Recommended reading material

The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity – Douglas Murray
Everything Is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails Us – Duncan J. Watts
Too Fast to Think: How to Reclaim Your Creativity in a Hyper-connected Work Culture – Chris Lewis
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain
Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
On Grand Strategy – John Lewis Gaddis
Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest For Economic Meaning From Gilgamesh To Wall Street
- Tomas Sedlacek
The Economics of Inequality – Thomas Piety
Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World – Adam Tooze
The Rational Optimist – How Prosperity Evolves – Matt Ridley
How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilisation – Mary Beard
Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Defined a Generation – Chris Turner
Not of this World – Peter Kolosimo
Jerusalem: The Biography – Simon Sebag Montifiore
Civilization: The West and the Rest – Niall Ferguson
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty – Daron Acemo─člu and James A. Robinson
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World – Tim Marshall
Eurotragedy: A Drama in Nine Acts – Ashoka Mody
Germany, Russia, and the Rise of Geo-Economics – Stephen F. Szabo
German Europe – Ulrich Beck and Rodney Livingstone
Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century – P. W. Singer
War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft – Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris
The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth – Tom Burgis
Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India – Shashi Tharoor
Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires and the Conflict That Made the Modern World – Andrew D. Lambert
Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans – James G. Stavridis
Asia’s Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific – Robert D. Kaplan
Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia – Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw
Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics – John J. Mearsheimer
What Is America?: A Short History of the New World Order – Ronald Wright
The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force – Eliot A. Cohen
The Cold War – Mike Sewell
The New Cold War – Edward Lucas
The Last Crusade: Religion and the Politics of Misdirection – Barbara Victor
The German Genius: Europe’s Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century – Peter Watson
The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch – Amos Elon
Dangers, Tests and Miracles: The Remarkable Life Story of Chief Rabbi Rosen of Romania
- Joseph Finkelstone
Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History – Joseph Telushkin
I Confess: Revelations in Exile – Kooshyar Karimi
The Islamist – Ed Husain
I am Malala – Malala Yousafzai
The Rise of Turkey: The Twenty-First Century’s First Muslim Power – Soner Cagaptay
People Like Us: Misrepresenting the Middle East – Joris Luyendijk
Nazi Nexus – Edwin Black
Warrior Poets – Benjamin Gilmour
Krakatoa – Simon Winchester
Eiffel’s Tower – Jill Jones
Alma Rose, Vienna to Auschwitz – Richard Newman/Karen Kirtley
Babylon Berlin – Volker Kutscher
Berlin Diary – William Shirer
Human Smoke – Nicholson Baker
Night Trilogy – Elie Weisel
Germany, Jekyll and Hyde – Sebastian Huffier
Divergent Jewish Thought – Moore and Troen
On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines and Future – Karen Elliott House
The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor
Gaza: Morality, Law and Politics – Raimond Gaita
A Heart Turned East – Adam Lebor
Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
Deliver Us From Evil: Warlords and Peacekeepers in a World of Endless Conflict – William Shawcross
Hitler’s Private Library: The Books That Shaped His Life – Timothy W. Ryback
Albert Speer: His Battle With Truth – Gitta Sereny
Totalitarian Art – Igor Golomstock