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Author: 
Jürgen Rüland
Reviewer: 
Moch Faisal Karim

Karim on Rüland, 'The Indonesian Way: ASEAN, Europeanization, and Foreign Policy Debates in a New Democracy'

Jürgen Rüland. The Indonesian Way: ASEAN, Europeanization, and Foreign Policy Debates in a New Democracy. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017. 312 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-0285-4.

Reviewed by Moch Faisal Karim (University of Warwick) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Mark J. C. Crescenzi
Reviewer: 
Alexander Lanoszka

Lanoszka on Crescenzi, 'Of Friends and Foes: Reputation and Learning in International Politics'

Mark J. C. Crescenzi. Of Friends and Foes: Reputation and Learning in International Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. Tables, figures. 208 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-060953-5; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-060952-8.

Reviewed by Alexander Lanoszka (University of Waterloo) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

New Release of CIA Daily Summaries, March 1946 to 27 February 1951 [Jervis]


From: Robert Jervis <rlj1@columbia.edu>

The CIA has released the first in a series of 6 collections of Presidential Daily Summaries (the precursor to the President’s Daily Brief, PDB).  This first collection is small – only 20 documents – but the rest will cover March 1946 through 27 February 1951. 

Yesterday's release includes:

U.S. Nuclear War Plan Option Sought Destruction of China and Soviet Union as "Viable" Societies

U.S. Nuclear War Plan Option Sought Destruction of China and Soviet Union as “Viable” Societies

Published: Aug 15, 2018

Briefing Book #638

Edited by William Burr

For more information, contact:
202-994-7000 or nsarchiv@gwu.edu

Author: 
Nicholas Grant
Reviewer: 
Selina Makana

Makana on Grant, 'Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960'

Nicholas Grant. Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960. Justice, Power, and Politics Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. 324 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-3527-9; $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-3528-6.

Reviewed by Selina Makana (Columbia University) Published on H-Diplo (August, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Guatemala Police Archive under Threat

Washington, D.C., August 13, 2018—Guatemala’s renowned Historical Archive of the National Police (AHPN) is in crisis after its director Gustavo Meoño Brenner was abruptly removed in one of a series of recent actions orchestrated by the Guatemalan government and a United Nations office. The actions also placed the AHPN’s remaining staff of more than fifty people on temporary contract, and transferred oversight for the repository from the country’s national archives, where it had functioned since 2009, to the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Jean-Loup Samaan
Reviewer: 
Ziv Rubinovitz

Rubinovitz on Samaan, 'Israel's Foreign Policy beyond the Arab World: Engaging the Periphery'

Jean-Loup Samaan. Israel's Foreign Policy beyond the Arab World: Engaging the Periphery. Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics Series. London: Routledge, 2017. 172 pp. $140.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-09987-6.

Reviewed by Ziv Rubinovitz (Sonoma State University) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Michael D. Cohen
Reviewer: 
Nicholas L. Miller

Miller on Cohen, 'When Proliferation Causes Peace: The Psychology of Nuclear Crises'

Michael D. Cohen. When Proliferation Causes Peace: The Psychology of Nuclear Crises. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017. xi + 289 pp. $104.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62616-494-9; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62616-495-6.

Reviewed by Nicholas L. Miller (Dartmouth College) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Keisha N. Blain
Reviewer: 
Nicholas Grant

Grant on Blain, 'Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom'

Keisha N. Blain. Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom. Politics and Culture in Modern America Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 264 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4988-0.

Author: 
Chris Miller
Reviewer: 
Sarah W. Sokhey

Sokhey on Miller, 'Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia'

Chris Miller. Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. xv + 217 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-4066-2.

Reviewed by Sarah W. Sokhey (University of Colorado, Boulder) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Alister Miskimmon, Ben O'Loughlin, Laura Roselle, eds.
Reviewer: 
Steven L. Lamy

Lamy on Miskimmon and O'Loughlin and Roselle, 'Forging the World: Strategic Narratives and International Relations'

Alister Miskimmon, Ben O'Loughlin, Laura Roselle, eds. Forging the World: Strategic Narratives and International Relations. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017. 352 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-472-03704-9; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-13021-4.

Reviewed by Steven L. Lamy (University of Southern California) Published on H-Diplo (September, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)