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Author: 
Mark Moyar
Reviewer: 
Robert Farley

Farley on Moyar, 'Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces'


Mark Moyar. Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces. Basic Books, 2017. pgs. $28.00 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-465-05393-3.

Reviewed by Robert Farley (University of Kentucky)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Joshua Kurlantzick
Reviewer: 
Chia Youyee Vang

Vang on Kurlantzick, 'A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA'


Joshua Kurlantzick. A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017. 336 pp. 28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4516-6786-8.

Reviewed by Chia Youyee Vang (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

H-Diplo Publication Schedule, 26 June to 15 July

The H-Diplo publication schedule for the period 26 June to 15 July is as follows:

Week of 26 June:

1. H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable Review of Matthew A. Baum and Philip B.K. Potter, War and Democratic Constraint:  How the Public Influences Foreign Policy. Princeton University Press, 2105.

Introduction by Elizabeth N. Saunders, George Washington University

Reviewers:

Sarah E. Croco, University of Maryland

Christopher F. Gelpi, The Ohio State University

Thomas J. Scotto, University of Strathclyde

[PDF] H-Diplo Roundtable XVIII, 30 on The Euro Missile Crisis and the End of the Cold War

Description: 

PDF version of H-Diplo Roundtable XVIII, 30 on Leopoldo Nuti, Frédéric Bozo, Marie-Pierre Rey, and Bernd Rother, eds.  The Euro Missile Crisis and the End of the Cold War.  Washington, D.C. and Stanford: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Stanford University Press, 2015.  ISBN:  9780804792868 (cloth, $65.00).

National Coalition for History news

The National Coalition for History has posted legislative information relevant to foreign relations and other historians on its "latest news" page.  Those interested in the National Coalition report can find it at this web address: 

http://historycoalition.org/latest-news/

Kristin Hoganson

SHAFR's National Coalition for History representative

ISSF Policy Series: Stability versus Flexibility in Trumpian Foreign Policy

H-Diplo | ISSF POLICY Series
America and the World—2017 and Beyond

Stability versus Flexibility in Trumpian Foreign Policy
Essay by John Prados, National Security Archive

Published on 21 June 2017 | issforum.org

Editors: Robert Jervis, Francis Gavin, Joshua Rovner, and Diane Labrosse
Web and Production Editor: George Fujii

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Mark Moyar
Reviewer: 
Robert Farley

Farley on Moyar, 'Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces'


Mark Moyar. Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces. Basic Books, 2017. pgs. $28.00 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-465-05393-3.

Reviewed by Robert Farley (University of Kentucky)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Joshua Kurlantzick
Reviewer: 
Chia Youyee Vang

Vang on Kurlantzick, 'A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA'


Joshua Kurlantzick. A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017. 336 pp. 28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4516-6786-8.

Reviewed by Chia Youyee Vang (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Karim Makdisi, Vijay Prashad, eds.
Reviewer: 
Lise M. Howard

Howard on Makdisi and Prashad, 'Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World'


Karim Makdisi, Vijay Prashad, eds. Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016. 552 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-28694-8; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-28693-1.

Reviewed by Lise M. Howard (Georgetown University)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

The Past and Future of UN Action: The Arab World

Author: 
Lawrence Wright
Reviewer: 
Justin Conrad

Conrad on Wright, 'The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State'


Lawrence Wright. The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State. New York: Knopf, 2016. 384 pp. $28.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-385-35205-5.

Reviewed by Justin Conrad (UNC Charlotte)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Robert J. Lieber
Reviewer: 
Kyle Haynes

Haynes on Lieber, 'Retreat and its Consequences: American Foreign Policy and the Problem of World Order'


Robert J. Lieber. Retreat and its Consequences: American Foreign Policy and the Problem of World Order. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 152 pp. $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-50671-4.

Reviewed by Kyle Haynes (Purdue University)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach