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Review – The Arab World and Latin America

Review – The Arab World and Latin America

Although there is a certain level of dissonance and inconsistency between chapters, both policymakers and academics are likely to find valuable insights in this volume.

Review – Hybrid Warfare

Review – Hybrid Warfare

Despite the focus on Anglo-Saxon wars, this book illuminates a timely issue. Irrespective of discipline, scholars engaged in studying warfare will value this resource.

Review – Comparative Regionalism: Economics and Security

Review – Comparative Regionalism: Economics and Security

An informative, analytically rich and eloquent book which will appeal to those who are interested in connections between global, regional and domestic orders.

Review – Taiwan Straits: Crisis in Asia and the Role of the U.S. Navy

Review – Taiwan Straits: Crisis in Asia and the Role of the U.S. Navy

The strategic and operational value of the Taiwan Strait reaffirms that the continuation of cross-Strait peace and stability is vital to U.S. national interests.

Review – Women, Soccer and Transnational Migration

Review – Women, Soccer and Transnational Migration

A title which maps out the state of the art within the field, while also providing insights on how to challenge prevailing conceptual and theoretical approaches.

Review – Ethics and Global Security

Review – Ethics and Global Security

Burke et al. offer refreshingly optimistic thinking on security. Their book is required reading for anyone interested in, and concerned about, our common future.

Review – Hollywood 9/11: Superheroes, Supervillains and Super Disasters

Review – Hollywood 9/11: Superheroes, Supervillains and Super Disasters

From documentaries to Team America, the rich material that Pollard describes might help one understand what entertainment in the new millennium is grounded upon.

Review – Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics

Review – Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics

Focusing on tensions between economic transnationalization and the persistence of inter-state rivalry, Woodley poses challenging questions for all perspectives in IR.

Review – The Global Transformation of Time, 1870-1950

Review – The Global Transformation of Time, 1870-1950

An extremely valuable addition to literature on the history of time standardization and globalization which challenges dominant narratives of inevitable progress.

Review – Humanitarian Business

Review – Humanitarian Business

Humanitarian Business explores some of the most critical characteristics of humanitarian action in ever-changing contexts, and richly deserves the praise it has received.

Review – Asia’s New Battlefield

Review – Asia’s New Battlefield

A comprehensive analysis of the current battle for primacy in the Western Pacific which would be of benefit to students, academics, policy-makers and the general public.

Movie Review – ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and the Red Menace

Movie Review – ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and the Red Menace

‘Hail, Caesar!”s major contribution to the IR field is to remind us that the current tensions between the two global powers are nothing new.

Review – Black Code: Surveillance, Privacy, and the Dark Side of the Internet

Review – Black Code: Surveillance, Privacy, and the Dark Side of the Internet

Deibert convincingly argues for the legitimate need of cybersecurity, but fails to provide a solution of how to resolve the tension between cyber-control and openness.

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