Books reviewed in this issue

International Relations theory

Just war and international order: the uncivil condition in world politics. By Nicholas Rengger.

Dilemmas of decline: British intellectuals and world politics, 1945–1975. By Ian Hall.

Thucydides and the modern world: reception, reinterpretation and influence from the Renaissance to the present. Edited by Katherine Harloe and Neville Morley.

The silence of animals: on progress and other modern myths. By John Gray.

International organization, law and ethics

Exit strategies and state building. Edited by Richard Caplan.

Statebuilding. By Timothy Sisk.

Conflict, security and defence

In defence of war. By Nigel Biggar.

British generals in Blair's wars. Edited by Jonathan Bailey, Richard Iron and Hew Strachan.

The strategy bridge: theory for practice. By Colin S. Gray.

Perspectives on strategy. By Colin S. Gray.

Governance, civil society and cultural politics

The Oxford Handbook of the history of nationalism. Edited by John Breuilly.

The naked communist: Cold War modernism and the politics of popular culture. By Roland Végsö.

Political economy, economics and development

The global economic crisis: a chronology. By Larry Allen.

Constructing capitalisms: transforming business systems in Central and Eastern Europe. By Roderick Martin.

The rise of the People's Bank of China: the politics of institutional change in China's monetary and financial system. By Stephen Bell and Hui Feng.

Energy, environment and global health

South African AIDS activism and global health politics. By Mandisa Mbali.

International history1

Europe: the struggle for supremacy, 1453 to the present. By Brendan Simms.

Unfinished empire: the global expansion of Britain. By John Darwin.

China's war with Japan, 1937–1945: the struggle for survival. By Rana Mitter.

The Punjab bloodied, partitioned and cleansed: unravelling the 1947 tragedy through secret British reports and first-person accounts. By Ishtiaq Ahmed.

From Lenin to Castro, 1917–1959: early encounters between Moscow and Havana. By Mervyn J. Bain.


The passage to Europe: how a continent became a union. By Luuk van Middelaar. Translated by Liz Waters.

Why Europe matters: the case for the European Union. By John McCormick.

Europe, strategy and armed forces: the making of a distinctive power. By Sven Biscop and Jo Coelmont.

NATO's European allies: military capability and political will. Edited by Janne Haaland Matlary and Magnus Petersson.

Transformations in Central Europe between 1989 and 2012: geopolitical, cultural, and socioeconomic shifts. By Tomas Kavaliauskas.

Democratic institutions and authoritarian rule in Southeast Europe. By Danijela Dolenec.

Russia and Eurasia

Hard diplomacy and soft coercion: Russia's influence abroad. By James Sherr.

Russia, the West, and military intervention. By Roy Allison.

Sovereignty after empire: comparing the Middle East and Central Asia. Edited by Sally N. Cummings and Raymond Hinnebusch.

Middle East and North Africa2

The power and the people: paths of resistance in the Middle East. By Charles Tripp.

Israel has moved. By Diana Pinto.

Identity and nation in Iraq. By Sherko Kirmanj.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Business, politics, and the state in Africa: challenging the orthodoxies on growth and transformation. By Tim Kelsall and others.

Al-Shabaab in Somalia: the history and ideology of a militant Islamist group, 2005–2012. By Stig Jarle Hansen.

Approaching African history. By Michael Brett.

Routledge handbook of African politics. Edited by Nic Cheeseman, David M. Anderson and Andrea Scheibler.

African agency in international politics. Edited by William Brown and Sophie Harman.

South Asia3

Shooting for a century: the India-Pakistan conundrum. By Stephen Cohen.

Righteous republic: the political foundations of modern India. By Ananya Vajpeyi.

Why growth matters: how economic growth in India reduced poverty and the lessons for other developing countries. By Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya.

An uncertain glory: India and its contradictions. By Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen.

East Asia and Pacific

Will this be China's century? A skeptic's view. By Mel Gurtov.

China goes global: the partial power. By David Shambaugh.

The China choice: why we should share power. By Hugh White.

Shooting star: China's military machine in the 21st century. By Mikhail Barabanov, Vasiliy Kashin and Konstantin Makienko.

North America

Empire of ideas: the origins of public diplomacy and the transformation of U.S. foreign policy. By Justin Hart.

Confront and conceal: Obama's secret wars and surprising use of American power. By David E. Sanger.

Latin America and Caribbean

Enabling peace in Guatemala: the story of MINUGUA. By William Stanley.

Breves narrativas diplomáticas. By Celso Amorim.