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Encyclopedia of Conflicts Since World War II

by James Ciment & Kenneth Hill

This copiously illustrated A-Z reference presents the most in-depth information available about the various conflicts the world has endured, local, regional, and international, since World War II. Some 142 conflicts...


Can Russia Change? (Routledge Revivals): The USSR Confronts Global Interdependence

by Walter Clemens

First published in 1990, this ground-breaking book sought to determine whether contemporary Russia had the capacity to change and if, in so doing, it could alter the complex web of East-West relations from a...


Dimensions of Western Military Intervention

by Colin McInnes & Nicholas J. Wheeler

Military intervention to protect civilians in danger has emerged as a key challenge for the West. This book explores the West's reaction to these challenges and some of the limits on its actions.


Managing Korean Business: Organization, Culture, Human Resources and Change

by Johngseok Bae, Chris Rowley & Tae-Won Sohn

During the 1990s the Korean economy was regarded as a possible "role model" to be followed by other newly industrializing economies, but the "Asian Crisis" of 1997 destroyed this image. Past practices, challenges...


Church State and Society in Kenya

by Galia Sabar

This volume offers a debate on the role of Christianity in post-colonial Kenya, charting the role of the church, state and society in the transformation of Kenya and the relationship between the three. It shows...


Race for the Reichstag: The 1945 Battle for Berlin

by Tony, Le Tissier MBE

The soldiers of the Red Army identified the Reichstag as the victor's prize to be taken in Berlin. This account of the battle lays the many myths created by Soviet propaganda after the event to rest and details...


Post-War Counterinsurgency and the SAS 1945-1952: A Special Type of Warfare

by Tim Jones

This work details the state of British counterinsurgency knowledge by 1945, and shows how wartime special forces and unconventional warfare affected many postwar counterinsurgencies. The vital role of the Special...


Intelligence Investigations: How Ultra Changed History

by Ralph Bennett

Military intelligence, grossly neglected during the interwar period, had by mid-1942 proved itself indispensable through information gathered from intercepted radio messages in the supposedly unbreakable German...


Britain's Strategic Nuclear Deterrent: From Before the V-Bomber to Beyond Trident

by Robert H. Paterson

Having served opposite Warsaw Pact forces in the 1950s and on Embassy duty in the 70s in Europe, the author offers a reasoned assessment of Britain's role in the so-called "nuclear club". He asks whether Britain...


Unfree Labour in the Development of the Atlantic World

by Paul E. Lovejoy & Nicholas Rogers

This collection of essays examines the different forms of unfree labour that contributed to the development of the Atlantic world and, by extension, the debates and protests that emerged concerning labour servitude...


The Washington Conference 1921-22: Naval Rivalry, East Asian Stability and the Road to Pearl Harbor

by Erik Goldstein & John Maurer

The Washington Conference regulated the inter-war naval race between the world powers. In the era when it was still believed that battleships were the epitome of naval power and a sign of a country's strength,...


The Stern Gang: Ideology, Politics and Terror, 1940-1949

by Joseph Heller

This study of "The Stern Gang" attempts to demythologize the image of this extremist, Zionist underground group. The book analyzes the party's split from the Irgun Zvai Leumi (National Military Organization)...


Espionage: Past Present and Future?

by Wesley K. Wark

Highlights of the volume include pioneering essays on the methodology of intelligence studies by Michael Fry and Miles Hochstein, and the future perils of the surveillance state by James Der Derian. Two leading...


Maoist Insurgency Since Vietnam

by Thomas A. Marks

This is an analysis of revolutions based on the Maoist Mode. These insurgencies failed, having been successfully contained by their governments. How did the world's strongest power - America - fail where Third...


Leaders and Intelligence

by Michael I. Handel

From a systematic point of view, all intelligence work can be studied on three levels: Acquisition, analysis, and acceptance. The author focuses on the third of these levels, studying the attitudes and behavioural...


Fighting the Slave Hunters in Central Africa: A Record of Twenty-Six Years of Travel and Adventure Round the Great Lakes

by Alfred J. Swann

This volume deals mainly with Swann's life on and around Lake Tanganyika, a life that brought him knowledge of many African peoples living on the lake's shores. First published in 1910.


Afghanistan: The Soviet Union's Last War

by Mark Galeotti

The Soviet Union's last war was played out against the backdrop of dramatic change within the USSR. This is the first book to study the impact of the war on Russian politics and society. Based on extensive use...


Garenganze or Seven Years Pioneer Mission Work in Central Africa

by Frederick Stanley Arnot

Frederich Stanley Arnot was among the first of the Plymouth Brethren to take the gospel to Africa in the late 19th-century missionary expansion across the Kalahari desert, opening Protestant missions in Barotseland,...


Politics and the Press in Indonesia: Understanding an Evolving Political Culture

by Angela Romano

This book explores the evolving political culture in Indonesia, by discussing the country's dominant political philosophies, then showing how those philosophies affect the working lives of ordinary Indonesian...


Zen War Stories

by Brian Victoria

Following the critically acclaimed Zen at War (1997), Brian Victoria explores the intimate relationship between Japanese institutional Buddhism and militarism during the Second World War.

Victoria reveals for...