Walter Clemens

Walter C. Clemens, Jr. is associate, Harvard University Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Boston University. His most recent books are North Korea and the World: Human Rights, Arms Control, and Strategies for Negotiation (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2016) and Complexity Science and World Affairs (SUNY Press, 2013). He has also written on U.S. relations with Russia and with China.

He studied at Moscow State University in 1958-59 and received his Ph.D. in International Relations at Columbia University.

Book Reviews by Walter Clemens

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“Who should read War on Peace? Anyone concerned with the fate of America and the world.”

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“Globalism contains the seeds of its own destruction.

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“There are three ways of influencing a person: blackmail, vodka, or the threat of murder.”  This view, attributed here to Vladimir Putin, casts a penumbra over the entire book.

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“Can it happen here? Absolutely. It has happened before. It will happen again. To many Americans, something like it is happening now.” This is the verdict of Harvard law professor Cass R.

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Robert Mueller’s investigations can stop. If they seek proof of a conspiracy between Russian operatives and the Trump campaign to determine the U.S.

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Addressing the movement toward populist authoritarianism in the United States and other countries around the globe, several recent studies refer to similar movements between the two world wars and

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Life is paradox: As Aesop noted, dogs enjoy greater security than wolves, but lack freedom. Wolves have more freedom than dogs but may be eaten by even stronger denizens of the wild.

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"Siskind provides a valuable reference work for the first year of the Trump presidency—judged the worst in U.S. history by leading political scientists."

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This handbook for peace makers distils and sums up a lifetime of analyzing international relations.

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How did a racist, anti-intellectual, anti-science orientation win control of the White House in 2017?

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Masha Gessen will inform you not only about Putin’s Russia but will also take you deep into a society where many, if not most, people desire a strong leader.