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Author: 
Serhii Plokhy
Reviewer: 
Günter J. Bischof

Bischof on Plokhy, 'The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union'

Serhii Plokhy. The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union. New York: Basic Books, 2014. 520 pp. $32.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-05696-5.

Reviewed by Günter J. Bischof (University of New Orleans) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2014) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Peter Gatrell
Reviewer: 
Carl Lindskoog

Lindskoog on Gatrell, 'The Making of the Modern Refugee'

Peter Gatrell. The Making of the Modern Refugee. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Illustrations. 336 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-967416-9; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-874447-4.

Reviewed by Carl Lindskoog (Raritan Valley Community College) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2014) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Toby Matthiesen
Reviewer: 
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Coates Ulrichsen on Matthiesen, 'Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn't'

Toby Matthiesen. Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn't. Stanford Briefs Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013. 208 pp. $12.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-8573-0.

Reviewed by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen (Rice University) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2014) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Caron E. Gentry, Amy E. Eckert, eds.
Reviewer: 
Cian O'Driscoll

O'Driscoll on Gentry and Eckert, 'The Future of Just War: New Critical Essays'

Caron E. Gentry, Amy E. Eckert, eds. The Future of Just War: New Critical Essays. Studies in Security and International Affairs Series. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2014. 200 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-3950-4; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4560-4.

Reviewed by Cian O'Driscoll (University of Glasgow) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2014) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Saving Just War from Itself: Toward A New Critical Agenda?

Author: 
Jamey Essex
Reviewer: 
Amanda McVety

McVety on Essex, 'Development, Security, and Aid: Geopolitics and Geoeconomics at the U.S. Agency for International Development'

Jamey Essex. Development, Security, and Aid: Geopolitics and Geoeconomics at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2013. xi + 183 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-4247-4; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4454-6.

Reviewed by Amanda McVety (Miami University) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2014) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Gilbert Achcar
Reviewer: 
Valentine M. Moghadam

Moghadam on Achcar, 'The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising'

Gilbert Achcar. The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. xii + 310 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-27497-6; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-28051-9.

Reviewed by Valentine M. Moghadam (Northeastern University) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2014) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
Reviewer: 
Jeremy Pool

Pool on Ndlovu-Gatsheni, 'Empire, Global Coloniality and African Subjectivity'

Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni. Empire, Global Coloniality and African Subjectivity. New York: Berghahn Books, 2013. viii + 272 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-85745-951-0; $95.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-85745-952-7.

Reviewed by Jeremy Pool (Monmouth College) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2014) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
David James Gill
Reviewer: 
John Baylis

Baylis on Gill, 'Britain and the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy, 1964-1970'

David James Gill. Britain and the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy, 1964-1970. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. xii + 304 pages. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8658-4.

Reviewed by John Baylis (Swansea University) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2014) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Robert Peckham, David M. Pomfret, eds.
Reviewer: 
Kai Chen

Chen on Peckham and Pomfret, 'Imperial Contagions: Medicine, Hygiene, and Cultures of Planning in Asia'

Robert Peckham, David M. Pomfret, eds. Imperial Contagions: Medicine, Hygiene, and Cultures of Planning in Asia. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2013. xi + 307 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-988-8139-12-5; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-988-8139-52-1.

Reviewed by Kai Chen (East Asian Institute) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2014) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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Author: 
Lawrence Rubin, Adam N. Stulberg, eds.
Reviewer: 
Srinivasan Sitaraman

Sitaraman on Rubin and Stulberg, 'The End of Strategic Stability? Nuclear Weapons and the Challenge of Regional Rivalries'

Lawrence Rubin, Adam N. Stulberg, eds. The End of Strategic Stability? Nuclear Weapons and the Challenge of Regional Rivalries. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2018. 328 pp. $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62616-603-5; $110.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62616-602-8.

Author: 
James Barr
Reviewer: 
John V. Bowlus

Bowlus on Barr, 'Lords of the Desert: The Battle between the United States and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East'

James Barr. Lords of the Desert: The Battle between the United States and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East. New Yotk: Basic Books, 2018. vi + 454 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-05063-5.

Reviewed by John V. Bowlus (Kadir Has University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Richard S. Grayson
Reviewer: 
Jay Winter

Winter on Grayson, 'Dublin's Great Wars: The First World War, the Easter Rising and the Irish Revolution'

Richard S. Grayson. Dublin's Great Wars: The First World War, the Easter Rising and the Irish Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 484 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-02925-5.

Reviewed by Jay Winter (Yale University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Lawrence S. Kaplan
Reviewer: 
David Walker

Walker on Kaplan, 'Harold Stassen: Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Nuclear Disarmament'

Lawrence S. Kaplan. Harold Stassen: Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Nuclear Disarmament. Studies In Conflict Diplomacy Peace Series. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2018. 212 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-7486-0.

Reviewed by David Walker (Boise State University) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Andreas Wimmer
Reviewer: 
Erin K. Jenne

Jenne on Wimmer, 'Nation Building: Why Some Countries Come Together While Others Fall Apart'

Andreas Wimmer. Nation Building: Why Some Countries Come Together While Others Fall Apart. Princeton Studies in Global and Comparative Sociology Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. Illustrations, tables. xxiii + 345 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-17738-0.