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Author: 
Ray Takeyh, Steven Simon
Reviewer: 
Diego Pagliarulo

Pagliarulo on Takeyh and Simon, 'The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East'


Ray Takeyh, Steven Simon. The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East. W. W. Norton & Company, 2016. xviii + 396 pages. $28.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-393-08151-0.

Reviewed by Diego Pagliarulo (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Diplo (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

H-Diplo Publication Schedule, 29 May to 16 June

The H-Diplo publication schedule for the period 29 May to 16 June is as follows:

Week of 29 May:

1. H-Diplo Roundtable Review of Shu Guang Zhang, Beijing’s Economic Statecraft during the Cold War, 1949-1991, Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and John Hopkins University Press, 2014.

Introduction by Yafeng Xia, Long Island University, Brooklyn

Reviewed by: 

Frank Cain, University of New South Wales Canberra, Australia

Niu Jun, Peking University

CFP: Paradigms of Change in Modernizing Asia and America-Ghent University, Belgium, October 13, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Together with the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Ghent University is organising a conference entitled "Paradigms of Change in Modernising Asia and America". The event will take place in Ghent, Belgium on October 13, 2017.  

The conference aims at a collective reflection on the development of a new vocabulary of change outside of Europe between the end of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century, in connection with the process of modernisation.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Ray Takeyh, Steven Simon
Reviewer: 
Diego Pagliarulo

Pagliarulo on Takeyh and Simon, 'The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East'


Ray Takeyh, Steven Simon. The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East. W. W. Norton & Company, 2016. xviii + 396 pages. $28.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-393-08151-0.

Reviewed by Diego Pagliarulo (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Diplo (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Wim Klooster
Reviewer: 
Ernst Pijning

Pijning on Klooster, 'The Dutch Moment: War, Trade, and Settlement in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World'


Wim Klooster. The Dutch Moment: War, Trade, and Settlement in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 432 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5045-7.

Reviewed by Ernst Pijning (Minot State University)
Published on H-Diplo (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Adrian Finucane
Reviewer: 
Adrian Pearce

Pearce on Finucane, 'The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire'


Adrian Finucane. The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 224 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4812-8.

Reviewed by Adrian Pearce (University College London)
Published on H-Diplo (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
J. Kael Weston
Reviewer: 
Carrie A. Lee

Lee on Weston, 'The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan'


J. Kael Weston. The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan. Knopf, 2016. 608 pp. 28.95 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0-385-35112-6.

Reviewed by Carrie A. Lee (University of Notre Dame)
Published on H-Diplo (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
David Brophy
Reviewer: 
Alexandre Papas

Papas on Brophy, 'Uyghur Nation: Reform and Revolution on the Russia-China Frontier'


David Brophy. Uyghur Nation: Reform and Revolution on the Russia-China Frontier. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. 368 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-66037-3.

Reviewed by Alexandre Papas (CNRS-EHESS)
Published on H-Diplo (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach