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Globalisation and Insurgency

by John Mackinlay

The central proposition of this book is that global changes have altered the nature of insurgency by weakening some governments and empowering the forces that seek to overthrow them. The book identifies four...


Investing in Peace: Aid and Conditionality After Civil Wars

by James K. Boyce

This book analyzes the provision of aid to countries that have undergone negotiated settlements to civil wars, drawing on recent experiences in Bosnia, Cambodia, El Salvador, and Guatemala. It focuses on the...


Enhancing Indo-Us Strategic Cooperation

by Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu

Argues that a carrot-and-stick policy is likely to be more effective than a stick-only approach in curbing India's nuclear ambitions. Increased strategic cooperation between India and the US is the ideal incentive,...


American Soldiers in Iraq: McSoldiers or Innovative Professionals?

by Morten G. Ender

American Soldiers in Iraq offers a unique snapshot of American soldiers in Iraq, analyzing their collective narratives in relation to the military sociology tradition.

Grounded in a century-long tradition of...


The Cultural Cold War in Western Europe, 1945-60

by Hans Krabbendam & Giles Scott-Smith

The idea of the Cold War as a propaganda contest as opposed to a military conflict is being increasingly accepted. This has led to a re-evaluation of the relationship between economic policies, political agendas...


SOE in France: An Account of the Work of the British Special Operations Executive in France 1940-1944

by M.R.D. Foot

SOE in France was first published in 1966, followed by a second impression with amendments in 1968. Since these editions were published, other material on SOE has become available. It was, therefore, agreed...


Regional Security in the Middle East: Past Present and Future

by Zeev Maoz

Middle Eastern politics of the 1990s have been characterized by a drive towards peace. Whether this is successful or not will depend on the negotiating process. These articles discuss the challenges, and provide...


Fundamentalism and Intellectuals in Egypt, 1973-1993

by David Sagiv

This study examines the attitude of Egyptian intellectuals towards Islamic fundamentalism in Egypt. They believe that to establish an Islamic state would mean a return to the Middle Ages and that Western values...


Moguls and Mandarins: Oil, Imperialism and the Middle East in British Foreign Policy 1900-1940

by Marian Kent

A study of Britain's imperial policy in the Middle East over oil, finance and defence. This book brings together different accounts of British policy in the early 20th century, particularly in the Ottoman Empire,...


Southeast Asia and the Great Powers

by Nicholas Tarling

The success of regionalism in Southeast Asia depends on the attitudes of the states within the region but also on the attitude of those outside it. This book is an erudite and stimulating study on the latter....


The Origins of the Second Arab-Israel War: Egypt, Israel and the Great Powers, 1952-56

by Michael B. Oren

This book represents the first scholarly examination of the origins of the 1956 Sinai campaign between Egypt and Israel. Utilising a wide range of primary sources, the study analyses the reasons for the breakdown...


A   History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII B.C. 30 (Routledge Revivals): Vol. V: Egypt Under Rameses the

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim

by Ravi Palat

This book situates the evolution of capitalist economies along Asia's Pacific Rim after the Second World War within broader global, political and economic changes. Specifically, it charts their growth at the...


The Armies of the Caliphs: Military and Society in the Early Islamic State

by Hugh Kennedy

The Armies of the Caliphs is the first major study of the relationship between army and society in the early Islamic period, and reveals the pivotal role of the military in politics.

Through a thorough examination...


North Korea: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

by Ian Jeffries

There is much intense interest in North Korea at present. This partly arises from questions about Korea's nuclear capability and intentions, and about the extent to which North Korea may be viewed as 'a rogue...


The Stewart Earls of Orkney

by Peter Anderson

For almost a century the islands of Orkney and Shetland were under the rule of the Stewart earls, father and son, a rule remarkable for its infamous reputation in island history. Robert Stewart was an illegitimate...


Boswell's Edinburgh Journals: 1767-1786

by Hugh M. Milne

James Boswell's relish for life, unflinching honesty and wide social contacts make him one of the raciest and most entertaining of all diarists.This is a one-volume edition of the journals he kept while making...


Out in the Army: My Life as a Gay Soldier

by James Wharton

Seeking escape from the quiet countryside of North Wales, the young James Wharton joined the British Army with adventure on his mind – and he found it. At basic training, boozing and brawling accompany the...


On the Crofter's Trail

by David Craig

In the Clearances of the 19th century, crofts - once the mainstay of Highland life in Scotland - were swept away as the land was put over to sheep grazing. Many of the people of the Highlands and islands of...


My Season on the Kenai: Fishing Alaska's Greatest Salmon River

by Lew Freedman

Award-winning journalist and author Lew Freedman shares personal experiences, true stories, and humorous folklore of the pursuit of kings, reds, pinks (or "humpies"), and silvers from April to October on this...