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Book reviewed in this issue:

International Relations theory

Critical International Relations theory after 25 years. Edited by Nicholas Rengger and Ben Thirkell-White.

The political economy of global security: war, future crises and changes in global governance. By Heikki Patomäki. Foreword by Richard Falk.

National interest and international solidarity: particular and universal ethics in international life. Edited by Jean-Marc Coicaud and Nicholas J. Wheeler.

Human rights and ethics

Torture and the twilight of empire: from Algiers to Baghdad. By Marnia Lazreg.

International law and organization

The prohibition of propaganda for war in international law. By Michael G. Kearney.

United Nations sanctions and the rule of law. By Jeremy Matam Farrall.

Foreign policy

Progressive foreign policy. Edited by David Held and David Mepham.

China—Europe relations: perceptions, policies and prospects. Edited by David Shambaugh, Eberhard Sandschneider and Zhou Hong.

Honor in foreign policy: a history and discussion. By Michael Donelan.

Conflict, security and armed forces

Why we are losing the war on terror. By Paul Rogers.

Worst-case scenarios. By Cass R. Sunstein.

On nuclear terrorism. By Michael Levi.

Cabinets and the bomb. By Peter Hennessy.

Politics, democracy and social affairs

Worst of the worst: dealing with repressive and rogue nations. Edited by Robert I. Rotberg.

The construction of democracy: lessons from practice and research. Edited by Jorge I. Domínguez and Anthony Jones.

Diplomacy with a difference: the Commonwealth Office of High Commissioner, 1880–2006. By Lorna Lloyd.

Political economy, economics and development

Billions of entrepreneurs: how China and India are reshaping their futures and yours. By Tarun Khanna.

Russia's capitalist revolution: why market reform succeeded and democracy failed. By Anders Åslund.

Creating a world without poverty: social business and the future of capitalism. By Muhammad Yunus.

One economics many recipes: globalization, institutions and economic growth. By Dani Rodrik.

Business, power and conflict in international environmental politics. By Robert Falkner.

Ethnicity and cultural politics

The Kurds in Iran: the past, present and future. By Kerim Yildiz and Tanyel B. Taysi.

Energy and environment

Nuclear power is not the answer. By Helen Caldicott.

Bioviolence: preventing biological terror and crime. By Barry Kellman.

Integrated transboundary water management in theory and practice: experiences from the new EU eastern borders. Edited by Geoffrey Gooch and Per Stålnacke.


Brothers: the hidden history of the Kennedy years. By David Talbot.


The European superpower. By John McCormick.

The European Union and conflict resolution: promoting peace in the backyard. By Nathalie Tocci.

Russia and Eurasia

Putin: Russia's choice (second edition). By Richard Sakwa.

Chechnya: Russia's ‘war on terror’. By John Russell.

Russia—lost in translation: the Yeltsin and Putin legacies. By Lilia Shevtsova.

The new Cold War: how the Kremlin menaces both Russia and the West. By Edward Lucas.

How Russia really works: the informal practices that shaped post-Soviet politics and business. By Alena V. Ledeneva.

Middle East and North Africa

Contesting the Saudi state: Islamic voices from a new generation. By Madawi al-Rasheed.

Making Israel. Edited by Benny Morris.

A possible peace between Israel and Palestine: an insider's account of the Geneva initiative. By Menachem Klein. Translated by Haim Watzman.

Israël, Palestine. Vérités sur un conflit. By Alain Gresh.

Iran and its place among nations. By Alidad Mafinezam and Aria Mehrabi.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone: the story of UNAMSIL. By‘Funmi Olonisakin.

Cyril Ramaphosa. By Anthony Butler.

Asia and Pacific

Deception: Pakistan, the United States and the global nuclear weapons conspiracy. By Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark.

The dragon looks south: China and Southeast Asia in the new century. By Bronson Percival.

Charm offensive: how China's soft power is transforming the world. By Joshua Kurlantzick.

China rising: peace, power and order in East Asia. By David Kang.

Contemporary Hong Kong politics: governance in the post-1997 era. Edited by Lam Wai-man, Percy Luen-tim Lui, Wilson Wong and Ian Holliday.

North America

American power after the Berlin Wall. By Thomas H. Henriksen.

The paradox of a global USA. Edited by Bruce Mazlish, Nayan Chanda and Kenneth Weisbrode.

Latin America and Caribbean

Highland Indians and the state in modern Ecuador. Edited by A. Kim Clark and Marc Becker.

Forgotten continent: the battle for Latin America's soul. By Michael Reid.
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Document Type: Book Review

Publication date: May 1, 2008

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