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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
 

The Senators’ Letter to Iran and Domestic Incorporation of International Law
Michael C. Dorf discusses a 2015 open letter from 47 Republican senators to the government of Iran warning that a nuclear agreement signed by President Barack Obama without congressional participation would lack lasting effect. He uses the letter to examine the relation between international and domestic law.

pp. 45-68
 

The Jihadist Returnee Threat: Just How Dangerous?
Daniel Byman examines the terrorism threat that jihadist foreign fighters pose to the United States and Europe. He argues that the danger, while quite real, is at times exaggerated and that better policy can further reduce it.

pp. 69-99
 

The Geographies of Economic Voting in Presidential and Congressional Elections
Jordan M. Ragusa and MATTHEW TARPEY look at whether local economic conditions affect voting behavior in the United States. They argue that economic voting is principally a national phenomenon, with variation in the national unemployment rate having robust effects in both presidential and congressional elections.

pp. 101-132
 

Japanese Energy Policy after Fukushima Daiichi: Nuclear Ambivalence
John S. Duffield discusses the evolution of Japanese energy policy since the tragic events at Fukushima Daiichi in March 2011. He finds that deep divisions over nuclear power have stymied the development of a new political consensus on the role it should play in addressing the country’s energy needs and concerns about climate change.

pp. 133-162

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

pp. 163-164
 

The Global Village Myth: Distance, War, and the Limits of Power, Patrick Porter
Reviewed by James J. Wirtz

pp. 164-166
 

Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?, Karen Dawisha
Reviewed by Kimberly Marten

pp. 166-167
 

Is Bipartisanship Dead? Policy Agreement and Agenda-Setting in the House of Representatives, Laurel Harbridge
Reviewed by Eric M. Uslaner

pp. 167-169

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

pp. 169-170
 

Economic Interdependence and War, Dale C. Copeland
Reviewed by Erik Gartzke

pp. 170-172
 

Democracy’s Muse: How Thomas Jefferson Became an FDR Liberal, a Reagan Republican, and a Tea Party Fanatic, All While Being Dead, Andrew Burstein
Reviewed by JEFFREY J. MALANSON

pp. 172-173
 

White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics, Zoltan L. Hajnal and Marisa Abrajano
Reviewed by GEORGE HAWLEY

pp. 173-175
 

No Day in Court: Access to Justice and the Politics of Judicial Retrenchment, Sarah Staszak
Reviewed by AMANDA REID

pp. 175-176
 

The Case Against the Supreme Court, Erwin Chemerinsky
Reviewed by BRANDON T. METROKA

pp. 176-178
 

The Passenger Cases and the Commerce Clause, Tony Allan Freyer
Reviewed by ANDREW DIEMER

pp. 178-179
 

Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream, Christopher Bail
Reviewed by TODD GREEN

pp. 179-181
 

The Business of America Is Lobbying: How Corporations Became Politicized and Politics Became More Corporate, Lee Drutman
Reviewed by TIMOTHY WERNER

pp. 181-182
 

American Identity and the Politics of Multiculturalism, David O. Sears and Jack Citrin
Reviewed by TIM REESKENS

pp. 183-184
 

For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789, Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon
Reviewed by BRIAN STEELE

pp. 184-186
 

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

pp. 187-188
 

Power and Restraint: The Rise of the United States, 1898–1941, Jeffrey W. Meiser
Reviewed by RICHARD W. MAASS

pp. 188-189

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

pp. 190-191
 

Barriers to Bioweapons: The Challenges of Expertise and Organization for Weapons Development, Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley
Reviewed by NEIL NARANG

pp. 191-193
 

Globalization and India’s Economic Integration, Baldev Raj Nayar
Reviewed by SURUPA GUPTA

pp. 191-193
 

Explanation and Progress in Security Studies: Bridging Theoretical Divides in International Relations, Fred Chernoff
Reviewed by Patrick Thaddeus Jackson

pp. 194-196
 

Busted Sanctions: Explaining Why Economic Sanctions Fail, Bryan R. Early
Reviewed by MARK SOUVA

pp. 196-197
 

Immigrant Exclusion and Insecurity in Africa: Coethnic Strangers, Claire L Adida
Reviewed by MATTHEW I. MITCHELL

pp. 197-199
 

Defect or Defend: Military Responses to Popular Protests in Authoritarian Asia, Terence Lee
Reviewed by Deborah L. Norden

pp. 199-200
 

Squandered Opportunity: Neoclassical Realism and Iranian Foreign Policy, Thomas Juneau
Reviewed by JEFFREY W. TALIAFERRO

pp. 200-202
 

Party in the Street: The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11, Fabio Rojas and Michael T. Heaney
Reviewed by VICTORIA CARTY

pp. 202-203
 

The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, Rick Perlstein
Reviewed by JENNIFER L. HOLLAND

pp. 203-205
 

The School Choice Journey: School Vouchers and the Empowerment of Urban Families, Patrick J. Wolf and Thomas Stewart
Reviewed by SEAN P. CORCORAN

pp. 205-206
 

Women in Politics in the American City, Mirya R. Holman
Reviewed by Jocelyn Elise Crowley

pp. 206-208
 

Christian Reconstruction: R.J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism, Michael J. McVicar
Reviewed by SETH DOWLAND

pp. 208-209
 

Health Care as a Social Good: Religious Values and American Democracy, David M. Craig
Reviewed by KENDRA G. HOTZ

pp. 209-211
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