Reviews

Author: 
Richard Haass
Reviewer: 
David B. Mislan

Mislan on Haass, 'A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order'


Richard Haass. A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order. New York: Penguin Press, 2017. 352 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-399-56236-5.

Reviewed by David B. Mislan (American University)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Nate Jones, ed.
Reviewer: 
Jonathan M. DiCicco

DiCicco on Jones, 'Able Archer 83: The Secret History of the NATO Exercise That Almost Triggered Nuclear War'


Nate Jones, ed. Able Archer 83: The Secret History of the NATO Exercise That Almost Triggered Nuclear War. New York: New Press, 2016. 320 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62097-261-8.

Reviewed by Jonathan M. DiCicco (Canisius College)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Armand de Mestral, ed.
Reviewer: 
Jason Yackee

Yackee on de Mestral, 'Second Thoughts: Investor-State Arbitration between Developed Democracies'


Armand de Mestral, ed. Second Thoughts: Investor-State Arbitration between Developed Democracies. Waterloo, Ontario: CIGI Press, 2017. 552 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-928096-38-2.

Reviewed by Jason Yackee (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Stefan Vander Elst
Reviewer: 
Jay Rubenstein

Rubenstein on Vander Elst, 'The Knight, the Cross, and the Song: Crusade Propaganda and Chivalric Literature, 1100-1400'


Stefan Vander Elst. The Knight, the Cross, and the Song: Crusade Propaganda and Chivalric Literature, 1100-1400. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. 288 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4896-8.

Reviewed by Jay Rubenstein (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Published on H-Diplo (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
John Kierulf
Reviewer: 
Thomas E. Doyle, II

Doyle, II on Kierulf, 'Disarmament under International Law'


John Kierulf. Disarmament under International Law. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017. 296 pp. $32.81 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-4823-7.

Reviewed by Thomas E. Doyle, II (Texas State University)
Published on H-Diplo (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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

Author: 
Robert G. Kaufman
Reviewer: 
Robert J. Lieber

Lieber on Kaufman, 'Dangerous Doctrine: How Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America'


Robert G. Kaufman. Dangerous Doctrine: How Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2016. 304 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-6720-6.

Reviewed by Robert J. Lieber (Georgetown University)
Published on H-Diplo (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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

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