Foreign affairs: 23 new books I wish Obama and Romney would read

In preparation for the upcoming presidential debate on foreign policy, check out these 23 books that offer the kind of nuance and context mostly overlooked during a campaign.  

13. 'Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad,' by David W. Lesch


A leading Syria specialist – and one of just a few academics who received direct access to Bashar al-Assad over a sustained period of time – provides the first in-depth look at the ongoing civil war in Syria.

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