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ANN: Vietnam and Korea: Two Battlegrounds of the Cold War Conf. Videos

With Professor Lori Maguire of the University of Reims, I organized a conference at the University of Chicago Center in Paris.  "Vietnam and Korea: Two Battlegrounds of the the Cold War" took place on November 16-17, 2021.  Dr. Thomas A. Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, delivered the keynote lecture, "'Peace is really at hand': Henry Kissinger, American domestic politics, and the Paris Peace Treaty of 1973."

The videos are now available on YouTube:

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Author: 
Martin Hearson
Reviewer: 
Michael Motala

Motala on Hearson, 'Imposing Standards: The North-South Dimension to Global Tax Politics (Cornell Studies in Money)'

Martin Hearson. Imposing Standards: The North-South Dimension to Global Tax Politics (Cornell Studies in Money). Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2021. 246 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5017-5598-9

Author: 
David Moon, Nicholas B. Breyfogle, Alexandra Bekasova, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Keating

Keating on Moon and Breyfogle and Bekasova, 'Place and Nature: Essays in Russian Environmental History'

David Moon, Nicholas B. Breyfogle, Alexandra Bekasova, eds. Place and Nature: Essays in Russian Environmental History. Cambridgeshire: White Horse Press, 2021. Illustrations, maps. xxi + 343 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-912186-16-7

Author: 
Bernadette Whelan
Reviewer: 
David Woolner

Woolner on Whelan, 'De Valera and Roosevelt: Irish and American Diplomacy in Times of Crisis, 1932–1939'

Bernadette Whelan. De Valera and Roosevelt: Irish and American Diplomacy in Times of Crisis, 1932–1939. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. xi + 387 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-83017-1.

Reviewed by David Woolner (Marist College) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2022) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Ryan D. Griffiths
Reviewer: 
Nikola Mirilovic

Mirilovic on Griffiths, 'Secession and the Sovereignty Game: Strategy and Tactics for Aspiring Nations'

Ryan D. Griffiths. Secession and the Sovereignty Game: Strategy and Tactics for Aspiring Nations. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2021. Illustrations, tables. xii + 231 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-5474-6