Reviews

Author: 
Caitlin E. Schindler
Reviewer: 
Giles Scott-Smith

Scott-Smith on Schindler, 'The Origins of Public Diplomacy in US Statecraft: Uncovering a Forgotten Tradition'

Caitlin E. Schindler. The Origins of Public Diplomacy in US Statecraft: Uncovering a Forgotten Tradition. Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 325 pp. $149.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-319-57278-9.

Reviewed by Giles Scott-Smith (Leiden University) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Brian Drohan
Reviewer: 
Andrew Muldoon

Muldoon on Drohan, 'Brutality in an Age of Human Rights: Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire'

Brian Drohan. Brutality in an Age of Human Rights: Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. 256 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-1465-8.

Reviewed by Andrew Muldoon (Metropolitan State University of Denver) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Simon Reich, Peter Dombrowski
Reviewer: 
Harry Halem

Halem on Reich and Dombrowski, 'The End of Grand Strategy: US Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century'

Simon Reich, Peter Dombrowski. The End of Grand Strategy: US Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. 252 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-1462-7.

Reviewed by Harry Halem (University of St. Andrews) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Richard Sakwa
Reviewer: 
Gerard Toal

Toal on Sakwa, 'Russia against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order'

Richard Sakwa. Russia against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. ix + 362 pp. $84.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-16060-6; $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-61351-1.

Reviewed by Gerard Toal (Virginia Tech) Published on H-Diplo (May, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Adam M. Howard
Reviewer: 
Kenny Kolander

Kolander on Howard, 'Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel'

Adam M. Howard. Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel. Working Class in American History Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017. 176 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-04146-4; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08301-3.

Reviewed by Kenny Kolander (West Virginia University) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Malcolm M. Craig
Reviewer: 
Jayita Sarkar

Sarkar on Craig, 'America, Britain and Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons Programme, 1974-1980: A Dream of Nightmare Proportions'

Malcolm M. Craig. America, Britain and Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons Programme, 1974-1980: A Dream of Nightmare Proportions. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 319 pp. $109.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-319-51879-4.

Reviewed by Jayita Sarkar (Boston University) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Günter Bischof, Hans Petschar
Reviewer: 
Andrew N. Buchanan

Buchanan on Bischof and Petschar, 'The Marshall Plan: Saving Europe, Rebuilding Austria'

Günter Bischof, Hans Petschar. The Marshall Plan: Saving Europe, Rebuilding Austria. New Orleans: University of New Orleans Publishing, 2017. 336 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60801-147-6.

Reviewed by Andrew N. Buchanan (University of Vermont) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Anne Applebaum
Reviewer: 
Michael Ellman

Ellman on Applebaum, 'Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine'

Anne Applebaum. Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine. New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 2017. 496 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-385-53885-5.

Reviewed by Michael Ellman (University of Amsterdam) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Kelly J. Shannon
Reviewer: 
Mariya Y. Omelicheva

Omelicheva on Shannon, 'U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights'

Kelly J. Shannon. U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights. Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. 288 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4967-5.

Reviewed by Mariya Y. Omelicheva (University of Kansas) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Richard Lourie
Reviewer: 
Allen Lynch

Lynch on Lourie, 'Putin: His Downfall and Russia's Coming Crash'

Richard Lourie. Putin: His Downfall and Russia's Coming Crash. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2017. xxii + 264 pp. $26.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-53808-8.

Reviewed by Allen Lynch (University of Virginia) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Brian E. Crim
Reviewer: 
Norman J.W. Goda

J.W. Goda on Crim, 'Our Germans: Project Paperclip and the National Security State'

Brian E. Crim. Our Germans: Project Paperclip and the National Security State. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. 264 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-2439-2.

Reviewed by Norman J.W. Goda (University of Florida) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Roberto Cantoni
Reviewer: 
Jeremy Kuzmarov

Kuzmarov on Cantoni, 'Oil Exploration, Diplomacy, and Security in the Early Cold War: The Enemy Underground'

Roberto Cantoni. Oil Exploration, Diplomacy, and Security in the Early Cold War: The Enemy Underground. Routledge Studies in Modern European History Series. New York: Routledge, 2017. 290 pp. $149.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-69290-9.

Reviewed by Jeremy Kuzmarov (University of Tulsa) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
George Perkovich, Ariel Levite, eds.
Reviewer: 
Erica Borghard

Borghard on Perkovich and Levite, 'Understanding Cyber Conflict: Fourteen Analogies'

George Perkovich, Ariel Levite, eds. Understanding Cyber Conflict: Fourteen Analogies. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017. 304 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62616-498-7; $104.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62616-497-0.

Author: 
Sung Chull Kim, Michael D. Cohen, eds.
Reviewer: 
James E. Platte

Platte on Kim and Cohen, 'North Korea and Nuclear Weapons: Entering the New Era of Deterrence'

Sung Chull Kim, Michael D. Cohen, eds. North Korea and Nuclear Weapons: Entering the New Era of Deterrence. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017. 240 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62616-452-9.

Reviewed by James E. Platte (Air University, Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Jessica M. Frazier
Reviewer: 
Ryan Kirkby

Kirkby on Frazier, 'Women's Antiwar Diplomacy during the Vietnam War Era'

Jessica M. Frazier. Women's Antiwar Diplomacy during the Vietnam War Era. Gender and American Culture Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. 236 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-3179-0; $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-3178-3.

Reviewed by Ryan Kirkby (University of Guelph) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

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