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Volume 128 - Number 3 - Fall 2013
The Islamist Moment: From Islamic State to Civil Islam?
Fawaz A. Gerges discusses the rise to power of Islamist parties in the Middle East after the Arab Spring. He argues that the political future of Islamists will depend on whether they meet the rising expectations of the Arab public. He concludes that if the Islamists fail to deliver local public goods, the voters and society will turn against them.
Globalization as a Security Strategy: Power and Vulnerability in the “China Model”
Andrew J. Nathan AND Andrew Scobell analyze the gains and losses to Chinese security from the country’s embrace of globalization in the post-Mao period. They argue that while China has grown richer and more inﬂuential, it has also been penetrated by global forces that it does not control and enmeshed in complex relationships of interdependence.
What Really Happened in Planning for Postwar Iraq?
STEPHEN BENEDICT DYSON challenges the argument that the U.S. government failed to conduct planning for the post-Saddam Iraq. He shows that a plan for governing the country jointly with Iraqi leaders was developed and endorsed by the George W. Bush administration. Yet this plan was not implemented as a result of the on-the-ground decisions of Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, who formalized an occupation and began an extended period of direct rule.
After War: Inside the U.S. Civilian Struggle to Build Peace
RENANAH MILES examines recent stabilization and reconstruction missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. She analyzes persistent shortfalls in the ability of the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development to conduct these missions. She contends that organizational culture and bureaucratic turf wars undermine civilian leadership and encourage the military to compensate in its absence.
Death and Taxes: Issue Framing and Conservative Coalition Maintenance
RICHARD MEAGHER describes how and why the estate tax became part of the pro-family agenda of social conservatives. He explores the role of estate tax repeal in maintaining the alliance between economic and social conservatives within the Republican Party.
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Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War, Andrew Polsky
Reviewed by William G. Howell FREE
Barack Obama’s Post-American Foreign Policy: The Limits of Engagement, Robert Singh
Reviewed by Henry R. Nau
China and Coexistence: Beijing’s National Security Strategy for the Twenty-First Century, Liselotte Odgaard
Reviewed by NICHOLAS KHOO
Reconceptualizing Deterrence: Nudging Toward Rationality in Middle East Rivalries, Elli Lieberman
Reviewed by James H. Lebovic
Electing Judges: The Surprising Effects of Campaigning on Judicial Legitimacy, James L. . Gibson, Without Fear or Favor: Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountability in the States, G. Alan Tarr
Reviewed by MARK JONATHAN MCKENZIE
Prosecution Among Friends: Presidents, Attorneys General, and Executive Branch Wrongdoing, David Alistair Yalof
Reviewed by Joel K. Goldstein
Faith Based: Religious Neoliberalism and the Politics of Welfare in the United States, Jason Hackworth
Reviewed by DAVID K. RYDEN FREE
The Timeline of Presidential Elections: How Campaigns Do (and Do Not) Matter, Christopher Wlezien, Robert S. Erikson
Reviewed by MICHAEL C. HERRON FREE
Ideology and Spatial Voting in American Elections, Stephen A. Jessee
Reviewed by JESSE RICHMAN
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