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Recent Discussions

Author: 
Michael C. Horowitz, Allan C. Stam, Cali M. Ellis
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Saunders

Saunders on Horowitz and Stam and Ellis, 'Why Leaders Fight'

Michael C. Horowitz, Allan C. Stam, Cali M. Ellis. Why Leaders Fight. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 228 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-65567-6.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Saunders (George Washington University) Published on H-Diplo (July, 2016) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Richard D. Hooker Jr., Joseph J. Collins, eds.
Reviewer: 
Dan E. Caldwell

Caldwell on Bailey and Immerman, 'Understanding the U.S. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan' and Hooker Jr. and Collins, 'Lessons Encountered: Learning from the Long War'

Beth Bailey, Richard H. Immerman, eds. Understanding the U.S. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. New York: New York University Press, 2015. 368 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4798-2690-2; $89.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-7143-8.Richard D. Hooker Jr., Joseph J. Collins, eds. Lessons Encountered: Learning from the Long War. Washington, DC: National Defense University Press, 2015. Maps. 488 pp. $32.98 (paper), ISBN 978-1-329-62849-6.

Re: ISSF Roundtable on Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy

The adage "A ship's a fool to fight a fort" has long been attributed to Lord Nelson. When I saw John Kuehn's statement that the adage actually is of much more recent vintage, coined by Jacky Fisher, I was startled. I would have thought there would have been much more truth to this adage in Nelson's day than in Fisher's.

H-Diplo Publication Schedule, 18 July to 05 August

The H-Diplo publication schedule for the period 18 July to 05 August is as follows:

Week of 18 July:

1. H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable Review of Caitlin Talmadge, The Dictator’s Army: Battlefield Effectiveness in Authoritarian Regimes. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2015.

Introduction by Richard K. Betts, Columbia University

Reviewed by:

Jasen Castillo, Texas A&M University

Ryan Grauer, University of Pittsburgh

Dan Reiter, Emory University

Jessica Weeks, University of Wisconsin-Madison

H-Diplo Article Review 630 on “Lincoln’s Gamble: Fear of Intervention and the Onset of the American Civil War.” Security Studies 24:3

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Article Review
No. 630
15 July 2016

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

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Jürgen Rüland
Reviewer: 
Moch Faisal Karim

Karim on Rüland, 'The Indonesian Way: ASEAN, Europeanization, and Foreign Policy Debates in a New Democracy'

Jürgen Rüland. The Indonesian Way: ASEAN, Europeanization, and Foreign Policy Debates in a New Democracy. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017. 312 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-0285-4.

Reviewed by Moch Faisal Karim (University of Warwick) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Mark J. C. Crescenzi
Reviewer: 
Alexander Lanoszka

Lanoszka on Crescenzi, 'Of Friends and Foes: Reputation and Learning in International Politics'

Mark J. C. Crescenzi. Of Friends and Foes: Reputation and Learning in International Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. Tables, figures. 208 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-060953-5; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-060952-8.

Reviewed by Alexander Lanoszka (University of Waterloo) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Nicholas Grant
Reviewer: 
Selina Makana

Makana on Grant, 'Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960'

Nicholas Grant. Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960. Justice, Power, and Politics Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. 324 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-3527-9; $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-3528-6.

Reviewed by Selina Makana (Columbia University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Mara E. Karlin
Reviewer: 
Iain Henry

Henry on Karlin, 'Building Militaries in Fragile States: Challenges for the United States'

Mara E. Karlin. Building Militaries in Fragile States: Challenges for the United States. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. 296 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4926-2.

Reviewed by Iain Henry (Australian National University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Amit R. Das Gupta, Lorenz M. Lüthi
Reviewer: 
Elisabeth Leake

Leake on Das Gupta and Lüthi, 'The Sino-Indian War of 1962: New Perspectives'

Amit R. Das Gupta, Lorenz M. Lüthi. The Sino-Indian War of 1962: New Perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2016. Maps. 268 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-69320-3.

Reviewed by Elisabeth Leake (University of Leeds) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)