H-Diplo Publication Schedule, 15 June to 11 July

The H-Diplo Publication schedule for the period 15 June to 11 July is as follows:


Week of 15 June:

1. H-Diplo/ISSF Forum on ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Nuclear Weapons.’


1. Introduction:  “Two Renaissances in Nuclear Security Studies,” by Scott D. Sagan, Stanford University

2. Review Essay: “What We Talk About When We Talk About Nuclear Weapons: A Review Essay,” by Francis J. Gavin, MIT

3. Responses.

a. “The Case for Using Statistics to Study Nuclear Security,” Response by Matthew Fuhrmann, Texas A&M University; Matthew Kroenig, Georgetown University; and Todd S. Sechser, University of Virginia

b. “Nuclear Weapons Are (Still) Poor Instruments of Blackmail: A Reply to Francis J. Gavin’s Critique,” Response by Todd S. Sechser, University of Virginia and Matthew Fuhrmann, Texas A&M University

c. "A Superior Theory of Superiority," Response by Matthew Kroenig, Georgetown University

4. Comments on the forum

a. “Archives and the Study of Nuclear Politics,” by Hal Brands, Duke University

b. “An Apology for Numbers in the Study of National Security . . . if an apology is really necessary,” by Erik Gartzke, University of California, San Diego

c. “The Use and Abuse of Large-n Methods in Nuclear Studies,” by Vipin Narang, MIT

2. H-Diplo Roundtable Review of Paul A. Gilje. Free Trade and Sailors’ Rights in the War of 1812. Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Introduction by Peter S. Onuf, Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello


Benjamin L. Carp, Tufts University

Matthew Hale, Goucher College

Chris Tudda, Office of the Historian, Department of State

3. H-Diplo Article Review of Thanasis D. Sfikas, “‘An almost Unique Isle in the Sea of Democratic Europe’: Greek Communists’ Perceptions of International Reality, 1944-1949.” Cold War History 14:1 (February 2014): 1-21.

Reviewed by Kostis Karpozilos, Columbia University

4. H-Diplo Article Review of Kiran Klaus Patel, “Provincialising European Union: Co-operation and Integration in Europe in Historical Perspective.” Contemporary European History, 22: 4 (2013): 649-673.

Reviewed by John Krige, Georgia Institute of Technology

Week of 23 June:

1. H-Diplo Roundtable Review of ANG Cheng Guan. Singapore, ASEAN and the Cambodian Conflict 1978-1991. Singapore:  National University of Singapore Press, 2013.

Introduction by Kenton Clymer, Northern Illinois University


Termsak Chalermpalanupap, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore

Harish C. Mehta, McMaster University

Sophie Quinn-Judge, Temple University

Carlyle A. Thayer, Emeritus Professor, The University of New South Wales

2. H-Diplo Article Review of Paul Rubinson, “The Global Effects of Nuclear Winter: Science and Antinuclear Protest in the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1980s.” Cold War History 14:1 (February 2014): 47-69.

Reviewed by William M. Knoblauch, Finlandia University

3. H-Diplo Article Review of Hsiao-ting Lin, “U.S.-Taiwan Military Diplomacy Revisited: Chiang Kai-shek, Baituan, and the 1954 Mutual Defense Pact.” Diplomatic History 37:5 (2013): 971-994.

Reviewed by David Cheng Chang, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Week of 30 June:

1. H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable review of James H. Lebovic, Flawed Logics: Strategic Nuclear Arms Control from Truman to Obama (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013)

Introduction by: James McAllister, Williams College

Reviewed by:

Aaron M. Hoffman, Purdue University.

Jeffrey W. Knopf, Monterey Institute of International Studies.

T.V. Paul, McGill University.

2. H-Diplo Article Review of  Giles Scott-Smith and David J. Snyder, “’A Test of Sentiments’: Civil Aviation, Alliance Politics, and the KLM Challenge in Dutch-American Relations.” Diplomatic History 37:5 (November 2013): 917-945.

Reviewed by Alan P. Dobson, St. Andrews University

3. H-Diplo Article Review of Vladimir Unkovski-Korica, “The Yugoslav Communists’ Special Relationship with the British Labour Party, 1950-1956”. Cold War History 14:1 (February 2014): 23-46.

Reviewed by Andrea Chiampan, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva.

Week of 07 July:

1. H-Diplo Roundtable Review of Hugh Wilford. America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East.  New York: Basic Books, 2013

Introduction by Mary Ann Heiss, Kent State University


Nigel Ashton, London School of Economics

Glenn Hastedt, James Madison University

Clea Lutz Hupp, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2. H-Diplo Review Essay on Gunter Bischof. Relationships/ Beziehungsgeschicten: Austria and the United States in the Twentieth Century. Innsbruck: StudienVerlag, 2014

Reviewed by James Jay Carafano, The Heritage Foundation

3. H-Diplo Article Review of Pablo León-Aguinaga, “The Trouble with Propaganda: The Second World War, Franco’s Spain, and the Origins of US Post-War Public Diplomacy.” The International History Review (2014).

Reviewed by Holly Cowan Shulman, University of Virginia


The H-Diplo Editors