- Michael Mandelbaum, The Frugal Superpower. Perseus Books, 2010
- Andrew Bacevich, The New American Militarism: How Americans are Seduced by War. With New Afterward. Oxford, 2005
- Ralph Carter, ed., Contemporary Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy: From Terrorism to Trade, 4th ed., CQ Press 2010
- David Sanger, Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power. Crown Books, 2012.
- In addition, several Internet readings and PDF readings will be available via Blackboard