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Jihad as Grand Strategy

October 2017

Review by Jon Dorschner Jihad as Grand Strategy (Islamist Militancy, National Security, and the Pakistani State) by S. Paul Kapur, Oxford University Press: New York, 2017, ISBN 978-0-19-976852-3, 177 pp., $39.95 (Hardcover). Although the United States was a long-term patron … Read more

Religion and Public Diplomacy

March 2014

Review by Peter Kovach
Religion and Public Diplomacy by Philip Seib, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN-13: 978-1-137-29111-0, 2013, 236pp., $90.00 (Hardcover List)

The Geopolitics of the Sunni-Shi‘a Divide in the Middle East

January 2014

By Samuel Helfont, Associate Scholar in FPRI’s Program on the Middle East Text: SYMPOSIUM Review by Michael W. Cotter This lecture from an FPRI conference for teachers is well worth reading for two reasons. First, it provides an excellent, … Read more

Religion in American War and Diplomacy

March 2013

Review by Francis P. Sempa

Andrew Preston, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy. New York: Anchor Books, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4000-7858-5. 815 pp.

God and Gold

March 2008

Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World
Reviewed by Francis P. Sempa, Contributing Editor
Walter Russell Mead, God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2007. 449 pages.

Religion in Diplomatic History

June 1999

The author is Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania. This essay, adapted from a special issue of Orbis (Spring 1998) on the topic “Faith and Statecraft,” appeared in the Foreign Policy Research Institute WIRE of March … Read more

Many Faces of Christmas

June 1999

  The author, who had a distinguished thirty-five-year career in the Foreign Service, is a member of the board of directors of this journal’s parent organization, American Diplomacy Publishers. This article appeared on Christmas Day 1994 in the Hendersonville (N.C.) … Read more