Book Reviews

Cold War in the Islamic World

Cold War in the Islamic World

Saudi Arabia and Iran have an entangled history. But both countries’ choice of allies and controversial international and domestic...

The appalling cost of Western hubris

The appalling cost of Western hubris

New book vividly presents the tragedy of the Vietnam War across multiple dimensions, combining social, political, military and diplomatic...

Striving to build a better world

Striving to build a better world

Incorrigible Optimist: A Political Memoir By Gareth Evans (Melbourne University Press, 2017, 277 pp) Reviewed by Nayan Chanda

The connections are what count

The connections are what count

India, China and the World: A Connected History Reviewed by Nayan Chanda

Indonesia’s quiet success explained

Indonesia’s quiet success explained

Resurgent Indonesia: From Crisis to Confidence By Vasuki Shastry (Straits Times Press, 2018, 194 pp) Reviewed by Salil Tripathi

A wound that still festers in Singapore

A wound that still festers in Singapore

1987: Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy 30 Years On Reviewed by Salil Tripathi Edited by Chng Suan Tze, Low Yit Leng and Teo Soh Lung...

‘America first’ (with global military dominance)

‘America first’ (with global military dominance)

The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force By Eliot A Cohen Reviewed by Keoni Marzuki (Basic Books,...

Asia rising, Asia falling?

Asia rising, Asia falling?

The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region By Michael R Auslin (Yale University...