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ISSF Policy Series: “Why Does Donald Trump Have So Much Trouble with the Truth?”

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“Why Does Donald Trump Have So Much Trouble with the Truth?”

Essay by John Schuessler, Bush School, Texas A&M University

Published on 28 February 2017 | issforum.org

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ANN: Sherman Undergraduate Prize Deadline is March 6

Temple University's Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD) is delighted to once again solicit submissions for its annual Edwin H. Sherman Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy. The recipient of the Edwin Sherman Prize receives a $1,000 award along with a certificate. CENFAD welcomes submissions from students or instructors/advisors/mentors. Any paper written by an undergraduate student in the 2016 calendar year submitted by either the student or a faculty member at the student's college or university, is eligible.

[PDF] H-Diplo Rountable XVIII, 17 [27 February 2017]

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PDF version of H-Diplo Roundtable XVIII, 17 on Zhihua Shen and Yafeng Xia.  Mao and the Sino-Soviet Partnership, 1945-1959:  A New History.  New York:  Lexington Books, 2015.  ISBN:  978-1-4985-1169-8 (hardcover, $110.00); 978-1-4985-1171-1 (paperback, $54.95); 978-1-4985-1170-4 (eBook, $109.99).

H-Diplo Publication Schedule, 27 February to 25 March

The H-Diplo publication schedule for the period 27 February to 25 March is as follows:

Week of 27 February:

1. H-Diplo Roundtable Review of Zhihua Shen and Yafeng Xia, Mao and the Sino-Soviet Partnership, 1945-1959: A New History.  New York: Lexington Books, 2015.

Introduction by Sergey Radchenko, Cardiff University

Reviewers:

Jeremy Friedman, Harvard University

Austin Jersild, Old Dominion University

Deborah Kaple, Princeton University

Steven Levine, University of Montana

Author: 
Nicholas J. Schlosser
Reviewer: 
Joan Clinefelter

Clinefelter on Schlosser, 'Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany'


Nicholas J. Schlosser. Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 256 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03969-0.

Reviewed by Joan Clinefelter (University of Northern Colorado)
Published on H-Diplo (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Rosa Brooks
Reviewer: 
Mike Pavelec

Pavelec on Brooks, 'How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon'


Rosa Brooks. How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. 448 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4767-7786-3; $17.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4767-7787-0.

Reviewed by Mike Pavelec (Air Command and Staff College)
Published on H-Diplo (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

H-Diplo Article Review 682 on The Desperate Diplomat: Saburo Kurusu’s Memoir of the Weeks before Pearl Harbor

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No. 682
24 February 2017

Article Review Editors:  Thomas Maddux and Diane Labrosse
Web and Production Editor: George Fujii

J. Garry Clifford and Masako R. Okura. The Desperate Diplomat: Saburo Kurusu’s Memoir of the Weeks before Pearl Harbor. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-0-8262-2037-0 (hardcover, $35.00).

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Author: 
Hallvard Notaker, Giles Scott-Smith, David J. Snyder, eds.
Reviewer: 
Brian R. Robertson

Robertson on Notaker and Scott-Smith and Snyder, 'Reasserting America in the 1970s: U.S. Public Diplomacy and the Rebuilding of America's Image Abroad'


Hallvard Notaker, Giles Scott-Smith, David J. Snyder, eds. Reasserting America in the 1970s: U.S. Public Diplomacy and the Rebuilding of America's Image Abroad. Key Studies in Diplomacy Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78499-331-3.

Reviewed by Brian R. Robertson (Texas A & M University, Central Texas)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Douglas A. Wissing
Reviewer: 
Scott Lucas

Lucas on Wissing, 'Hopeless but Optimistic: Journeying through America's Endless War in Afghanistan'


Douglas A. Wissing. Hopeless but Optimistic: Journeying through America's Endless War in Afghanistan. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016. xv + 172 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-02285-1.

Reviewed by Scott Lucas (University of Birmingham)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Mark Bradley
Reviewer: 
Steven L. B. Jensen

Jensen on Bradley, 'The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century'


Mark Bradley. The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 320 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-82975-5.

Reviewed by Steven L. B. Jensen (The Danish Institute for Human Rights)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Louis Sell
Reviewer: 
Robert D. English

English on Sell, 'From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet Relations and the Collapse of the USSR'


Louis Sell. From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet Relations and the Collapse of the USSR. Durham: Duke University Press Books, 2016. 416 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-6179-4; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6195-4.

Reviewed by Robert D. English (University of Southern California)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
David A. Baldwin
Reviewer: 
Christopher J. Dolan

Dolan on Baldwin, 'Power and International Relations: A Conceptual Approach'


David A. Baldwin. Power and International Relations: A Conceptual Approach. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. xii + 223 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-17200-2.

Reviewed by Christopher J. Dolan (Lebanon Valley College)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach