Review – Mao, Stalin and the Korean War

William W. Stueck • Sep 18 2012 • Features
Through reconstruction of conversations between Soviet, Chinese, and North Korean diplomats, Shen Zhihua provides a vivid account of the origins and course of the Korean War from the Communist side.

Student Book Features: Four Ways into Political Philosophy

James Wakefield • Sep 11 2012 • Features
Buying a good textbook to help navigate any subject is essential. Each of the texts discussed here brings students to the discipline via a different route.

Review – The Untold Story of the People of Azad Kashmir

Tahir Abbas • Sep 7 2012 • Features
Despite it's certain shortcomings, there are few books that prove as illuminating as this excellent tome. It is likely to remain an important contribution to the literature for many years to come.

Review – The Philosophy of Sociality

James Wakefield • Sep 6 2012 • Features
Raimo Tuomela explicates the concept of "us" and what it means to act as group. What Tuomela does in this book is to examine an old idea and reveal what we understood by it all along.

Review – Nuclear Energy and Global Governance

Alvin Almendrala Camba • Sep 4 2012 • Features
Trevor Findlay’s Nuclear Energy and Global Governance is a very well-researched manuscript that deals with the drivers and the constraints of a possible global nuclear energy revival.

Review – Turkey and the European Union

J. Paul Barker • Sep 3 2012 • Features
Do issues of identity matter in international politics? Selcen Öner provides a comprehensive overview of how the issue of European identity has been a key aspect in the process of Turkey’s EU membership bid.

Review – Wars of Plunder

Jared A. Pincin • Aug 31 2012 • Features
Wars of Plunder attempts to broaden the commonly accepted explanations and considers more complex reasons for the prevalence of violence in resource rich areas.

Interview – Bas de Gaay Fortman (Part One)

E-International Relations • Aug 27 2012 • Features
This is the first part of a series of exclusive interviews with Professor Bas de Gaay Fortman about his book 'Political Economy of Human Rights: Rights, Realities and Realization,' conducted by e-IR's Maysam Behravash.

Review – Poetry of the Taliban

Robert Sampson • Aug 21 2012 • Features
Poetry of the Taliban is a well written and smoothly translated collection of poems that is essential reading for anyone hoping to look beyond the normal stereotypes of the Taliban.

Review – Space Policy in Developing Countries

Scott Shackelford • Aug 21 2012 • Features
Space Policy in Developing Countries is an excellent and timely introduction to a fast changing field and adds to the evolving academic debate surrounding space policy.

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