Volume 131 - Number 1 - Spring 2016

Between the Eagle and the Dragon: America, China, and Middle State Strategies in East Asia
G. John Ikenberry observes that East Asia is increasingly marked by the emergence of two hierarchies—a security hierarchy dominated by the United States and an economic hierarchy dominated by China. He argues that in this emerging regional order the United States will no longer exercise hegemony, rather it will be drawn into the region in new and more complex ways.

pp. 9-43

Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana, William M. LeoGrande
Reviewed by PHILIP BRENNER

pp. 163-164

Judicial Politics in Polarized Times, Thomas M. Keck
Reviewed by Patrick J. Egan

pp. 169-170

Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution, Amanda Hollis-Brusky
Reviewed by DANIEL BENNETT

pp. 187-188

Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China, Sheila A. Smith
Reviewed by Ming Wan

pp. 190-191

Volume 130 - Number 4 - Winter 2015-16

Power and Risk in Foreign Policy: Understanding China’s Crisis Behavior
Kai He discusses China’s foreign policy and responses to crises under former General Secretary Hu Jintao. He argues that when Chinese leaders perceive that their political survival is threatened they are more likely to exhibit risky behavior in terms of foreign policy. He discusses how these findings could inform our understanding of China’s current and future foreign policy orientation.

pp. 701-733

Presidential Policies on Terrorism: From Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, Donna G. Starr-Deelen
Reviewed by James J. Wirtz

pp. 767-768

Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect, Reese Erlich
Reviewed by HICHAM BOU NASSIF

pp. 771-773

On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller, Richard Norton Smith
Reviewed by Gerald Benjamin

pp. 777-778

Legislative Effectiveness in the United States Congress: The Lawmakers, Craig Volden
Reviewed by Jordan M. Ragusa

pp. 778-780

Volume 130 - Number 3 - Fall 2015

Inequality as a Danger to Democracy: Reflections on Piketty’s Warning
Sanford Lakoff reflects on Thomas Piketty’s warning that the extreme inequality of wealth and income erodes the bonds of social solidarity that sustain democracy. He contends that in the United States, reforms aimed at promoting equality of opportunity, moderating inequality of reward and inheritance, and curbing the influence of great wealth on elections and legislation, are acutely needed.

pp. 425-447

Islam in the Balance: Ideational Threats in Arab Politics, Lawrence Rubin
Reviewed by CURTIS R. RYAN

pp. 543-544

Buying the Vote: A History of Campaign Finance Reform, Robert E. Mutch
Reviewed by ROBERT G. BOATRIGHT

pp. 552-553

Politics Is a Joke! How TV Comedians Are Remaking Political Life, S. Robert Lichter
Reviewed by DANNAGAL G. YOUNG

pp. 560-562

Insuring Children’s Health: Contentious Politics and Public Policy, Alice Sardell
Reviewed by MICHAEL DOONAN

pp. 573-574

Volume 130 - Number 2 - Summer 2015

Understanding International Partnership: The Complicated Rapprochement between the United States and Brazil
Javier Corrales studies the rapprochement between the United States and Brazil in an effort to develop a theory about international partnerships. He contends that power transitions can offer new incentives for cooperation so long as the existing power faces greater security threats in other regions of the world and the rising power meets certain tests of reliability.

pp. 213-244

The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress, Sean M. Theriault
Reviewed by GERALD C. WRIGHT

pp. 344-345

Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations, Keren Yarhi-Milo
Reviewed by Mark L. Haas

pp. 358-359

Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings in the U.S. Senate: Reconsidering the Charade, Dion Farganis
Reviewed by Jeffrey Budziak

pp. 376-378

Volume 130 - Number 1 - Spring 2015

How Ideology Divides American Liberals and Conservatives over Israel
Peter Hays Gries examines the impact of ideology on the American public’s attitudes towards Israel. He finds that social and cultural conservatives feel much more warmly towards Israel—and coolly towards Palestinians and Muslims—than their liberal counterparts. 

pp. 51-78

Party Pursuits and the Presidential–House Electoral Connection, 1900–2008, Jeffrey M. Stonecash
Reviewed by DANIEL M. SHEA

pp. 134-136

Leaders in Conflict: Bush and Rumsfeld in Iraq, Stephen Benedict Dyson
Reviewed by Paul R. Pillar

pp. 136-137

Fighting for Peace: Veterans and Military Families in the Anti-Iraq War Movement, Lisa Leitz
Reviewed by Fabio Rojas

pp. 161-163
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