International Studies

Miriam Cosic reviews 'A Spy in the Archives'

Miriam Cosic
31 October 2013

When Sheila Fitzpatrick arrived in Oxford in 1964, with a couple of years of Russian language studies at Melbourne University and a Commonwealth Scholarship under her belt, she had more than a passing knowledge of Cold War spying. Her father, Brian Fitzpatrick, was a labour historian and well-known leftist who had advised the Labor Opposition leader H.V. Evatt ... More

Nick Bisley reviews 'The China Choice: Why America Should Share Power'

Nick Bisley
26 October 2012

Figures released by the International Monetary Fund on 16 August 2010 revealed that China had overtaken Japan to become the world’s second-largest economy. Within a generation it had gone from being an isolated society that could barely feed its own people to the largest producer of steel and concrete on the planet, a vital link in global production chains and, si ... More

Andrew Linklater: The Problem of Harm in World Politics

NAJ Taylor
22 May 2012

N.A.J. Taylor

 

The Problem of Harm in World Politics: Theoretical Investigations
by Andrew Linklater
Cambridge University Press, $35.95 pb, 320 pp, 9780521179843

 

Violent and non-violent harm is endured, inflicted, and internalised by all people at different ti ... More

Angus Roxburgh: The Strongman

Geoff Winestock
21 March 2012

A portrait of the Vladimir Putin from inside the Kremlin

Geoff Winestock

 

The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the Struggle for Russia
by Angus Roxburgh
I.B. Tauris (Palgrave Macmillan), $39.95 hb, 338 pp, 9781780760162

 

The Western stereotype of the Russ ... More

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