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Beyond The Headlines

Author : Amelia Bookstein
ISBN : 0855985267
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science

China In And Beyond The Headlines

Author : Timothy B. Weston
ISBN : 9781442209060
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 73.50 MB
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In the third volume of this popular series, leading experts provide fascinating and unexpected insights into critical issues of culture, economy, politics, and society in today's China. This world, outside the reach of state control and either misunderstood or unreported in Western media, gains clarity and dimension from the fresh insights of a prominent group of activists, investigative journalists, lawyers, scholars, and travelers, who share a common interest in lessening the profound information gap between China and the rest of the world. In sixteen new essays, they address such key topics as civil society, consumerism, environmental adversity, ethnic tension, the Internet, legal reform, new media and social networking, nationalist tourism, sex and popular culture, as well the costs of urban gigantism to portray the complexity of life in contemporary China—and how, increasingly, it speaks to the everyday experience of Americans. Contributions by: David Bandurski, Susan D. Blum, Timothy Cheek, Gady Epstein, Andrew S. Erickson, Lionel M. Jensen, John Kamm, Wenquing Kang, Katherine Palmer Kaup, Travis Klingberg, Orion A. Lewis, Benjamin L. Liebman, Jonathan S. Noble, Tim Oakes, Jessica C. Teets, Alex L. Wang, and Timothy B. Weston.
Category: Political Science

Tell Them I Didn T Cry

Author : Jackie Spinner
ISBN : 9780743288552
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A young journalist from the Midwest describes her sojourn in Iraq as the Baghdad Bureau Chief for the "Washington Post," detailing what it is like to cover a war under the constant threat of kidnapping, injury, and death.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Beyond The Headlines

Author : Areej Zufari
ISBN : 9781479729579
Genre : History
File Size : 64.43 MB
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Beyond the Headlines: A Deeper Look at Middle Eastern Culture Take a look at today’s newspaper. There will almost certainly be relevant news articles that involve the people of the Middle East. But what do these headlines tell us? How do we understand what is happening in Syria, Iran, Egypt, and Qatar through brief articles and sound bites? Who are the people behind those headlines? Beyond the Headlines is for readers who are frustrated by fragments of news. This book allows readers to discover and explore Middle Eastern culture without dogma or a political agenda. Beyond the Headlines reveals the true Middle East.
Category: History

The Iraq War

Author : Williamson Murray
ISBN : 9780674504127
Genre : History
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In this unprecedented account of the intensive air and ground operations in Iraq, two of America's most distinguished military historians bring clarity and depth to the first major war of the new millennium. Reaching beyond the blaring headlines, embedded videophone reports, and daily Centcom briefings, Williamson Murray and Robert Scales analyze events in light of past military experiences, present battleground realities, and future expectations.
Category: History

Foreign Service Journal

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ISBN : NWU:35556037815974
Genre : Diplomatic and consular service, American
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Category: Diplomatic and consular service, American

Communicating With The World Of Islam

Author : A. Ross Johnson
ISBN : 9780817948238
Genre : Political Science
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Drawing from lessons learned during the cold war broadcasting experience, Communicating with the World of Islam suggests the best ways to organize U.S. efforts to communicate with the Islamic world. It examines the impact the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, and other broadcasting tools had and suggests how we can use these instruments today to reach Islamic communities around the globe.
Category: Political Science

Antiquities Under Siege

Author : Lawrence Rothfield
ISBN : 0759110999
Genre : History
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As Saddam Hussein's government fell in April 2003, news accounts detailed the pillage of Iraq's National Museum. Less dramatic, though far more devastating, was the subsequent looting at thousands of archaeological sites around the country, which continues on a massive scale to this day. This book details the disasters that have befallen Iraq's cultural heritage, analyzes why all efforts to protect it have failed, and identifies new mechanisms and strategies to prevent the mistakes of Iraq from being replicated in other war-torn regions.
Category: History

Beyond Duty

Author : Shannon Meehan
ISBN : 9780745637624
Genre : Social Science
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Under the blazing Iraqi sun in the summer of 2007, Shannon Meehan, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, ordered a strike that would take the lives of innocent Iraqi civilians. He thought he was doing the right thing. He thought he was protecting his men. He thought that he would only kill the enemy, but in the ruins of the strike, he discovers his mistake and uncovers a tragedy. For most of his deployment in Iraq, Lt. Meehan felt that he had been made for a life in the military. A tank commander, he worked in the violent Diyala Province, successfully fighting the insurgency by various Sunni and Shia factions. He was celebrated by his senior officers and decorated with medals. But when the U.S. surge to retake Iraq in 2006 and 2007 finally pushed into Baqubah, a town virtually entirely controlled by al Qaida, Meehan would make the decision that would change his life. This is the true story of one soldier's attempt to reconcile what he has done with what he felt he had to do. Stark and devastating, it recounts first-hand the reality of a new type of warfare that remains largely unspoken and forgotten on the frontlines of Iraq.
Category: Social Science