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Author: 
Jon Cowans
Reviewer: 
Inês C. Dias

Dias on Cowans, 'Empire Films and the Crisis of Colonialism, 1946–1959'

Jon Cowans. Empire Films and the Crisis of Colonialism, 1946–1959. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. 448 pp. $54.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-1641-0.

Reviewed by Inês C. Dias (University of California, Los Angeles) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2016) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

H-Diplo Article Review 611 on “Race to Subversion: Nationality and Koreans in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952.” Diplomatic History 39:5 [28 April 2016]

H-Diplo Article Reviews
No. 611
Published on 28 April 2016

H-Diplo Article Review Editors:  Thomas Maddux and Diane Labrosse
Web and Production Editor: George Fujii
Commissioned for H-Diplo by Thomas Maddux

Simon Nantais.  “Race to Subversion: Nationality and Koreans in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952.”  Diplomatic History 39:5 (November 2015):  819-843.  DOI:  10.1093/dh/dhu021.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/dh/dhu021

H-Diplo Article Review 610 on “Lajos Kossuth and the Permeable American Orient of the Mid-Nineteenth Century.” Diplomatic History 39:5 [27 April 2016]

H-Diplo Article Reviews
No. 610
Published on 27 April 2016

H-Diplo Article Review Editors:  Thomas Maddux and Diane Labrosse
Web and Production Editor: George Fujii
Commissioned for H-Diplo by Thomas Maddux

Tim Roberts.  “Lajos Kossuth and the Permeable American Orient of the Mid-Nineteenth Century.”  Diplomatic History 39:5 (November 2015):  793-818.  DOI:  10.1093/dh/dhu070.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/dh/dhu070

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Amnesty guarantees to embattled leaders of sovereign countries

Dear H-Diplo Community,

Andrew Bennett and I are currently constructing a dataset on the international dimension of amnesty offers to embattled leaders facing acute challenges to their regime's survival. A crucial first step in this "golden parachute" project involves identifying as representative a case population as possible. Given the private nature of such diplomatic initiatives, we concluded that reaching out to scholars intimately familiar with the diplomatic history of specific cases made sense.

CORR: ISSF Roundtable 8-12 on Democratic Militarism: Voting, Wealth, and War [25 April 2016]

Due to a production error, the final paragraph of the Author’s Response by Jonathan D. Caverley was omitted from this roundtable and is reproduced below. The links, including the PDF version, have been updated to point to corrected copies. We regret the error.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Caren Kaplan
Reviewer: 
Neta C. Crawford

Crawford on Kaplan, 'Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above'

Caren Kaplan. Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. 312 pp. $27.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-7017-8.

Reviewed by Neta C. Crawford (Boston University) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=51542

Author: 
Caitlin E. Schindler
Reviewer: 
Giles Scott-Smith

Scott-Smith on Schindler, 'The Origins of Public Diplomacy in US Statecraft: Uncovering a Forgotten Tradition'

Caitlin E. Schindler. The Origins of Public Diplomacy in US Statecraft: Uncovering a Forgotten Tradition. Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 325 pp. $149.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-319-57278-9.

Reviewed by Giles Scott-Smith (Leiden University) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Brian Drohan
Reviewer: 
Andrew Muldoon

Muldoon on Drohan, 'Brutality in an Age of Human Rights: Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire'

Brian Drohan. Brutality in an Age of Human Rights: Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. 256 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-1465-8.

Reviewed by Andrew Muldoon (Metropolitan State University of Denver) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Simon Reich, Peter Dombrowski
Reviewer: 
Harry Halem

Halem on Reich and Dombrowski, 'The End of Grand Strategy: US Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century'

Simon Reich, Peter Dombrowski. The End of Grand Strategy: US Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. 252 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-1462-7.

Reviewed by Harry Halem (University of St. Andrews) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Richard Sakwa
Reviewer: 
Gerard Toal

Toal on Sakwa, 'Russia against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order'

Richard Sakwa. Russia against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. ix + 362 pp. $84.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-16060-6; $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-61351-1.

Reviewed by Gerard Toal (Virginia Tech) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)