Book Reviews

Selected Book Reviews and Review Essays

Review of Disarmament in the Time of Perestroika: Arms Control and the End of the Soviet Union by Scott Ritter, Peace & Change, 6 March 2023.

Review of The Wrecking of the Liberal World Order by Vittorio Emanuele Parsi, Journal of Peace Research book note, 4 February 2022.

Review of Soberanía y no intervención: orígenes y evolución by Francisco Villagrán de León, Journal of Peace Research book note, 2 August 2021.

Review of The Firebird: The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy by Andrei Kozyrev, Journal of Peace Research book note, 14 August 2020.

Review of Law Applicable to Armed Conflict by Ziv Bohrer, Janina Dill, and Helen Duffy, Journal of Peace Research book note, 16 June 2020.

Introduction to The Pugwash Conferences and the Global Cold War: Scientists, Transnational Networks, and the Complexity of Nuclear Histories, H-Diplo Article Review Forum 852, 25 April 2019.

Review of The Rise of Organised Brutality: A Historical Sociology of Violence, by Siniša ​Malešević, Journal of Peace Research book note, 7 January 2019.

Why We Fight Wars, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 28 May 2017.

Review of Europe’s Intellectuals and the Cold War: The European Society of Culture, Post-War Politics and International Relations by Nancy Jachec, European History Quarterly, vol. 47, no. 2 (2017).

Is War Too Easy? Perspectives on Politics, vol. 14, no. 1 (March 2016).

Review of Crimes of Peace: Mediterranean Migrations at the World’s Deadliest Borderby Maurizio Albahari, Human Rights Quarterly, vol. 38 (2016).

Review of Libere sempre: Una ragazza della Resistenza a una ragazza di oggi, by Marisa Ombra, in Journal of Modern Italian Studies, vol. 20, no. 4 (2015).

Review of Italian Women and International Cold War Politics, 1944-1968, by Wendy Pojmann, in Journal of Modern Italian Studies, vol. 18, no. 5 (2013).

Review of The United States, International Law, and the Struggle against Terrorism, by Thomas Michael McDonnell, in Journal of Cold War Studies, vol. 15, no. 1 (Winter 2013).

Review of Kimberly Marten, Warlords: Strong-Arm Brokers in Weak States, in H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable Reviews, vol. 5, no. 1 (2013).

Some Wars Are More Unequal Than Others (review of Alessandro Colombo, La guerra ineguale: Pace e violenza nel tramonto della società internazionale), International Studies Review, vol. 9, no. 1 (March 2007).

L’ora di religione, review of Ritorno dall’esilio: La religione nelle relazioni internazionali, edited by Pavlos Hatzopoulos and Fabio Petito, La rivista dei libri [Italian edition of New York Review of Books] (December 2007).

Five Hundred Years’ Argument (review of Neta Crawford, Argument and Change in World Politics), International Studies Review, vol. 5, no. 2 (June 2003).

Rough-and-Tumble World: Men Writing about Gender and War, review of War and Gender: How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa, by Joshua Goldstein, in Perspectives on Politics, vol. 1, no. 2 (June 2003).

Coping with Globalization: From Suspended Sovereignty to Continuous Bargaining, review of Interesse nazionale e globalizzazione: I regimi democratici nelle trasformazioni del sistema post-westfaliano, by Vittorio Emanuele Parsi, in International Studies Review, vol. 3, issue 1 (Spring 2001).

New Politics in the Soviet Union, American Political Science Review, vol. 85, no. 4 (December 1991).

Why the Soviets Buy the Weapons They Do, World Politics, vol. 36, no. 4 (July 1984).

Offense or Defense: A Tale of Two CommissionsWorld Policy Journal, vol. 1, no. 1 (Fall 1983).

Review of La sfida nucleare: La politica estera italiana e le armi atomiche 1945–1991, by Leopoldo Nuti, in Journal of Cold War Studies, vol. 11, no. 2 (Spring 2009).

Review of Andrei Sakharov: Nauka i svoboda, by Gennadii Gorelik, and Sakharov: A Biography, by Richard Lourie, in Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, vol. 5, no. 3 (Summer 2004).

Review of When Stars and Stripes Met Hammer and Sickle, by Ross Mackenzie, in Journal of Cold War Studies, vol. 9, no. 2 (Spring 2007).

Review of Abrüstung in der Sowjetunion, by Jutta Tiedtke, Slavic Review, vol. 50, no. 2 (Summer 1991).

Leading the Pact, Arms Control Today, October 1982.

Rebuilding Babel?  Language and Identity Change in the Former Soviet Union, unpublished review of David D. Laitin, Identity in Formation: The Russian-Speaking Populations in the Near Abroad (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1998).

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