Volume 76, Number 3 (2023) Summer 2023
Eighteenth-century portrait of Willem van de Velde the Elder, draftsman to King Charles II, engraved by Gerard Sibelius from an original painting by Godfrey Kneller. In “Seventeenth-Century Dutch Stranger Painter Willem van de Velde the Elder and His Impact on British Maritime Art,” Mary Raum chronicles van de Velde’s emigration from the Netherlands to England and the Dutch-influenced skills in maritime art that he brought with him. The Elder began his career as draftsman for the Dutch admiralty; later, he and his sons created some of the first images of Britain’s expanding Royal Navy in the 1600s.
From the Editor
The Future-War Literature of the Reagan Era—Winning World War III in Fiction
Nicholas Evan Sarantakes
Review Essay—Past and Present in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps: "The Unfinished History of the Iran-Iraq War: Faith, Firepower, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards," "Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic"
Heidi Elizabeth Lane, Annie Tracy Samuel, and Narges Bajoghli
Mastering the Art of Command: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and Victory in the Pacific
Dale C. Rielage and Trent Hone
To Risk It All: Nine Conflicts and the Crucible of Decision
Anna Matilde Bassoli and James Stavridis
Battleship Commander: The Life of Vice Admiral Willis A. Lee Jr.
James R. Holmes and Paul Stillwell
Dark Skies: Space Expansionism, Planetary Geopolitics, and the Ends of Humanity
Carnes Lord and Daniel Deudney
Military Agility: Ensuring Rapid and Effective Transition from Peace to War
Richard Norton and Meir Finkel
Bidding for the 1968 Olympic Games: International Sport’s Cold War Battle with NATO
Nicholas Evan Sarantakes and Heather L. Dichter
Commanding Petty Despots: The American Navy in the New Republic
Evan Wilson and Thomas Sheppard
Reflections on Reading
This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public-domain work of art. Photographed at Royal Museums Greenwich, U.K., and digitally available at Wikimedia Commons.