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21st Century Corbett: Maritime Strategy and Naval Policy for the Modern Eraedited by Andrew Lambert2017Naval Institute Press
21st Century Ellis: Operational Art and Strategic Prophecy for the Modern EraEdited by B.A. Friedman2015NAVAL Institute Press
21st Century Gorshkov: The Challenge of Sea Power in the Modern Eraedited by Kevin Rowlands2017Naval Institute Press
A New Strategy for Complex Warfare: Combined Effects in East AsiaThomas A. Drohan2016Cambria Press
American Exceptionalism Reconsidered: U.S. Foreign Policy, Human Rights, and World OrderDavid P. Forsythe2017Routledge
Beyond the Beach: The Allied War Against FranceStephen Alan Bourque2018Naval Institute Press
Biosecurity in Putin's RussiaRaymond A. Zilinskas & Philippe Mauger2018Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
By the People: Rebuilding Liberty without PermissionCharles Murray2015Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
China and Globalization: The Social, Economic and Political Transformation of Chinese SocietyDoug Guthrie2012Routledge
China and India: Asia's Emergent Great PowersChris Ogden2017Polity Books
China and Russia: The New RapprochementAlexander Lukin2018Polity Books
China's Environmental Challenges, 2nd ed.Judith Shapiro2016Wiley
China's FutureDavid Shambaugh2016Polity Books
China's Quest for Great PowerBernard D. Cole2016NAVAL Institute Press
Chinese Foreign Policy: An IntroductionMarc Lanteigne2013Taylor & Francis Group
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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.mil/SSQ/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  Reviewers are asked to analyze the book and provide an exclusive, original, unpublished, concise evaluation.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 SSQ 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 analyst.

     Submit analyses via email to: strategicstudiesquarterly@us.af.mil.

Direct questions on editorial issues to:

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