Reviews Archive

35(3) Winter 2014, Reviews

Fukushima’s Lessons for Boston: Debating the Future of Nuclear Energy

In the days after the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the world was unaware of what was happening in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant,...
Analysis, Blog, East Asia, Politics, Reviews, Science & Technology

Fukushima’s Lessons for Boston: Debating the Future of Nuclear Energy

In the days after the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the world was...

35(3) Winter 2014, Reviews

Putin’s Supposed Popularity: A Review of Ben Judah’s Fragile Empire

There is a possibility that Vladimir Putin will be president of Russia until 2024. For a politician that has held the Russian presidency for eight years...
35(2) Fall 2013, Reviews

A Case Study for the Ages: Lee Kuan Yew’s Reflections and Predictions

It goes without saying that President Barack Obama has access to the world’s best sources for critical information on issues such as the revival...
Africa, Middle East, North Africa, Politics, Reviews

Politics as Usual?

In the western world Islamic conservatism and radicalization had not been on the public radar much until the 1990s and especially the 2000s when...

Asia, East Asia, Economics, North America, Politics, Reviews

China’s Precedents and Patriotism: A Review of Patrick Mendis’ “Peaceful War”

In the context of panicky exaggeration put forth by politicians and journalists alike regarding the relationship of China and the US, too few voices...

35(1) Summer 2013, Reviews

Governance by Gigabytes: Accelerating Democracy by John O. McGinnis

Democracy is an ever-changing social experiment, devised millennia ago in Ancient Greece. Over time, the ways in which it has been implemented have changed...
35(1) Summer 2013, Reviews

Global Grand Challenges for Engineering and International Development

In March 2013, 450 of the world’s top engineers, scientists, economists, designers, artists, philosophers, policymakers, and, importantly, students, convened at the Institution of Engineering...
34(4) Spring 2013, Reviews

Commercializing Crisis: Argo Employs Familiar Hollywood Tropes

Critics and audiences will agree: Ben Affleck has done it again. With its numerous award nominations and victories, Argo will surely join Gone Baby Gone and The...
Reviews

Commercializing the Crisis

Critics and audiences agree: Ben Affleck has done it again. With its numerous award nominations and victories, including last night's Best Picture, Argo will...