Volume 132 - Number 1 - Spring 2017

When Do the Rich Win?
J. ALEXANDER BRANHAM, STUART N. SOROKA, and Christopher Wlezien examine the influence of economic “haves” and “have-nots” on public policy decisions in the United States. They find that the middle class, the rich, and the poor almost always agree on policies. When they disagree, the rich win only slightly more often. They conclude that the rich may matter more than they seemingly should but they do not dominate policymaking.

pp. 43-62

The New Russia, Mikhail Gorbachev
Reviewed by Archie Brown

pp. 151-152

American Pendulum: Recurring Debates in U.S. Grand Strategy, Christopher Hemmer
Reviewed by PETER HARRIS

pp. 161-162

The Workfare State: Public Assistance Politics from the New Deal to the New Democrats, Eva Bertram

pp. 168-170

Independent Politics: How American Disdain for Parties Leads to Political Inaction, Samara Klar
Reviewed by CHRIS BAYLOR

pp. 191-192

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
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