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Author: 
Ole R. Holsti
Reviewer: 
Julia Azari

Azari on Holsti, 'American Public Opinion on the Iraq War'


Ole R. Holsti. American Public Opinion on the Iraq War. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011. xii + 226 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-11704-8; $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-472-03480-2.

Reviewed by Julia Azari (Marquette University)
Published on H-Diplo (December, 2012)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Zheng Wang
Reviewer: 
Zachary Fredman

Fredman on Wang, 'Never forget national humiliation: historical memory in Chinese politics and foreign relations'


Zheng Wang. Never forget national humiliation: historical memory in Chinese politics and foreign relations. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, April 22, 2014. pp. cm. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14890-0; ISBN 978-0-231-14891-7.

Reviewed by Zachary Fredman (Boston University)
Published on H-Diplo (December, 2012)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
James Hevia
Reviewer: 
Michael H. Fisher

Fisher on Hevia, 'The Imperial Security State: British Colonial Knowledge and Empire-Building in Asia'


James Hevia. The Imperial Security State: British Colonial Knowledge and Empire-Building in Asia. Critical Perspectives on Empire Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 312 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-89608-5.

Reviewed by Michael H. Fisher (Oberlin College)
Published on H-Diplo (November, 2012)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Ian Holliday
Reviewer: 
Ian Brown

Brown on Holliday, 'Burma Redux: Global Justice and the Quest for Political Reform in Myanmar'


Ian Holliday. Burma Redux: Global Justice and the Quest for Political Reform in Myanmar. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. 304 pp. $89.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16126-8; $29.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16127-5.

Reviewed by Ian Brown (University of London)
Published on H-Diplo (November, 2012)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Roland Vogt, ed.
Reviewer: 
Colin Green

Green on Vogt, 'Europe and China: Strategic Partners or Rivals?'


Roland Vogt, ed. Europe and China: Strategic Partners or Rivals? Global Connections Series. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2012. 276 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-988-8083-88-6.

Reviewed by Colin Green (The University of British Columbia)
Published on H-Diplo (November, 2012)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Axel R. Schäfer
Reviewer: 
Michael Brenes

Brenes on Schäfer, 'Piety and Public Funding: Evangelicals and the State in Modern America'


Axel R. Schäfer. Piety and Public Funding: Evangelicals and the State in Modern America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. 311 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4411-3.

Reviewed by Michael Brenes (The City University of New York)
Published on H-Diplo (November, 2012)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Aaron Belkin
Reviewer: 
Annessa Babic

Babic on Belkin, 'Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Façade of American Empire, 1898-2001'


Aaron Belkin. Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Façade of American Empire, 1898-2001. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. Illustrations. 244 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-70284-3; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-70285-0.

Reviewed by Annessa Babic (Long Island University, CW Post Campus)
Published on H-Diplo (November, 2012)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Kendall Johnson, ed.
Reviewer: 
Dael Norwood

Norwood on Johnson, 'Narratives of Free Trade: The Commercial Cultures of Early US-China Relations'


Kendall Johnson, ed. Narratives of Free Trade: The Commercial Cultures of Early US-China Relations. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2012. xi + 234 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-988-8083-53-4; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-988-8083-54-1.

Reviewed by Dael Norwood (University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-Diplo (November, 2012)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Nitsan Chorev
Reviewer: 
Joanna Radin

Radin on Chorev, 'The World Health Organization between North and South'


Nitsan Chorev. The World Health Organization between North and South. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012. 288 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5065-5.

Reviewed by Joanna Radin (Yale University)
Published on H-Diplo (October, 2012)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

The “How” of the WHO

Author: 
Thomas Graham
Reviewer: 
Avery Plaw

Plaw on Graham, 'Unending Crisis: National Security Policy after 9/11'


Thomas Graham. Unending Crisis: National Security Policy after 9/11. Seattle: Institute of Global and Regional Security Studies, Jackson School of International Studies in association with University of Washington Press, 2012. 288 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99170-2.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Nate Jones, ed.
Reviewer: 
Jonathan M. DiCicco

DiCicco on Jones, 'Able Archer 83: The Secret History of the NATO Exercise That Almost Triggered Nuclear War'


Nate Jones, ed. Able Archer 83: The Secret History of the NATO Exercise That Almost Triggered Nuclear War. New York: New Press, 2016. 320 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62097-261-8.

Reviewed by Jonathan M. DiCicco (Canisius College)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Armand de Mestral, ed.
Reviewer: 
Jason Yackee

Yackee on de Mestral, 'Second Thoughts: Investor-State Arbitration between Developed Democracies'


Armand de Mestral, ed. Second Thoughts: Investor-State Arbitration between Developed Democracies. Waterloo, Ontario: CIGI Press, 2017. 552 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-928096-38-2.

Reviewed by Jason Yackee (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Stefan Vander Elst
Reviewer: 
Jay Rubenstein

Rubenstein on Vander Elst, 'The Knight, the Cross, and the Song: Crusade Propaganda and Chivalric Literature, 1100-1400'


Stefan Vander Elst. The Knight, the Cross, and the Song: Crusade Propaganda and Chivalric Literature, 1100-1400. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. 288 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4896-8.

Reviewed by Jay Rubenstein (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
John Kierulf
Reviewer: 
Thomas E. Doyle, II

Doyle, II on Kierulf, 'Disarmament under International Law'


John Kierulf. Disarmament under International Law. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017. 296 pp. $32.81 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-4823-7.

Reviewed by Thomas E. Doyle, II (Texas State University)
Published on H-Diplo (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach