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Last-Minute Call for Discussants Residing in Japan: International Studies Seminar in Osaka, April 15, 2016

 

Dear H-Diplo List Members: We apologize for this late notice, but we are looking for discussants (preferably any who already live in Japan because of the near-term deadline) for any of the following sessions this coming week on April 15, 2016, at Osaka University.

Re: ISSF Article Review 51 on “The Korea Syndrome: An Examination of War-Weariness Theory.” Journal of Cold War Studies 17:3 [7 April 2016]

Dear H-Diplo List Members:

I am startled by the reviewer's statement that the effort of the People's Republic of China to take small islands close to the Chinese coast, in 1954 and 1955, seemed to the Eisenhower administration "a more clear-cut case of external aggression". I have no doubt this was called aggression, but I would be most surprised if it was called external aggression.

Author: 
Emmanuel Gerard, Bruce Kuklick
Reviewer: 
Alanna O'Malley

O'Malley on Gerard and Kuklick, 'Death in the Congo: Murdering Patrice Lumumba'

Emmanuel Gerard, Bruce Kuklick. Death in the Congo: Murdering Patrice Lumumba. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. xiii + 276 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72527-0.

Reviewed by Alanna O'Malley (University of Leiden) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2016) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Thomas C. Wright
Reviewer: 
Alexander Wilde

Wilde on Wright, 'Impunity, Human Rights, and Democracy: Chile and Argentina, 1990-2005'

Thomas C. Wright. Impunity, Human Rights, and Democracy: Chile and Argentina, 1990-2005. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014. 206 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-292-75926-8.

Reviewed by Alexander Wilde (American University) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2016) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Dismantling Impunity in Transitional Democracies

H-Diplo Publication Schedule, 11 April to 06 May

The H-Diplo publication schedule for the period 11 April to 06 May is as follows:

Week of 11 April:

1. H-Diplo Roundtable Review of Samuel Moyn, Christian Human Rights. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015

Introduction by Martin Conway, Balliol College, University of Oxford

Reviewed by:

Michael Barnett, George Washington University

David Hollinger, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

Mark L. Movsesian, St. John’s University

H-Diplo Article Review 606 on “Exposing ‘Red Colonialism’: U.S. Propaganda at the United Nations, 1953-1963.” Journal of Cold War Studies 17:3 [8 April 2016]

H-Diplo Article Reviews
No. 606
Published on 8 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

[PDF] H-Diplo Article Review 606 [8 April 2016]

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PDF version of H-Diplo Article Review 606 on Mary Ann Heiss.  “Exposing ‘Red Colonialism’:  U.S. Propaganda at the United Nations, 1953-1963.”  Journal of Cold War Studies 17:3 (Summer 2015):  82-115.  DOI:  10.1162/JCWS_a_00562.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/JCWS_a_00562

CFP: Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire (CJH/ACH) Special Issue, New Histories of Twentieth-Century Decolonization

Call for Contributors: “New Histories of Twentieth-Century Decolonization,” a thematic issue of Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire

Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire (CJH/ACH), now in its 51st year, requests submissions for a special issue on “New Histories of Twentieth-Century Decolonization,” co-edited by Christopher Dietrich (Fordham University) and Maurice Jr. Labelle (University of Saskatchewan) to be published in Winter 2017.

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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)