Volume 131 - Number 4 - Winter 2016–17

Why Presidents Sometimes Do Not Use Intelligence Information
Patrick S. Roberts and Robert P. Saldin identify reasons why presidents sometimes do not use intelligence information. They argue that presidents may opt for “opacity” so as not to act on intelligence information that could upset the global strategic balance or their foreign policy interests. They discuss this phenomenon using as a case study the alleged Israeli-South African nuclear test in 1979.

pp. 779-802

Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US–China Rivalry, Lyle J. Goldstein
Reviewed by ANDREW J. NATHAN

pp. 849-851

Russia and the New World Disorder, Bobo Lo
Reviewed by Mark N. Katz

pp. 851-853

In It to Win: Electing Madam President, Lori Cox Han

pp. 859-860

A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s–1990s, Nancy Woloch
Reviewed by VANESSA MAY

pp. 897-899

Volume 131 - Number 3 - Fall 2016

Decision Making in Using Assassinations in International Relations
Warner R. Schilling and JONATHAN L. SCHILLING analyze how leaders weigh the costs and benefits of using assassination to advance their foreign policy interests. They conclude that the decision-making process is prone to bias, especially when dependent on the identity of the likely successor.

pp. 503-539

Scalia: A Court of One, Bruce Allen Murphy

pp. 632-634

Who Governs? Presidents, Public Opinion, and Manipulation, Lawrence Jacobs
Reviewed by SHOON MURRAY

pp. 635-636

Conflict In Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post–Cold War Order, Rajan Menon
Reviewed by CHARLES R. WISE

pp. 646-648

Waging War, Planning Peace: U.S. Noncombat Operations and Major Wars, Aaron Rapport
Reviewed by James A. Russell

pp. 653-654

Volume 131 - Number 2 - 2016
Special Summer Issue

Creating a Disaster: NATO’s Open Door Policy
Robert J. Art argues that an open door membership policy will destroy NATO and that there is a better alternative to create a security structure for Europe.

pp. 341-363

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

pp. 163-164

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

pp. 169-170

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

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

The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East, David L. Phillips
Reviewed by Michael M. Gunter

pp. 809-810
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