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H-Diplo Article Review 703 on “Development Politics and the Cold War.”

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Article Review
No. 703
9 June 2017

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

David C. Engerman.  “Development Politics and the Cold War.”  Diplomatic History 41:1 (January 2017):  1-19.  DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1093/dh/dhw043.

Re: H-Diplo Roundtable XVIII, 27 on Beijing’s Economic Statecraft during the Cold War, 1949-1991

As I am researching a book on the Vietnam War that includes a revisionist account of the "Rolling Thunder" bombing program, I was intrigued by the references in the Roundtable posted on May 29, 2017 reviewing Shu Guang Zhang's Beijing's Economic Statecraft During the Cold War, 1949-1991 [http://www.tiny.cc/Roundtable-XVIII-27} to Chinese aid to North Vietnam. All of the reviewers mention Zhang’s treatment of China’s aid relationship, and Priscilla Roberts notes the book “explores in great detail” the aid relationship in a separate chapter.

Call for H-Diplo Reviewers for _Foreign Relations of the United States_ e-volumes on the Ford, Carter, and Reagan administrations

From: "Maddux, Thomas R" thomas.maddux@csun.edu

The _Foreign Relations of the United States _series is an invaluable source for scholars of U.S. diplomacy.

For the past few years, H-Diplo has been reviewing print volumes of the series as well as some of the newer electronic volumes.  Our archive of reviews is available here: https://networks.h-net.org/node/28443/pages/178345/frus-reviews.

H-Diplo Roundtable XVIII, 28 on From Kinshasa to Kandahar–Canada and Fragile States in Historical Perspective

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Roundtable Review
Volume XVIII, No. 28
(2017)
5 June 2017

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

Introduction by David Black

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Author: 
Mark Moyar
Reviewer: 
Robert Farley

Farley on Moyar, 'Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces'


Mark Moyar. Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces. Basic Books, 2017. pgs. $28.00 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-465-05393-3.

Reviewed by Robert Farley (University of Kentucky)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Joshua Kurlantzick
Reviewer: 
Chia Youyee Vang

Vang on Kurlantzick, 'A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA'


Joshua Kurlantzick. A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017. 336 pp. 28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4516-6786-8.

Reviewed by Chia Youyee Vang (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Karim Makdisi, Vijay Prashad, eds.
Reviewer: 
Lise M. Howard

Howard on Makdisi and Prashad, 'Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World'


Karim Makdisi, Vijay Prashad, eds. Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016. 552 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-28694-8; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-28693-1.

Reviewed by Lise M. Howard (Georgetown University)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

The Past and Future of UN Action: The Arab World

Author: 
Lawrence Wright
Reviewer: 
Justin Conrad

Conrad on Wright, 'The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State'


Lawrence Wright. The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State. New York: Knopf, 2016. 384 pp. $28.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-385-35205-5.

Reviewed by Justin Conrad (UNC Charlotte)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Robert J. Lieber
Reviewer: 
Kyle Haynes

Haynes on Lieber, 'Retreat and its Consequences: American Foreign Policy and the Problem of World Order'


Robert J. Lieber. Retreat and its Consequences: American Foreign Policy and the Problem of World Order. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 152 pp. $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-50671-4.

Reviewed by Kyle Haynes (Purdue University)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach