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Regional Organizations and Peacemaking: Challengers to the UN?

by Peter Wallensteen & Anders Bjurner

This book analyses the new and difficult roles of regional organizations in peacemaking after the end of the Cold War and how they relate to the United Nations (UN).

Regional organizations have taken an increasingly...


The Politics of Conflict Economies: Miners, merchants and warriors in the African borderland

by Morten Bøås

Conflict economies cannot be approached in isolation but must instead be contextualised socially and historically. These economies did not emerge in vacuum, but are part and parcel of the history of people and...


European-East Asian Borders in Translation

by Joyce C.H. Liu & Nick Vaughan-Williams

European-East Asian Borders is an international, trans-disciplinary volume that breaks new ground in the study of borders and bordering practices in global politics. It explores the insights and limitations...


Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse

by Shelley Rigger

Written by a leading expert on Taiwan, Why Taiwan Matters offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to a country that exercises a role in the world far greater than its tiny size would indicate. Shelley...


Iran's Foreign Policy: From Khatami to Admadinejad

by Anoushiravan Ehteshami

This timely collection of papers by leading academics and prominent government officials sheds new light on the foreign policy of Iran under President Khatami and into the period of President Ahmadinejad. The...


The Struggle of Major Powers Over Syria

by Jamal Wakim

In this book, Dr. Jamal Wakim argues that the success or failure of Syria's policies is directly linked to the degree to which these policies accord with those of Iraq, Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and that...


The United States and Persian Gulf Security: The Foundations of the War on Terror

by Steven Wright

The international relations of the Persian Gulf have long been dominated by power politics. Its unrivalled energy resources have historically made this geopolitical arena a vital national security interest for...


Israelism: Arab Scholarship on Israel, a Critical Assessment

by Hassan A. Barari

For decades, ideological discourses have dominated the Arab World. Inevitably this has had a profound impact on the mindset of many Arab scholars. In this book, Hassan A. Barari critically assesses the status...


Years of Resistance: The Mandate of Emile Lahood, the Former President of Lebanon

by Karim Pakradouni, Anna Wurth & Helen Lackner

Emile Lahood served in various posts in the military, including commander-in-chief of the army from 1989 to 1998. In 1998 he had the constitution amended to allow the army commander-in-chief to run for office...


The Politics of International Political Economy

by Vassilis K. Fouskas

This timely book will explain, via a number of thematic and case studies, that international economics is not an independent terrain of economic activity reproducing itself throughout history, but a complex...


Critical Security Methods: New Frameworks for Analysis

by Claudia Aradau, Jef Huysmans & Andrew Neal

Critical Security Methods offers a new approach to research methods in critical security studies.

It argues that methods are not simply tools to bridge the gap between security theory and security practice....


The Punishment of Gaza

by Gideon Levy

Israel’s 2009 invasion of Gaza was an act of aggression that killed over a thousand Palestinians and devastated the infrastructure of an already impoverished enclave. The Punishment of Gaza shows how the ground...


Water in the Middle East: A Geography of Peace

by Hussein A. Amery & Aaron T. Wolf

Finding "streams in the desert" has never been more urgent for the peoples of the Middle East. Rapid population growth and a rising standard of living are driving water demand inexorably upward, while the natural...


Ambassadors at Sea: The High and Low Adventures of a Diplomat

by Henry E., Jr. Catto

In 1969, Henry Catto was selling insurance in San Antonio, Texas. Just twenty years later, he presented his credentials as ambassador to the Court of St. James's to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, at Buckingham...


The Dismantling of the Good Neighbor Policy

by Bryce Wood

The Good Neighbor Policy was unique: a great power obligated itself not to use force in its dealings with twenty smaller powers and not to interfere in their domestic politics. It was a policy that lasted, with...


U.S. Foreign Policy and Peru

by Daniel A. Sharp

This book presents the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the development of the Peruvian revolution of 1968. The study resulted from a team experiment in applied political science, economics,...


Distaff Diplomacy: The Empress Eugenie and the Foreign Policy of the Second Empire

by Nancy Nichols Barker

The Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III and one of the most beautiful women ever to grace a throne, was the victim of her own inconstant mind. A daughter of an aristocratic Spanish family, she had a natural...


The Western Hemisphere: Its Influence on United States Policies to the End of World War II

by Wilfrid Hardy Callcott

The Monroe Doctrine, "dollar diplomacy," the policy of the Good Neighbor-these well-known terms indicate the spectrum of the United States's relationships with its neighbors of the Western Hemisphere. Hemisphere...


Contesting Trade in Central America: Market Reform and Resistance

by Rose J. Spalding

In 2004, the United States, five Central American countries, and the Dominican Republic signed the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), signaling the region's commitment to a neoliberal economic model....


Federalism in South Asia

by Mahendra Prasad Singh & Veena Kukreja

This book is one of the first in-depth and systematic studies on the functioning and aspiring federations of South Asia. It examines how federal dynamics in India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka are impinged...