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Beyond The Headlines

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

Beyond Iraq

Author : Amitav Acharya
ISBN : 9789814324878
Genre : Political Science
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How does the Iraq War affect the future world order? What kinds of problems has this war brought about, and what is needed to remedy these problems, so as to reconstruct an order in Iraq and beyond? The present volume is a collection of essays exploring these issues, written by leading scholars in their respective fields. Importantly, the Iraq War has caused numerous long-term security and economic problems in Iraq (Chapter 1) and in the Middle East (Chapter 2). In addition, this war represents a failure of the Western liberals' project of establishing a liberal market democracy, and these liberals are likely to repeat the same error elsewhere in the future (Chapter 3). Moreover, the war underlines the crisis in global governance today, but the idea of reforming the United Nations has some serious limitations (Chapter 4). With regard to the issue of terrorism, ?Al-Qaeda in Iraq? has been operating in the field for some time, and thus Iraq will likely remain an important global center of terrorism in the foreseeable future (Chapter 5).
Category: Political Science

The Iraq War

Author : Williamson Murray
ISBN : 9780674041295
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

History Behind The Headlines

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ISBN : PSU:000053246455
Genre : History
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Provides background information on long-term ethnic, religious, political, territorial and economic conflicts between nations today.
Category: History

The Destruction Of Cultural Heritage In Iraq

Author : Peter G. Stone
ISBN : 9781843833840
Genre : Social Science
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An important study of the treatment of cultural property, and cultural heritage in general, in all modern theatres of conflict.
Category: Social Science

Beyond The Headlines

Author : Areej Zufari
ISBN : 9781479729579
Genre : History
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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

Afghanistan Revealed

Author : Caroline Richards
ISBN : 1848327544
Genre : History
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'The compendium not only sheds new light, but offers fresh hope. It is essential reading.' Tim Butcher, best-selling author Hardly a day goes by without Afghanistan making headline news – but what do we really know about this complex and enigmatic country, its people, its culture and most importantly, its future? This book takes us beyond the media focus on politics and war into the lives of the Afghan people, and the forces that have shaped their individual and collective history. Distinguished specialists shed light on Afghanistan from the earliest Aryan migrations and the emergence of Islam, through the country's role as a key Central Asian trade centre, the Anglo-Afghan wars and the Soviet invasion, to the emergence of a post-Taliban state. We are reminded of how the Afghans have suffered in centuries of violent conflict and have stubbornly resisted efforts to invade and dominate their land. We are presented with the tasks Afghanistan faces after the 2014 withdrawal of NATO-led combat troops, specifically the need to rebuild the country, create jobs, provide education, tap into its huge economic potential, and provide political and social harmony. Readable and accessible, Afghanistan Revealed is essential background for anyone wishing to understand why peace and stability in the region have been so elusive.
Category: History

China In And Beyond The Headlines

Author : Timothy B. Weston
ISBN : 9781442209060
Genre : Political Science
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In the third volume of this popular series, leading experts provide fascinating and unexpected insights into critical issues in today's China. 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.
Category: Political Science

The Unraveling

Author : Emma Sky
ISBN : 9781610395946
Genre : History
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One of the New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2015 One of Financial Times' Books of the Year, 2015 A New York Times Editors' Choice A New Statesman [UK] Essential Book of the Year 2015 A Times [UK] Book of the Year 2015 Shortlisted for the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction Shortlisted for the 2016 Orwell Prize When Emma Sky volunteered to help rebuild Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, she had little idea what she was getting in to. Her assignment was only supposed to last three months. She went on to serve there longer than any other senior military or diplomatic figure, giving her an unrivaled perspective of the entire conflict. As the representative of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Kirkuk in 2003 and then the political advisor to US General Odierno from 2007-2010, Sky was valued for her knowledge of the region and her outspoken voice. She became a tireless witness to American efforts to transform a country traumatized by decades of war, sanctions, and brutal dictatorship; to insurgencies and civil war; to the planning and implementation of the surge and the subsequent drawdown of US troops; to the corrupt political elites who used sectarianism to mobilize support; and to the takeover of a third of the country by the Islamic State. With sharp detail and tremendous empathy, Sky provides unique insights into the US military as well as the complexities, diversity, and evolution of Iraqi society. The Unraveling is an intimate insider's portrait of how and why the Iraq adventure failed and contains a unique analysis of the course of the war. Highlighting how nothing that happened in Iraq after 2003 was inevitable, Sky exposes the failures of the policies of both Republicans and Democrats, and the lessons that must be learned about the limitations of power.
Category: History