Small Wars, Far Away Places

June 2013

Review by David Beechey
Small Wars, Faraway Places: The Genesis of the Modern World 1945 – 1965 by Michael Burleigh, New York & London: Macmillan, 2013, ISBN 13: 978-0230752320, 592 pp.

China and Africa

April 2013

Review by Adam Clayton Powell III

China and Africa: A Century of Engagement by David H. Shinn and Joshua Eisenman, University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia PA 19104, ISBN 978-0-8122-4419-9, 523 pp.

Good Italy Bad Italy

February 2013

Review by Amb. (ret.) Gwen Clare

Good Italy Bad Italy, Why Italy Must Conquer Its Demons to Face the Future by Bill Emmott, Yale University Press, 2012, ISBN 13: 978-0300186307, 304 pp. , $19.78 hardcover,

The Real Population Bomb

November 2012

Review by Howard Cincotta The Real Population Bomb: Megacities, Global Security and The Map of the Future by P.H. Liotta and James F. Miskel, Potomac Books: Dulles, Virginia, ISBN 978-1-59797-551-3 (hardcover), ISBN 978-1-61234-107-1 (electronic), 2012, 250 pp., $19.97 hardcover, $16.47 … Continued

Chocolate Nations

June 2012

Review by Edward Marks
Chocolate Nations: Living and Dying for Cocoa in West Africa by Orla Ryan, ZED Books: London & New York , 2011, ISBN-13: 978-1848130050, 192 pp.

The Great African War

November 2010

Review by Robert E. Gribbin
Filip Reyntjens The Great African War – Congo and Regional Geopolitics, 1996-2006, Cambridge University Press, 2009, ISBN-13:978-0521111287, 340 pp.

My Life as a Russian Diplomat in Africa

October 2010

by Vladimir Kokorev This journal has published many Foreign Service Life contributions by American diplomats and we are pleased to be able to present the reminiscences of a Soviet diplomat who served his country for many years mainly in Africa. –Ed. … Continued

Afghanistan: An American Tragedy

September 2010

by Benjamin L. Landis A retired military officer and frequent contributor to this journal sounds off on why the United States should withdrawal militarily from Afghanistan.  He cites four benefits to withdrawal. Why is the United States engaged in massive … Continued

A “Community” Divided

September 2010

Cuban-American Attempts to Influence Jimmy Carter’s Cuba Policy, January 1977-May 1978 by Catherine Loiacano A graduate student historian looks at Cuban-Americans and how they influenced foreign policy vis-à-vis their homeland during the Carter Administration.  Even today, U. S. policy toward … Continued

Humanitarian versus National Interests

June 2010

A Statistical Reflection on Official Development Assistance and Whether It is Directed Towards Its Goals and Ideals by Steve Dobransky American Diplomacy rarely publishes statistical analysis. But because this paper analyzes the debate over foreign aid’s purposes and motivations, we … Continued