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Recent Discussions

CfP: France and the Second World War in Global Perspective, 1919-45

France and the Second World War in Global Perspective, 1919-45

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, 2-3 July 2015
In conjunction with Global War Studies

Keynote Speakers:
Talbot Imlay (Université Laval)
Peter Jackson (University of Glasgow)
Olivier Wieviorka (Ecole Normale Supérieur de Cachan)
Martin Thomas (Exeter) Discussant

Author: 
Roger Daniels
Reviewer: 
Rande W. Kostal

Kostal on Daniels, 'The Japanese American Cases: The Rule of Law in Time of War'

Roger Daniels. The Japanese American Cases: The Rule of Law in Time of War. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2013. 232 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1925-2; $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7006-1926-9.

Reviewed by Rande W. Kostal (University of Western Ontario) Published on H-Diplo (October, 2014) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Law and Race in Wartime America

Re: ISSF Article Review 28 - "New Delhi’s Long Nuclear Journey: How Secrecy and Institutional Roadblocks Delayed India’s Weaponization"

Gaurav Kampani’s commendable response to my review of his article has touched upon the continuing debate on research methodologies between historians and political scientists working on international security issues related to nuclear weapons. We witnessed such a debate on H-Diplo this summer, which followed on The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage. Most of us who know the nature of this debate are aware of its various elements, namely, quantitative vs. qualitative method, large N-analysis vs.

CWIHP ANN: Online Symposium on the History of Vietnam's Southern Resistance

The Wilson Center's Cold War International History Project (CWIHP), in cooperation with the National Security Archive, has organized an online symposium reviewing the massive four volume collection Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance). Compiled and edited by a steering committee composed of high-ranking cadres and government officials, and a team of historians and party leaders, Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến documents the resistance movement in South Vietnam from 1954 through 1975.

Thompson on Ulrichsen, 'The First World War in the Middle East'

Kristian Ulrichsen. The First World War in the Middle East. London: Hurst, 2014. ix + 263 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84904-274-1.

Reviewed by Elizabeth F. Thompson (University of Virginia)
Published on H-Diplo (October, 2014)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

The Hundred Years’ War in the Middle East

H-Diplo Publication Schedule, 20 October to 14 November

The H-Diplo Publication Schedule for the period  20 October to 14 November is as follows:

Week of 20 October:

1. H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable Review of Evelyn Goh, The Struggle for Order: Hegemony, Hierarchy and Transition in Post-Cold War East Asia. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Introduction: Natasha Hamilton-Hart, University of Auckland

Reviewed by:

Alice D. Ba, University of Delaware         

Andrew Hurrell, University of Oxford    

Andrew Phillips, University of Queensland

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Scott A. Snyder
Reviewer: 
Taehwan Kim

Kim on Snyder, 'South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers'

Scott A. Snyder. South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers. A Council on Foreign Relations Book Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. 376 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-18548-6.

Reviewed by Taehwan Kim (Korea National Diplomatic Academy) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Max Brooks, John Amble, ML Cavanaugh, Jaym Gates, Stanley A. McChrystal, eds.
Reviewer: 
Stephen Dyson

Dyson on Brooks and Amble and Cavanaugh and Gates and McChrystal and eds., 'Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict'

Max Brooks, John Amble, ML Cavanaugh, Jaym Gates, Stanley A. McChrystal, eds. Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2018. xx + 246 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-64012-033-4.

Reviewed by Stephen Dyson (University of Connecticut) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra
Reviewer: 
Jorge Díaz Ceballos

Díaz Ceballos on Cañizares-Esguerra, 'Entangled Empires: The Anglo-Iberian Atlantic, 1500-1830'

Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra. Entangled Empires: The Anglo-Iberian Atlantic, 1500-1830. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 344 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4983-5.

Reviewed by Jorge Díaz Ceballos (Universidad Pablo de Olavide) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Stefan Andersson, ed.
Reviewer: 
Madelaine Chiam

Chiam on Andersson, 'Revisiting the Vietnam War and International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk'

Stefan Andersson, ed. Revisiting the Vietnam War and International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 438 pp. $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-108-40996-4.

Reviewed by Madelaine Chiam (La Trobe University) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Matthew K. Shannon
Reviewer: 
Roham Alvandi

Alvandi on Shannon, 'Losing Hearts and Minds: American-Iranian Relations and International Education during the Cold War'

Matthew K. Shannon. Losing Hearts and Minds: American-Iranian Relations and International Education during the Cold War. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2017. 256 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-1313-2.

Reviewed by Roham Alvandi (London School of Economics) Published on H-Diplo (December, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)