United States Foreign Policy

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams



US Diplomatic History

Samuel Flagg Bemis, A Diplomatic History of the United States (New York: Holt, 1950)  

Samuel Flagg Bemis, John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy (New York: Knopf, 1949)

John Bassett Moore, American Diplomacy Its Spirit and Achievements (New York: Harpers, 1905)

Howard Jones, Crucible of Power A History of American Foreign Relations to 1913 (Wilmington DE: SR Books, 2002)

Howard Jones. Crucible of Power A History of American Foreign Relations from 1897 (Wilmington DE: SR Books, 2001)


Foreign Relations of the United States (Office of the Historian, Department of State)



George Kennan, At a Century's Ending Reflections 1982-1995 (New York: Norton, 1996)

Charles E. Bohlen, Witness to History 1929-1969 (New York: Norton, 1973)

Robert Murphy, Diplomat Among Warriors (Garden City NY: Doubleday, 1964)

Dean Acheson, Present at the Creation (New York: Norton, 1969)

George W. Ball, Diplomacy for a Crowded World An American Foreign Policy (Boston: Little Brown, 1976)

George McGhee, Envoy to the Middle World Adventures in Diplomacy (New York: Harper, 1983)

Henry L. Stimson and McGeorge Bundy, On Active Service in Peace and War (New York: Harper, 1947)

Joseph C. Grew, Turbulent Era A Diplomatic Record of Forty Years 1904-(Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1952)


Contemporary Critique

David P. Calleo, The Follies of Power America's Unipolar Fantasy (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2009)

Christopher Layne, The Peace of Illusions American Grand Strategy from 1940 to the Present (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2006)

Chalmers Johnson, The Sorrows of Empire Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (New York: Holt, 2004)

Chalmers Johnson, Blowback The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (New York: Holt, 2004)

Walter A. McDougall, Promised Land, Crusader State (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997) 

Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke, America Alone the Neoconservatives and the Global Order (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004)

Patrick J. Buchanan, Suicide of a Superpower (New York: St Martin's, 2011)


US as Great Power

Archibald Cary Coolidge, The United States as a World Power (New York: Macmillan, 1918)

Samuel Flagg Bemis, The United States as a World Power A Diplomatic History 1900-1950 (New York: Holt, 1950)

R. W. Van Alstyne, The Rising American Empire (New York: Oxford, 1960)

Robert E. Hannigan, The New World Power American Foreign Policy 1898-1917 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2002)




James Brown Scott, A Survey of International Relations Between the United States and Germany 1914-1917 (New York: Oxford, 1917)

Revisionist Interpretation

Charles Callan Tansill, America Goes to War (Boston: Little Brown, 1938)



William L. Langer and S. Everett Gleason, The Undeclared War 1940-1941 (New York: Harper, 1953)

William L. Langer and S. Everett Gleason, The Challenge to Isolation (New York: Harper, 1952)

Road to War - Far East


Postwar Planning

US Department of States, Publication 3580, Postwar Foreign Policy Preparation 1939-1945 (Washington DC: Department of State, 1949) 

Revisionist Interpretation

Charles Beard, American Foreign Policy in the Making 1932-1940 (New Haven: Yale UP, 1946) 

Charles Callan Tansill, Back Door to War The Roosevelt Foreign Policy 1933-1941 (Chicago: Regnery, 1952)

Harry Elmer Barnes, ed., Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace (Caldwell ID: Caxton 1953)

George Morgenstern, Pearl Harbor The Story of the Secret War (New York: Devin-Adair, 1947) 

Great Britain and US

John Meacham, Franklin and Winston (New York: Random House, 2003)

Martin Gilbert, Churchill and the Jews A Lifelong Friendship (New York: Holt, 2007)

Eugen Spier, FOCUS A Footnote to the history of the thirties (London: Oswald Wolf, 1963)

Lynne Olson, Troublesome Young Men The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Saved England (New York: Farar, Straus and Giroux, 2007)

British Revisionist Interpretation

John Charmley, Chamberlin and the Lost Peace (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1989)



Joseph C. Goulden, The Untold Story of the War (New York: Times Books, 1982)

Mark F. Williamson, ed., The Korean War at Fifty (Lexington VA: Virginia Military Institute, 2004)


Neil Sheehan, etal., The Pentagon Papers (New York: Bantam, 1971) 

Richard Falk, etal., Vietnam and International Law An Analysis of the Legality of the U.S. Military Involvement (Flanders NJ: OHare, 1967)

John T. McAlister, Jr., Vietnam The Origins of Revolution (New York: Knopf, 1969)

Chester A. Bain, Vietnam The Roots of Conflict (Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice Hall, 1967

First Gulf War

Majid Khadduri and Edmund Ghareeb, War in the Gulf 1990-1991 The Iraq Kuwait Conflict and its Implications (New York: Oxford, 1997)

Second Gulf War

George Packer, The Assassin's Gate America in Iraq (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006)

Scott Ritter, Iraq Confidential (New York: Nation Books, 2005)

Thomas E. Ricks, Fiasco The American Military Adventure in Iraq (New York: Penguin, 2006)

Stephen C. Pelletiere, Israel in the Second Iraq War The Influence of Likud (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2010)


John K. Cooley, Unholy Wars Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism (London: Pluto Press, 1999)

Syria/Regime Change


Yemen Civil War

Economic Expert Discloses US-Saudi Arabia Agreement on Yemen's Oil Reserves, Tehran Times 11 December 2016

Ro Khana, Mark Pocan, Walter Jones, "Stop the Unconstitutional War in Yemen", New York Times October 10, 2017

World Health Organization - Yemen

Doctors Without Borders - Yemen


Houthi takeover

Hadi Government

al-Islah/Islamist Saudi-Backed/Muslim Brotherhood


Southern Transitional Council

Battle of Aden 2018

Southern Movement

Security Belt Forces

Middle East

William R. Polk, The United States and the Arab World (Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1965)

E. A. Speiser, The United States and the Near East (Cambridge: Harvard, 1947)

George Antonius, The Arab Awakening (Beirut: Khayat, 1955 reprint)

Harold H. Saunders, The Other Walls The Politics of the Arab-Israeli Peace Process (Wasington DC: AEI, 1985)

William B. Quandt, ed., The Middle East Ten Years After Camp David (Washington DC: Brookings, 1988)

Seth P. Tillman, The United States in the Middle East Interests and Obstacles (Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 1982)

John K. Cooley, An Alliance Against Babylon The U.S., Israel, and Iraq (London: Pluto Press, 2005)

Trita Parsi, Treacherous Alliance The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the U.S. (New Haven: Yale, 2007)

Middle East Institute

Israel and Palestine

Kathleen Christison, Perceptions of Palestine (Berkeley: U of CA Press, 1999)

Akram Hanieh, The Camp David Papers (Ramallah Palestine: al-Ayyam, 2000)

George W. Ball and Douglas B. Ball, The Passionate Attachment. America's Involvement with Israel, 1947 to the Present (New York: Norton, 1992)

Paul Findlay, They Dare to Speak Out (Chicago: LHB, 1989)

Edward Tivnan, The Lobby Jewish Power and American Foreign Policy (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987)

John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2007)

Clifford A. Kiracofe, Dark Crusade. Christian Zionism and US Foreign Policy (London: IB Tauris, 2009)

Jimmy Carter, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006)


Evan M. Wilson, Jerusalem Key to Peace (Washington DC: Middle East Institute, 1970). US diplomat.

Henry Cattan, Jerusalem (New York: St. Martins, 1981)

HRH CP Hassan bin Talal, A Study on Jerusalem (Longman: London, 1979)


William J. Burns, Economic Aid and American Policy Toward Egypt 1955-1981 (Albany: SUNY, 1985). US diplomat.

Suez Crisis 1956

Donald Neff, Warriors at Suez. Eisenhower Takes America into the Middle East (New York: The Linden Press, 1981)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Egypt, White Paper on the Nationalisation of the Suez Maritime Canal Company (Cairo: Government Press, 1956)

M. Abou Nouseir, etal., The Suez Canal Facts and Documents (Cairo: The Selected Studies Committee, n.d., circa 1956)


Stephen Hemsley Longrigg, Iraq 1900 to 1950 A Political, Social, and Economic History (London: Oxford UP, 1953)

Abid A. Al-Marayati, A Diplomatic History of Modern Iraq (New York: Speller, 1961)

Lorenzo Kent Kimball, The Changing Pattern of Political Power in Iraq (New York: Speller, 1972)

Christine Moss Helms, Iraq Eastern Flank of the Arab World (Washington DC: Brookings, 1984)


W. Morgan Shuster, The Strangling of Persia (New York: Century, 1912)

Mehdi Haravi, Iranian-American Diplomacy (Brooklyn NY: Gaus, 1970)

Stephen Kinzer, All the Shah's Men An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror (Hoboken NJ: Wiley, 2003) 

Rouhollah K. Ramazani, The Persian Gulf Iran's Role (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1972)

John D. Stempel, Inside the Iranian Revolution (Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 1981) US diplomat.

William Shawcross, The Shah's Last Ride (London: Chatto and Windus, 1989)

Vali Nasr, The Shia Revival (New York: Norton, 2006)


Kamal Matinuddin, The Taliban Phenomenon Afghanistan 1994-1997 (London: Oxford UP, 1999


Kenneth Scott Latourette, The History of Early Relations between The United States and China 1784-1844 (New Haven: Yale UP, 1917)

Te-kong Tong, United States Diplomacy in China 1844-60 (Seattle: University of Washington, 1964)

A. Whitney Griswold, The Far Eastern Policy of the United States (New Haven: Yale UP, 1962)

Tien-yi Li, Woodrow Wilson's China Policy 1913-1917 (New York: University of Kansas City, 1952)

John Paton Davies, Jr., Dragon by the Tail (New York: Norton, 1972)

John Paton Davies, China Hand (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2012)

Henry Kissinger, On China (New York: Penguin, 2011)



Alfred W. Crosby, Jr., America, Russia, Hemp and Napoleon 1783-1812 (n.p.: Ohio State University Press, 1965) 

Benjamin Platt Thomas, Russo-American Relations 1815-1867 (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1930)



G. Bhagat, Americans in India 1784-1860 (New York: New York University Press, 1970)