Indo-Pacific Security and Statecraft

  • Asia’s Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific by Robert D. Kaplan
  • Asia’s Reckoning: The Struggle for Global Dominance by Richard McGregor
  • By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783 by Michael J. Green
  • China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage, and Diplomacy in Asia by James Lilley with Jeffrey Lilley
  • Economic Statecraft by David A. Baldwin
  • Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power by Howard J. French
  • Seapower: A Guide for the 21st Century by Geoffrey Till
  • Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson
  • Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands by Gavan Daws
  • South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia by Bill Hayton
  • Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World by Walter Russell Mead
  • To Rule the Waves: How Control of the World’s Oceans Shapes the Fate of the Superpowers by Bruce D. Jones
  • Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty by Bradley K. Martin

Leadership and Big Picture

  • Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead by Jim Mattis and Bing West
  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
  • Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek
  • Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times by Donald T. Phillips
  • Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries by Safi Bahcall
  • Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey
  • Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner


Military Professional Reading Lists