Jack Caravelli served in the Central Intelligence Agency, the White House National Security Council Staff from 1996-2000, and then as deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Energy from 2000-2003. He is the author of Beyond Sand & Oil: The Nuclear Middle East and Nuclear Insecurity.
Relationships in The Desert
Review: 'Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and the United States since FDR,' by Bruce Riedel
Review: 'The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace' by Alexander Klimburg
Striking a Balance in Foreign Policy
Review: Juliana Geran Pilon, 'The Art of Peace: Engaging a Complex World'
Will This Be the Asian Century?
Review: Gideon Rachman, 'Easternisation: War and Peace in the Asian Century'
Espionage in a Time of Slaughter
Review: Max Hastings, 'The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers and Guerrillas, 1939-1945'
The Middle East’s Good Old Days
Review: Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon, ‘Pragmatic Superpower’
The New Russian Empire
Review: Agnia Grigas, ‘Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire’
Alliances Fall Apart
Review: Jakub Grygiel and A. Weiss Mitchell, ‘The Unquiet Frontier: Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and The Crisis of American Power’
America Needs Nuclear Weapons—and the World Needs Us to Have Them
Review: Brad Roberts, ‘The Case for Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century’
The Return of Power Politics
Review: Michael Mandelbaum, 'Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era'