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ISSF Roundtable 9-18 on War and Democratic Constraint: How the Public Influences Foreign Policy

H-Diplo | ISSF Roundtable, Volume IX, No. 18 (2017)
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H-Diplo/ISSF Editors:  Thomas Maddux and Diane Labrosse
H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable and Web/Production Editor:  George Fujii

Matthew A. Baum and Philip B.K. Potter. War and Democratic Constraint:  How the Public Influences Foreign Policy.  Princeton University Press, 2015.  ISBN:  978-0691165233 (paperback, $28.92).

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

H-Diplo Publication Schedule, 26 June to 15 July

The H-Diplo publication schedule for the period 26 June to 15 July is as follows:

Week of 26 June:

1. H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable Review of Matthew A. Baum and Philip B.K. Potter, War and Democratic Constraint:  How the Public Influences Foreign Policy. Princeton University Press, 2105.

Introduction by Elizabeth N. Saunders, George Washington University

Reviewers:

Sarah E. Croco, University of Maryland

Christopher F. Gelpi, The Ohio State University

Thomas J. Scotto, University of Strathclyde

[PDF] H-Diplo Roundtable XVIII, 30 on The Euro Missile Crisis and the End of the Cold War

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PDF version of H-Diplo Roundtable XVIII, 30 on Leopoldo Nuti, Frédéric Bozo, Marie-Pierre Rey, and Bernd Rother, eds.  The Euro Missile Crisis and the End of the Cold War.  Washington, D.C. and Stanford: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Stanford University Press, 2015.  ISBN:  9780804792868 (cloth, $65.00).

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Julian Gewirtz
Reviewer: 
Hiroki Takeuchi

Takeuchi on Gewirtz, 'Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China'


Julian Gewirtz. Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017. 416 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-97113-4.

Reviewed by Hiroki Takeuchi (Southern Methodist University)
Published on H-Diplo (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Reformers and Internationalists Are Likely Partners

Author: 
Eckart Conze, Martin Klimke, Jeremy Varon, eds.
Reviewer: 
Angela Santese

Santese on Conze and Klimke and Varon, 'Nuclear Threats, Nuclear Fear and the Cold War of the 1980s'


Eckart Conze, Martin Klimke, Jeremy Varon, eds. Nuclear Threats, Nuclear Fear and the Cold War of the 1980s. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 386 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-13628-1.

Reviewed by Angela Santese (University of Bologna)
Published on H-Diplo (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Robert E. Hannigan
Reviewer: 
Ross Kennedy

Kennedy on Hannigan, 'The Great War and American Foreign Policy, 1914-24'


Robert E. Hannigan. The Great War and American Foreign Policy, 1914-24. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 368 pp. 69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4859-3.

Reviewed by Ross Kennedy (Illinois State University)
Published on H-Diplo (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Jenna Reinbold
Reviewer: 
Todd Landman

Landman on Reinbold, 'Seeing the Myth in Human Rights'


Jenna Reinbold. Seeing the Myth in Human Rights. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 208 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4881-4.

Reviewed by Todd Landman (University of Nottingham)
Published on H-Diplo (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Rolling Back Rights

Author: 
Alexandre Debs, Nuno P. Monteiro
Reviewer: 
Martin Senn

Senn on Debs and Monteiro, 'Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation'


Alexandre Debs, Nuno P. Monteiro. Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation. Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 648 pp. $34.97 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-51857-5; $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-10809-7.

Reviewed by Martin Senn (University of Innsbruck)
Published on H-Diplo (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach