2010 Booklist Updated
Additions Highlight Challenges, Changes in Region.
The 2010 Camden Conference: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India: Crossroads of Conflict couldn’t be on a timelier or more relevant topic. As our informed members know, the situation in the region is changing rapidly. It will therefore be no surprise that we have new additions to the booklist for the 2010 Conference. These works cover topics ranging from the heroin money financing the Taliban and al Qaeda, to several works examining aspects of the fascinating culture and history of the Middle East, to the so-called “Twilight of Oil” and the “resource curse,” and the role that counterterrorism operations can and should play in American foreign policy.
We have two new titles for our “Top Picks” list:
- Seeds of Terror: How Heroin is Bankrolling the Taliban and al Qaeda by Gretchen Peters
- Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy by Paul Pillar
We are adding a brand-new section to our list called “The Troubling Middle East Setting” with three fascinating titles:
- Last Chance: The Middle East in the Balance by David Gardiner
- Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil by Peter Maas
- Forces of Fortune: The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It Will Mean for Our World by Vali Nasr
Finally, we have one new book for our “Human Interest” section:
- To Live or to Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan by Nicholas Schmidle
See the full 2010 Camden Conference Booklist here.