Book Review

Exalting the Humble and Meek: Book Review of Janet Polasky Revolutions without Borders
Exalting the Humble and Meek

Janet Polasky’s Revolutions without Borders seeks to once more recapture the cosmopolitan, borderless, and dynamic character of revolutionary politics.

Book Review Walter Brueggemann Chosen
Choosing to Misread?

Brueggemann’s Chosen? is an example of the one-sided propaganda which he says he deplores.

Red Web Book Review Information Warfare Soldatov Borogan
A Glimpse into Russian Style Information Warfare

Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan offer a comprehensive overview of Russian internet policy at home and abroad in The Red Web.

Intelligence Open Society Book Review Darrell Cole Just War and the Ethics of Espionage
Intelligence in an Open Society

Cole’s Just War and the Ethics of Espionage takes readers deep into the labyrinth of ethical challenges in what the author argues is a necessary activity that prevents escalatory conflicts and protects the citizenry of a nation.

Book Review Bobo Lo Russia & the New World Disorder
Resurrecting Order without Adapting

Bobo Lo’s Russia & the New World Disorder examines how the country’s internal politics and worldview impact its foreign policy choices. A dense and informative work that immensely rewards readers who have the patience to delve deeply, the book also makes the case for why Russia may struggle in the “new world disorder”.

Book Review Samuel Moyn Christian Human Rights
The Secret History of a Popular Idea

Samuel Moyn’s Christian Human Rights argues that human rights should not be associated exclusively with the secular liberal left and liberal politics when the Christian right was historically involved with this project.

Winter is Coming Book Review Garry Kasparov
Better Bundle Up

Kasparov argues in Winter is Coming that Putin and his kleptocratic government poses serious risks for the world’s democracies as the oligarchs maintain their wealth and power by any means necessary.

Geo-Gamechanger Derek Chollet Book Review Long Game
The Geo-Gamechanger?

Derek Chollet’s The Long Game defends Obama’s foreign policy and the president’s attempts to project global leadership in an era of infinite demands and finite resources.

Losing to the Dragon Book Review Gallagher China Triangle
Losing to the Dragon

Gallagher argues that a new age of trade between Latin America, China, and the United States, has developed to create the “China Triangle”, which poses new challenges to the US.