Books Available for Review


Bacon, Tricia. Why Terrorist Groups Form International Alliances. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.

Bellamy, Alex J. and Edward C. Luck. The Responsibility to Protect: From Promise to Practice. Medford, MA: Polity Press, 2018.

Besedeš, Tibor and Volker Nitsch. Disrupted Economic Relationships: Disasters, Sanctions, Dissolutions. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2019.

Bukharbayeva, Bagila. The Vanishing Generation: Faith and Uprising in Modern Uzbekistan. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019.

Butowski, Piotr. Flashpoint Russia: Russia's Air Power; Capabilities and Structure. Vienna: Harpia Publishing, 2019.

Dahl, Ann-Sofie. Strategic Challenges in the Baltic Sea Region: Russia, Deterrence, and Reassurance. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2018.

Libbey, James. K. Foundations of Russian Military Flight, 1885-1925. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2019.

Moltz, James Clay. The Politics of Space Security: Strategic Restraint and the Pursuit of National Interests, 3rd ed. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019.

Moore, Rebecca R. and Damon Coletta, eds. NATO's Return to Europe: Engaging Ukraine, Russia, and Beyond. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2017.

Mumford, Andrew. Counterinsurgency Wars and the Anglo-American Alliance: The Special Relationship on the Rocks. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2017.

Rubin, Lawrence and Adam N. Stulberg, eds. The End of Strategic Stability?: Nuclear Weapons and the Challenge of Regional Rivalries. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2018.

Sayle, Timothy Andrews, Jeffrey A. Engel, Hal Brands, and William Inboden, eds. The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush's Decision to Surge in Iraq. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2019.

Stöhs, Jeremy. The Decline of European Naval Forces: Challenges to Sea Power in an Age of Fiscal Austerity and Political Uncertainty. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2018.

Tallis, Joshua. The War for Muddy Waters: Pirates, Terrorists, Traffickers, and Maritime Insecurity. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2019.

Book Analysis Guidelines

JEMEAA publishes book reviews to inform our readers and enhance the content of articles in the journal. Books available for review are posted on our website at: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/JEMEAA/Books/ . Reviewers are asked to analyze the book and provide an exclusive, original, unpublished, concise evaluation. The analysis should be written in an authoritative style using the following guidelines:

  • The first section of the analysis should normally be the shortest and indicate the type of book (biography, anthology, history, monograph, etc.). Include a very short author biographic citation and then describe the context of the book in the literature of the field. Again, this section should be brief.
  • Next, thoroughly analyze the thesis and arguments in the work. What are the strong points of the argument? What are the limitations in the work, including author biases? Is the thesis supported? What are the implications of the argument? Are there any profound aspects of the book? This section will be the longest part of the analysis.
  • Finally, the analysis should finish with recommendations for improvement. Clearly state whether this book is worth reading, who may find this book most interesting, and why.

Administrative Guidelines

All books are free to reviewers. Each analysis must be submitted electronically (in MS Word.doc format) within 45 days of book receipt. Limit your text to approximately 1,000 words, carefully edited. Select titles will be published in JEMEAA on a space-available basis. All others will be published online. Analyses may be edited for length and style.

Include the following in the review heading: title, author, publisher, and number of pages. Sample heading:

Supreme Command by Eliot A. Cohen. The Free Press, 2002, 288 pp.

Also include your name and a brief author citation establishing your credentials as an analyst.

Submit analyses via email to: JEMEAA1@hqau.af.edu.

Direct questions on editorial issues to: Managing Editor: ernest.rockwell@hqau.af.edu.


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