In his new book, “Pacific Power Paradox,” Van Jackson seeks to correct our vision of the past through his argument that the US has not just been Asia’s firefighter for peace, but also its arsonist. Is the US an impediment to the pursuit of regional peace and security?
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Book Review: Enemies Near and Far: How Jihadist Groups Strategize, Plot, and Learn
In Enemies Near and Far, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Thomas Joscelyn provide a theoretical framework for how terrorist groups innovate their tactics to become deadlier and more destructive. This remarkable book addresses an area of counterterrorism that has not yet been examined in the literature.
Book Review: Lessons from History: Leading Historians Tackle Australia’s Greatest Challenges
Book Review: On Killing Remotely: The Psychology of Killing with Drones
Book Review: Transnational, Feminist Politics, Education, and Social Justice: Post Democracy and Post Truth
This volume offers a compelling analysis of how neoliberalism has impacted conservative, nationalistic movements and the gendered and racialised violence that these movements impose. The authors argue for a transnational feminist response that is emancipatory, an important project considering the attacks on democratic institutions and the targeting of educational systems in local and global contexts.
Book Review: Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China
Book Review: Six Faces of Globalization
This important book returns the rich and contextually valuable perspectives of different peoples to the policy forefront. The broad divisiveness witnessed globally, but with specific emphasis on democratic nations, could be better managed if we were all willing to be a little foxier.
Book Review: Public Choice Theory and the Illusion of Grand Strategy
The latest book by Richard Hanania examines American historic and contemporary foreign policy decisions through the lens of public choice theory. When it comes to decisions about national security, often the outsized role of foreign actors, weapons manufacturers, and bureaucrats is the deciding factor.