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Dependent America?: How Canada and Mexico Construct U.S. Power by Stephen Clarkson and Matto Mildenberger

Dependent America? How Canada and Mexico Construct U.S. Power

Author(s)
Stephen Clarkson, Matto Mildenberger

Following the acclaimed Uncle Sam and Us (2002) and the influential Does North America Exist? (2008), Stephen Clarkson—the preeminent analyst of North America’s political economy—and Matto Mildenberger turn continental scholarship on its head by showing how Canada and Mexico contribute to the United States’ wealth, security, and global power.

Book Cover of China Orders the World: Normative Soft Power and Foreign Policy, edited by William A. Callahan and Elena Barabantseva

China Orders the World: Normative Soft Power and Foreign Policy

This volume examines a series of complex debates surrounding the role of China’s historical ideals in shaping its foreign policy. Presenting and analyzing the works of key Chinese philosophers and prominent international relations theorists, the contributors examine how an idealized version of China’s imperial past now inspires a new generation of Chinese scholars and policymakers and their plans for China’s future.

Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam by James G. Hershberg

Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam

Author(s)
James G. Hershberg

Marigold presents the first rigorously documented, in-depth story of one of the Vietnam War’s last great mysteries: the secret Polish-Italian peace initiative, codenamed “Marigold,” that sought to end the war, or at least to open direct talks between Washington and Hanoi, in 1966.

 Embracing Democracy in the Western Balkans: From Postconflict Struggles toward European Integration by Lenard J. Cohen and John R. Lampe

Embracing Democracy in the Western Balkans: From Postconflict Struggles toward European Integration

Author(s)
Leonard J. Cohen, John R. Lampe

In this volume, Cohen and Lampe offer a comparative, cross-regional study of the politics and economics of Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, and Albania from 1999 until the present.

The Orthodox Church and Russian Politics by Irina Papkova

The Orthodox Church and Russian Politics

This in-depth case study examines the Russian Orthodox Church's influence on federal level policy in the Russian Federation since the fall of communism. By far more comprehensive than competing works, The Orthodox Church and Russian Politics is based on interviews, close readings of documents—including official state and ecclesiastical publications—and survey work conducted by the author.

Afghanistan and Pakistan:  Conflict, Extremism, and Resistance to Modernity by Riaz Mohammad Khan

Afghanistan and Pakistan: Conflict, Extremism, and Resistance to Modernity

Author(s)
Riaz Mohammad Khan

This timely study surveys the conflict in Afghanistan from Pakistan’s point of view and analyzes the roots of Pakistan’s ambiguous policy—supporting the United States on one hand and showing empathy for the Afghan Taliban on the other. 

After Leaning to One Side: China and Its Allies in the Cold War by Zhihua Shen and Danhui Li

After Leaning to One Side: China and Its Allies in the Cold War

Author(s)
Shen Zhihua, Li Danhui

After Leaning to One Side traces the rise and fall of the Sino-Soviet alliance between 1949 and 1973, emphasizing tension over the Korean and Vietnam wars. 

The Cold War in East Asia, 1945-1991, edited by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa

The Cold War in East Asia: 1945–1991

The Cold War in East Asia studies Asia as a second front in the Cold War, examining how the six powers—the United States, the Soviet Union, China, Japan, and North and South Korea—interacted with one another and forged the conditions that were distinct from the Cold War in Europe.

So Much Aid, So Little Development: Stories from Pakistan by Samia Altaf

So Much Aid, So Little Development: Stories from Pakistan

Author(s)
Samia Altaf

Pakistan has received more than $20 billion in external development assistance but has made little evident improvement in its social indicators. So Much Aid, So Little Development offers a fresh explanation for this outcome.

Policing Democracy:  Overcoming Obstacles to Citizen Security in Latin America by Mark Ungar

Policing Democracy: Overcoming Obstacles to Citizen Security in Latin America

Author(s)
Mark Ungar

In Policing Democracy, Mark Ungar situates Latin America at a crossroads between reactive policing and a problem-oriented approach based on prevention and citizen participation. With case studies from Argentina, Bolivia, and Honduras, he reviews the full spectrum of areas needing reform: criminal law, policing, investigation, trial practices, and incarceration.

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