Strategic Studies Quarterly (SSQ) 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/SSQ/Books/. Also, if you are interested in reviewing a book that is not listed and fits with the goals and scope of the journal, please let us know at email@example.com.
Reviewers are asked to analyze the book and provide an exclusive, original, unpublished, concise evaluation. The antalysis 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.
All books are free to reviewers. Please email your analysis (in MS Word.doc format) within 45 days of book receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org. Limit your text to approximately 1,000 words, carefully edited. Select titles will be published in SSQ on a space-available basis. All others will be published online. Analyses may be edited for length and style.
Include the title, author, publisher, and number of pages in the review heading as in the example below:
America's Entangling Alliances: 1778 to the Present by Jason W. Davidson. Georgetown University Press, 2020, 281 pp.
Also include your name and a brief author citation establishing your credentials as an analyst.
Direct questions on editorial issues to the SSQ editor:
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