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H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable 13-13 on Armed Guests:  Territorial Sovereignty and Foreign Military Basing

H-Diplo | ISSF Roundtable 13-13

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Sebastian Schmidt.  Armed Guests:  Territorial Sovereignty and Foreign Military Basing.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2020.  ISBN:  9780190097752.

5 August 2022 | https://issforum.org/to/ir13-13
Editor: Diane Labrosse | Commissioning Editor and Chair: Stacie Goddard:  | Production Editor: George Fujii

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CFP: Call for Papers, Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) 2023 Conference, “Remaking the Past,” Sacramento CA

Sacramento, host city for NCSA’s 2023 conference, lends itself to exploring issues of revivals and re-creations of the past. Sacramento’s nineteenth-century history encompassed California’s Gold Rush, the genocide and displacement of Indigenous populations, the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, and the building of a capital city that became a stage for the reinventions–productive and problematic–of the past so central to the nineteenth century.

H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable 13-12 on Restraint in International Politics

H-Diplo | ISSF Roundtable 13-12
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Brent Steele.  Restraint in International Politics.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2020.  ISBN:  9781108486088 (hardback, $105.00).
1 August 2022 | https://issforum.org/to/ir13-12

Editor: Diane Labrosse | Commissioning Editor: Andrew Szarejko | Production Editor: George Fujii

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Re: H-Diplo/ISSF Forum 35 (2022) on the Scholarship of Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

I am going to put myself in a position that seems strange and unnatural to me: defending President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger.

Professor Rigger describes Professor Tucker’s “moral outrage,” which she clearly seems to share, at the way Nixon “betrayed” Taiwan while opening up something close to normal diplomatic relations with China in 1972. There are two reasons I do not share the outrage. I do not feel the United States owed a great deal of loyalty to Chiang Kai-shek’s government on Taiwan, and I think Nixon’s policies did very little harm to Taiwan.

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