Book Review: America in Afghanistan: Foreign Policy and Decision Making from Bush to Obama to Trump

Sharifullah Dorani America in Afghanistan: Foreign Policy and Decision Making from Bush to Obama to Trump (London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2019, ISBN: 978-7845-3998-6, 317 pp., £85) As mostly compared to the Vietnam War, America’s Afghanistan War has been profound both regarding the foreign policy of America in general…

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Book Review: Small Wars, Big Data

Eli Berman, Joseph H. Felter, and Jacob N. Shapiro Small Wars, Big Data (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2018, ISBN: 978-0-691-17707-6, 386 pp., $ 29.95) In the intentions of the authors, Small Wars, Big Data, is aimed to address the complex issue of civil or intrastate wars and their…

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Book Review: A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy

Joel Mokyr (ed.) A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2018, ISBN: 978-0-691-18096-0, 417 pp., $22.95) This book’s primary aim is to discover the reasons why early modern Europe, as it was at that period, became very receptive to novel ideas, theories…

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Book Review: The Invention of Religion: Faith and Covenant in the Book of Exodus

Jan Assman The Invention of Religion: Faith and Covenant in the Book of Exodus (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018, ISBN: 9780-691-15708-5, 392 pp., £ 29.95) Of all the stories told in the Hebrew Bible, the story of Exodus has had the greatest impact in terms of both the message it…

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Book Review: Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea

Shiraz Maher Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, 292 pages, $29.93, Hardcover. ISBN: 978-0190651121) Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea deals with one of the most pertinent and complex questions of our times: the appeal and resilience of Salafi-Jihadi movements despite decades of forced…

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Book Review: Islam in Pakistan: A History

Muhammad Qasim Zaman Islam in Pakistan: A History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018, ISBN: 978-0-691-14922-6, 401pp., N.p.)   Recent terrorist attacks in the name of Islam amid President Trump’s approach toward Pakistan highlight the question of the relation between Pakistan and Islamic extremism. Some observers attempt to place all burdens…

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Book Review: How to Do Things with International Law

Ian Hurd How to Do Things with International Law (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017, ISBN: 9780691170114., Pp.187, $ 29.95.) Conventional legal scholarship views international rule of law as one ideal in an assemblage of values that governs modern nation-states. They believe that rule of law can transform the chaotic international…

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Book Review: Why not Torture Terrorists? Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the ‘Ticking Bomb’ Justification for Torture

Yuval Ginbar Why not Torture Terrorists? Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the ‘Ticking Bomb’ Justification for Torture New York: Oxford University Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-19-954091-4, 414 pp., £ 75.00 (hb.) Journal of Global Analysis | Vol. 1 | No. 1 | 2010 After the atrocities of World War II…

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Book Review: Trade Policy, New Century: The WTO, FTAs and Asia Rising

Razeen Sally Trade Policy, New Century: The WTO, FTAs and Asia Rising London: Institute of Economic Affairs, 2008, ISBN 9780255365444, 229 pp., £ 12.50 (pbk.) Journal of Global Analysis | Vol. 1 | No. 1 | 2010 Based on a classical-liberal approach, in his recent book Razeen Sally provides an…

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Book Review: European Security Culture: Language, Theory and Policy

Monica Gariup European Security Culture: Language, Theory and Policy Farnham: Ashgate, 2009, ISBN 9780754675556, 350 pp., £ 60.00 (hb.) Journal of Global Analysis | Vol. 1 | No. 1 | 2010 Monica Gariup’s European Security Culture: Language, Theory and Policy is one of the few in-depth and systematic studies on…

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