Books reviewed in this issue

International Relations theory

Ethical reasoning in international affairs: arguments from the middle ground. Edited by Cornelia Navari.

Interpreting global security. Edited by Mark Bevir, Oliver Daddow and Ian Hall.

After liberalism? The future of liberalism in International Relations. Edited by Rebekka Friedman, Kevork Oskanian and Ramon Pacheco Pardo.

The end of conceit: western rationality after postcolonialism. By Patrick Chabal.

Back to basics: state power in a contemporary world. Edited by Martha Finnemore and Judith Goldstein.

International organization, law and ethics

Justice among nations: a history of international law. By Stephen C. Neff.

International responsibility and grave humanitarian crises: collective provision for human security. By Hannes Peltonen.

Global justice, Kant and the Responsibility to Protect: a provisional duty. By Heather M. Roff.

Liberty and security. By Conor Gearty.

Conflict, security and defence

Just and unjust military intervention: European thinkers from Vitoria to Mill. Edited by Stefano Recchia and Jennifer M. Welsh.

Genocide and International Relations: changing patterns in the transitions of the late modern world. By Martin Shaw.

Governance, civil society and cultural politics

A history of Jewish-Muslim relations: from the origins to the present day. Edited by Abdelwahab Meddeb and Benjamin Stora.

Acts of union and disunion: what has held the UK together—and what is dividing it?. By Linda Colley.

The confidence trap: a history of democracy in crisis from World War I to the present. By David Runciman.

Political economy, economics and development

Wrong: nine economic policy disasters and what we can learn from them. By Richard S. Grossman.

Energy, environment and global health

What's wrong with climate politics and how to fix it. By Paul G. Harris.

A journey in the future of water. By Terje Tvedt.

International history

The bombing war: Europe 1939–1945. By Richard Overy.


The EU and military operations: a comparative analysis. By Katarina Engberg.

Britain and Germany imagining the future of Europe: national identity, mass media and the public sphere. By Leonard Novy.

Russia and Eurasia

The readers of Novyi Mir: coming to terms with the Stalinist past. By Denis Kozlov.

Believing in Russia: religious policy after communism. By Geraldine Fagan.

Fragile empire: how Russia fell in and out of love with Vladimir Putin. By Ben Judah.

Middle East and North Africa

Armies and state-building in the modern Middle East: politics, nationalism and military reform. By Stephanie Cronin.

The wisdom of Syria's waiting game: foreign policy under the Assads. By Bente Scheller.

South Asia

Aspiration and ambivalence: strategies and realities of counterinsurgency and state building in Afghanistan. By Vanda Felbab-Brown.

Afghan lessons: culture, diplomacy, and counterinsurgency. By Fernando Gentilini. Translated by Angela Arnone.

Remapping India: new states and their political origins. By Louise Tillin.

East Asia and Pacific

The struggle for order: hegemony, hierarchy, and transition in post-Cold War East Asia. By Evelyn Goh.

Transition scenarios: China and the United States in the twenty-first century. By David P. Rapkin and William R. Thompson.

Tyranny of the weak: North Korea and the world, 1950–1992. By Charles K. Armstrong.

Tibet: an unfinished story. By Lezlee Brown Halper and Stefan Halper.

North America

Understanding American power: the changing world of US foreign policy. By Bryan Mabee.

America's war on terror: the state of the 9/11 exception from Bush to Obama. By Jason Ralph.

Latin America and Caribbean

Cuba in a global context: international relations, internationalism, and transnationalism. Edited by Catherine Krull.