Uncle Sam Supreme Guardian of the Saudi Crown

April 2000

Review by Hermann Fr. Eilts   Saudi Arabia and the United States: Birth of a Security Partnership By Parker T. Hart (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1998. Pp. 283. $35 cloth.)   In 1991-92, President George Bush deployed a … Continued

The Great Game A Duel of Intriguing Imperialists

February 2000

By Michael Cotter Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire In Central Asia By Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac (Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 1999. Pp. xxv, 573. $35 cloth Journalists Karl Meyer and Shareen Brysac … Continued

The Unlikely Lady Planter

February 2000

By Richard Matheron Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda By Rosamond Halsey Carr with Ann Howard Halsey (New York: Viking Penguin, 1999, Pp. 248. $23.95) I fear this cannot be an unbiased book review. I look back … Continued

Dullesian Ad Hoc Raison d’état Rehabilitated

February 2000

By Nick Sarantakes  John Foster Dulles: Piety, Pragmatism, and Power in U.S. Foreign Policy By Richard H. Immerman (Wilmington, Delaware: SR Books, 1999. Pp. xxvi, 221.)   In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Richard Immerman was part of a … Continued

The Electronic Herd vs. The Tortoise

September 1999

Review by Adam Yarmolinsky   The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization By Thomas L. Friedman (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. Pp. xix, 394. $27.50 cloth.)   Returning to Tokyo on a bullet train from a visit … Continued

The Diplomatic Sage of Monticello

September 1999

Review by John M. Belohlavek Thomas Jefferson: Westward the Course of Empire By Lawrence S. Kaplan (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, Inc., 1999. Pp. xvii, 198 . $50 cloth; $17.95 paper.)   When Scholarly Resources sought to identify an author to … Continued

Where Are the Cubans in This War?

September 1999

  By Nancy Mitchell   The War of 1898: The United States and Cuba in History and Historiography By Louis A. Perez, Jr. (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1998. Pp. xvi, 168 . $16.95 paper.)   Rarely … Continued

The Washington-Tel Aviv Axis

June 1999

Decade of Transition: Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Origins of the American-Israeli Alliance By Abraham Ben-Zvi (New York: Columbia University Press, 1998. Pp. xxii, 219. $17.50 paper) The Washington-Tel Aviv Axisby Paul Sullivan THE PURPOSE OF THIS WELL-WRITTEN AND highly readable … Continued