H-Diplo Article Review 926 on Aissaoui. “Was There a Balance of Power System in the Ancient near East?”

H-Diplo Article Review 926

11 February 2020

Alex Ilari Aissaoui.  “Was There a Balance of Power System in the Ancient near East?”  Diplomacy & Statecraft 30:3 (2019):  421-442.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09592296.2019.1641916

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Review Editor: Diane Labrosse | Production Editor: George Fujii

Re: January 2020 Handgrenade

Dear John,

A brief reply like this is hardly adequate to discuss the weighty question of what constitutes victory or defeat. But I'd like to comment only on your statement "sometimes the cup of defeat is not so empty and bitter after all (the defeat of Egypt in 1973 for example)."

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