Summary Book Review War Without End by Michael Schwartz:
Download or read book War Without End written by Michael Schwartz and published by Haymarket Books. This book was released on 2016-12-05 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Michael Schwartz gets behind the headlines, revealing the real dynamics of the Iraq debacle and its legacy.
Summary Book Review War Without End by G.P. Hudson:
Download or read book War Without End written by G.P. Hudson and published by Thavma Press. This book was released on 2021-09-25 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What Price Would You Pay for Freedom? The Terran Empire, the greatest empire in the history of humanity, is crumbling. Throughout the galaxy, planetary systems seek independence and freedom. Everywhere there is war. Trying to maintain its grip, the Empire has become more ruthless, and reliant on mercenary armies. The powerful Zeta Corp fills this need with its advanced weapons, and legions of genetically engineered soldiers. These soldiers, while fiercely loyal, are nothing more than slaves. Danny is a Zeta Corp mercenary who has known nothing but war, and service to Zeta Corp in his short life. But when a routine mission ends in disaster, he finds himself questioning everything he believed in. Pitted against the Empire, and Zeta Corp, can he gain freedom for himself, his friends, and the galaxy? Find out in War Without End, Book 1 of Fall of the Terran Empire.
Summary Book Review War without End by Dilip Hiro:
Download or read book War without End written by Dilip Hiro and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-03 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides the historical and political context to explain acts of terror, including the September 11th, and the bombing of American Embassies in Nairobi and Dar as Salaam and the West's responses. Providing a brief history of Islam as a religion and as socio-political ideology, Dilip Hiro goes on to outline the Islamist movements that have thrived in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan, and their changing relationship with America. It is within this framework that the rising menace of Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaida network is discussed. The Pentagon's amazingly swift victory over the Taliban in Afghanistan is examined along with implications of the Bush Doctrine, encapsulated in his declaration, 'so long as anybody is terrorizing established governments, there needs to be a war' - a recipe for war without end.
Summary Book Review The Politics of War by Jean-Christophe Boucher:
Download or read book The Politics of War written by Jean-Christophe Boucher and published by UBC Press. This book was released on 2017-10-02 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Canada committed forces to the military mission in Afghanistan after September 11, 2001, little did Canadians foresee that they would be involved in a war-riven country for over a decade. The Politics of War explores how and why Canada’s Afghanistan mission became so politicized. Through analysis of the public record and interviews with officials, Boucher and Nossal show how the Canadian government sought to frame the engagement in Afghanistan as a “mission” rather than what it was – a war. This book analyzes the impact of political elites, Parliament, and public opinion on the conflict and demonstrates how much of Canada’s involvement was shaped by the vagaries of domestic politics.
Summary Book Review Cold War in the Islamic World by Dilip Hiro:
Download or read book Cold War in the Islamic World written by Dilip Hiro and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-02-01 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For four decades Saudi Arabia and Iran have vied for influence in the Muslim world. At the heart of this ongoing Cold War between Riyadh and Tehran lie the Sunni-Shia divide, and the two countries' intertwined histories. Saudis see this as a conflict between Sunni and Shia; Iran's ruling clerics view it as one between their own Islamic Republic and an illegitimate monarchy. This foundational schism has played out in a geopolitical competition for dominance in the region: Iran has expanded its influence in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, while Saudi Arabia's hyperactive crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman, has intervened in Yemen, isolated Qatar and destabilized Lebanon. Dilip Hiro examines the toxic rivalry between the two countries, tracing its roots and asking whether this Islamic Cold War is likely to end any time soon.
Summary Book Review The Longest August by Dilip Hiro:
Download or read book The Longest August written by Dilip Hiro and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-02-24 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The partitioning of British India into independent Pakistan and India in August 1947 occurred in the midst of communal holocaust, with Hindus and Sikhs on one side and Muslims on the other. More than 750,000 people were butchered, and 12 million fled their homes -- primarily in caravans of bullock-carts -- to seek refuge across the new border: it was the largest exodus in history. Sixty-seven years later, it is as if that August never ended. Renowned historian and journalist Dilip Hiro provides a riveting account of the relationship between India and Pakistan, tracing the landmark events that led to the division of the sub-continent and the evolution of the contentious relationship between Hindus and Muslims. To this day, a reasonable resolution to their dispute has proved elusive, and the Line of Control in Kashmir remains the most heavily fortified frontier in the world, with 400,000 soldiers arrayed on either side. Since partition, there have been several acute crises between the neighbors, including the secession of East Pakistan to form an independent Bangladesh in 1971, and the acquisition of nuclear weapons by both sides resulting in a scarcely avoided confrontation in 1999 and again in 2002. Hiro amply demonstrates the geopolitical importance of the India-Pakistan conflict by chronicling their respective ties not only with America and the Soviet Union, but also with China, Israel, and Afghanistan. Hiro weaves these threads into a lucid narrative, enlivened with colorful biographies of leaders, vivid descriptions of wars, sensational assassinations, gross violations of human rights -- and cultural signifiers like cricket matches. The Longest August is incomparable in its scope and presents the first definitive history of one of the world's longest-running and most intractable conflicts.
Summary Book Review Routledge Library Editions: Development Mini-Set J: Politics and International Relations by Various:
Download or read book Routledge Library Editions: Development Mini-Set J: Politics and International Relations written by Various and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-11-05 with total page 1832 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Routledge Library Editions: Development will re-issue works which address economic, political and social aspects of development. Published over more than four decades these books trace the emergence of development as one of the most important contemporary issues and one of the key areas of study for modern social science. The books cover the most important themes within development and include studies of Latin America, Africa and Asia. Authors include Sir Alexander Cairncross, W. Arthur Lewis, Lord Peter Bauer and Cristobal Kay. An extensive collection of previously hard to access or out of print books, this set presents an unrivalled opportunity to build up a wealth of material in the field of development studies, with a particular focus upon economic and political concerns. The volumes in the collection offer both a global overview of the history of development in the twentieth century, and a huge variety of case studies on the development of individual nations. For institutional purchases for e-book sets please contact [email protected] (customers in the UK, Europe and Rest of World)
Summary Book Review America and the Third World by John Girling:
Download or read book America and the Third World written by John Girling and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-11-26 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Girling’s book, first published in 1980, investigates the relationship between America and the Third World, centring on three main themes: the nature of American involvement in the Third World, the challenge posed by the rival Super-Power; and the Changes both in US-Soviet relations (from containment to détente) and in the Third World. Three propositions are put forward: that the overriding interest of American foreign policy maker is in the stability of the global system of relationships; that this interest coincides with most Third World élites; and that the global system normally operates peacefully, although continually subject to internal and external challenges.
Summary Book Review The Essence of Islamist Extremism by Irm Haleem:
Download or read book The Essence of Islamist Extremism written by Irm Haleem and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2011-11-24 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a critical and a conceptual analysis of radical Islamist rhetoric drawn from temporally and contextually varied Islamist extremist groups, challenging the popular understanding of Islamist extremism as a product of a ‘clash-of-civilizations’. Arguing that the essence of Islamist extremism can only be accurately understood by drawing a distinction between the radical Islamist explanations and justifications of violence, the author posits that despite the radical Islamist contextualization of violence within Islamic religious tenets, there is nothing conceptually or distinctly Islamic about Islamist extremism. She engages in a critical analysis of the nature of reason in radical Islamist rhetoric, asserting that the radical Islamist explanations of violence are conceptually reasoned in terms of existential Hegelian struggles for recognition (as fundamentally struggles against oppression), and the radical Islamist justifications of violence are conceptually reasoned in terms of moral consequentialism. With a detailed analysis of Islamist extremist discourse spanning a wide range of contexts, this book has a broad relevance for scholars and students working in the field of Islamic studies, religious violence, philosophy and political theory.
Download or read book War Without End written by and published by . This book was released on 2016 with total page 535 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Emperor's vision of mankind ascendant lies in tatters. But with Horus's rebellion spreading to every corner of the Imperium and war engulfing new worlds and systems almost daily, there are some who now ask: were the signs there to be seen all along? In these dark times, only one thing is certain - the galaxy will never know peace again, not in this lifetime or a thousand others ... This Horus Heresy anthology contains twenty-one short stories by David Annandale, Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Gav Thorpe, Chris Wraight, Guy Haley, James Swallow, Nick Kyme, Rob Sanders, John French, Andy Smillie and Graham McNeill.
Author :Richmond Oliver P. Richmond Publisher :Edinburgh University Press Release Date :2020-07-31 ISBN 10 :9781474466295 Pages :288 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (629 users download)
Summary Book Review Local Legitimacy and International Peace Intervention by Richmond Oliver P. Richmond:
Download or read book Local Legitimacy and International Peace Intervention written by Richmond Oliver P. Richmond and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2020-07-31 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Furthering the understanding of the legitimate authority in internationally-led peace-and state-building interventionsThis study focuses on understanding the complexities of legitimate authority in internationally led peace- and statebuilding interventions. Innovative theoretical approach, engaging with local and contextual forms of legitimacy in peacebuilding contexts Introduces nuanced understandings of the concept of legitimacyBased on wide ranging fieldwork and twelve case studies Broader lessons for IR and for policy-makersIncludes local authors This edited volume focuses on disentangling the interplay of local peacebuilding processes and international policy, via comparative theoretical and empirical work on the question of legitimacy and authority. Using a number of conflict-affected regions as case studies - including Kosovo, Iraq, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Sudan - the book incorporates the expertise of a range of international scholars in order to understand the dynamics of local peacebuilding, the construction of legitimate authority, and its interplay with internationally led peace- and state-building interventions. The commissioned chapters advance our understanding of local legitimacy, sustainable international engagement, and the hybrid forms of authority they produce.
Summary Book Review Underlined While Reading-2 by Sezai ARLI:
Download or read book Underlined While Reading-2 written by Sezai ARLI and published by Sezai ARLI. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: I was born in December 1954 or January 1955 (‘when the first snow fall’) as the third child of a Kurdish family living in a remote village of Eastern Turkey. My father died of tuberculosis at the age of 31 when I was six years old. My mother was 34, never married again, dedicated her life to her children. From the moment I learned how to read and write I became a passionate reader of the books; books on literature, books on history, books on travel, books on philosophy, books on memoirs, books on biographies, books on politics… This book contains some of the history excerpts that I noted while reading important books on history; mostly on history of Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Middle East, Levant, and Europe... These are excerpts of knowledge, excerpts of wisdom, excerpts of reflection of remarkable men about history of mankind both ancient and contemporary… Sezai Arli Doha, November 2020
Summary Book Review Nation Building in Kurdistan by Mohammed Ihsan:
Download or read book Nation Building in Kurdistan written by Mohammed Ihsan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-06-17 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Kurdish people and the Kurdish Regional Government faced huge challenges rebuilding their nation and identity after the atrocities and human rights abuses committed by Saddam Hussein and his regime. In 2005 a new Iraqi constitution recognized as genocide the persecution of Faylee Kurds, the disappearance of 8,000 males belonging to the Barzanis and the chemical attacks of Anfal and Halabja paving the way to the investigations and claim by Kurdish people. This book provides in-depth analysis of the tensions caused by the Kurdish experience, the claim for the independence of a united Kurdistan and the wider tendency towards political and social fragmentation in Iraqi society.