The Mighty and the Almighty, by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward (HarperCollins) Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", June 2006)

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FOREIGN AFFAIRS

The Mighty and the Almighty, by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward (HarperCollins)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", June 2006)

"The former secretary of state muses on the intersection of religion and foreign policy."

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America's Coming War With China , by Ted Galen Carpenter (Palgrave Macmillan)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", May 2006)

"A Cato Institute scholar envisions the outbreak of war between China and the United States (here projected for 2013), unless the latter can disentangle its interests from Taiwan's."

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American Ally, by Con Coughlin (Ecco)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover-to-Cover", April 2006)

"A British journalist's in-depth assessment of Tony Blair's relationship with George W. Bush during the war on terror yields a verdict somewhere near the middle of the lapdog-lone wolf spectrum."

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America at the Crossroads, by Francis Fukuyama (Yale)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover-to-Cover", April 2006)

"Mugged by reality in Iraq, a prominent neocon breaks with his ideological allies, counseling greater respect for supranational institutions. Having shed the 'neoconservative' tag, he pithily declares himself a 'realistic Wilsonian.'"

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Journey of the Jihadist, by Fawaz A. Gerges (Harcourt)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", May 2006)

"Militant Islamists, this Lebanese Christian author argues, are truly authoritarian, but their rising profile may have the ironic effect of opening the door to pluralism and transparency in the Muslim world."

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Democracy in Iran, by Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr (Oxford)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", September 2006)

"A book tracing the tradition of democracy in Iran, from the country's first constitution, in 1906, to the electoral system that survives in spite of the mullahs today."

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Insurgency and Counter—Insurgency in Iraq, by Ahmed S. Hashim (Cornell)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ( "Cover to Cover," July/August 2006)

"A professor at the Naval War College anatomizes the Iraqi insurgency and assesses the long road still ahead."

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Inside Terrorism, by Bruce Hoffman (Columbia)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", September 2006)

A revised and expanded edition of the RAND scholar's classic work on the evolution and present-day expressions of terrorism, featuring added material on the post-9/11 world."

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The Hunt for the Engineer: How Israeli Agents Tracked the Hamas Master Bomber, by Samuel M. Katz
Reviewed by Bruce Hoffman ("Wars on Terrorism", May 2006)

"An engrossing account of the 'targeted assassination' of the mastermind behind the wave of suicide bombings that convulsed Israel during the mid-1990s."

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The Parliament of Man, by Paul Kennedy (Random House)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ( "Cover to Cover," July/August 2006)

"The prominent Yale historian assesses the past lives and future prospects of the United Nations."

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Barrier, by Isabel Kershner (Palgrave)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover-to-Cover", April 2006)

"A look at life on both sides of the wall being built between Israel and the West Bank."

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Overthrow, by Stephen Kinzer (Times Books)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", May 2006)

"A New York Times correspondent maps the storied 110-year tradition of American regime change, from Hawaii to Iraq, describing the fourteen governments the United States has most directly overthrown."

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Striking Back: The 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and Israel's Deadly Response , by Aaron J. Klein
Reviewed by Bruce Hoffman ("Wars on Terrorism", May 2006)

"The most accurate and authoritative account of Israel's efforts to avenge the Munich attack and neutralize the threat of continued Palestinian terrorism."

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America Against the World, by Andrew Kohut and Bruce Stokes (Times Books)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", May 2006)

"Drawing on data from the Pew Global Attitudes Project, the authors examine the rising tide of anti-Americanism."

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Blind Oracles, by Bruce Kuklick (Princeton)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", June 2006)

"A look at the often obtuse—and occasionally catastrophic—contributions of intellectuals to foreign policy from World War II to Vietnam."

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The Peace of Illusions, by Christopher Layne (Cornell)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ( "Cover to Cover," July/August 2006)

"Expansionist post-9/11 U.S. foreign policy represents not a break with the past but, rather, continuity with it—which is precisely the problem, the author argues."

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Ethical Realism, by Anatol Lieven and John Hulsman (Pantheon)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healey and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", November 2006)

"Two foreign-policy hands with divergent politics make common cause to argue against the messianic excesses of current U.S. foreign policy. Lieven and Hulsman are passionate in their sobriety and remarkably concrete about the steps to be taken."

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Fiasco, by Thomas E. Ricks (Penguin Press)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", September 2006)

"A Pulitzer Prize-winning military correspondent for The Washington Post presents an unpolemical yet blistering account of the planning for and execution of the war in Iraq."

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Fast Boat to China, by Andrew Ross (Pantheon)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", May 2006)

"A skeptical take on pro-China boosterism, gained through the same participant-observer techniques the author brought to his Celebration Chronicles, about Disney's Edenic planned community."

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The Looming Tower, by Lawrence Wright (Knopf)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ( "Cover to Cover," July/August 2006)

"A history of al-Qaeda in the years leading up to 9/11—and the intelligence community's dawning (but incomplete) awareness of the threat."

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The Battle for Peace, by Tony Zinni and Tony Koltz (Palgrave Macmillan)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", May 2006)

"A former centcom commander calls for more multilateralism and meaningful long-term planning in foreign policy."

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