NELSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR REVIEWS RECENT BOOKS BY IAN BREMMER AND CHARLES PEÑA

September 13, 2006

HARRISONBURG—In a review essay published in the current (September/October 2006) issue of the foreign policy journal The National Interest, Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, considers two recent books by Ian Bremmer and Charles Peña.

According to Dr. Pham, Bremmer’s The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall (Simon & Schuster) and Peña’s Winning the Un-War: A New Strategy for the War on Terrorism (Potomac Books) both advance the foreign policy discussion: “The realist critique of Charles Peña raises questions that highlight the stakes in U.S. commitments overseas, while the realist analysis of Ian Bremmer offers the tools both for crafting policy solutions and assessing their possible outcomes.”

The text of Dr. Pham’s essay, “Some Unconventional Wisdom,” can be accessed online by clicking here.