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Books reviewed in this issue

International Relations theory

Africa and International Relations in the 21st century. Edited by Scarlett Cornelissen, Fantu Cheru and Timothy M. Shaw.

International organization, law and ethics

Promoting democracy abroad: policy and performance. By Peter Burnell.

Conceptual politics of democracy promotion. Edited by Christopher Hobson and Milja Kurki.

All the missing souls: a personal history of the war crimes tribunals. By David Scheffer.

Conflict, security and defence*

NATO: the power of partnerships. Edited by Håkan Edström, Janne Haaland Matlary and Magnus Petersson.

The shadow world: inside the global arms trade. By Andrew Feinstein.

Small arms, crime and conflict: global governance and the threat of armed violence. Edited by Owen Greene and Nicholas Marsh.

The rise and fall of Al-Qaeda. By Fawaz A. Gerges.

The 9/11 wars. By Jason Burke.

Losing small wars: British military failure in Iraq and Afghanistan. By Frank Ledwidge.

Governance, civil society and cultural politics

Radicalism and political reform in the Islamic and western worlds. By Kai Hafez.

The leaderless revolution: how ordinary people will take power and change politics in the 21st century. By Carne Ross.

Why it's kicking off everywhere: the new global revolutions. By Paul Mason.

Political economy, economics and development

The price of civilization: economics and ethics after the fall. By Jeffrey Sachs.

Crises and opportunities: the shaping of modern finance. By Youssef Cassis.

World 3.0: global prosperity and how to achieve it. By Pankaj Ghemawat.

Private ratings, public regulations: credit rating agencies and global financial governance. By Andreas Kruck.

Energy, resources and environment

Food. By Jennifer Clapp.

International history

Spies and commissars: Bolshevik Russia and the West. By Robert Service.

Symbols and legitimacy in Soviet politics. By Graeme Gill.

The shock of the global: the 1970s in perspective. Edited by Niall Ferguson, Charles S. Maier, Erez Manela and Daniel J. Sargent.

Britain's empire: resistance, repression and revolt. By Richard Gott.

America, Hitler and the UN: how the Allies won World War II and forged a peace. By Dan Plesch.

Allende's Chile and the inter-American Cold War. By Tanya Harmer.

Europe

The transformation of Europe's armed forces: from the Rhine to Afghanistan. By Anthony King.

The coalition and the constitution. By Vernon Bogdanor.

Peace, reform and liberation: a history of liberal politics in Britain 1679–2011. By Robert Ingham and Duncan Brack.

Russia and Eurasia*

Eastern partnership: a new opportunity for the neighbours? Edited By Elena Korosteleva.

Vladimir Putin and Russian statecraft. By Allen C. Lynch.

Belarus: the last European dictatorship. By Andrew Wilson.

Constructing grievance: ethnic nationalism in Russia's republics. By Elise Giuliano.

Middle East and North Africa

Insecure Gulf: the end of certainty and the transition to the post-oil era. By Kristian Coates Ulrichsen.

The new post-oil Arab Gulf: managing people and wealth. Edited by Nabil A. Sultan, David Weir and Zeinab Karake-Shalhoub.

Salafism in Yemen: transnationalism and religious identity. By Laurent Bonnefoy.

Sub-Saharan Africa*

Citizen of Zimbabwe: conversations with Morgan Tsvangirai. By Stephen Chan.

Southern Africa: old treacheries and new deceits. By Stephen Chan.

UN peacekeeping in Africa: from the Suez crisis to the Sudan conflicts. By Adekeye Adebajo.

Obasanjo, Nigeria and the world. By John Iliffe.

Warfare in independent Africa. By William Reno.

South Asia

An enemy we created: the myth of the Taliban/Al Qaeda merger in Afghanistan, 1970–2010. By Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn.

The wars of Afghanistan: Messianic terrorism, tribal conflicts, and the failures of Great Powers. By Peter Tomsen.

In the shadow of shari'ah: Islam, Islamic law and democracy in Pakistan. By Matthew J. Nelson.

East Asia and Pacific

Beyond North Korea: future challenges to South Korea's security. Edited by Byung Kwan Kim, Gi-Wook Shin and David Straub.

Korea 2010: politics, economy and society. Edited by Rüdiger Frank, James E. Hoare, Patrick Köllner and Susan Pares.

Korea's foreign policy dilemmas: defining state security and the goal of national unification. By Sung-Hack Kang.

Southeast Asia and the rise of China: the search for security. By Ian Storey.

Worse than a monolith: alliance politics and problems of coercive diplomacy in Asia. By Thomas J. Christensen.

North America

Liberty's surest guardian: American nation-building from the founders to Obama. By Jeremi Suri.

The decline and fall of the American republic. By Bruce Ackerman.

Latin America and Caribbean*

Leftist governments in Latin America: successes and shortcomings. Edited by Kurt Weyland, Raúl L. Madrid and Wendy Hunter.

The resurgence of the Latin American left. Edited by Steven Levitsky and Kenneth M. Roberts.

The triumph of politics: the return of the left in Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador. By George Philip and Francisco Panizza.

Right-wing politics in the new Latin America: reaction and revolt. Edited by Francisco Dominguez, Geraldine Lievesley and Steve Ludlam.