Category Archives: International Relations

Book Review: The Civil War And The Limits Of Destruction

The Civil War And The Limits Of Destruction, by Mark E. Neely, Jr. This book is revisionist history in the best way, and looks at some elements of the question of logistical warfare in the Civil War, an area of … Continue reading

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What To Give To The Crown Prince Who Has Everything

Very recently, a playboy son of the current Saudi king, Mohammad bin Salmon, was made crown prince instead of an older relative, Muhammad bin Nayef.  The reasons for this change are unclear to me, but as a student of affairs … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln And The Jews: A History

Lincoln And The Jews:  A History, by Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell As someone who reads a lot of books about Abraham Lincoln [1], I am always looking out to see if a given book will tell me something … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Fight For Jerusalem: Radical Islam, The West, And The Fight For The Holy City

The Fight For Jerusalem:  Radical Islam, The West, And The Fight For The Holy City, by Dore Gold As someone who reads a fair amount of the Middle East [1], I have certain expectations about a book like this.  I … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Napoleon’s Egypt

Napoleon’s Egypt:  Invading The Middle East, by Juan Cole, read by Grover Gardner I found this book greatly disappointing.  As someone interested in military history and more than a little bit fond of reading about the Middle East [1], I … Continue reading

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Qatar And The Perils Of Edge Induced Cohesion

For almost as long as I have been writing this particular blog–almost seven years at this point–I have found the problem of the cohesion of the Sunni Arab world to be a subject that comes up over and over again … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unlikely Allies

Unlikely Allies:  How A Merchant, A Playwright, And A Spy Saved The American Revolution, by Joel Richard Paul It is difficult to know what to make of this book.  There are clearly some aspects of this book I was already … Continue reading

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Book Review: Germany Since 1740

Germany Since 1740, by George Madison Priest As soon as I saw the title of this particular book I viewed it with a great deal of interest.  Upon reading the book I found that it had been written in 1915, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jerusalem In Prophecy

Jerusalem In Prophecy:  God’s State For The Final Drama, by Randall Price In all fairness, when I pondered about whether to read this book or not I thought I was going to be able to tear into this book rather … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets:  The Warrior Kings And Queens Who Made England, by Dan Jones, read by Clive Chafer It should come as little surprise that as a confirmed Anglophile that I would enjoy reading and writing a fair bit about the … Continue reading

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