Books reviewed in this issue

International Relations theory

Tragedy and International Relations. Edited by Toni Erskine and Richard Ned Lebow.

Merchant, soldier, sage: a new history of power. By David Priestland.

International organization, law and ethics

Good fences, bad neighbors: border fixity and international conflict. By Boaz Atzili.

The rise and fall of war crimes trials: from Charles I to Bush II. By Charles Anthony Smith.

Conflict, security and defence

Useful enemies: when waging wars is more important than winning them. By David Keen.

The Al Qaeda factor: plots against the West. By Mitchell D. Silber.

Governance, civil society and cultural politics

From ambivalence to betrayal: the left, the Jews, and Israel. By Robert S. Wistrich.

Political economy, economics and development

Keynes Hayek: the clash that defined modern economics. By Nicholas Wapshott.

China-India economics: challenges, competition and collaboration. By Amitendu Palit.

The small worlds of corporate governance. Edited by Bruce Kogut.

Energy, resources and environment

Climate wars: what people will be killed for in the 21st century. By Harald Welzer.

International history*

The years of Lyndon Johnson: volume 4: The passage of power. By Robert A. Caro.

NSC 68 and the political economy of the early Cold War. By Curt Cardwell.


The shock of America: Europe and the challenge of the century. By David W. Ellwood.

The crisis of the European Union: a response. By Jürgen Habermas.

The European Union and its eastern neighbours: towards a more ambitious partnership? By Elena Korosteleva.

Russia and Eurasia

Great games, local rules: the new Great Power contest in Central Asia. By Alexander Cooley.

The color revolutions. By Lincoln A. Mitchell.

Middle East and North Africa

Libya: the rise and fall of Qaddafi. By Alison Pargeter.

The Iranian nuclear crisis: a memoir. By Seyed Hossein Mousavian.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa: a beginner's guide. By Tom Young.

Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: what everyone needs to know. By Andrew S. Natsios.

Community of insecurity: SADC's struggle for peace and security in southern Africa. By Laurie Nathan.

Region-building in southern Africa: progress, problems and prospects. Edited by Chris Saunders, Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa and Dawn Nagar.

South Asia

Little America: the war within the war for Afghanistan. By Rajiv Chandrasekaran.

East Asia and Pacific

Never forget national humiliation: historical memory in Chinese politics and foreign relations. By Zheng Wang.

Winner take all: China's race for resources and what it means for the world. By Dambisa Moyo.

North America*

Power and constraint: the accountable presidency after 9/11. By Jack Goldsmith.

Arc of empire: America's wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam. By Michael H. Hunt and Steven I. Levine.

Missions accomplished? The United States and Iraq since World War I. By Peter L. Hahn.

Latin America and Caribbean

The Executioner's men: Los Zetas, rogue soldiers, criminal entrepreneurs, and the shadow state they created. By George W. Grayson and Samuel Logan.

Mexico's security failure: collapse into criminal violence. Edited by Paul Kenny and Mónica Serrano with Arturo Sotomayor.

Social movements and leftist governments in Latin America: confrontation or co-optation? Edited by Gary Prevost, Carlos Oliva Campos and Harry E. Vanden.

The new politics of protest: indigenous mobilization in Latin America's neoliberal era. By Roberta Rice.

The rise of ethnic politics in Latin America. By Raúl L. Madrid.