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TitleAuthorCopyright YearPublisherName
A Raid on the Red Sea: The Israeli Capture of the Karine AAmos Gilboa2021Potomac Books
Biosecurity Dilemmas: Dreaded Diseases, Ethical Responses, and the Health of NationsChristian Enemark2017Georgetown University Press
Deterrence by Denial: Theory and PracticeAlex S. Wilner and Andreas Wegner, eds.2021Cambria Press
International Negotiation in a Complex World, 4th ed.Brigid Starkey, Mark A. Boyer, and Jonathan Wilkenfeld2015Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Is Islam an Enemy of the West?Tamara Sonn2016Polity Books
Mobilizing Force: Linking Security Threats, Militarization and Civilian ControlDavid Kuehn and Yagil Levy, eds.2021Lynne Rienner
North Korea and Security Cooperation in Northeast AsiaTae-Hwan Kwak and Seung-Ho Joo, eds.2014Ashgate
North Korea: Warring with the WorldPaul Moorcraft2020Pen & Sword
Oil, 2nd ed.Gavin Bridge and Philippe Le Billon2017Polity Books
Peace AgreementsNina Caspersen2017Polity Books
Political Conflict and Exclusion in Jerusalem: The Provision of Education and Social ServicesRawan Asali Nuseibeh2016Routledge
Security and Conflict in East AsiaAndrew T. H. Tan, ed.2015Taylor & Francis Group
Sovereignty and the New Executive AuthorityClaire Finkelstein and Michael Skerker, eds.2018Oxford University Press
Strike from the Sea: The Development and Deployment of Strategic Cruise Missiles since 1934Norman Polmar and John O'Connell2020Naval Institute Press
The Gathering Pacific StormTai Ming Cheung and Thomas G. Mahnken, eds.2018Cambria Press
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  • 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.

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     America's Entangling Alliances: 1778 to the Present by Jason W. Davidson. Georgetown University Press, 2020, 281 pp.

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