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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

The American Empire of “Openness”

December 2002

Review by James L. Abrahamson American Empire: The Realities & Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy. By Andrew J. Bacevich. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002. Pp. xx, 302. $29.95 cloth.) “Andrew Bacevich describes recent American efforts to create an informal empire … Continued

Hell on Earth: Life in Kim Il-Sung’s Gulag

December 2002

Review by John M. Handley
Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag. By Kang Chol-hwan and Pierre Rigoulot. Translated by Yair Reiner. (New York: Basic Books, 2001. Pp. xvi, 238.)

The Never Ending War Against Terrorism

September 2002

Review by David W. Thornton Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy. By Paul R. Pillar. (Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2001. Pp. xii, 272. $26.95 cloth.) “In one fundamental respect, it can be argued that 9-11 did not contradict, but instead confirmed … Continued

Review of two books on the Cold War, Nationalism, and Civil Rights

August 2002

To Lead the Free World: American Nationalism and the Cultural Roots of the Cold War. By John Fousek. (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2000. Pp. xiv, 253. $49.95 cloth. $18.95 paper.)
Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy. By Mary L. Dudziak. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000. Pp. xii, 330. $39.50 cloth.)

Kyoto’s Fatally Flawed Fantasyland

June 2002

Review by David W. Thornton
Collapse of the Kyoto Protocol and the Struggle to Slow Global WarmingThe Collapse of the Kyoto Protocol and the Struggle to Slow Global Warming. By David G. Victor. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2001.
Pp.vii,178. $19.95 cloth.

No Shortage of the “New Terrorists” With No Place to Hide

December 2001

Review by David W. Thornton
The New Terrorism: Fanaticism and the Arms of Mass DestructionThe New Terrorism: Fanaticism and the Arms of Mass Destruction. By Walter Laqueur. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. 312. $15.95 paper.)