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Violent Politics

Violent Politics Author William R. Polk
ISBN-10 9780061758393
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 304
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In the current Middle East, insurgency tactics are used with frequency and increasing success. But guerrilla war-fare is not just the tool of modern-day terrorists. Its roots stretch back to our very own revolution. In Violent Politics, William Polk takes us on a concise, brilliant tour of insurgencies throughout history, starting with the American struggle for independence, when fighters had to battle against both the British and the loyalists, those colonists who sided with the monarchy. Instinctively, in a way they probably wouldn't have described as a coherent strategy, the rebel groups employed the tactics of insurgency. From there, Polk explores the role of insurgency in several other notable conflicts, including the Spanish guerrilla war against Napoleon, the Irish struggle for independence, the Algerian War of National Independence, and Vietnam. He eventually lands at the present day, where the lessons of this history are needed more than ever as Americans engage in ongoing campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq—and beyond.

A History of Counterinsurgency 2 volumes

A History of Counterinsurgency  2 volumes Author Gregory Fremont-Barnes
ISBN-10 9781440804250
Release 2015-05-05
Pages 798
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This two-volume history of counterinsurgency covers all the major and many of the lesser known examples of this widespread and enduring form of conflict, addressing the various measures employed in the attempt to overcome the insurgency and examining the individuals and organizations responsible for everything from counterterrorism to infrastructure building. • Provides an extremely broad coverage of counterinsurgency that spans the period from 1900 to the present day and addresses geographical areas such as Algeria, India, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan, Malaya, Cyprus, Vietnam, and many other regions and countries • Supplies historical and geographical perspectives that enable the reader to examine each chapter as an independent case study and compare and contrast each event with others to draw lessons across time • Includes an extensive bibliography that covers all aspects of modern counterinsurgency-based themes, including geographical regions, theory, and tactics

The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism Research

The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism Research Author Alex P. Schmid
ISBN-10 9781136810404
Release 2011-02-25
Pages 736
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This major new Handbook synthesises more than two decades of scholarly research, and provides a comprehensive overview of the field of terrorism studies. The content of the Handbook is based on the responses to a questionnaire by nearly 100 experts from more than 20 countries as well as the specific expertise and experience of the volume editor and the various contributors. Together, they guide the reader through the voluminous literature on terrorism, and propose a new consensus definition of terrorism, based on an extensive review of existing conceptualisations. The work also features a large collection of typologies and surveys a wide range of theories of terrorism. Additional chapters survey terrorist databases and provide a guide to available resources on terrorism in libraries and on the Internet. It also includes the most comprehensive World Directory of Extremist, Terrorist and other Organizations associated with Guerrilla Warfare, Political Violence, Protest and Organized- and Cyber-Crime. The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism Research will be an essential work of reference for students and researchers of terrorism and political violence, security studies, criminology, political science and international relations, and of great interest to policymakers and professionals in the field of counter-terrorism.

The Failure of Counterinsurgency Why Hearts and Minds Are Seldom Won

The Failure of Counterinsurgency  Why Hearts and Minds Are Seldom Won Author Ivan Eland
ISBN-10 9781440830105
Release 2013-07-19
Pages 189
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This book examines the implications of counterinsurgency warfare for U.S. defense policy and makes the compelling argument that the United States' default position on counterinsurgency wars should be to avoid them. • Examines a wider breadth of historical cases than other books on counterinsurgency, allowing for more accurate assessments and conclusions about the efficacy of COIN based on the lessons learned across history • Presents research-based evidence that the Unites States should get involved in counterinsurgency warfare only in the rare cases in which U.S. vital interests are at stake • Provides thought-provoking discussion of the domestic negative effects resulting from overseas counterinsurgency operations • Questions the effectiveness of COIN strategy by utilizing numerous historical examples covered throughout the book • Covers major instances of COIN warfare in history, including the French in Algeria and Indochina, the British in Malaysia and Afghanistan, the United States in Vietnam and the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and numerous others • Appeals to readers and students of military history, strategy, and defense

Understanding Counterinsurgency Warfare

Understanding Counterinsurgency Warfare Author Thomas Rid
ISBN-10 9781136976056
Release 2010-04-22
Pages 280
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This textbook offers an accessible introduction to counterinsurgency operations, a key aspect of modern warfare.

Latin American Politics

Latin American Politics Author David Close
ISBN-10 9781442604193
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 304
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Highlighting eleven different topics in separate chapters, the thematic approach of Latin American Politics offers students the conceptual tools they need to analyze the political systems of all twenty Latin American nations. Such a structure makes the book self-consciously comparative, allowing students to become stronger analysts of comparative politics and better political scientists in general.

Foreign Service Journal

Foreign Service Journal Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556038715959
Release 2008
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Foreign Service Journal has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Foreign Service Journal also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Foreign Service Journal book for free.

Insurgency Terrorism

Insurgency   Terrorism Author Bard E. O'Neill
ISBN-10 1574883356
Release 2001
Pages 171
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Insurgency may be the most prevalent type of armed conflict since the organization of political communities. This systematic format for analyzing and comparing insurgency is designed for use by observers, scholars, students, military personnel, and government analysts.

The History of Terrorism

The History of Terrorism Author Gérard Chaliand
ISBN-10 9780520292505
Release 2016-08-23
Pages 536
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First published in English in 2007 under title: The history of terrorism: from antiquity to al Qaeda.

Invisible Armies An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present

Invisible Armies  An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present Author Max Boot
ISBN-10 9780871404244
Release 2013-01-15
Pages 750
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Describes the history of unconventional and nontraditional warfare from the nomads used by Alexander the Great to the shadowy modern battlefields of the post-9/11 era and featuring a diverse cast of historical tacticians and revolutionaries from Mao Zedong to Edward Lansdale.

Failure by Design

Failure by Design Author Josh Bivens
ISBN-10 0801461138
Release 2011-01-11
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In Failure by Design, the Economic Policy Institute's Josh Bivens takes a step back from the acclaimed State of Working America series, building on its wealth of data to relate a compelling narrative of the U.S. economy's struggle to emerge from the Great Recession of 2008. Bivens explains the causes and impact on working Americans of the most catastrophic economic policy failure since the 1920s. As outlined clearly here, economic growth since the late 1970s has been slow and inequitably distributed, largely as a result of poor policy choices. These choices only got worse in the 2000s, leading to an anemic economic expansion. What growth we did see in the economy was fueled by staggering increases in private-sector debt and a housing bubble that artificially inflated wealth by trillions of dollars. As had been predicted, the bursting of the housing bubble had disastrous consequences for the broader economy, spurring a financial crisis and a rise in joblessness that dwarfed those resulting from any recession since the Great Depression. The fallout from the Great Recession makes it near certain that there will be yet another lost decade of income growth for typical families, whose incomes had not been boosted by the previous decade's sluggish and localized economic expansion. In its broad narrative of how the economy has failed to deliver for most Americans over much of the past three decades, Failure by Design also offers compelling graphical evidence on jobs, incomes, wages, and other measures of economic well-being most relevant to low- and middle-income workers. Josh Bivens tracks these trends carefully, giving a lesson in economic history that is readable yet rigorous in its analysis. Intended as both a stand-alone volume and a companion to the new State of Working America website that presents all of the data underlying this cogent analysis, Failure by Design will become required reading as a road map to the economic problems that confront working Americans.

Understanding Iraq

Understanding Iraq Author William Roe Polk
ISBN-10 1845111230
Release 2006
Pages 221
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A concise, pithy, accessible account of everything you need to know about Iraq that is full of detail, anecdote and human interest by an author of one of the world's foremost authorities on the subject. To understand Iraq, and the dynamics at work there, it is essential to know the country's history. This is self-evident to the point of being a cliche. But 12,000 years of history can be intimidating. In Understanding Iraq, one of the world's most respected Middle East historians provides a highly readable yet intelligent digest, taking the reader on a sweeping tour from the first Sumerian settlements on to the Babylonians, the dramatic advent of Islam, the destructive invasion of the Mongols, centuries of Ottoman rule, in to the turbulent twentieth century and today's experiments in Western styles of democracy. Fast-paced and full of vivid detail Understanding Iraq helps the reader comprehend this complicated nation ...

Voices From The Other Side

Voices From The Other Side Author Keith Bolender
ISBN-10 0745330401
Release 2010-08-15
Pages 224
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Since the early 1960s, no other country has endured more acts of terrorism against civilian targets than Cuba, and the US has had its hand in much of it. This book gives a voice to the victims. Keith Bolender brings to bear the enormous impact that terrorism has had on Cuba’s civilian population, with over 800 documented incidents resulting in more than 3,000 deaths and 2,000 injuries. It is Bolender’s aim to articulate the atrocities the Cuban people have suffered -- which largely originate from Cuban counter-revolutionaries based in the US, often with the active help of the CIA. Voices From The Other Side includes first-person interviews with more than 75 Cuban citizens who have been victims of these terrorist acts, or have had family members or close friends die from the attacks. It is a unique resource for activists, journalists and students interested in Cuba's torrid relationship with the US.

The Birth of America

The Birth of America Author William R. Polk
ISBN-10 9780061868184
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 416
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In this provocative account of colonial America, William R. Polk explores the key events, individuals, and themes of this critical period. With vivid descriptions of the societies that people from Europe came from and with an emphasis on what they believed they were going to, Polk introduces the native Indians encountered in the New World and the black Africans who were brought across the Atlantic. With insightful analysis, he also discusses the dual truths of colonial societies' "growing up" and "growing apart." As John Adams would point out to Thomas Jefferson, the long years that witnessed the formation of our national character and the growth of our spirit of independence were indeed the real revolution. That story forms the basis of The Birth of America. In addition to its discussion of the influence the British had on the colonies, The Birth of America covers the pivotal roles played by the Spanish, French, and Dutch in early America. From the fearful crossing of the stormy Atlantic to the growth of the early settlements, to the French and Indian War and the unrest of the 1760s, William Polk brilliantly traces the progress of the colonies to the point where itwas no longer possible to recapture the past and the break with England was inevitable. America had been born.

                          Author Малкольм Гладуэлл
ISBN-10 9785961434255
Pages 272
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Автор мировых бестселлеров журналист The New Yorker Малкольм Гладуэлл, вдохновленный библейской историей противостояния Давида и Голиафа, анализирует феномен победы слабого над сильным. На примерах реальных людей ― голливудского миллионера, заработавшего первые доллары в 10 лет на уборке улиц; тренера, использовавшего для победы слабой баскетбольной команды особую стратегию игры; врача, упорно искавшего способы борьбы с детской лейкемией; бесстрашного борца за гражданские права в эпицентре расовой дискриминации и других отважных людей, сумевших справиться с непреодолимыми на первый взгляд проблемами, ― Гладуэлл показывает, что слабый человек, наделенный волей, находчивостью и обостренным чувством справедливости, способен победить даже самого сильного противника.

Turning to Political Violence

Turning to Political Violence Author Marc Sageman
ISBN-10 9780812248777
Release 2017-06-19
Pages 520
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Counterterrorism consultant Marc Sageman examines the history and theory of political violence in his comprehensive new book. Seeking patterns across numerous key case studies, Turning to Political Violence offers a paradigm-shifting perspective that yields stark new implications for how liberal democracies should respond to terrorism.

Voices of Terror

Voices of Terror Author Walter Laqueur
ISBN-10 1594290350
Release 2004
Pages 520
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Renowned historian and international scholar Walter Laqueur offers a sweeping survey of writing on one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: the use of violence as a tool for political change. From ancient Roman tyrannicides and French revolutionaries to the Weathermen and Osama Bin Laden, Voices of Terror brings together 120 of history's most controversial figures, militant organizations and guerrilla groups for a rare glimpse into the minds behind the violence. This important new anthology includes a substantial selection of material by Islamist terrorists, about the evolving concept of jihad and on post-September 11, 2001 perspectives. With commentary from Karl Marx, Emma Goldman, Mao Tse Tung, Che Guevara, and Menachem Begin, among others, and documents of al Qaeda, Hamas and the PLO, Voices of Terror is an essential resource for anyone interested in international current events.