H-Diplo | ISSF Roundtable, Volume VII, No. 2 (2014)
"Landscapes of Sovereignty," the 2014 symposium of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific will be held in Canberra on October 21-22. The event will feature a keynote address by former Foreign Minister of Australia Gareth Evans, and three roundtable discussions of the place of Asia and the Pacific in the state system, the NGO sphere and economic globalization. This is a public event, and should be of interest to scholars, students and practitioners.
China's First Nuclear Test 1964 -- 50th Anniversary
China's Advance toward Nuclear Status in Early 1960s Held Surprises for U.S. Analysts, Generated Conflicting Opinions about the Potential Dangers
Early RAND and INR Views Proved More Accurate than DOD's Office of International Security Affairs' Overwrought Scenario
The United States and the Chinese Nuclear Program, 1960-1964 Part II
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 488
Edited by William Burr
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen. The First World War in the Middle East. London: Hurst & Co., 2014. xiii + 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 Article Reviews
Published on 16 October 2014
H-Diplo Article Review Editors: Thomas Maddux and Diane Labrosse
Web and Production Editor: George Fujii
Commissioned for H-Diplo by Thomas Maddux
PDF version of H-Diplo Article Review on Brooke L. Blower. “From Isolationism to Neutrality: a New Framework for Understanding American Political Culture, 1919-1941.” Diplomatic History 38:2 (April 2014): 345-376. DOI: 10.1093/dh/dht091. http://dx.doi.org/0.1093/dh/dht091
Amitav Acharya. The End of American World Order. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2014. x + 157 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7456-7248-9; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7456-7247-2.
Reviewed by Robert E. Kelly (Pusan National University) Published on H-Diplo (October, 2014) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach
Will the End of the "American World Order" Be Less Disruptive than We Think?
Senior Seminar: Historical Research and Writing
James I. Matray
California State University, Chico
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)
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)
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)
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)
Jenny Thompson, Sherry Thompson. The Kremlinologist: Llewellyn E. Thompson, America's Man in Cold War Moscow. Johns Hopkins Nuclear History and Contemporary Affairs Series. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2018. Illustrations. 600 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4214-2454-5; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-2409-5.