The author is among the few to have witnessed at first hand the devastating reality of life in the failed and desperate state of Somalia. In this book, he takes us to the heart of the struggle, meeting everyone from politicians, pirates, extremists and mercenaries to aid workers, civilians and refugees.
The global financial crisis has made it clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations. This title challenges the economic wisdom that got us into this mess, and puts forward a vision that transforms economics and restores prosperity. It asserts the necessity of an active government role in economic policymaking.
This revised, updated, and considerably expanded new edition provides a systematic introduction to the theory and practice of contemporary international relations. Including pedagogical features highlighting key thinkers and concepts, this text clarifies the fundamental debates and issues at stake in global political affairs.
Analyzes democratic trends over the decades in Europe and America. This book argues that there are two complementary processes at work. It argues that popular disengagement, and the withdrawal of political elites from a representative role, are contributing to the death of the political party.
From the leading British commentator on France, this is an absorbing, vivid, and monumental account of the tortured relationship between France and its ex-colonies, from the first days of Empire to the ongoing eruptions of violence in the Parisian suburbs
Traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread to become the world's greatest threat. This title shows how the zeal of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and the strategic mistakes of Western governments led to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swathes of Syria and Iraq.
From the events of his everyday life, Kashua brings forth a series of brilliant, caustic, wry, and earless reflections on social and cultural dynamics as experienced by someone who straddles two societies. Amusing and sincere, Native - a selection of his popular columns - is comprised of unrestrained, profoundly thoughtful personal dispatches.
Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend.
Only a few years after Britain defeated fascism came the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya - a mass armed rebellion by the Kikuyu people, demanding the return of their land and freedom. Unearthing reams of documents, the author reveals the full savagery of the Mau Mau war and the ruthless determination with which Britain sought to control its empire.
A critical reflection on the role of terrorism in major armed conflicts occurring during the 1990s and the first decade of the twenty first century. Case studies include Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria.
1st November 2006: Alexander Litvinenko is brazenly poisoned in central London. Twenty-two days later he dies, killed from the inside by Polonium - a rare, lethal and highly radioactive substance. His crime? He had made some powerful enemies in Russia. This is the story of the life and death of Litvinenko and of Russia's cold war with the west.
Tells the history of the past two centuries, showing how a disparate group of thinkers, journalists, radicals and charismatics emerged from the ruins of empire to create an unstoppable Asian renaissance, one whose ideas lie behind everything from the Chinese Communist Party to the Muslim Brotherhood, and have made our world what it is today.
Addresses the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of modernity in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. This book proposes that every case of transition to capitalism is a case of translation as well and categories into the categories and self-understandings of capitalist modernity.
An anthology of writing on asylum seekers from some of Britain and Ireland's most influential voices. It is a collection of short fiction, memoir, poetry and essays that explores what it really means to be a refugee: to flee from conflict, poverty and terror; to have to leave your home and family behind; and to undertake a perilous journey.
Turkey stands at the crossroads of the Middle East--caught between the West and ISIS, Syria and Russia, and governed by an increasingly hard-line leader. Acclaimed writer Kaya Genc has been covering his country for the past decade.
From the eighteenth-century rebellions in America and France to the explosive changes of the twentieth-century, this book traces the changing face of revolution and its relationship to war while underscoring the crucial role such events will play in the future.
Spying has changed. In this era of email intercepts and drone strikes, spooks are expected to uncover plots buried in mountains of data. Yet this makes the need for trained field operatives who can verify facts and uncover secrets more acute than ever. The human factor endures. This book gives an account of how modern espionage works.
An innovative and lively account of both the history and key debates in postcolonialism. Robert Young situates it in a wide cultural context, discussing its importance as an historical condition, and as a means of changing the way that we think about the world.
Explores the political, social and economic forces that are shaping what America and the world will become in ensuing decades. From demographics to democracy, this title explores what the author calls the 'Drivers of Global Change', framing the international conversation about the future in provocative ways.