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Flashes of Thought
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Flashes of Thought

by Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum
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Oil Kings offers the first inside look at how an oil crisis was manipulated by Alan Greenspan, Donald Rumsfeld, and President Ford (hoping to secure his re-election), helping to precipitate the fall of the Shah of Iran in 1979. Andrew Scott Cooper reveals the fatal struggle between the oil kings ...
The Oil Kings: How the US, Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East
Oil Kings offers the first inside look at how an oil crisis was manipulated by Alan Greenspan, Donald Rumsfeld, and President Ford (hoping to secure his re-election), helping to precipitate the fall of the Shah of Iran in 1979. Andrew Scott Cooper reveals the fatal struggle between the oil kings , both Middle-Eastern and American, as they jockeyed for power, playing games that led directly to the rise of Iran's radical anti-American theocracy, which still exists today. An intrepid investigative reporter, Andrew Scott Cooper is the first to access newly declassified papers, and to interview key people who formulated US foreign poilicy in that period. Carefully connecting up the dots, he brilliantly reconstructs the history of that vexed decade when the modern world was changed forever.
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18.90 USD

The Oil Kings: How the US, Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East

by Andrew Scott Cooper
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This book explores and analyses the evolving African security paradigm in light of the multitude of diverse threats and challenges facing the continent and the international community. It challenges current thinking and traditional security constructs as woefully inadequate to meet the real security needs of African governments and their 1 ...
African Security in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Opportunities
This book explores and analyses the evolving African security paradigm in light of the multitude of diverse threats and challenges facing the continent and the international community. It challenges current thinking and traditional security constructs as woefully inadequate to meet the real security needs of African governments and their 1 billion plus citizens in an increasingly globalised and interdependent world. Through the lens of human security the authors' examine the continent's most pressing security challenges-from identity conflict and failing states to terrorism, disease, and environmental degradation-and in doing so provide a comprehensive look at the complexities of building peace and stability in modern-day Africa. Not only does the book critically assess the state of progress in addressing security challenges, but it presents new strategies and tools for more effectively engaging Africans and the global community in their common search for solutions. -- .
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127.97 USD

African Security in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Opportunities

by Hussein Solomon, Stephen Emerson
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The holding of multiparty elections has become the bellwether by which all democracies are judged, and the spread of such systems across Africa has been widely hailed as a sign of the continent's progress towards stability and prosperity. But such elections bring their own challenges, not least of which is ...
Violence in African Elections: Between Democracy and Big Man Politics
The holding of multiparty elections has become the bellwether by which all democracies are judged, and the spread of such systems across Africa has been widely hailed as a sign of the continent's progress towards stability and prosperity. But such elections bring their own challenges, not least of which is the often intense internecine violence which can follow disputed results, such as that seen recently in Kenya, Ivory Coast and elsewhere. The consequences of such violence can be profound, undermining the legitimacy of the democratic process, and in some cases plunging countries into civil war or renewed dictatorship. And yet we know very little about the causes of this violence. By mapping, analysing and comparing instances of election violence in different localities across Africa, this collection of detailed case studies sheds light on the underlying dynamics behind electoral conflicts, revealing them to be the result of a complex interplay between democratisation and the older, patronage-based system of 'Big Man' politics. In doing so, the contributors provide insights into why some localities and communities prove more prone to electoral violence than others, and offer practical suggestions for preventing such violence through improved electoral monitoring, voter education, and international assistance.
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42.64 USD

Violence in African Elections: Between Democracy and Big Man Politics

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Few issues in international affairs and energy security animate thinkers more than the classic topic of hegemony, and the case of the Persian Gulf presents particularly fertile ground for considering this concept. Since the 1970s, the region has undergone tumultuous changes, with dramatic shifts in the diplomatic, military, and economic ...
Challenged Hegemony: The United States, China, and Russia in the Persian Gulf
Few issues in international affairs and energy security animate thinkers more than the classic topic of hegemony, and the case of the Persian Gulf presents particularly fertile ground for considering this concept. Since the 1970s, the region has undergone tumultuous changes, with dramatic shifts in the diplomatic, military, and economic roles of the United States, China, and Russia. In this book, Steve A. Yetiv and Katerina Oskarsson offer a panoramic study of hegemony and foreign powers in the Persian Gulf, offering the most comprehensive, data-driven portrait to date of their evolving relations. The authors argue that the United States has become hegemonic in the Persian Gulf, ultimately protecting oil security for the entire global economy. Through an analysis of official and unofficial diplomatic relations, trade statistics, military records, and more, they provide a detailed account of how U.S. hegemony and oil security have grown in tandem, as, simultaneously, China and Russia have increased their political and economic presence. The book sheds light on hegemony's complexities and challenges and reveals how local variations in power will continue to shape the Persian Gulf in the future.
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94.500000 USD

Challenged Hegemony: The United States, China, and Russia in the Persian Gulf

by Steve A. Yetiv
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The book reinterprets the role of the UN during the Congo crisis from 1960 to 1964, presenting a multidimensional view of the organisation. Through an examination of the Anglo-American relationship, the book reveals how the UN helped position this event as a lightning rod in debates about how decolonisation interacted ...
The Diplomacy of Decolonisation: America, Britain and the United Nations During the Congo Crisis 1960-64
The book reinterprets the role of the UN during the Congo crisis from 1960 to 1964, presenting a multidimensional view of the organisation. Through an examination of the Anglo-American relationship, the book reveals how the UN helped position this event as a lightning rod in debates about how decolonisation interacted with the Cold War. By examining the ways in which the various dimensions of the UN came into play in Anglo-American considerations of how to handle the Congo crisis, the book reveals how the Congo debate reverberated in wider ideological struggles about how decolonisation evolved and what the role of the UN would be in managing this process. The UN became a central battle ground for ideas and visions of world order; as the newly-independent African and Asian states sought to redress the inequalities created by colonialism, the US and UK sought to maintain the status quo, while the Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold tried to reconcile these two contrasting views. -- .
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120.750000 USD

The Diplomacy of Decolonisation: America, Britain and the United Nations During the Congo Crisis 1960-64

by Alanna O'Malley
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Few issues in international affairs and energy security animate thinkers more than the classic topic of hegemony, and the case of the Persian Gulf presents particularly fertile ground for considering this concept. Since the 1970s, the region has undergone tumultuous changes, with dramatic shifts in the diplomatic, military, and economic ...
Challenged Hegemony: The United States, China, and Russia in the Persian Gulf
Few issues in international affairs and energy security animate thinkers more than the classic topic of hegemony, and the case of the Persian Gulf presents particularly fertile ground for considering this concept. Since the 1970s, the region has undergone tumultuous changes, with dramatic shifts in the diplomatic, military, and economic roles of the United States, China, and Russia. In this book, Steve A. Yetiv and Katerina Oskarsson offer a panoramic study of hegemony and foreign powers in the Persian Gulf, offering the most comprehensive, data-driven portrait to date of their evolving relations. The authors argue that the United States has become hegemonic in the Persian Gulf, ultimately protecting oil security for the entire global economy. Through an analysis of official and unofficial diplomatic relations, trade statistics, military records, and more, they provide a detailed account of how U.S. hegemony and oil security have grown in tandem, as, simultaneously, China and Russia have increased their political and economic presence. The book sheds light on hegemony's complexities and challenges and reveals how local variations in power will continue to shape the Persian Gulf in the future.
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31.450000 USD

Challenged Hegemony: The United States, China, and Russia in the Persian Gulf

by Steve A. Yetiv
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Written by experienced teacher John Jefferies this Student Guide for Politics: -Identifies the key content you need to know with a concise summary of topics examined in the A-level specifications -Enables you to measure your understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions, with answers at the end of the ...
Edexcel A-Level Politics Student Guide 5: Global Politics
Written by experienced teacher John Jefferies this Student Guide for Politics: -Identifies the key content you need to know with a concise summary of topics examined in the A-level specifications -Enables you to measure your understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions, with answers at the end of the guide -Helps you to improve your exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions -Develops your independent learning skills with content you can use for further study and research
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17.05 USD

Edexcel A-Level Politics Student Guide 5: Global Politics

by John Jefferies
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In recent years, political leaders in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, collectively known as the BRICS, have worked to reformulate international discussions and policies on issues ranging from fair and free trade to human rights. When it comes to health epidemics, however, the BRICS have differed greatly in ...
Geopolitics in Health: Confronting Obesity, AIDS, and Tuberculosis in the Emerging Brics Economies
In recent years, political leaders in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, collectively known as the BRICS, have worked to reformulate international discussions and policies on issues ranging from fair and free trade to human rights. When it comes to health epidemics, however, the BRICS have differed greatly in terms of how-and when-they respond, highlighting important differences in their political commitment to meeting healthcare needs. In Geopolitics in Health, Eduardo J. Gomez takes a critical look at how the emerging BRICS economies dealt with the obesity, AIDS, and tuberculosis epidemics. Despite the countries having similar international political and economic ambitions, Gomez finds that domestic policy responses were driven mainly by international, as opposed to domestic, pressures and interests. Using a theoretical framework called geopolitical positioning, Gomez explores how nations respond to international pressures and policy criticisms, as well as their willingness to receive financial and technical assistance, to use domestic policy innovations, and, ultimately, to engage in global health diplomacy in order to bolster their international reputation. Gomez draws on extensive data and case studies and argues that leaders aspiring to build their reputations among elite nations have a ready way to demonstrate their status through quick and effective public health responses, whereas those who scorn the international community tend to react slowly and ineffectively to the same type of crises. The first book of its kind to conduct an in-depth comparative historical analysis of how the BRICS deal with public health threats, Geopolitics in Health demonstrates the value of positive geopolitical positioning and strong partnerships with other governments, nongovernmental organizations, and social health movements.
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44.36 USD

Geopolitics in Health: Confronting Obesity, AIDS, and Tuberculosis in the Emerging Brics Economies

by Eduardo J. Gomez
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Save when you purchase Volumes 1 and 2 in a bundle! The first volume of Spy Chiefs broadens and deepens our understanding of the role of intelligence leaders in foreign affairs and national security in the United States and United Kingdom from the early 1940s to the present. The figures ...
Spy Chiefs: Volumes 1 and 2
Save when you purchase Volumes 1 and 2 in a bundle! The first volume of Spy Chiefs broadens and deepens our understanding of the role of intelligence leaders in foreign affairs and national security in the United States and United Kingdom from the early 1940s to the present. The figures profiled range from famous spy chiefs such as William Donovan, Richard Helms, and Stewart Menzies to little-known figures such as John Grombach, who ran an intelligence organization so secret that not even President Truman knew of it. The volume tries to answer six questions arising from the spy-chief profiles: how do intelligence leaders operate in different national, institutional, and historical contexts? What role have they played in the conduct of international relations and the making of national security policy? How much power do they possess? What qualities make an effective intelligence leader? How secretive and accountable to the public have they been? Finally, does popular culture (including the media) distort or improve our understanding of them? Many of those profiled in the book served at times of turbulent change, were faced with foreign penetrations of their intelligence service, and wrestled with matters of transparency, accountability to democratically elected overseers, and adherence to the rule of law. This book will appeal to both intelligence specialists and general readers with an interest in the intelligence history of the United States and United Kingdom. The second volume of Spy Chiefs goes beyond the commonly studied spy chiefs of the United States and the United Kingdom to examine leaders from Renaissance Venice to the Soviet Union, Germany, India, Egypt, and Lebanon in the twentieth century. It provides a close-up look at intelligence leaders, good and bad, in the different political contexts of the regimes they served. The contributors to the volume try to answer the following questions: how do intelligence leaders operate in these different national, institutional and historical contexts? What role have they played in the conduct of domestic affairs and international relations? How much power have they possessed? How have they led their agencies and what qualities make an effective intelligence leader? How has their role differed according to the political character of the regime they have served? The profiles in this book range from some of the most notorious figures in modern history, such as Feliks Dzerzhinsky and Erich Mielke, to spy chiefs in democratic West Germany and India.
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79.34 USD

Spy Chiefs: Volumes 1 and 2

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The holding of multiparty elections has become the bellwether by which all democracies are judged, and the spread of such systems across Africa has been widely hailed as a sign of the continent's progress towards stability and prosperity. But such elections bring their own challenges, not least of which is ...
Violence in African Elections: Between Democracy and Big Man Politics
The holding of multiparty elections has become the bellwether by which all democracies are judged, and the spread of such systems across Africa has been widely hailed as a sign of the continent's progress towards stability and prosperity. But such elections bring their own challenges, not least of which is the often intense internecine violence which can follow disputed results, such as that seen recently in Kenya, Ivory Coast and elsewhere. The consequences of such violence can be profound, undermining the legitimacy of the democratic process, and in some cases plunging countries into civil war or renewed dictatorship. And yet we know very little about the causes of this violence. By mapping, analysing and comparing instances of election violence in different localities across Africa, this collection of detailed case studies sheds light on the underlying dynamics behind electoral conflicts, revealing them to be the result of a complex interplay between democratisation and the older, patronage-based system of 'Big Man' politics. In doing so, the contributors provide insights into why some localities and communities prove more prone to electoral violence than others, and offer practical suggestions for preventing such violence through improved electoral monitoring, voter education, and international assistance.
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99.750000 USD

Violence in African Elections: Between Democracy and Big Man Politics

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This volume presents the evolution of the field of foreign policy analysis and explains the theories that have structured this field of research over the last 50 years. It provides the essentials of foreign policy analysis and is designed to be a key entry point for graduate students, upper-level undergraduates ...
Foreign Policy Analysis: A Toolbox
This volume presents the evolution of the field of foreign policy analysis and explains the theories that have structured this field of research over the last 50 years. It provides the essentials of foreign policy analysis and is designed to be a key entry point for graduate students, upper-level undergraduates and scholars into the discipline of foreign policy analysis. The book features case study analyses and definitions along with prevalent theories and debates and reviews various models of analysis such as two-level game analysis, bureaucratic politics, strategic culture, cybernetics, discursive institutionalism, poliheuristic analysis, cognitive mapping, gender studies, groupthink and the systemic sources of foreign policy. It also clarifies conceptual notions such as doctrines, ideologies and national interest.
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41.990000 USD

Foreign Policy Analysis: A Toolbox

by Jonathan Paquin, Jean-frederic Morin
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We have long been told that corporations rule the world, their interests seemingly taking precedence over states and their citizens. Yet while states, civil society and international organizations are well drawn in terms of their institutions, ideologies and functions, the world s 100,000 + global corporations are often more simply ...
The Political Power of Global Corporations
We have long been told that corporations rule the world, their interests seemingly taking precedence over states and their citizens. Yet while states, civil society and international organizations are well drawn in terms of their institutions, ideologies and functions, the world s 100,000 + global corporations are often more simply sketched as mechanisms of pure profit maximization. In this book, John Mikler recasts global corporations as political actors with complex identities and strategies. Debunking the idea of global corporations as exclusively profit-driven entities, he shows how they seek not only to drive or modify the agendas of states but to govern in their own right. He also explains why we need to re-territorialize global corporations as political actors which reflect and project the political power of the territories from which they hail We know the global corporations names, we know where they are headquartered, and we know where they invest and operate. Economic processes are increasingly produced by the control they possess, the relationships they have with other actors, the leverage they employ, the strategic decisions they make, and the discourses they create to enhance acceptance of their interests. This book represents a call to study how they do so, rather than making assumptions based on theoretical abstractions.
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30.70 USD

The Political Power of Global Corporations

by John Mikler
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The European Union (EU) stands out as a fascinatingly unique political organisation. On the one hand, it has shown the potential for developing deep and wide-ranging cooperation between member states, going far beyond that found anywhere else in the world. On the other, it is currently in the throes of ...
The European Union: A Very Short Introduction
The European Union (EU) stands out as a fascinatingly unique political organisation. On the one hand, it has shown the potential for developing deep and wide-ranging cooperation between member states, going far beyond that found anywhere else in the world. On the other, it is currently in the throes of a phase of profound uncertainty about its viability and future. Showing how and why the EU has developed from 1950 to the present day, this Very Short Introduction covers a range of topics, including the Union's early history, the workings of its institutions and what they do, the interplay between 'eurosceptics' and federalists, and the role of the Union beyond Europe in international affairs and as a peace-keeper. In this fully updated fourth edition, Pinder and Usherwood cover the migrant crisis and the UK's decision to leave the Union, set in the context of a body that is now involved in most areas of public policy. Discussing how the EU continues to draw in new members, they conclude by considering the future of the Union and the choices and challenges that may lie ahead. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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12.550000 USD

The European Union: A Very Short Introduction

by Simon Usherwood, John Pinder
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In an age of nuclear experimentation, military conflicts, and ISIS, the Middle East is unstable, and the Iranian nuclear deal is shrouded in controversy and mistrust. How will this agreement impact US relations and strengths, not only in the region, but around the world? Will the US be challenged for ...
Volatile State: Iran in the Nuclear Age
In an age of nuclear experimentation, military conflicts, and ISIS, the Middle East is unstable, and the Iranian nuclear deal is shrouded in controversy and mistrust. How will this agreement impact US relations and strengths, not only in the region, but around the world? Will the US be challenged for world leadership?In Volatile State: Iran in the Nuclear Age, global affairs analyst David Oualaalou explores the new geopolitical landscape and how it will allow a nuclear Iran to flex its military, economic, and ideological muscles with the assistance of Russia and China. Taking under consideration how other governments have reacted to the agreement, Oualaalou provides a fresh perspective on current and future relations among the US and its current allies and provides a compelling path forward for future strategies in the Middle East.Volatile State is a must read to help understand the implications and future with a nuclear deal with Iran.
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78.750000 USD

Volatile State: Iran in the Nuclear Age

by David Oualaalou
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This volume is timely in that it explores key issues which are currently at the forefront of the EU's relations with its eastern neighbours. It considers the impact of a more assertive Russia, the significance of Turkey, the limitations of the Eastern Partnership with Belarus and Moldova, the position of ...
The European Union and its Eastern Neighbourhood: Europeanisation and its Twenty-First-Century Contradictions
This volume is timely in that it explores key issues which are currently at the forefront of the EU's relations with its eastern neighbours. It considers the impact of a more assertive Russia, the significance of Turkey, the limitations of the Eastern Partnership with Belarus and Moldova, the position of a Ukraine in crisis and pulled between Russia and the EU, security and democracy in the South Caucasus. It looks at the contested nature of European identity in areas such as the Balkans. In addition it looks at ways in which the EU's interests and values can be tested in sectors such as trade and migration. The interplay between values, identity and interests and their effect on the interpretation of europeanisation between the EU and its neighbours is a core theme of the volume. -- .
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127.97 USD

The European Union and its Eastern Neighbourhood: Europeanisation and its Twenty-First-Century Contradictions

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Many books offer information about China, but few make sense of what is truly at stake. The questions addressed in this unique volume provide a window onto the challenges China faces today and the uncertainties its meteoric ascent on the global horizon has provoked.In only a few decades, the most ...
The China Questions: Critical Insights into a Rising Power
Many books offer information about China, but few make sense of what is truly at stake. The questions addressed in this unique volume provide a window onto the challenges China faces today and the uncertainties its meteoric ascent on the global horizon has provoked.In only a few decades, the most populous country on Earth has moved from relative isolation to center stage. Thirty of the world's leading China experts--all affiliates of the renowned Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University--answer key questions about where this new superpower is headed and what makes its people and their leaders tick. They distill a lifetime of cutting-edge scholarship into short, accessible essays about Chinese identity, culture, environment, society, history, or policy.Can China's economic growth continue apace? Can China embrace the sacrifices required for a clean environment? Will Taiwan reunite with the mainland? How do the Chinese people understand their position in today's global marketplace? How do historical setbacks and traditional values inform China's domestic and foreign policy? Some of the essays address issues of importance to China internally, revolving around the Communist Party's legitimacy, the end of the one-child policy, and ethnic tensions. Others focus on China's relationship with other nations, particularly the United States. If America pulls back from its Asian commitments, how will China assert its growing strength in the Pacific region?China has already captured the world's attention. The China Questions takes us behind media images and popular perceptions to provide insight on fundamental issues.
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35.75 USD

The China Questions: Critical Insights into a Rising Power

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From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness expose of the awful dangers of America's hidden, fifty-year-long nuclear policy that continues to this day. At the same time former presidential advisor Daniel Ellsberg famously took the top-secret Pentagon Papers, he also took with him a chilling cache ...
The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner
From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness expose of the awful dangers of America's hidden, fifty-year-long nuclear policy that continues to this day. At the same time former presidential advisor Daniel Ellsberg famously took the top-secret Pentagon Papers, he also took with him a chilling cache of top secret documents related to America's nuclear program in the 1960s. Here for the first time he reveals the contents of those documents, and makes clear their shocking relevance for today. The Doomsday Machine is Ellsberg's hair-raising insider's account of the most dangerous arms buildup in the history of civilization, whose legacy--and proposed renewal under the Trump administration--threatens the very survival of humanity. It is scarcely possible to estimate the true dangers of our present nuclear policies without penetrating the secret realities of the nuclear strategy of the late Eisenhower and early Kennedy years, when Ellsberg had high-level access to them. No other insider has written so candidly of that long-classified history, and nothing has fundamentally changed since that era. Ellsberg's analysis of recent research on nuclear winter shows that even a small nuclear exchange would cause billions of deaths by global nuclear famine. Ellsberg, in the end, offers steps we can take under the current administration to avoid nuclear catastrophe. Framed as a memoir, this gripping expose reads like a thriller with cloak-and-dagger intrigue, placing Ellsberg back in his natural role as whistle-blower. It is a real-life Dr. Strangelove story, but an ultimately hopeful--and powerfully important--book.
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34.12 USD

The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

by Daniel Ellsberg
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How do we frame decisions to use or abstain from military force? Who should do the killing? Do we need new paradigms to guide the use of force? And what does victory mean in contemporary conflict? In many ways, these are timeless questions. But they should be revisited in light ...
The Ethics of War and Peace Revisited: Moral Challenges in an Era of Contested and Fragmented Sovereignty
How do we frame decisions to use or abstain from military force? Who should do the killing? Do we need new paradigms to guide the use of force? And what does victory mean in contemporary conflict? In many ways, these are timeless questions. But they should be revisited in light of changing circumstances in the twenty-first century. The post-Cold War, post-9/11 world is one of contested and fragmented sovereignty: contested because the norm of territorial integrity has shed some of its absolute nature, fragmented because some states do not control all of their territory and cannot defeat violent groups operating within their borders. Humanitarian intervention, preventive war, and just war are all framing mechanisms aimed at convincing domestic and international audiences to go to war-or not), as well as to decide who is justified in legally and ethically killing. The international group of scholars assembled in this book critically examine these frameworks to ask if they are flawed, and if so, how they can be improved. Finally, the volume contemplates what all the killing and dying is for if victory ultimately proves elusive.
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38.800000 USD

The Ethics of War and Peace Revisited: Moral Challenges in an Era of Contested and Fragmented Sovereignty

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Something that has been needed for decades: a leftist foreign policy with a clear moral basis Foreign policy, for leftists, used to be relatively simple. They were for the breakdown of capitalism and its replacement with a centrally planned economy. They were for workers against moneyed interests and for colonized ...
A Foreign Policy for the Left
Something that has been needed for decades: a leftist foreign policy with a clear moral basis Foreign policy, for leftists, used to be relatively simple. They were for the breakdown of capitalism and its replacement with a centrally planned economy. They were for workers against moneyed interests and for colonized peoples against imperial (Western) powers. But these easy substitutes for thought are becoming increasingly difficult. Neo-liberal capitalism is triumphant, and the workers' movement is in radical decline. National liberation movements have produced new oppressions. A reflexive anti-imperialist politics can turn leftists into apologists for morally abhorrent groups. In Michael Walzer's view, the left can no longer (in fact, could never) take automatic positions but must proceed from clearly articulated moral principles. In this book, adapted from essays published in Dissent, Walzer asks how leftists should think about the international scene-about humanitarian intervention and world government, about global inequality and religious extremism-in light of a coherent set of underlying political values.
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42.66 USD

A Foreign Policy for the Left

by Michael Walzer
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What makes people fight and risk their lives for countries other than their own? Why did diverse individuals such as Lord Byron, George Orwell, Che Guevara, and Osama bin Laden all volunteer for ostensibly foreign causes? Nir Arielli helps us understand this perplexing phenomenon with a wide-ranging history of foreign-war ...
From Byron to Bin Laden: A History of Foreign War Volunteers
What makes people fight and risk their lives for countries other than their own? Why did diverse individuals such as Lord Byron, George Orwell, Che Guevara, and Osama bin Laden all volunteer for ostensibly foreign causes? Nir Arielli helps us understand this perplexing phenomenon with a wide-ranging history of foreign-war volunteers, from the wars of the French Revolution to the civil war in Syria.Challenging narrow contemporary interpretations of foreign fighters as a security problem, Arielli opens up a broad range of questions about individuals' motivations and their political and social context, exploring such matters as ideology, gender, international law, military significance, and the memory of war. He shows that even though volunteers have fought for very different causes, they share a number of characteristics. Often driven by a personal search for meaning, they tend to superimpose their own beliefs and perceptions on the wars they join. They also serve to internationalize conflicts not just by being present at the front but by making wars abroad matter back at home. Arielli suggests an innovative way of distinguishing among different types of foreign volunteers, examines the mixed reputation they acquire, and provides the first in-depth comparative analysis of the military roles that foreigners have played in several conflicts.Merging social, cultural, military, and diplomatic history, From Byron to bin Laden is the most comprehensive account yet of a vital, enduring, but rarely explored feature of warfare past and present.
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From Byron to Bin Laden: A History of Foreign War Volunteers

by Nir Arielli
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Does America's pro-Israel lobby wield inappropriate control over US foreign policy? This book has created a storm of controversy by bringing out into the open America's relationship with the Israel lobby: a loose coalition of individuals and organizations that actively work to shape foreign policy in a way that is ...
The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy
Does America's pro-Israel lobby wield inappropriate control over US foreign policy? This book has created a storm of controversy by bringing out into the open America's relationship with the Israel lobby: a loose coalition of individuals and organizations that actively work to shape foreign policy in a way that is profoundly damaging both to the United States and Israel itself. Israel is an important, valued American ally, yet Mearsheimer and Walt show that, by encouraging unconditional US financial and diplomatic support for Israel and promoting the use of its power to remake the Middle East, the lobby has jeopardized America's and Israel's long-term security and put other countries - including Britain - at risk.
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18.90 USD

The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

by Stephen M. Walt, John J. Mearsheimer
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Andrew Mumford challenges the notion of a special relationship between the United States and United Kingdom in diplomatic and military affairs, the most vaunted and, he says, exaggerated of associations in the post-1945 era. Though they are allies to be sure, national self-interest and domestic politics have often undercut their ...
Counterinsurgency Wars and the Anglo-American Alliance: The Special Relationship on the Rocks
Andrew Mumford challenges the notion of a special relationship between the United States and United Kingdom in diplomatic and military affairs, the most vaunted and, he says, exaggerated of associations in the post-1945 era. Though they are allies to be sure, national self-interest and domestic politics have often undercut their relationship. This book combines for the first time a history of the US-UK interaction during major counterinsurgency campaigns since 1945, from Palestine to Iraq and Afghanistan, with a critical examination of the widely perceived special relationship that has been tested during these frequently difficult, protracted, and costly conflicts. An assessment of each nation's respective internal political discussions and diplomatic exchanges about the other's conflicts reveals that in actuality there is only a thin layer of specialness at work in wars that shaped the postcolonial balance of power, the fight against Communism in the Cold War, and the twenty-first-century war on terror. This work is especially timely given that the US-UK relationship is once again under scrutiny because of the Trump administration's America First rhetoric and Britain's changing international relations as a result of Brexit. Counterinsurgency Wars and the Anglo-American Alliance will interest scholars and students of history, international relations, and security studies as well as policy practitioners in the field.
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Counterinsurgency Wars and the Anglo-American Alliance: The Special Relationship on the Rocks

by Andrew Mumford
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China has forty major transboundary watercourses with neighbouring countries, and has frequently been accused of harming its downstream neighbours through its domestic water management policies, such as the construction of dams for hydropower. This book provides an understanding of water security in Asia by investigating how shared water resources affect ...
China's International Transboundary Rivers: China's International Transboundary Rivers
China has forty major transboundary watercourses with neighbouring countries, and has frequently been accused of harming its downstream neighbours through its domestic water management policies, such as the construction of dams for hydropower. This book provides an understanding of water security in Asia by investigating how shared water resources affect China's relationships with neighbouring countries in South, East, Southeast and Central Asia. Since China is an upstream state on most of its shared transboundary rivers, the country's international water policy is at the core of Asia's water security. These water disputes have had strong implications for China's interstate relations, and also influenced its international water policy alongside domestic concerns over water resource management. This book investigates China's policy responses to domestic water crises and examines China's international water policy as well as its strategy in dealing with international cooperation. The authors describe the key elements of water diplomacy in Asia which demonstrate varying degrees of effectiveness of environmental agreements. It shows how China has established various institutional arrangements with neighbouring countries, primarily in the form of bilateral agreements over hydrological data exchange. Detailed case studies are included of the Mekong, Brahmaputra, Ili and Amur rivers.
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China's International Transboundary Rivers: China's International Transboundary Rivers

by Lei Xie
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This new textbook focuses on Japan's foreign relations in Asia over the last 20 years, a period in which there have been dramatic developments including the reinterpretation of the Constitution, expanded US-Japan defense cooperation and passage of legislation in 2015 that eases constitutional constraints on its' military forces. The rapid ...
Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia
This new textbook focuses on Japan's foreign relations in Asia over the last 20 years, a period in which there have been dramatic developments including the reinterpretation of the Constitution, expanded US-Japan defense cooperation and passage of legislation in 2015 that eases constitutional constraints on its' military forces. The rapid rise of China and its apparent hegemonic ambitions in Asia challenges the regional status quo and has greatly influenced not only bilateral relations with Japan, but also stoked regional tensions and anxieties. The geopolitical dynamics and implications of these new developments are profound and underscore the need for a new text on this subject - this book fills that gap. Covering not only the key regional players of China and the Koreas, this textbook also encompasses chapters on Japan's relations with India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand along with its multilateral engagement and initiatives. Combined with transnational chapters on critical thematic issues, this new textbook, with is accessible style and jargon-free analysis, provides a resource that will be both accessible to students and provide them with a deep understanding of Japan's contemporary relations in Asia. Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Japanese politics, international relations, foreign policy, government and Asian affairs.
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Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia

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Introduction to Intelligence Studies provides a comprehensive overview of intelligence and security issues, defines critical terms, and reviews the history of intelligence in the United States. Designed in a practical sequence, the book begins with the basics of intelligence, progresses through its history, describes best practices, and explores the way ...
Introduction to Intelligence Studies
Introduction to Intelligence Studies provides a comprehensive overview of intelligence and security issues, defines critical terms, and reviews the history of intelligence in the United States. Designed in a practical sequence, the book begins with the basics of intelligence, progresses through its history, describes best practices, and explores the way the IC operates today. Much has changed in the years since the publication of the first edition in 2011. The 2nd edition delves into issues that have come to the forefront since then, such as: WikiLeaks, ISIS, the Senate's blistering report on the CIA's use of torture, the Ebola epidemic, and Russia's incursion into Ukraine.
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Introduction to Intelligence Studies

by Melissa Graves, David H. McElreath, III, Carl J. Jensen
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This book discusses the different roles played by universities in responding to civil or interstate conflict, division or occupation, illustrating these with a series of case studies written by those who have had direct experience of the issues they describe. It is based on the understanding that education can be ...
Universities and Conflict: The Role of Higher Education in Peacebuilding and Resistance
This book discusses the different roles played by universities in responding to civil or interstate conflict, division or occupation, illustrating these with a series of case studies written by those who have had direct experience of the issues they describe. It is based on the understanding that education can be both a constructive and destructive force and includes examples of universities adding to conflict, as well as being involved in peace. It draws from research undetaken in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East in order to identify the contribution that universities had been able to make to occupied or recovering states. The book therefore compiles a series of accounts drawn from the field, written by the academics, managers, students and community partners, which look at the reasons behind the response they have taken, the impact this has had on the local and the academic community and the challenges they have faced as a result. The book is organised in five sections that deal with conceptual issues, institutional responses, academic-led or discipline-specific responses, teaching or curriculum-led responses and student involvement. The first section sets out the conceptual framework for the book. Section two includes a series of historical accounts of how different universities have adapted their missions and priorities in response to the changing external environment in which they found themselves. Section three deals with the contributions that academics have made though research that has impacted on state policy, or though discipline specific support to local communities. Section four provides examples of teaching methodologies or curriculum development that have been implemented with the specific intention of addressing conflict or building peace and Section five brings together examples of student led responses to oppression or occupation and the broader impact these have had on their local communities. The final chapter attempts to identify patters drawn from these experiences and offers pointers for future research. This book will be of much interest to students of peace studies, conflict resolution, education studies and IR in general.
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Universities and Conflict: The Role of Higher Education in Peacebuilding and Resistance

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This book aims to contribute to debates about the concept of `quality peace', and provides an analytical framework to show how this concept can be used to evaluate post-conflict peacebuilding through a number of case studies. The editors and contributors argue that the quality of the changes in a post-accord ...
Understanding Quality Peace: Peacebuilding after Civil War
This book aims to contribute to debates about the concept of `quality peace', and provides an analytical framework to show how this concept can be used to evaluate post-conflict peacebuilding through a number of case studies. The editors and contributors argue that the quality of the changes in a post-accord state is related to the extent to which peace accords are implemented, the agreed-upon mechanism for the non-violent resolution of the conflict, and the available social space for civil and political actors. To arrive at the concept of `quality peace', they evaluate the existing literature and identify a lack of a satisfactory means of measuring outcomes, and consequently how these might be researched comparatively. Social, political and economic changes take time, and the authors suggest that the step towards that direction is critical to understand the trajectory towards `quality peace' in the post-conflict period and this should be evaluated from multiple dimensions. The book has three main objectives: (a) to demonstrate that the research and practice in the field of peacebuilding should move beyond the notion of absence of war, and one way to do so is by using the new concept of quality peace; (b) all post-war cases are qualitatively different, and even the most commonly observed outcome is an absence of war; the book aims to show how these qualitatively different aspects should be researched; (c) aims to demonstrate the five dimensions of quality peace; through extensive literature review and empirical evidence, the authors identify and explore five factors considered necessary to evaluate quality peace in a post-accord society, which are (1) post-war security; (2) governance; (3) economic reconstruction; (4) reconciliation and transitional justice; and (4) space for civil society to hold government accountable as well as provide goods and services to citizens when necessary. This book will be of much interest to students of peace and conflict studies, civil wars, global governance, security studies and International Relations in general.
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Understanding Quality Peace: Peacebuilding after Civil War

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A work of problem-driven political theory which explores the refugee problem as an epistemological and discursive construct, through an engagement with the works of Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt - two political theorists who have much in common and much to contribute to our understanding of the global refugee problem, ...
International Political Theory and the Refugee Problem
A work of problem-driven political theory which explores the refugee problem as an epistemological and discursive construct, through an engagement with the works of Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt - two political theorists who have much in common and much to contribute to our understanding of the global refugee problem, but who have been used somewhat restrictively and in isolation from each other.
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International Political Theory and the Refugee Problem

by Dr. Natasha Saunders
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What does China's rise mean for transnational civil society? What happens when global activist networks engage a powerful and norm-resistant new hegemon? This book combines detailed ethnographic research with cross-case comparisons to identify key factors underpinning variation in the results and processes of advocacy on a range of issues affecting ...
The Advocacy Trap: Transnational Activism and State Power in China
What does China's rise mean for transnational civil society? What happens when global activist networks engage a powerful and norm-resistant new hegemon? This book combines detailed ethnographic research with cross-case comparisons to identify key factors underpinning variation in the results and processes of advocacy on a range of issues affecting both China and the world, including global warming, intellectual property rights, HIV/AIDS treatment, the use of capital punishment, suppression of the Falun Gong religious movement, and Tibetan independence. Built on a unique blend of comparative and international theory, it advances the notion of advocacy drift -a process whereby the objectives and principled beliefs of activists are transformed through interaction with the Chinese state. The book offers a timely reassessment of transnational civil society, including its power to persuade and to leverage the policies of national governments. -- .
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The Advocacy Trap: Transnational Activism and State Power in China

by Stephen Noakes
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