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BOOK REVIEWS (from the most recent to the oldest posts):

The Moral Target: Aiming at Right Conduct in War and Other Conflicts, by F. M. Kamm, Oxford University Press, 2012. (Posted 5/22/2013)

Kant and the End of War: A Critique of Just War Theory, by Howard Williams, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Reviewed by Harry van der Linden. (Posted 2/18/13)

War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences, by Mary L. Dudziak, Oxford University Press, 2012. Reviewed by Samuel Moyn. (Posted 7/22/2012)

Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists: Lessons from the War on Terrorism, by Gabriella Blum and Philip B. Heymann, MIT Press, 2010. Reviewed by Samuel B. Hoff. (Posted 11/7/11)

Morality and War: Can War Be Just in the Twenty-First Century?, by David Fisher, Oxford University Press, 2011. Reviewed by Saba Bazargan. (Posted 9/17/11)

Killing in War, by Jeff McMahan, Oxford University Press, 2009. Reviewed by Helen Frowe. (Posted 8/17/11)

Moral Dilemmas of Modern War: Torture, Assassination, and Blackmail in an Age of Asymmetric Conflict, by Michael Gross, Cambridge University Press, 2010. Reviewed by Helen Frowe. (Posted 8/17/11)

Confronting Evils: Terrorism, Torture and Genocide, by Claudia Card, Cambridge University Press, 2010, reviewed by Richard Vernon for the Notre Dame Philosophical Review, March 2011

Sympathizing with the Enemy: Reconciliation, Transitional Government, Negotiation, by Nir Eisikovits, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010, reviewed by Jack Russell Weinstein for the Notre Dame Philosophical Review, March 2011. (Posted 8/17/11)

Twilight of Impunity: The War Crimes Trial of Slobodan Milosevic, by Judith Armatta, Duke University Press, 2010, reviewed by Mark A. Drumbl for the Law and Politics Book Review. (Posted 8/17/11)

Torture, Terror and Trade-Offs: Philosophy for the White House, by Jeremy Waldron, Oxford University Press, 2010, reviewed by Samuel B. Hoff for the Law and Politics Book Review. (Posted 8/17/11)

Violence and Phenomenology, by James Dodd, Routledge, 2009, reviewed by Peg Birmingham for the Notre Dame Philosophical Review, May 2011. (Posted 8/17/11)

War and Moral Dissonance, by Peter A. French, Cambridge University Press, 2011, reviewed by James L. Cook for the Notre Dame Philosophical Review, June 2011. (Posted 8/17/11)

Skating on Stilts: Why We Aren't Stopping Tomorrow's Terrorism, by Stewart A. Baker, Hoover Institution Press, 2010. Reviewed by John H. Shenefield for the Journal of National Security Law and Policy, Volume 4, Number 2, 2010. (Posted 8/4/2011)

The International Court of Justice and Self-defense in International Law, by James A. Green, Hart Publishing, 2009. Reviewed by Daniel C. Turack. (Posted 7/4/2011)

To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. Reviewed by Christopher Hitchens. (Posted 5/28/11)

Legal Issues in the Struggle Against Terror, by John Norton Moore and Robert F. Turner (eds.), Carolina Academic Press, 2010. 592pp. Reviewed by Darren A. Wheeler. (Posted 2/28/11)

Humanitarian Intervention: Confronting the Contradictions, by Michael Newman, Columbia University Press, 2009. Reviewed by Eric A. Heinze. (Posted 2/7/11)

Because It Is Wrong: Torture, Privacy and Presidential Power in The Age of Terror, by Charles Fried and Gregory Fried, W.W. Norton & Company, 2010. Reviewed by Zachary Baron Shemtob. (Posted 1/29/11)

3 books on terrorism: The Trouble with Terrorism, by Tamar Meisels, Cambridge University Press, 2008; Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Ethics and Liberal Democracy, by Seumas Miller, Blackwell, 2009; & The Provisional Irish Republican Army and the Morality of Terrorism, by Timothy Shanahan, Edinburgh University Press, 2009. Reviewed by Christopher J. Finlay. (Posted 12/27/10)

War in an Age of Risk, by Christopher Coker, Polity Press, 2009. Reviewed by Claudia Aradau. (Posted 12/27/10)

Terrorism and the Ethics of War, by Stephen Nathanson, Cambridge University Press, 2010. Reviewed by Tamar Meisels. (Posted 12/23/10)

Skating on Stilts: Why We Aren't Stopping Tomorrow's Terrorism, by Stewart A. Baker. Hoover Institution Press, 2010. Reviewed by John H. Shenefield. (Posted 12/15/10)

Zones of Twilight: Wartime Presidential Powers and Federal Court Decision Making, by Amanda DiPaolo, Lexington Books-Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2009. Reviewed by Louis Fishe. (Posted 12/14/10)

Killing in War, by Jeff McMahan, Oxford University Press, 2009. Reviewed by Christian Barry. (Posted 11/27/10)

Cosmopolitanism: A Philosophy for Global Ethics, by Stan van Hooft, Acumen, 2009. Reviewed by Gillian Brock. (Posted 10/19/10)

A Cosmopolitanism of Nations: Giuseppe Mazzini’s Writings on Democracy, Nation Building, and International Relations, Stefano Recchia and Nadia Urbinati, eds., Princeton University Press. Reviewed by Daniel Voelsen. (Posted 9/6/10)

Preemption: Military Action and Moral Justification, Henry Shue and David Rodin, eds., Oxford University Press, 2007. Reviewed by Martin Cook. (Posted 9/6/10)

Renegotiation of the Just War Tradition and the Right to War in the Twenty-First Century, by Cian O’Driscoll, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Reviewed by John W. Lango. (Posted 9/6/10)

Civil Rights and Security, by David Dyzenhaus (ed), Ashgate, 2009. Reviewed by Therese O’Donnell. (Posted 9/6/10)

On Suicide Bombing, by Talal Asad, Columbia University Press, 2007. Reviewed by Paula M. Cooey. (Posted 8/15/10)

The Price of Peace: Just War in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Charles Reed and David Ryall, Cambridge University Press, 2007. (Posted 6/29/10)

Arguing About War, by Michael Walzer, Yale University Press, 2004. Reviewed by Laurie Calhoun. (Posted 6/29/10)

Killing in War, by Jeff McMahan, Oxford UP, 2009. Reviewed by Nick Fotion. (Posted 12/23/09)

The Iraq War and International Law, by Phil Shiner and Andrew Williams (eds). Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2008. Reviewed by Maxwell O. Chibundu. (Posted 12/23/09)

The Moral Warrior: Ethics and Service in the U.S. Military, by Martin L. Cook, State University of New York Press, 2004. Reviewed by an Officer Philosopher. (Posted 11/8/09)

War & Ethics: A New Just War Theory, by Nicholas Fotion, Continuum International, 2007. Reviewed by Joshua Finnell. There is also a separate review offered by an Officer Philosopher. (Posted 11/8/09)

Sacred Violence: Torture, Terror, and Sovereignty, by Paul W. Kahn, University of Michigan Press, 2008. Reviewed by Fiona de Londras. (Posted 10/?/09)

Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy, by Leslie H. Gelb, Harper, 2009. Reviewed by Daniel W. Drezner. (Posted 6/24/09)

Counterterrorism: Democracy's Challenge, by Andrea Bianchi and Alexis Keller (eds), Hart Publishing, 2008. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch. (Posted 4/1/09)

Torture and the Ticking Bomb, by Bob Brecher, Blackwell Publishing, 2007. Reviewed by C.A.J. Coady. (Posted 2/28/09)

Fresh Perspectives on the 'War On Terror', Miriam Gani and Penelope Mathew (eds), Australian National University E Press, 2008. Reviewed by Katherine L. Vaughns. (Posted 12/30/09)

War, Aggression and Self-Defence, by Yoram Dinstein, Cambridge University Press, 4th Edition, 2005. Reviewed by Muge Kinacioglu. (Posted 12/22/08)

Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century, by Philip Bobbitt, Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. Reviewed by Niall Ferguson. (Posted 12/17/08)

War and The Law of Nations: A General History, by Stephen C. Neff. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Reviewed by Walter J. Kendall, III. (Posted 12/17/08)

How Terrorism Is Wrong: Morality and Political Violence, by Virginia Held, Oxford University Press, 2008. Reviewed by Igor Primoratz. (Posted 12/13/08)

War: Essays in Political Philosophy, Larry May (ed.), Cambridge University Press, 2008. Reviewed by Helen Frowe. (Posted 11/23/08)

International Legitimacy and World Society, by Ian Clark, Oxford University Press, 2007. Reviewed by Mark Rigstad. (Posted 10/27/08)

Defending Humanity: When Force is Justified and Why, by George P. Fletcher and Jens David Ohlin, Oxford University Press, 2008. Reviewed by Harold J. Krent. (Posted 10/20/08)

Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention, by Gary J. Bass, Knopf, 2008. Reviewed by Michael Ignatieff. (Posted 10/6/08)

Genocide's Aftermath: Responsibility and Repair, Claudia Card and Armen T. Marsoobian (eds.), Blackwell Publishing, 2007. Reviewed by John K. Roth. (Posted 9/12/08)

Aggression and Crimes Against Peace, by Larry May, Cambridge University Press, 2008. Reviewed by Douglas Lackey. (Posted 9/3/08)

After Bush: The Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy, by Timothy J. Lynch and Robert S. Singh, Cambridge University Press, 2008. Reviewed by Darren A. Wheeler. (Posted 8/19/08)

Human Security and International Law: Prospects and Problems, by Barbara von Tigerstrom, Hart Publishing, 2007. Reviewed by Aparicio Caicedo. (Posted 8/4/08)

Global Justice: The Politics of War Crimes Trials, by Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, Stanford University Press, 2008. Reviewed by Mark A. Drumbl. (Posted 8/4/08)

Holy War, Just War: Exploring the Moral Meaning of Religious Violence, by Lloyd Steffen, Rowman and Littlefield, 2007. Reviewed by Elizabeth A. Linehan. (Posted 8/4/08)

The Path to Paradise: The Inner World of Suicide Bombers and Their Dispatchers, by Anat Berko, Praeger Publishing, 2007. Reviewed by Avishag Gordon. For many, many more book reviews from the archives of the journal Terrorism and Political Violence, go here (summer 2007), here (spring 2007), here (winter 2006), here (summer 2006), and here (spring 2006). (Posted 7/28/08)

The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals, by Jane Mayer, Doubleday, 2008. Reviewed by Andrew J. Bacevich. (Posted 7/19/08)

Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War, by Jean Bricmont, trans. Diana Johnstone, Monthly Review Press, 2006. Reviewed by Sub Ratione Dei. (Posted 7/14/08)

When War is Unjust: Being Honest in Just-War Thinking, by John Howard Yoder, Wipf & Stock, 2001. Reviewed by Sub Ratione Dei. (Posted 7/14/08)

Morality and Political Violence, by C. A. J. Coady, Cambridge University Press, 2008. Reviewed by Christine Chwaszcza. (Posted 7/2/08)

Civilian Immunity in War, Igor Primoratz (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2007. Reviewed by Steven P. Lee. (Posted 6/25/08)

Biosecurity in the Global Age: Biological Weapons, Public Health, and the Rule of Law, by David P. Fidler and Lawrence O. Gostin, Stanford University Press, 2007. Reviewed by Victoria A. Redd. (Posted 6/25/08)

The Criminal Law of Genocide: International, Comparative and Contextual Aspects, by Ralph Henham and Paul Behrens (eds.), Ashgate, 2007. Reviewed by Dr. James Sloan. (Posted 6/12/08)

On the Ethics of War and Terrorism, by Uwe Steinhoff, Oxford University Press, 2007. Reviewed by Amanda DiPaolo. (Posted 5/26/08)

Civil War and the Rule of Law: : Security, Development, Human Rights, by Agnes Hurwitz with Reyko Huang (eds), Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008. Reviewed by Daniel C. Kramer. (Posted 5/26/08)

Neo-CONNED!: Just War Principles: A Condemnation of War in Iraq, edited by D.L. O'Huallachain & J. Forrest Sharpe, Light in the Darkness Publications, 2005. Reviewed by Stephen Heiner. (Posted 5/26/08)

Civilizing Security, by Ian Loader and Neil Walker, Cambridge University Press, 2007. Reviewed by Louis Fisher. (Posted 3/24/08)

The Worldwide Practice of Torture: A Preliminary Report, by Robert B. Edgerton, Edwin Mellen Press, 2007. Reviewed by Mark Welch. (Posted 2/26/08)

Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror, by Steven Miles, Random House, 2006. Reviewed by J. Jeremy Wisnewski. (Posted 2/26/08)

Beyond the Law: The Bush Administration's Unlawful Responses in the "War" on Terror, by Jordan J. Paust, Cambridge University Press, 2007. Reviewed by Keith Rollin Eakins. (Posted 2/26/08)

Bush, the Detainees, and the Constitution: The Battle over Presidential Power in the War on Terror, by Howard Ball, University Press of Kansas, 2007. Reviewed by Graham G. Dodds. (Posted 2/26/08)

Blessed Are The Pacifists: The Beatitudes and Just War Theory, by Thomas Trzyna, Herald Press; The Horrors We Bless: Rethinking the Just-War Legacy, by Daniel C. Maguire, Fortress; & Just Peacemaking: Ten Practices for Abolishing War, 2nd edition, edited by Glen Stassen, Pilgrim. Reviewed by Tobias Winright. (Posted 8/26/08)

Preemption: A Knife That Cuts Both Ways, by Alan M. Dershowitz, W. W. Norton and Co., 2007. Reviewed by Neal Ascherson. (Posted 2/8/08)

Extraordinary Justice: Military Tribunals in Historical and International Conflict, by Peter Judson Richards, New York University Press, 2007. Reviewed by Christopher C. Joyner. (Posted 1/28/08)

Justice, Legitimacy, and Self-Determination: Moral Foundations for International Law, by Allen Buchanan, Oxford University Press, 2004. Reviewed by David Mednicoff. (Posted 1/2/08)

A Philosophy of International Law, by Fernando Teson, Westview Press, 1998. Reviewed by Patrick Capps. (Posted 1/2/08)

Terror, Insurgency, and the State: Ending Protracted Conflicts, by Marianne Heiberg, Brendan O�Leary and John Tirman (eds.), University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007; and Understanding Global Terror, by Christopher Ankersen (ed.), Polity, 2007. Reviewed by Ian Roxborough. (Posted 12/21/07)

War Crimes and Just War, by Larry May, Cambridge University Press, 2007. Reviewed by Irfan Khawaja. (Posted 12/21/07)

Security and Human Rights, by Benjamin J. Goold and Liora Lazarus (eds), Hart Publishing, 2007. Reviewed by Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral. (Posted 12/10/07)

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, by Naomi Klein, Metropolitan Books, 2007. Reviewed by Joseph E. Stiglitz. (Posted 11/23/07)

War and Liberty: An American Dilemma: 1790 to the Present, by Geoffrey R. Stone, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2007. Reviewed by Torin Monahan. (Posted 10/31/07)

Torture: A Collection, edited by Sanford Levinson, Oxford University Press, 2004. Reviewed by Donald W. Jackson. (Posted 10/20/07)

Atrocity, Punishment, and International Law, by Mark A. Drumbl, Cambridge University Press, 2007. Reviewed by Daniel C. Turack. (Posted 10/16/07)

Of War and Law, by David Kennedy, Princeton University Press, 2006. Reviewed by Michael Cesal. (Posted 10/16/07)

In The Common Defense: National Security Law for Perilous Times, by James E. Baker, Cambridge University Press, 2007. Reviewed by Mathieu Deflem. (Posted 9/11/07)

Terror in the Balance: Security, Liberty, and the Courts, by Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermeule, Oxford University Press, 2007. Reviewed by Louis Fisher. (Posted 8/20/07)

Beyond Preemption: Force and Legitimacy in a Changing World, Ivo H. Daalder (ed.), Brookings Institution Press, 2007. Reviewed by Lee P. Ruddin. (Posted 8/15/07)

Kant's Cosmopolitan Theory of Law and Peace, by Otfried Hoffe, Alexandra Newton (trans.), Cambridge University Press, 2006. Reviewed by James Bohman. (Posted 8/7/07)

Blackwater: The Rise of the World�s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, by Jeremy Scahill, Serpent's Tail, 2007. Reviewed by James Meek. (Posted 8/1/07)

Peace Talks -- Who Will Listen?, by Fred Dallmayr, University of Notre Dame Press, 2004. Reviewed by Jerald Wallulis. (Posted 7/25/07)

Buda's Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb, by Mike Davis, Verso, 2007 & On Suicide Bombing, by Talal Asad, Columbia University Press, 2007. Reviewed by Jonathan Shainin. (Posted 6/22/07)

Patriotism and Other Mistakes, by George Kateb, Yale University Press, 2006. Reviewed by Tracy Lightcap. (Posted 6/19/07)

Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization, by John Robb, John Wiley & Sons, 2007. Reviewed by Chet Richards. BNW is also reviewed here and here by Thomas Barnett. (Posted 6/18/07)

The Struggle of Democracy against Terrorism: Lessons from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Israel, by Emanuel Gross, University of Virginia Press, 2006. Reviewed by Clive Walker. (Posted 6/18/07)

Accountability of Peace Support Operations, by Marten Zwanenburg, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2005; & The Prosecution and Defense of Peacekeepers under International Criminal Law, by Geert-Jan Alexander Knoops, Transnational Publishers, 2004. Reviewed by Aurel Sari. (Posted 6/9/07)

In Defense of the Bush Doctrine, by Robert G. Kaufman, University Press of Kentucky, 2007. Reviewed by Colin Dueck. (Posted 6/8/07)

The Struggle of Democracy against Terrorism: Lessons from the United States, The United Kingdom, and Israel, by Emanuel Gross, University of Virginia Press, 2006. Reviewed by Clive Walker. (Posted 5/30/07)

The UN, Human Rights and Post-conflict Situations, Nigel D. White and Dirk Klaasen (eds), Manchester University Press, 2005. Reviewed by Katarina Mansson. (Posted 5/15/07)

Another Cosmopolitanism: Hospitality, Sovereignty, and Democratic Iterations, Seyla Benhabib et al., Oxford University Press, 2006. Reviewed by Michael Blake. (Posted 5/9/07)

The Just War: An American Reflection on the Morality of War in Our Time, by Peter S. Temes, Evan R. Dee, 2003. (Scroll down or find 'Temes'.) Reviewed by Mark Rigstad. (Posted 4/16/07)

Religion, Civilization, and Civil War: 1945 through the New Millennium, by Jonathan Fox, Lexington Books, 2004. Reviewed by Ethan Bueno de Mesquita. (Posted 4/1/07)

The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror, by Natan Sharansky, Public Affairs, 2004. Reviewed by Stanley Kober. (Postged 3/10/07)

Security Sector Reform and Post-Conflict Peace Building, Albrecht Schnabel and Hans-Georg Ehrhart (eds), United Nations Press, 2005. Reviewed by Vanessa E Shields. (Posted 3/2/07)

Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense, by Jonathan Moreno, Dana Press, 2006. Reviewed by Chris Chatham. (Posted 2/23/07)

Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying, by James M. Olson, Potomac Books, 2006. Reviewed by Carlin Romano. (Posted 2/12/07)

Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit, by Gregory Elich, Llumina Press, 2006. Reviewed by Macdonald Stainsby. (Posted 2/7/07)

The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World, by Rupert Smith, Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. Reviewed by Niall Ferguson. (Posted 2/6/07)

How States Fight Terrorism: Policy Dynamics in the West, edited by Doron Zimmermann and Andreas Wenger, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006. Reviewed by Joshua Sinai. (Posted 2/6/07)

The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism, Gillian Brock and Harry Brighouse (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2005. Reviewed by Mathias Risse. (Posted 1/31/07)

Waging Nonviolent Stuggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential, by Gene Sharp, Porter Sargent Publishers, 2005. Reviewed by James F. Keeley. (Posted 1/25/07)

Guant�namo and the Abuse of Presidential Power, By Joseph Margulies, Simon & Schuster, 2006; Not a Suicide Pact: The Constitution in a Time of National Emergency, By Richard A. Posner, Oxford University Press, 2006; & War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror, by John Yoo, Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006. Reviewed by Andrew Rudalevige. (Posted 1/25/07)

Democracy, Society and the Governance of Security, edited by Jennifer Wood and Benoit Dupont, Cambridge University Press, 2006. Reviewed by Lee P. Ruddin. (Posted 1/23/07)

War, Morality, and Autonomy, by Daniel S. Zupan, Ashgate Publishing Company, 2004. Reviewed by Mitchell R. Thomas. (Posted 1/23/07)

War Since 1945, by Jeremy Black, Reaktion Books, 2004. Reviewed by Jefferson P. Marquis. (Posted 1/22/07)

Encyclopedia of Religion and War, edited by Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez, Routledge, 2004. Reviewed by Jeremy Black. (Posted 1/22/07)

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, by Thomas E. Ricks, Penguin Press, 2006; & State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III, by Bob Woodward, Simon and Schuster, 2006. Reviewed by Vivek Viswanathan. (Posted 1/21/07)

Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq, by Riverbend, Feminist Press, 2005; Baghdad Burning II: More Girl Blog from Iraq, by Riverbend, Feminist Press, 2006; Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War, by Anthony Shadid, Picador, 2006; In the Belly of the Green Bird: The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq, by Nir Rosen, Free Press, 2006. Reviewed by Christian Caryl. (Posted 1/19/07)

Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network, by Gordon Corera, Oxford University Press, 2006. Reviewed by David Hambling. (Posted 1/15/07)

The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban, by Sarah Chayes, Penguin Press, 2006. Reviewed by Mike Thicke. (Posted 1/11/07)

The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11, Dinesh D'Souza, Doubleday, 2007. Reviewed by Tom Piatak. (Posted 1/10/07) Also reviewed here by Warren Bass. (Posted 1/15/07)

The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West, by Niall Ferguson, Penguin Press, 2006. Reviewed by David Loftus. (Posted 1/10/07)

War and the Christian Conscience: Where Do You Stand?, by Joseph J. Fahey, Orbis, 2005 & Between Pacifism and Jihad: Just War and Christian Tradition, by J. Daryl Charles, InterVarsity Press, 2005. Reviewed by Tobias Winright. (Posted 12/31/06)

Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq, by Larry Diamond, Times Books/Henry Holt & Co., 2005. Reviewed by Omar Encarnacion. (Posted 12/28/06)

Losing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco, by David L. Phillips, Westview Press, 2005. Reviewed by Omar Encarnacion. (Posted 12/28/06)

War By Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror, by John Yoo, Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006. Reviewed by Fareed Zakaria. (Posted 12/16/06)

Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism, by Bruce Ackerman, Yale University Press, 2006. Reviewed by Fareed Zakaria. (Posted 12/16/06)

Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraqi's Green Zone, by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Reviewed by Michael Goldfarb. (Posted 12/16/06)

Images of Terror: What We Can and Can't Know About Terrorism, by Philip Jenkins, Aldine de Gruyter, 2003. Reviewed by Stephen A. Simon. (Posted 11/30/06)

Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World, by Jean Bethke Elshtain, Basic Books, 2003. Reviewed by Stanley Hauerwas & Paul J. Griffiths. (Posted 11/19/06)

Black Book of Sudan: Imbalance of power and wealth in Sudan, anonymous, 2000/2002. Reviewed by Abdullahi Osman El-Tom. (Posted 11/16/06)

United States Practice in International Law Volume 2: 2002-2004, by Sean D. Murphy, Cambridge University Press, 2005. Reviewed by Max Hilaire. (Posted 11/10/06)

The Path Not Taken: Using International Law to Promote World Peace and Security, by Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Cambridge University Press, 2006. Reviewed by Robert J. Beck. (Posted 11/3/06)

The War on Terrorism and the Rule of Law, by Richard M. Pious, Roxbury Publishing, 2006. Reviewed by Mathieu Deflem. (Posted 11/3/06)

Dangerous Nation: America's Place in the World from Its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century, by Robert Kagan, Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Reviewed by Glenn C. Altschuler. (Posted 11/2/06)

The Hitler Book: The Secret Dossier Prepared for Stalin from the Interrogations of Hitler's Personal Aides, Giles MacDonogh trans., Henrik Eberle and Matthias Uhl eds., Public Affairs, 2005. Reviewed by David Grier. (Posted 10/20/06)

The Wake of War: Encounters with the People of Iraq and Afghanistan, by Anne Nivat, Beacon Press, 2005. Reviewed by Tobias Lee Winright. (Posted 10/20/06)

War Dog: Fighting Other People's Wars, by Al Venter, Casemate, 2006. Reviewed by Jakkie Cilliers. (Posted 10/2/06)

General Ashcroft: Attorney at War, by Nancy V. Baker, University Press of Kansas, 2006. Reviewed by Rebecca U. Thorpe. (Posted 10/2/06)

The Past as Prologue: The Importance of History to the Military Profession, Williamson Murray and Richard Hart Sinnreich (eds), Cambridge University Press, 2006. Reviewed by Mackubin Thomas Owens. (Posted 8/27/06)

Secession: International Law Perspectives, by Marcelo G. Kohen (ed), Cambridge University Press, 2006. Reviewed by Lee P. Ruddin. (Posted 8/22/06)

The Best War Ever: Lies, Damned Lies, and the Mess in Iraq, by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber, Penguin, 2006. Reviewed by David Swanson. (Posted 8/22/06)

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, by Lawrence Wright, Knopf, 2006. Reviewed by Steve Weinberg. (Posted 8/16/06)

Islamic Imperialism: A History, by Efraim Karsh, Yale University Press , 2006. Reviewed by Evan Daniel. (Posted 7/7/06)

Denial of Justice in International Law, by Jan Paulsson, Cambridge University Press, 2005. Reviewed by Mark J. Harris. (Posted 6/23/06)

Global Anti-Terrorism Law and Policy, by Victor V. Ramraj, Michael Hor and Kent Roach (eds). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Reviewed by Clive Walker. (Posted 6/17/06)

The Law of Armed Conflict: Constraints on the Contemporary Use of Military Force, by Howard M. Hensel (ed), Ashgate Publishing, 2005. Reviewed by David Wallace. (Posted 6/17/06)

Among the Dead Cities, by A. C. Grayling, Bloomsbury, 2006, & Firestorm: The Bombing of Dresden 1945, by Paul Addison and Jeremy A. Crang (eds), Pimlico, 2006. Reviewed by Ian Garrick Mason. (Posted 6/7/06)

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, by Kwame Anthony Appiah, Norton, 2006, Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny, by Amartya Sen, Norton, 2006, & Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership, by Martha C. Nussbaum, Harvard University Press, 2006. Reviewed by Alan Ryan. (Posted 6/7/06)

Reading Lolita in Iran, Azar Nafisi, Random House, 2003. Reviewed by Hamid Dabashi. (Posted 6/7/06)

The War of the World: History's Age of Hatred, by Niall Ferguson, Allen Lane, 2006. Reviewed by Tristam Hunt. (Posted 6/5/06)

Winning the Unwar: A New Strategy for the War on Terrorism, by Charles Pena, Potomac books, 2006. Reviewed by Doug Bandow. (Posted 6/4/06)

Political Reconciliation, by Andrew Schaap, New York: Routledge, 2005. Reviewed by Ernesto Verdeja. (Posted 5/29/06)

International Governance of War-torn Territories: Rule and Reconstruction, by Richard Caplan, New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Reviewed by T. K. Vogel. (Posted 5/27/06)

On the Road to Kandahar: Travels Through Conflict in the Islamic World, by Jason Burke, Allen Lane, 2006. Reviewed by Jon Snow. (Posted 5/21/06)

Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War, by Richard Holmes, HarperPress, 2006. Reviewed by Richard Norton-Taylor. (Posted 5/21/06)

Preemption: A Knife That Cuts Both Ways, by Alan M Dershowitz, W. W. Norton, 2006. Reviewed by Neal Ascherson. (Posted 5/18/06)

The Postnational Self: Belonging and Identity, edited by Ulf Hedetoft and Mette Hjort, Public Worlds Series, vol. 10., University of Minnesota Press, 2002. Reviewed by Aysegul Baykan. (Posted 5/17/06)

War of the Philosophers: German and British Philosophy in the First World War, by Peter Hoeres, Ferdinand Sch�ningh, 2004. Reviewed by Thomas Weber. (Posted 5/17/06)

Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden, edited by Bruce Lawrence and translated by James Howarth, Verso, 2006. Reviewed by Khaled Abou El Fadl. (Posted 5/17/06)

Surprise, Security, and the American Experience, by John Lewis Gaddis, Harvard University Press, 2004. Reviewed by Karen J. Greenberg. (Posted 5/2/06)

The Balkans After the Cold War: From Tyranny to Tragedy, by Tom Gallagher, Routledge, London/New York, 2003. Reviewed by Daniele Conversi. (Posted 4/23/06)

Identities, Borders, Orders: Rethinking International Relations Theory, edited by Mattias Albert, David Jacobson, Yosef Lapid, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, 2001. Reviewed by Giogio Shani. (Posted 4/23/06)

The Cult of the Nation in France: Inventing Nationalism, 1680-1800, by David A. Bell, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2001. Reviewed by Oliver Zimmer. (Posted 4/23/06)

Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Indonesia, by Jacques Bertrand, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004. Reviewed by Claire Smith. (Posted 4/23/06)

Nationalism in Europe, 1890-1940, by Oliver Zimmer, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2003. Reviewed by Gordana Uzelac. (Posted 4/23/06)

American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century, by Kevin Phillips, Viking Press, 2006. Reviewed by Alan Brinkley. (Posted 3/23/06)

Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal, by Anthony Arnove, New Press, 2006. Reviewed by Sean Gonsalves. (Posted 3/22/06)

Airpower in Small Wars: Fighting Insurgents and Terrorists, by James S. Corum and Wray R. Johnson, Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2003. Reviewed by Russell Parkin. (Posted 3/22/06)

Global Surveillance and Policing: Border, Security, Identity, by Elia Zureik and Mark B. Salter (eds), Devon, UK and Portland, Oregon: Willan Publishing, 2005. Reviewed by H. Ron Davidson. (Posted 3/21/06)

Protecting Liberty in an Age of Terror, by Philip B. Heymann and Juliette N. Kayyem, The MIT Press, 2005. Reviewed by Torin Monahan. (Posted 3/21/06)

The Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movements of Iraq: A Study of Iraq's Old Landed and Commercial Classes and of its Communists, Ba�thists and Free Officers, by Hanna Batatu, Saqi Books, 2004. Reviewed for Democratiya by Peter Sluglett. (Posted 3/16/06)

Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War, by Harry S. Stout, Viking Adult, 2006. Reviewed by Ross Douthat. (Posted 3/11/06)

The Conduct of Hostilities Under the Law of International Armed Conflict, by Yoram Dinstein, Cambridge University Press, 2004. Reviewed by Mathieu Deflem. (Posted 3/10/06)

Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy behind the Military Mind, by Nancy Sherman, Oxford University Press, 2005. Reviewed by Christopher Toner. (Posted 1/26/06)

War and Gender: How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa, by Joshua S. Goldstein, Cambridge University Press, 2001. Reviewed by Francine D'Amico. (Posted 1/20/06)

War and Self-Defense, by David Rodin, Oxford University Press, 2003. Reviewed by Gerald Lang. (Posted 1/17/06)

Crimes Against Humanity: A Normative Account, by Larry May, Cambridge University Press, 2004. Reviewed by Christopher B. Gray. (Posted 1/17/06)

Of Myth, Life and War in Plato's Republic, by Claudia Baracchi, Indiana University Press, 2001. Reviewed by Robert Metcalf. (Posted 1/17/06)

Peace Talks -- Who Will Listen?, by Fred Dallmayr, University of Notre Dame Press, 2004. Reviewed by Jerald Wallulis. (Posted 1/17/06)

The Politics of the Global, by Himadeep Muppidi, University of Minnesota Press, 2004. Reviewed by Priya Chacko. (Posted 12/23/05)

Violent Democracy, by Daniel Ross, Cambridge University Press, 2004. Reviewed by Matthew Sharpe. (Posted 12/23/05)

Human Rights and the borders of suffering: The promotion of human rights in international politics, by M. Anne Brown, Manchester University Press, 2002. Reviewed by Anthony J. Langlois. (Posted 12/23/05)

We, the People of Europe? Reflections on Transnational Citizenship, by �tienne Balibar, Princeton University Press, 2004. Reviewed by Jason Read. (Posted 12/23/05)

Iraq Ablaze: Inside the Insurgency by Zaki Chehab, IB Tauris, 2005; & I is for Infidel: From Holy War to Holy Terror in Afghanistan by Kathy Gannon, Public Affairs, 2005. Reviewed by Ewen MacAskill for the Guardian. (Posted 12/13/05)

Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire, by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Penguin, 2004. Reviewed for The Philosopher's Magazine by Joss Hands. Also reviewed here by John Giuffo for The Village Voice, and here by Thomas N Hale and Anne-Marie Slaughter of OpenDemocracy.net. (Posted 12/06/05)

The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror, by Michael Ignatieff, Edinburgh University Press, 2004. Reviewed by Eve Garrard. (Posted 11/18/05)

Democracy and America�s War on Terror, by Robert L. Ivie, University of Alabama Press, 2005. Reviewed by Jean Bethke Elshtain. (Posted 11/18/05)

Arguing about War, by Michael Walzer, Yale University Press, 2004. Reviewed by Dr Gideon Calder. (Posted 11/18/05)

Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Sohail H. Hashmi and Steven P. Lee (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2004. Reviewed by Ron Hirshbein. (Posted 10/2/05)

Final Solutions: Mass Killings and Genocide in the 20th Century, by Benjamin A. Valentino, Cornell University Press, 2004. Reviewed by Paul B. Miller. (Posted 10/2/05)

Three books on international law, A New World Order by Anne-Marie Slaughter (Princeton University Press), The Limits of International Law by Jack L. Goldsmith and Eric A. Posner (Oxford University Press), and Law Without Nations? Why Constitutional Government Requires Sovereign States by Jeremy A. Rabkin (Princeton University Press), are reviewed by Peter Berkowitz for PolicyReview.org. (Posted 8/1/05)

Irak: Geschichte eines modernen Krieges, Stefan Aust & Cordt Schibben (eds), Spiegel Buchverlag, 2003. Reviewed (in English) by John Clark. (Posted 7/29/05)

War and Words: Horror and Heroism in the Literature of Warfare, Sara Munson Deats, Lagretta Talent Lenker, and Merry G. Perry (eds.), Lexington Books, 2004. Reviewed by James E. Westheider. (Posted 7/25/05)

Ethics and Foreign Intervention, Dean K. Chatterjee and Don E. Scheid (eds.), Cambridge, 2003. Reviewed by Robert L. Holmes. (Posted 7/25/05)

Forgiveness and Revenge, by Trudy Govier, Routledge, 2002. Reviewed by Mary Sigler. (Posted 7/25/05)

Battle: A History of Combat and Culture from Ancient Greece to Modern America, by John Lynn, Westview, 2003. Reviewed by Wayne Lee. (Posted 7/16/05)

Radical Pacifism: The War Resisters League and Gandhian Nonviolence in America, 1915-1963, by Scott H. Bennett, Syracuse University Press, 2003. Reviewed by Michael S. Foley. (Posted 6/6/05)

War and State Terrorism: The United States, Japan, and the Asia-Pacific in the Long Twentieth Century, Mark Selden and Alvin Y. So (eds.), Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2004. Reviewed by Robert G. Kane. (Posted 5/31/05)

Moral Issues in Military Decision Making, by Anthony E. Hartle, Second edition revised, University Press of Kansas, 2004. Reviewed by Douglas Peifer. (Posted 5/31/05)

Fighting Tradition: A Marine's Journey to Justice, by Bruce I. Yamashita, University of Hawaii Press, 2003. Reviewed by Monroe H. Little. (Posted 5/31/05)

Islamic Fundamentalism in Egyptian Politics, by Barry Rubin, Updated Edition, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2002. Reviewed by John T. Chalcraft. (Posted 5/16/05)

Overconfidence and War: The Havoc and Glory of Positive Illusions, by Dominic D. P. Johnson, Harvard University Press, 2004. Reviewed by Jonathan Beard. (Posted 5/16/05)

Rethinking Resistance: Revolt and Violence in African History, Jon Abbink, Mirjam de Bruijn and Klaus van Walraven, eds., African Dynamics Series, volume 2. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2003. Reviewed by Martin Klein. (Posted 5/16/05)

The Just War: An American Reflection on the Morality of War in Our Time, by Peter S. Temes. Reviewed by Arthur Gans for The Canadian Military Journal. (Posted 5/1/05)

Rogue Nation: American Unilateralism and the Failure of Good Intentions, by Clyde Prestowitz, Basic Books, 2003. Reviewed by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat. Also introduced by the Carnegie Council with Q & A with the author. (Posted 4/5/05)

In "Between Pacifism and Jihad: The just-war tradition reconsidered" (ChristianityToday), J. Daryl Charles examines Jean Bethke Elshtain's Just War Against Terror and Oliver O'Donovan's The Just War Revisited. (Posted 4/2/05)

Conspiracy to Murder: The Rwandan Genocide, by Linda Melvern. Reviewed by Zach Dubinsky for The Essex Human Rights Review, vol. 2, no. 1. (Posted 3/30/05)

War Crimes: Confronting Atrocity in the Modern World, by David Chuter. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2003. Reviewed by Lawrence D. Freedman, Foreign Affairs. (Posted 3/25/05)

American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy, By Andrew J. Bacevich Harvard Univ. Press. Reviewed by Jim Sawyer. (Posted 2/21/05)

Transitional Justice: How Emerging Democracies Reckon with Former Regimes, Neil Kritz ed., United States Institute of Peace Press, 1995, 3 vols. (Posted 2/17/05)

Ethics and Foreign Intervention, Deen K. Chatterjee and Don E. Scheid, eds. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003). Reviewed by Steven P. Lee. (Posted 2/2/05)

Power, Terror, Peace and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk, by Walter Russell Mead. Reviewed by Richard B. Speed. (Posted 2/2/05)

The President of Good and Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush, by Peter Singer, 2004. Reviewed by Scott O'Reilly in Philosophy Now magazine. (Posted 1/29/05)

After the Terror, by Ted Honderich. Reviewed by Richard Wolin. Next, see Honderich's reply to Wolin, (Posted 1/10/05) and the defense of Honderich's book offered by Jurgen Habermas. (Posted 1/23/05)

Voices from the Korean War: Personal Stories of American, Korean, and Chinese Soldiers, Richard Peters and Xiaobing Li, eds., Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2004. Reviewed by Russell Burgos. (Posted 1/10/05)

Justice Matters: Legacies of the Holocaust and World War II , by Mona Sue Weissmark. Reviewed by Veronique Mistiaen. (Posted 1/6/05)

The Law and Politics Book Review contains numerous reviews of books related to the international laws of warfare, war crimes trials, and wartime law. For example, look for the following: Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Trials, by Gary Jonathan Bass. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000. Reviewed by Howard Ball.; Prosecuting War Crimes and Genocide: The Twentieth Century Experience, by Howard Ball. Lawrence, KS: The University Press of Kansas, 1999. Reviewed by Fran Buntman.; Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act to the War on Terrorism, by Geoffrey R. Stone.� New York:� W. W. Norton & Company, 2004.�Reviewed by Brian Pinaire; etc. (Posted 12/30/04)

Arguing about War, by Michael Walzer. Reviewed by by George Scialabba in The Nation. (Posted 12/30/04)

In Defense of Internment: The Case for 'Racial Profiling' in World War II and the War on Terror, by Michelle Malkin. Reviewed by Greg Robinson and Eric Muller. (Posted 11/9/04.)

HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION: Ethical, Legal, and Political Dilemmas, edited by J.L. Holzgrefe and Robert O. Keohane. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Reviewed by Susan C. Breau. (Posted 10/24/04)

Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe, by Graham Allison. Reviewed by John Allen Paulos. (Posted 10/16/04)

The two gentlemen of Europe: Philosophy in a Time of Terror: Dialogues with Jurgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida, edited by Giovanna Borradori. Reviewed by Piyush Mathur. (Posted 10/16/04)

Globalised Islam: The Search for a New Ummah, By Olivier Roy, Columbia University Press, November 2004. And The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West. By Gilles Kepel. Belknap Press, 2004. Reviewed in The Economist. (Posted 10/16/04)

The Dark Sides of Virtue: REASSESSING INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIANISM, by David Kennedy, Princeton University Press, 2004. Reviewed by Donald W. Jackson. (Posted 10/8/04)

Presidential War Powers, by Louis Fisher, 2nd edition, University Press of Kansas, 2004. Reviewed by David Dehnel. (Posted 8/21/04)

Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe, by Graham Allison, reviewed by Ian Garrick Mason. (Posted 8/6/04)

Holy War: Violence and the Bhagavad Gita, edited by Steven J. Rosen, Deepak Heritage Books, 2002. Review by Antonio T. de Nicolas. (Posted 7/20/04)

Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations, by Michael Walzer, Basic Books, 1977 (3rd ed. 2000). Reviewed by Gilbert Meilaender. (Posted 7/3/04) Reviewd by Tom Farer. (Posted 7/20/04)

Psychology of Good and Evil: Why Children, Adults, and Groups Help and Harm Others, by Ervin Staub Cambridge University Press, 2003. Review by Peter B. Raabe. (Posted 7/20/04)

Arguing about War, by Michael Walzer, Yale University Press, 2004. Reviewed by Tim Garden. (Posted 7/18/04)

Imperial Hubris, by "Anonymous," a career CIA official convinced that the U.S. is fighting the wrong war in it's "war against terrorism". (Posted 7/17/04)

Nationalism, by Ernest Gellner, New York University Press, 1998. Reviewed by John Grey. (Posted 7/9/04)

Nations & Nationalism, by Ernest Gellner, Cornell University Press, 1983. Anonymous review. (Posted 7/9/04)

Hard Choices: Moral Dilemmas In Humanitarian Intervention, by edited by Jonathan Moore, Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998. Reviewed by A. A. Nofi. (Posted 7/6/04)

Limits of Humanitarian Intervention: Genocide in Rwanda. Alan J. Kuperman. Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2001. Reviewed by Eliot A. Cohen. (Posted 7/6/04)

Understanding Terrorism: Psychosocial Roots, Consequences, and Interventions, Fathali M. Moghaddam and Anthony J. Marsella (eds.), American Psychological Association, 2004. Reviewd by Roderick Nichols. (Posted 6/30/04)

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