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ISSF Roundtable 9-16 on Coercion, Survival, and War: Why Weak States Resist the United States

H-Diplo | ISSF Roundtable, Volume IX, No. 16 (2017)
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H-Diplo/ISSF Editors:  Thomas Maddux and Diane Labrosse
H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable and Web/Production Editor:  George Fujii

Phil M. Haun.  Coercion, Survival, and WarWhy Weak States Resist the United States.  Stanford:  Stanford University Press, 2015.  ISBN:  9780804792837 (cloth, $30.00).

Author: 
Wim Klooster
Reviewer: 
Ernst Pijning

Pijning on Klooster, 'The Dutch Moment: War, Trade, and Settlement in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World'


Wim Klooster. The Dutch Moment: War, Trade, and Settlement in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. 432 pp. Illustrations. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5045-7.

Reviewed by Ernst Pijning (Minot State University)
Published on H-Diplo (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Adrian Finucane
Reviewer: 
Adrian Pearce

Pearce on Finucane, 'The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire'


Adrian Finucane. The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 224 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4812-8.

Reviewed by Adrian Pearce (University College London)
Published on H-Diplo (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

H-Diplo Publication Schedule, 22 May to 09 June

The H-Diplo publication schedule for the period of 22 May to 09 June is as follows:

Week of 22 May:

1. H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable Review of Phil M. Haun, Coercion, Survival, and WarWhy Weak States Resist the United States.  Stanford:  Stanford University Press, 2015.

Introduction by Dan Byman, Georgetown University

Reviewed by:

Dan Altman, Dartmouth College

Christine M. Leah, Yale University

Todd Sechser, University of Virginia

Andrew L. Stigler, Naval War College

[Updated] [PDF] H-Diplo Article Review 699

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Updated PDF version of H-Diplo Article Review 699 on Evan McCormick.  “Freedom Tide?:  Ideology, Politics, and the Origins of Democracy Promotion in U.S. Central America Policy, 1980–1984.”  Journal of Cold War Studies 16:4 (Fall 2014):  60-109.  DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1162/JCWS_a_00516.

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Robert Farley

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