This week I’ll be tackling two books. The first, Martin Van Crevald’s Defending Israel: A Strategic Plan for Peace and Security is a piece in which this renowned civilian military expert argues from a realist orientation that the only way to secure peace for Israel is for it to completely withdraw to its pre-1967 borders.
The second, Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan through Peace and War by Thomas de Waal is my first formal academic literature introduction to the case of Armenia and the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
I also hope to get through a short transcription of conference proceedings put out by the American Council for Kosovo on the Serbian perspective with regard to Kosovar Albanian independence. With any luck, I’ll be able to write short reviews of these books as I finish them. Look for them in the next week or so.