Rodrigo Zeidan, “Economics of Global Business” (MIT Press, 2018)
I spoke with Professor Rodrigo Zeidan of New York University, Shanghai. He has just published Economics of Global Business (MIT Press, 2018), a great book with innovative real-world macroeconomic analyses of timely policy issues, with case studies and examples from more than fifty countries. The book is particularly suitable for use as an... Read More
Jonathan Fulton, “China’s Relations with the Gulf Monarchies” (Routledge, 2018)
Jonathan Fulton‘s China’s Relations with the Gulf Monarchies (Routledge, 2018) sheds light on China’s increasing economic role at a moment that the traditionally dominant role in international oil markets of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf oil producers is changing as a result of the United States having become more or less... Read More
Van Jackson, “On the Brink: Trump, Kim, and The Threat of Nuclear War” (Cambridge UP, 2019)
In his new book, On the Brink: Trump, Kim, and The Threat of Nuclear War (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Van Jackson succinctly explains the major issues facing U.S.-North Korea relations since the Korean Armistice Agreement. Eminently readable, On The Brink argues that the 2017 nuclear crisis was a product of a gradual... Read More
Derek Hird and Geng Song, “The Cosmopolitan Dream: Transnational Chinese Masculinities in a Global Age” (Hong Kong UP, 2018)
China’s global rise has been analysed from many perspectives in recent years. But pressing questions over how understandings of gender – and particularly masculinity – have been changing amidst increasing mutual contact between China and the wider world have been asked less often. Derek Hird and Geng Song are among... Read More
Kathryn Lomas, “The Rise of Rome: From the Iron Age to the Punic Wars” (Harvard UP, 2018)
By the third century BC, the once-modest settlement of Rome had conquered most of Italy and was poised to build an empire throughout the Mediterranean basin. What transformed a humble city into the preeminent power of the region? In The Rise of Rome: From the Iron Age to the Punic Wars (Harvard... Read More
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