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Forces Of Fortune

Author : Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
ISBN : 9781416589686
Genre : History
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The best-selling author of The Shia Revival profiles the non-extremist new middle class that is emerging in the Islamic world, explaining how it is reshaping the Middle East and may prove pivotal to winning key conflicts with Iran and extremists.
Category: History

Forces Of Fortune

Author : Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
ISBN : 9781416589686
Genre : History
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The best-selling author of The Shia Revival profiles the non-extremist new middle class that is emerging in the Islamic world, explaining how it is reshaping the Middle East and may prove pivotal to winning key conflicts with Iran and extremists.
Category: History

Monthly Bibliography January February 2010

Author : United Nations
ISBN : 9210001680
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The Monthly Bibliography is compiled by the United Nations Library in Geneva. The Monthly Bibliography contains references to works (books, official documents and multimedia products) recently acquired by the Library in the subject areas that reflect the activities of the Organization. It also contains analytical descriptions of selected articles from some 350 periodicals. The main part is followed by author and title indexes. The Bibliography is issued 12 times a year with two double issues. Each issue includes both, English and French texts.

The Invisible Arab

Author : Marwan Bishara
ISBN : 9781568587097
Genre : Political Science
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The Invisible Arab traces the roots of the revolutions in the Arab world. Marwan Bishara, chief policy analyst of Al Jazeera English and the anchor of the program “Empire”, combines on-the-ground reporting, extensive research and scholarship, and political commentary in this book on the complex influences that made the revolutions possible. Bishara argues that the inclusive, pluralistic nationalism that motivated the revolutions are indispensable to their long-term success. The Invisible Arab is a voyage in time from the Arab world's 'liberation generation' through the 'defeated' and 'lost generations', arriving at today's 'miracle generation'. Bishara unpacks how this new generation, long seen as a demographic bomb, has proved to be the agent of progress, unity and freedom. It has in turn used social networks to mobilize for social justice. Bishara discusses how Israel, oil, terrorism and radical Islam have affected the interior identity of the region as well as Western projections upon it. Protection of Israel, Western imperial ambition, a thirst for oil, and fear of radicalism have caused many Western regimes and media to characterize Arab countries and people as unreceptive to democracy or progress. These ideas are as one-dimensional as they are foolhardy. Bishara argues that the Arab revolutions present a great window of opportunity for reinventing and improving Arab ties with the rest of the world— notably the West—on the basis of mutual respect and mutual interest. The revolutions will be judged by how they realize freedom and justice, and how they can pave the way for reconciling and accommodating nationalism and Islam with democracy. Bishara argues that these pillars—liberty and justice reconciled with religion and nationalism, form the bedrock that will allow stability and progress to flourish in the Arab world and beyond.
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Author : Parag Khanna
ISBN : 9780812988550
Genre : Business & Economics
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Connectivity, not geography, is our destiny. Mankind is reengineering the planet, investing up to ten trillion dollars per year in transportation, energy, and communications infrastructure linking the worlds burgeoning megacities together. Khanna explores the profound consequences this will have for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the environment, and social identity.
Category: Business & Economics

Sisters In War

Author : Christina Asquith
ISBN : 9781588367617
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Caught up in a terrifying war, facing choices of life and death, two Iraqi sisters take us into the hidden world of women’s lives under U.S. occupation. Through their powerful story of love and betrayal, interwoven with the stories of a Palestinian American women’s rights activist and a U.S. soldier, journalist Christina Asquith explores one of the great untold sagas of the Iraq war: the attempt to bring women’s rights to Iraq, and the consequences for all those involved. On the heels of the invasion, twenty-two-year-old Zia accepts a job inside the U.S. headquarters in Baghdad, trusting that democracy will shield her burgeoning romance with an American contractor from the disapproval of her fellow Iraqis. But as resistance to the U.S. occupation intensifies, Zia and her sister, Nunu, a university student, are targeted by Islamic insurgents and find themselves trapped between their hopes for a new country and the violent reality of a misguided war. Asquith sets their struggle against the broader U.S. efforts to bring women’s rights to Iraq, weaving the sisters’ story with those of Manal, a Palestinian American women’s rights activist, and Heather, a U.S. army reservist, who work together to found Iraq’s first women’s center. After one of their female colleagues is gunned down on a highway, Manal and Heather must decide whether they can keep fighting for Iraqi women if it means risking their own lives. In Sisters in War, Christina Asquith introduces the reader to four women who dare to stand up for their rights in the most desperate circumstances. With compassion and grace, she vividly reveals the plight of women living and serving in Iraq and offers us a vision of how women’s rights and Islam might be reconciled.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Working With A Rising India

Author : Charles R. Kaye
ISBN : 9780876096567
Genre : Political Science
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India now matters to U.S. interests in virtually every dimension. This CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, directed by Alyssa Ayres, assesses the current situation in India and the U.S.-India relationship, and suggests a new model for partnership with a rising India.
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The Strange Death Of Europe

Author : Douglas Murray
ISBN : 9781472942227
Genre : Political Science
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The Sunday Times number one bestseller The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive change as a society. This book is not only an analysis of demographic and political realities, but also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes reporting from across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who appear to welcome them in to the places which cannot accept them. Told from this first-hand perspective, and backed with impressive research and evidence, the book addresses the disappointing failure of multiculturalism, Angela Merkel's U-turn on migration, the lack of repatriation and the Western fixation on guilt. Murray travels to Berlin, Paris, Scandinavia, Lampedusa and Greece to uncover the malaise at the very heart of the European culture, and to hear the stories of those who have arrived in Europe from far away. In each chapter he also takes a step back to look at the bigger issues which lie behind a continent's death-wish, answering the question of why anyone, let alone an entire civilisation, would do this to themselves? He ends with two visions of Europe – one hopeful, one pessimistic – which paint a picture of Europe in crisis and offer a choice as to what, if anything, we can do next.
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Library Journal

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ISBN : UCSC:32106017989119
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The United States And Southeast Asia

Author : Robert Kerrey
ISBN : 087609275X
Genre : Political Science
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"Though a central part of our modern history, Southeast Asia has tended to be relegated to the backwaters of U.S. foreign policy - except at moments of crisis. The July 1997 collapse of the Thai baht that threatened to destabilize the world financial markets was a chilling reminder of Southeast Asia's importance - and of the complex challenge it poses for the United States. The 1999 East Timor crisis was another tragic event that caught America off guard. The U.S. experience in Asia - where we have fought three wars in the past six decades - instructs that we ignore the region only at great cost." "The Independent Task Force on the United States and Southeast Asia sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and chaired by former Senator Robert Kerrey, was formed to examine these issues. The Task Force found that instability or conflict in Southeast Asia - whether financial instability, genocide in Cambodia, turmoil in Indonesia, or potential conflict in the South China Sea - can rapidly become a matter of major global import that could ultimately threaten U.S. vital interests. The Task Force also concluded that U.S. policy toward Southeast Asia has been perceived in the region as hectoring, unnecessarily ad hoc, overbearing, and reactive." "The Task Force assessment and recommendations offer some guidance for more focused, better-integrated, and more valuable U.S. relations with Southeast Asia at a time of transition."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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