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Volume 132 - Number 4 - Winter 2017–18

The Case of the Pivot to Asia: System Effects and the Origins of Strategy
NICHOLAS D. ANDERSON and Victor D. Cha discuss the origins of the pivot to Asia, the Obama administration’s strategy in the Asia-Pacific. They argue that the pivot was neither a failure, as its critics suggest, nor a success, as its supporters claim. For the authors the pivot was a midcourse adjustment to a weak and flawed early Obama Asia policy.

Volume 132 - Number 3 - Fall 2017

Chinese Thinking on the South China Sea and the Future of Regional Security
FENG ZHANG finds that the ongoing debates among diverse Chinese actors and interest groups, suggest that China has not developed a distinct or coherent strategy toward the South China Sea. He argues that the future of Chinese policy remains dependent upon the outcome of this debate and the interactions between China and other countries involved in the region.

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U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

Volume 133 - Number 1 - Spring 2018

The Mayaguez Crisis: Correcting 30 Years of Scholarship
CHRISTOPHER LAMB evaluates scholarship on the 1975 Mayaguez crisis when the United States responded with military force to a Cambodian seizure of an American merchant ship. He argues that past scholarship has generated poor explanations of the U.S. reaction. According to the author, in responding to the crisis, the United States was focused on reinforcing credibility and, more importantly, on deterring North Korea.

Volume 132 - Number 1 - Spring 2017

Unequal Partners: U.S. Collaboration with China and India in Research and Development
ANDREW B. KENNEDY argues that the globalization of research and development has generated an interdependence among the United States, China, and India, but such that generally favors Washington. Nonetheless, several constraints make it difficult for the U.S. government to exploit this potential.

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U.S. POLITICS & PUBLIC POLICY

Volume 133 - Number 1 - Spring 2018

Latino Democrats, Latino Republicans and Interest in Country of Origin Politics
Nikola Mirilovic and Philip H. Pollock III analyze 2012 American National Election Study data to examine why some Latino U.S. citizens, but not others, maintain an interest in their country of origin politics. They argue that party identification helps explain this variation and that Republicans are less likely than Democrats to maintain an interest.

Volume 133 - Number 1 - Spring 2018

Compromising Positions: Why Republican Partisans Are More Rigid than Democrats
James M. Glaser and Jeffrey M. Berry seek to explain why Republican legislators are less likely to favor compromise than Democrats. They argue that in their unwillingness to compromise, Republicans respond to the preferences of their constituents.

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International Relations

Volume 133 - Number 1 - Spring 2018

The Power and Limits of Compellence: A Research Note
Robert J. Art and Kelly M. Greenhill offer a comprehensive review of the scholarly literature on compellence. They highlight the findings that could be of use to contemporary policymakers and identify gaps that inhibit a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of compellence.

Volume 132 - Number 4 - Winter 2017–18

The Enduring Appeal and Danger of World Order Making by the U.S.: A Review Essay
Ronald R. Krebs reviews Richard Haass’ new book, A World in Disarray, which makes the case for U.S. leadership in constructing a new legitimate world order. He argues that Haass’ vision is driven by nostalgia for a world that never existed and that it warrants caution: world-shaping ambitions have proven extremely costly.

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Law & Institutions

Volume 132 - Number 1 - Spring 2017

The Roberts Court and Democracy: A Review Essay on Judicial Review and Liberal Critique
ERIC SEGALL reviews Stephen Gottlieb’s recently published book Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics. He agrees with Gottlieb’s argument that the Roberts Court has too often neglected the needs of racial minorities, the poor, and the disenfranchised. Segall suggests that Gottlieb could have made a more persuasive case by setting forth in more detail the conservative positions supporting the Roberts Court decisions.

Volume 132 - Number 1 - Spring 2017

Military Aid and Human Rights: Assessing the Impact of U.S. Security Assistance Programs
MARIYA OMELICHEVA, BRITTNEE CARTER, and LUKE B. CAMPBELL assess the relationship between U.S. security assistance programs and the degree to which foreign militaries respect civilian human rights in times of political instability. They conclude that these programs do not have a uniform impact on human rights practices in the states that receive U.S. military aid. Rather, the relationship is contingent upon various factors, primarily whether security assistance programs include an educational and training component.

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Politics & Society

Volume 133 - Number 1 - Spring 2018

Latino Democrats, Latino Republicans and Interest in Country of Origin Politics
Nikola Mirilovic and Philip H. Pollock III analyze 2012 American National Election Study data to examine why some Latino U.S. citizens, but not others, maintain an interest in their country of origin politics. They argue that party identification helps explain this variation and that Republicans are less likely than Democrats to maintain an interest.

Volume 132 - Number 3 - Fall 2017

“Whither We Are Tending”: Interrogating the Retrenchment Narrative in U.S. Environmental Policy
DAVID J. SOUSA and Christopher McGrory Klyza argue that environmental policy moves in the direction favored by environmentalists due to the strong statutes that constitute the policy landscape. They find that this runs counter to the retrenchment narrative, which argues the opposite.

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