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Volume 131 - Number 3 - Fall 2016

 

Intelligence and the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Richard H. Immerman assesses the efforts of the U.S. intelligence community in Iraq and Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He argues that policymakers are primarily culpable for the missteps in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and that intelligence played a larger role in efforts to terminate the wars than in decisions to engage in them.

pp. 477-501

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
 

Democracy, Elite Bias, and Redistribution in Latin America
VICTOR MENALDO discusses the effects of democracy on redistribution in Latin America. He challenges the view that democratization has been a credible commitment to redistribution in the region. He argues that redistribution is unlikely if authoritarian elites can manipulate the rules of the democratic game.

pp. 541-569
 

The Impact of Voter Fraud Claims on Voter Registration Reform Legislation
MARGARET GROARKE examines the impact that claims of voter fraud has had on three cases of voter registration reforms in the United States. She argues that the opposition that these legislative efforts faced is best understood as a partisan strategy to redistribute the electorate.

pp. 571-595
 

The Causes and Effects of International Treaties
ROBERT L. BROWN analyses the relationship between state interests and the likelihood of international cooperation. He argues that while divergent interests create demand for treaty negotiations, converging interest are required for treaties to enter into force.

pp. 597-621
 

The Steady Leadership of George H.W. Bush: A Review Essay of Destiny and Power
Meena Bose reviews Jon Meacham’s biography Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush. She finds that Bush’s diplomatic expertise and collegial leadership style raise important questions about the role of the presidency in the American political system.

pp. 623-629
 

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society, Julian E. Zelizer
Reviewed by RICK VALELLY

pp. 631-632

Scalia: A Court of One, Bruce Allen Murphy
Reviewed by WILLIAM P. MARSHALL

pp. 632-634
 

China’s Futures: PRC Elites Debate Economics, Politics, and Foreign Policy, Daniel C. Lynch
Reviewed by Andrew Scobell

pp. 634-635

Who Governs? Presidents, Public Opinion, and Manipulation, Lawrence Jacobs and James N. Druckman
Reviewed by SHOON MURRAY

pp. 635-636
 

Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa, Scott Straus
Reviewed by Pierre Englebert

pp. 637-638
 

Federalism on Trial: State Attorneys General and National Policymaking in Contemporary America, Paul Nolette
Reviewed by MARGARET H. LEMOS

pp. 638-639
 

Fatal Politics: The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection, Ken Hughes
Reviewed by RON MILAM

pp. 639-641
 

In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media, Diana C. Mutz
Reviewed by ASHLEY MUDDIMAN

pp. 641-642
 

Overreach: Delusions of Regime Change in Iraq, Michael MacDonald
Reviewed by Tony Smith

pp. 642-645
 

How Policy Shapes Politics: Rights, Courts, Litigation, and the Struggle over Injury Compensation, Jeb Barnes and Thomas F. Burke
Reviewed by LISA MARSHALL MANHEIM

pp. 645-646

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

pp. 646-648
 

Deterring Rational Fanatics, Alex S. Wilner
Reviewed by Mohammed M. Hafez

pp. 648-650
 

Great Power Security Cooperation: Arms Control and the Challenge of Technological Change, David W. Kearn, Jr.
Reviewed by Jeffrey A. Larsen

pp. 650-651
 

India’s Rise as an Asian Power: Nation, Neighborhood, and Region, Sandy Gordon
Reviewed by CHRISTOPHER CLARY

pp. 651-652

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

pp. 653-654
 

Nuclear Authority: The IAEA and the Absolute Weapon, Robert L. Brown
Reviewed by JANE VAYNMAN

pp. 654-656
 

Fateful Transitions: How Democracies Manage Rising Powers, from the Eve of World War I to China’s Ascendance, Daniel M. Kliman
Reviewed by JOSHUA R. ITZKOWITZ SHIFRINSON

pp. 656-657
 

Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution, and Regime Survival in China, Jeremy Wallace
Reviewed by ASTRID STUTH CEVALLOS

pp. 657-659
 

Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Next Generation, Gabriel Weimann
Reviewed by DAVID BENSON

pp. 659-660
 

To Kill Nations: American Strategy in the Air-Atomic Age and the Rise of Mutually Assured Destruction, Edward Kaplan
Reviewed by PAUL C. AVEY

pp. 660-662
 

Kissinger & Cyprus: A Study in Lawlessness, Gene Rossides
Reviewed by ALEXANDROS K. KYROU

pp. 662-663
 

Inside Reagan’s Navy: The Pentagon Journals, Chase Untermeyer
Reviewed by ANDREW J. FORNEY

pp. 663-665
 

Talking with the President: The Pragmatics of Presidential Language, John Wilson
Reviewed by JENNIFER HOPPER

pp. 665-666
 

American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Greg Weiner
Reviewed by ROBERT A. CROPF

pp. 666-668
 

Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations, Linda L. Fowler
Reviewed by JIM TWOMBLY

pp. 668-670
 

The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice, Nina M. Moore
Reviewed by KELLY WELCH

pp. 670-671
 

Debating the American State: Liberal Anxieties and the New Leviathan, 1930–1970, Anne M. Kornhauser
Reviewed by JOSEPH POSTELL

pp. 671-672
 

New Frames and National Security: Covering Big Brother, Douglas M. McLeod and Dhavan V. Shah
Reviewed by KRISTENE UNSWORTH

pp. 673-674
 

Dissent: The History of an American Idea, Ralph Young
Reviewed by ALICJA GESCINSKA

pp. 674-675
 

Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy: Denaturalizing U.S. Racisms Past and Present, Moon-Kie Jung
Reviewed by TANYA GOLASH-BOZA

pp. 676-677
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