Dr. Jared McKinney (Air Command and Staff College) manages our book review program. The journal publishes book reviews to inform our readers and enhance the content of its articles. Reviewers are asked to analyze the book and provide an exclusive, original, unpublished, concise evaluation. 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. 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.
All books are free to reviewers. Each analysis must be submitted electronically within 45 days of book receipt. Limit your text to approximately 1,000 words, carefully edited.
Submit reviews or questions via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or JIPA@au.af.edu. If you are interested in reviewing a book other than those listed below, please discuss the matter with Dr. McKinney.
Book Review: Australia-Japan Defence and Security Relationship 1945-2021: Making a Friend of a Former Foe, by Peter McDermott. New York: Routledge, 2022.
Book Review: Line of Advantage: Japan’s Grand Strategy in the Era of Abe Shinzō, by Michael J. Green. New York: Columbia University Press, 2022. 328 pp.
Book Review: Winning Wars: The Enduring Nature and Changing Character of Victory from Antiquity to the 21st Century, ed. Mattias Strohn. Oxford: Casemate Publishers, 2020. 315 pp. ISBN: 978-1-95271-500-6.
Book Review: Artificial Intelligence with Chinese Characteristics: National Strategy, Security and Authoritarian Governance, by Jinghan Zeng. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2022, 125 pp.
Book Review: Stalin and Mao: A Comparison of the Russian and Chinese Revolutions by Lucien Bianco, trans. Krystyna Horko. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2018, 448 pp.
Book Review: We Shall Be Masters: Russian Pivots to East Asia from Peter the Great to Putin, by Chris Miller. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2021. 384 pp. ISBN: 978-0674916449.
Book Review: Victory at Sea: Naval Power and the Transformation of the Global Order in World War II, by Paul Kennedy, with paintings by Ian Marshall. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2022. ISBN: 9780300219173. Illustrations. Appendices. Notes. Bibliography. Index Pp xv, 451.
Book Review: Rethinking American Grand Strategy, ed. Elizabeth Borgwardt, Christopher McKnight Nichols, and Andrew Preston. New York: Oxford University Press 2021, ISBN 9780190695699, 502 pp.
Book Review: Rethinking American Grand Strategy, ed. Elizabeth Borgwardt, Christopher McKnight Nichols, and Andrew Preston. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021; xv + 483 pp. ISBN-13: 9780190695668.
Book Review: The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World, by Marie Favereau. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2021, 384 pp.
Book Review: Fearing the Worst: How Korea Transformed the Cold War, by Samuel F. Wells Jr., New York: Columbia University Press, 2020. ISBN 978-0-231-19274-3. Illustrations. Appendix. Notes. Bibliography. Index Pp. xiv, 586. $45.00 (hardback).
Book Review: Japan’s Aging Peace: Pacificism and Militarism in the Twenty-First Century, by Tom Phuong Le. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021. 392pp.
Book Review: From Rebel to Ruler: One Hundred Years of the Chinese Communist Party, by Tony Saich. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2021, 560 pp.
Book Review: Japan’s Evolving Security Policy: Militarisation within a Pacifist Tradition, by Kyoko Hatakeyama. London: Routledge, 2021, E-book: 178pp.
Book Review: Orchestration: China’s Use of Economic Statecraft from Europe to Asia, by James Reilly. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021. 284 pp. ISBN 978-0197526347.
More Book Reviews
Baruah, Sanjib. In the Name of the Nation: India and Its Northeast. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2020.
Burke, Danita Catherine. Diplomacy and the Arctic Council. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019.
Cannon, Brendon J. and Kei Hakata, eds. Indo-Pacific Strategies: Navigating Geopolitics at the Dawn of a New Age. New York: Routledge, 2022.
Christoffersen, Gaye. Russia in the Indo-Pacific: New Approaches to Russian Foreign Policy. New York: Routledge, 2022.
Green, Michael J. Line of Advantage: Japan's Grand Strategy in the Era of Abe Shinzō. New York: Colombia University Press, 2022.
Hattori, Ryuji. Japan and the Origins of the Asia-Pacific Order: Masayoshi Ohira's Diplomacy and Philosophy. Singapore: Springer, 2022.
Heiduk, Felix. Asian Geopolitics and the US-China Rivalry. New York: Routledge, 2022.
Hensel, Howard M., ed. Air Power in the Indian Ocean and the Western Pacific: Understanding Regional Security Dynamics. New York: Routledge, 2021.
Le, Tom Phuong. Japan’s Aging Peace: Pacifism and Militarism in the Twenty-First Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021.
Malhotra, Aditi and Verlag Barbara Budrich. India in the Indo-Pacific: Understanding India's security orientation towards Southeast and East Asia. New York: Columbia University Press, 2022.
Merlan, Francesca. Dynamics of Difference in Australia: Indigenous Past and Present in a Settler Country. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.
Panda, Jagannath P. and Ernest Gunasekara-Rockwell, eds., Quad Plus and Indo-Pacific: The Changing Profile of International Relations. New York: Routledge, 2022.
Park, Eugene Y. Korea: A History. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2022.
Patton, Robert G., Patrick Köllner, and Balazs Kiglics, eds. From Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific: Diplomacy in a Contested Region. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.
Smith, James M. and Paul J. Bolt, eds., China's Strategic Arsenal: Worldview, Doctrine, and Systems. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2021.
Wyatt, Austin. The Disruptive Impact of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems Diffusion: Modern Melians and the Dawn of Robotic Warriors. New York: Routledge, 2022.