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An Assessment: The Opportunity

September 2005

Special Review: An Assessment by William C. Harrop The Opportunity: America’s Moment to Alter History’s Course by Richard N. Haass, (New York, Public Affairs (Perseus Books Group, 2005).“It is somehow troubling that Richard Haass remained almost four years as director of policy planning … Continued

A well told tale of intrigue

August 2005

Book Review Editor’s Note This special “Intel Issue” reflects the explosion in intelligence historiography and the cornucopia of declassified Soviet and American documents covering the Second World War and the Cold War that began following the end of the Cold … Continued

English Speaking Only Spies Won’t Do

August 2005

Book Review Editor’s Note This special “Intel Issue” reflects the explosion in intelligence historiography and the cornucopia of declassified Soviet and American documents covering the Second World War and the Cold War that began following the end of the Cold … Continued

Rainbow: War Plans that Worked

May 2005

Rainbow: War Plans That Worked! Review by James L. Abrahamson The Road to Rainbow: Army Planning for Global War, 1934-1940. By Henry G. Gole. (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2003. Pp. xxi, 224. $34.95 cloth.)“In the years preceding U.S. entry into … Continued

Vietnam and Beyond: A Foggy Bottom View

March 2005

Review by William Dale
Vietnam and Beyond: A Diplomat’s Cold War Education. By Robert Hopkins Miller. (Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press; ADST-DACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy Series and the Modern Southeast Asia Series, 2002, Pp. xix, 247. $36.50 cloth.

Review of Blix’s Disarming Iraq

July 2004

Review of Disarming Iraq by Hans Blix Review by Bob Chira Disarming Iraq. By Hans Blix. (Pantheon Books, New York 2004, Pp. 304, hardcover, $24.) Hans Blix, the former chief of the United Nation’s chemical and biological weapons inspection agency charged with verifying … Continued

Foreign Policy is Important, but This Book Isn’t

May 2004

A modified version of this review appeared in the Foreign Service Journal of January 2004.American Diplomacy is indebted to that publication and,the reviewer for permission to republish the material. Amb. Peck, a thirty-two year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, retired in the … Continued

The Hegemonic Demands of Pax Americana

May 2004

The Hegemonic Demands of Pax Americana Review by Jim Abrahamson Geopolitics: From the Cold War to the 21st Century. By Francis P. Sempa. (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2002. Pp. vii, 124. $29.95 cloth.) The Eurasian balance of power being of everlasting … Continued

The Blessings of Globalization –“Done Right”

April 2004

The Blessings of Globalization–“Done Right” Review by Carl Fritz Globalization and Its Discontents. By Joseph E. Stiglitz. (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2001. Pp. xxii, 288. $15.95 paper.) Stiglitz believes globalization is good if done right; removal of free … Continued

A Cold War that Unleashed a Rising Sun

April 2004

A Cold War that Unleashed a Rising Sun Review by John E. Van Sant America and the Japanese Miracle: The Cold War Context of Japan’s Postwar Economic Revival, 1950-1960. By Aaron Forsberg. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. Pp. … Continued

Strategic Bombing: The Same Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow?

February 2004

Strategic Bombing: The Same Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow? Review by Thomas E. Griffith, Jr Rhetoric and Reality in Air Warfare: The Evolution of British and American Ideas about Strategic Bombing, 1914-1945 By Tami Davis Biddle. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002. Pp. … Continued

Handler of the Spy Who Saved the World

August 2003

Book Review Editor’s Note This special “Intel Issue” reflects the explosion in intelligence historiography and the cornucopia of declassified Soviet and American documents covering the Second World War and the Cold War that began following the end of the Cold … Continued

Only in America

August 2003

Only in America? Review by John M. Handley Code Name Kindred Spirit: Inside the Chinese Nuclear Espionage Scandal. By Notra Trulock. (San Francisco, Encounter Books, 2003. Pp xvi-385, hardback.) How many times has one heard the expression “Only in America”? … Continued

An Agency ‘Guest’ of the Ayatollah

August 2003

An Agency “Guest” of the Ayatollah Review by John D. Stempel In the Shadow of the Ayatollah: A CIA Hostage in Iran. By William J. Daugherty. (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2001. Pp. xix, 288. $29.95 cloth.) “Daugherty’s first-hand account of … Continued

Uncle Sam and His Worlds To Restore

May 2003

Uncle Sam and His Worlds To Restore Review by Alex Roland After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and, the Rebuilding of Order After Major Wars. By G. John lkenberry. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001. Pp. xvi, 293. $55 cloth, $19.95 paper.) … Continued

Justice Begins at Home

May 2003

Justice Begins at Home: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals Review by Scott L. Silliman Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals. By Gary Jonathan Bass. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000. Pp. 402. $45 cloth.)”Bass finds that … Continued

Review of One World: The Ethics of Globalization

April 2003

Review Essay by Jack Perry One World: The Ethics of Globalization. by Peter Singer. Yale University Press. 235 pages. $21.95. Here is a different way of looking at the world and at the tumult of world affairs. Most of us have the … Continued

Flashbacks of a Diplomat’s Wife Reviewed

April 2003

Flashbacks of a Diplomat’s Wife Reviewed Review by J. Edgar Williams Flashbacks of a Diplomat’s Wife. By Helga Ruge. (Chico, CA: Clay & Marshall Publishing Co., 2002. Pp. ii, 228. $15.95 paper.) This fascinating memoir of a Foreign Service family spans … Continued