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H-Diplo Review Essay 140 on Ballots, Bullets, and Bargains: American Foreign Policy and Presidential Elections

H-Diplo Essay No. 140
An H-Diplo Review Essay
Published on 25 May 2016

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

Michael H. Armacost.  Ballots, Bullets, and Bargains: American Foreign Policy and Presidential ElectionsNew York: Columbia University Press, 2015.  ISBN:  9780231169929 (hardcover, $35.00/£26.00).

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Report of the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, January 1-December 31, 2015

 

The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation to the Department of State (HAC) has two principal responsibilities: It oversees the preparation and timely publication of the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series, and it monitors the declassification and release of Department of State records.

 

Fulbright Scholar Program: Opportunities in American History and Political Science

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination of teaching and research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, independent scholars and many others.

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Michael F. Oppenheimer
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David B. Mislan

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Reviewed by David B. Mislan (American University) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2016) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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H-Diplo Publication Schedule, 23 May to 17 June

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Week of 23 May:

1.  H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable Review of Robert Pee, Democracy, National Security and Strategy: Foreign Policy under the Reagan Administration. London: Routledge, 2015.

Introduction by Thomas Maddux, Emeritus California State University Northridge

Reviewers:

Matthew Alan Hill, Liverpool John Moores University

Michael McKoy, Wheaton College

Tom Nichols, U.S. Naval War College

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