To Begin the World Over Again: Lawrence of Arabia from Damascus to Baghdad

Palgrave, 2009


Lawrence of Arabia is best remembered for the Oscar-winning film about his life. But there is a different T.E. Lawrence, as much a thinker as a warrior, a man who applied his unique experiences and extensive knowledge of the Arab world to a radically different political vision for nation building in the Middle East that holds many lessons for today.

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 The Godfather Doctrine: A Foreign Policy Parable

(with A. Wess Mitchell) Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009


The Godfather Doctrine draws clear and essential lessons from perhaps the greatest Hollywood movie ever made to illustrate America’s changing geopolitical place in the world and how our country can best meet the momentous strategic challenges it faces.

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Ethical Realism: A Vision for America’s Role in the World

(with Anatol Lieven) New York: Pantheon Press, 2006

erAmerica today faces a world more complicated than ever before, but both political parties have failed to envision a foreign policy that addresses our greatest threats. As a result, the United States risks lurching from crisis to crisis. The Bush administration’s foreign policy strategy is bankrupt, but the Democrats are not providing any real alternatives.
Ethical Realism presents such an alternative, including both a new philosophical basis and a coherent set of detailed, practical and courageous policy recommendations. Anatol Lieven and John Hulsman, two distinguished policy experts from different political camps, have joined forces to write an impassioned manifesto that illuminates a new way forward.

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The World Turned Rightside Up: A New US-UK Trading Agenda for the Age of Globalization

London: The Institute of Economic Affairs, 2001

At a time when public opposition to joining the euro is increasing and a debate is emerging about the long term costs and benefits of Britain’s membership of the EU, this paper presents a timely solution to Britain’s somewhat strained relationship with the EU. Dr John C Hulsman, a senior policy analyst at the Washington-based Heritage Foundation, presents a compelling case for the advancement of Britain’s trade interests through UK participation in a global free trade association. This would permit Britain to gain the benefits of freer trade whilst avoiding a constant battle with EU partners over ever-closer integration.



A Paradigm for the New World Order: A Schools of Thought Analysis of American Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era

Hampshire, England: Macmillan Press and St. Martin’s Press, 1997