New Books Network

Daniel Vukovich, “Illiberal China: The Ideological Challenge of the People’s Republic of China” (Palgrave, 2018)
Illiberal China: The Ideological Challenge of the People’s Republic of China (Palgrave, 2018) by Daniel Vukovich analyzes the ‘intellectual political culture’ of post-Tiananmen China in comparison to and in conflict with liberalism inside and outside the P.R.C. It questions how mainland politics and discourses challenge ‘our’ own, chiefly liberal and... Read More
James W. Pardew, “Peacemakers: American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans” (U Kentucky Press, 2017)
In his book  Peacemakers: American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans (University of Kentucky Press, 2017), Ambassador James W. Pardew describes the role of the U.S. involvement in ending the wars and genocide in the Balkans.  As a soldier-diplomat, Pardew reminds us of the human nature of diplomacy. ... Read More
Jeremy Friedman, “Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World” (UNC Press, 2018)
If today’s geopolitical fragmentation and the complexities of a ‘multipolar’ world order have led some to reminisce about the apparent stability of the Cold War era’s two ‘camps’, it should be remembered that things were of course never so straightforward. As Jeremy Friedman shows in Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet... Read More
Laura Robson and Arie Dubnov, “Partitions: A Transnational History of Twentieth-Century Territorial Separatism” (Stanford UP, 2019)
The practice of Partition understood as the physical division of territory along ethno-religious lines into separate nation-states is often regarded as a successful political “solution” to ethnic conflict. In their edited volume Partitions: A Transnational History of Twentieth-Century Territorial Separatism (Stanford University Press, 2019), Laura Robson and Arie Dubnov uncover the... Read More
Donald Stoker, “Why America Loses Wars: Limited War and US Strategy from the Korean War to the Present” (Cambridge UP, 2019)
In this provocative challenge to United States policy and strategy, former Professor of Strategy & Policy at the US Naval War College, and author or editor of eleven books, Dr. Donald Stoker argues that America endures endless wars because its leaders no longer know how to think about war in... Read More
T. Brook, M. van Walt van Praag, M. Boltjes, “Sacred Mandates: Asian International Relations since Chinggis Khan” (U Chicago Press, 2018)
With thorny topics in Asian international relations, sovereignty, territory and borders in the news more or less daily, understanding what is at stake in this vitally important region, and why there are so many disagreements here, has never been more important. But while it is widely known that ‘modern’ bounded... Read More
Jeffrey Lantis, “Foreign Policy Advocacy and Entrepreneurship: How a New Generation in Congress Is Shaping U.S. Engagement with the World” (U Michigan Press, 2019)
With the US in the midst of on-going negotiations with Iran, North Korea, and China, how is Congress playing a part? How is the new generation of Congress advocating for and against US action? Jeffrey Lantis’ new book answers these questions. He is the author of Foreign Policy Advocacy and... Read More