Foreign Affairs Anthology Series
Best International Relations Books of 2012
Every year, ten scholars review dozens of recently published academic and popular nonfiction books for Foreign Affairs. As this year came to a close, the editors asked each of the reviewers to choose the three best of 2012.
Table of Contents
G. John Ikenberry: Political and Legal
Richard N. Cooper: Economic, Social, and Environmental
Lawrence D. Freedman: Military, Scientific, and Technological
Walter Russell Mead: The United States
Andrew Moravcsik: Western Europe
Richard Feinberg: Western Hemisphere
Brazil, the United States, and the South American Subsystem: Regional Politics and the Absent Empire
Teixeira, a rising Brazilian scholar, forcefully makes the case that the United States has employed radically different policies in Mexico and the Caribbean basin than...This article is paywall-free.
Robert Legvold: Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Republics
Worlds of Dissent: Charter 77, the Plastic People of the Universe, and Czech Culture Under Communism
In an intelligent, fluent study of Czechoslovak dissent in the 1970s and 1980s, Bolton pushes aside the mythologized image of Czechoslovak dissidents and examines the...This article is paywall-free.
Roads to the Temple: Truth, Memory, Ideas, and Ideals in the Making of the Russian Revolution, 1987–1991
It might seem oxymoronic to speak of shining moments during the waning years of the Soviet Union, but Aron more than justifies the description with a stunning portrait...This article is paywall-free.