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Author: 
Jeremy Salt
Reviewer: 
Jacqueline Swansinger

Swansinger on Salt, 'The Unmaking of the Middle East: A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands'


Jeremy Salt. The Unmaking of the Middle East: A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. 468 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-25551-7.

Reviewed by Jacqueline Swansinger (SUNY Fredonia)
Published on H-Diplo (October, 2009)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Vignettes for a Post-Orientalist World

Author: 
Vladislav M. Zubok
Reviewer: 
Nikolas K. Gvosdev

Gvosdev on Zubok, 'A Failed Empire: The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev'


Vladislav M. Zubok. A Failed Empire: The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev. New Cold War History Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. 504 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5958-2.

Reviewed by Nikolas K. Gvosdev (Naval War College)
Published on H-Diplo (October, 2009)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Author: 
Bradley Lynn Coleman
Reviewer: 
Robert S. Robinson

Robinson on Coleman, 'Colombia and the United States: The Making of an Inter-American Alliance, 1939-1960'


Bradley Lynn Coleman. Colombia and the United States: The Making of an Inter-American Alliance, 1939-1960. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2008. xix + 303 pp. $45.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87338-926-6.

Reviewed by Robert S. Robinson (Ohio University)
Published on H-Diplo (September, 2009)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Author: 
Carole Fink, Bernd Schaefer
Reviewer: 
Gottfried Niedhart

Niedhart on Fink and Schaefer, 'Ostpolitik, 1969–1974: European and Global Responses'


Carole Fink, Bernd Schaefer. Ostpolitik, 1969–1974: European and Global Responses. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 289 S. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-89970-3.

Reviewed by Gottfried Niedhart (University of Mannheim)
Published on H-Diplo (September, 2009)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Reactions to Willy Brandt’s Ostpolitik

Author: 
David Hunt
Reviewer: 
Edwin Moise

Moise on Hunt, 'Vietnam's Southern Revolution: From Peasant Insurrection to Total War, 1959-1968'


David Hunt. Vietnam's Southern Revolution: From Peasant Insurrection to Total War, 1959-1968. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2008. x + 272 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55849-691-0; $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55849-692-7.

Reviewed by Edwin Moise (Clemson University)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2009)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Author: 
Martin Wolf
Reviewer: 
Kirsten Wandschneider

Wandschneider on Wolf, 'Fixing Global Finance'


Martin Wolf. Fixing Global Finance. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. xv + 230 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-9048-2.

Reviewed by Kirsten Wandschneider (Occidental College)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2009)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Analyzing Global Finance

Author: 
J. P. Harris
Reviewer: 
Antoine Capet

Capet on Harris, 'Douglas Haig and the First World War'


J. P. Harris. Douglas Haig and the First World War. Cambridge Military Histories. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Illustrations, maps. xi + 652 pp. $39.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-89802-7.

Reviewed by Antoine Capet (Université de Rouen)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2009)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Author: 
Patricia Chastain Howe
Reviewer: 
Marc Belissa

Belissa on Howe, 'Foreign Policy and the French Revolution: Charles-François Dumouriez, Pierre LeBrun, and the Belgian Plan, 1789-1793'


Patricia Chastain Howe. Foreign Policy and the French Revolution: Charles-François Dumouriez, Pierre LeBrun, and the Belgian Plan, 1789-1793. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 262 S. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-60448-3.

Reviewed by Marc Belissa (Université Paris X Nanterre)
Published on H-Diplo (July, 2009)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Author: 
Steven E. Lobell, Norrin M. Ripsman, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sten Rynning

Rynning on Lobell and Ripsman and Taliaferro, 'Neoclassical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policy'


Steven E. Lobell, Norrin M. Ripsman, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, eds. Neoclassical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 322 pp. $79.47 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-51705-8.

Reviewed by Sten Rynning (University of Southern Denmark)
Published on H-Diplo (July, 2009)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Author: 
Alan Kramer
Reviewer: 
Kimberly A. Lowe

Lowe on Kramer, 'Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War'


Alan Kramer. Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. 446 pp. $34.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-280342-9.

Reviewed by Kimberly A. Lowe (Yale University)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2009)
Commissioned by Christopher L. Ball

Cultural Destruction in WWI

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Richard Haass
Reviewer: 
David B. Mislan

Mislan on Haass, 'A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order'


Richard Haass. A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order. New York: Penguin Press, 2017. 352 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-399-56236-5.

Reviewed by David B. Mislan (American University)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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