bush and the House of Saud: Co-Dependent Dynasties (May 2004). A review of House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World’s Two Most Powerful Dynasties, by Craig Unger.
When Baghdad Fell to America (Sept. 2004). A review of The Fall of Baghdad, by journalist Jon Lee Anderson.