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H-Diplo Article Review 941 on Minami. “Oil for the Lamps of America? Sino-American Oil Diplomacy, 1973-1979.”

H-Diplo Article Review 941

3 April 2020

Kazushi Minami.  “Oil for the Lamps of America?  Sino-American Oil Diplomacy, 1973-1979.”  Diplomatic History 41:5 (November 2017):  959-984.

https://hdiplo.org/to/AR941
Editors: Diane Labrosse | Commissioning Editor: Thomas Maddux | Production Editor: George Fujii

H-Diplo Essay 211- Jeffrey P. Kimball on Learning the Scholar’s Craft: Reflections of Historians and International Relations Scholars

H-Diplo Essay 211

Essay Series on Learning the Scholar’s Craft: Reflections of Historians and International Relations Scholars
3 April 2020

Diplomatic Interloper

https://hdiplo.org/to/E211
Series Editor: Diane Labrosse | Production Editor: George Fujii

H-Diplo/ISSF Review Essay 51 on Watson. The Fortress: The Great Siege of Przemyśl.

H-Diplo | ISSF
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Alexander Watson.  The Fortress: The Great Siege of Przemyśl.  London: Allen Lane, 2019.  ISBN:  9780241309063 (hardback, £25.00); 9780141986333 (paperback, October 2020, £10.99).

Essay by Nicholas Mulder, Cornell University

Published 2 April 2020 | issforum.org

Editor: Diane Labrosse
Production Editor:  George Fujii

H-Diplo/ISSF Article Review 133 on Sarotte. “How to Enlarge NATO: The Debate inside the Clinton Administration, 1993–95.”

H-Diplo | ISSF Article Review 133
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Review Editors: Diane Labrosse and Seth Offenbach
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M.E. Sarotte. “How to Enlarge NATO: The Debate inside the Clinton Administration, 1993–95.” International Security 44:1 (Summer 2019): 7-41, https://doi.org/10.1162/ISEC_a_00353.

Published by ISSF on 1 April 2020

H-Diplo Essay 210- Anne Deighton on Learning the Scholar’s Craft: Reflections of Historians and International Relations Scholars

H-Diplo Essay 210

Essay Series on Learning the Scholar’s Craft: Reflections of Historians and International Relations Scholars
1 April 2020

Sorry: Did I Crack A Glass Ceiling?

https://hdiplo.org/to/E210
Series Editor: Diane Labrosse | Production Editor: George Fujii

H-Diplo Review Essay 209 on Becker. The FBI in Latin America: The Ecuador Files

H-Diplo Review Essay 209

31 March 2020

Marc Becker.  The FBI in Latin America: The Ecuador Files.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2017.  ISBN:  978-0-8223-6959-2 (cloth, $104.95), 978-0-8223-6908-0 (paperback, $27.95).

https://hdiplo.org/to/E209
Review Editors: Michael E. Neagle and Diane Labrosse | Production Editor: George Fujii

H-Diplo Roundtable XXI-34 on Offenbach. The Conservative Movement and the Vietnam War: The Other Side of Vietnam

H-Diplo Roundtable XXI-34

Seth Offenbach.  The Conservative Movement and the Vietnam War:  The Other Side of Vietnam.  New York:  Routledge, 2019.  ISBN:  9780367209544 (hardback, $155.00).

30 March 2020 | https://hdiplo.org/to/RT21-34
Roundtable Editors:  Thomas Maddux and Diane Labrosse | Production Editor: George Fujii

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Author: 
Catherine Renshaw
Reviewer: 
Herman Joseph Kraft

Kraft on Renshaw, 'Human Rights and Participatory Politics in Southeast Asia'

Catherine Renshaw. Human Rights and Participatory Politics in Southeast Asia. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. 256 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-5103-6.

Reviewed by Herman Joseph Kraft (University of the Philippines) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Re: H-Diplo Essay 207- Justus D. Doenecke on Learning the Scholar’s Craft: Reflections of Historians and International Relations Scholars

I would like to make a partial defense of theory-driven scholarship. I agree with Dr. Doenecke that theory is not often of much use in our fields. The realities with which we deal are so messy that it is very difficult to find a theoretical construct that is close enough to the reality to be really illuminating. But occasionally someone can find a theoretical construct that is very illuminating. Political scientist James C.

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Author: 
Catherine Renshaw
Reviewer: 
Herman Joseph Kraft

Kraft on Renshaw, 'Human Rights and Participatory Politics in Southeast Asia'

Catherine Renshaw. Human Rights and Participatory Politics in Southeast Asia. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. 256 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-5103-6.

Reviewed by Herman Joseph Kraft (University of the Philippines) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Lise Morjé Howard
Reviewer: 
Chiara Ruffa

Ruffa on Howard, 'Power in Peacekeeping'

Lise Morjé Howard. Power in Peacekeeping. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 274 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-108-45718-7.

Reviewed by Chiara Ruffa (Uppsala University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Alyssa M. Park
Reviewer: 
Nianshen Song

Song on Park, 'Sovereignty Experiments: Korean Migrants and the Building of Borders in Northeast Asia, 1860-1945'

Alyssa M. Park. Sovereignty Experiments: Korean Migrants and the Building of Borders in Northeast Asia, 1860-1945. Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Series. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. Illustrations, maps, tables. 306 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-3836-4.

Reviewed by Nianshen Song (University of Maryland Baltimore County) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Haakon Ikonomou, Karen Gram-Skjoldager, eds.
Reviewer: 
Aurora Almada e Santos

Almada e Santos on Ikonomou and Gram-Skjoldager, 'The League of Nations: Perspectives from the Present'

Haakon Ikonomou, Karen Gram-Skjoldager, eds. The League of Nations: Perspectives from the Present. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2019. Illustrations. 283 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-87-7184-620-1.

Reviewed by Aurora Almada e Santos (Instituto de História Contemporânea da Universidade Nova de Lisboa) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2020) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Wendy Pearlman, Boaz Atzili
Reviewer: 
David Romano

Romano on Pearlman and Atzili, 'Triadic Coercion: Israel’s Targeting of States That Host Nonstate Actors'

Wendy Pearlman, Boaz Atzili. Triadic Coercion: Israel’s Targeting of States That Host Nonstate Actors. Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. Map, graphs. 384 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17184-7.