Book Reviews

Private Sector Potential: A Review of Natalie Ralph’s “Peacemaking and the Extractive Industries”

Natalie Ralph’s Peacemaking and the Extractive Industries presents an unprecedented approach to the rapidly emerging field of corporate peacemaking. Ralph explores the role extractive transnational...

A Hotter Cold War

In The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America’s Grasp, energy expert Marin Katusa explains how and why the U.S. is losing its hegemony in the energy market to Russia, and what...

Setting It Straight: Debunking Common Misperceptions of Oil and America’s Quest for Energy Independence

With his new book Myths of the Oil Boom, Dr. Steve Yetiv builds upon his previous work, which is centered on energy security, U.S. foreign policy, and the Persian Gulf. Dr. Yetiv makes the argument...

Fossil Fuels: Manna from Heaven or Magma from Hell?

Timothy Mitchell’s Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil provokes a rethinking of the relations between the human and non-human world, democracy and fuel, reality and representation,...

America’s Soviet Sweetheart: The Life of the ‘Billion Dollar Spy’

  Review of The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman. New York, Doubleday, 2015. 312 pp. $28.95 ISBN 978-0-385-53760-5 “I am a dissident at...

Remittances in a Continuum of Space and Place

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A Quest of Self, Opportunities, and Belonging

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Beyond Geographic Borders

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Unauthorized Immigrants as "Americans in Waiting:" A Call for Re-Articulating the Scope of Legality and Documentedness

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Setting Up Shop: The Far Reaching Implications of China's Burgeoning Presence in Africa

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