Sweet and Bitter Island: A History of the British in Cyprus by Tabitha Morgan

By Tabitha Morgan

On a sweltering day in July, 1878 the lads of the forty second Royal Highlanders -- the Black Watch -- waded ashore at Larnaca Bay to start the British career of Cyprus. this day, Britons on sunbeds colonize a similar stretch of sand, the most recent viewers to an island which has lengthy held a different position within the English mind's eye -- and a arguable position in British imperial ambitions.  Drawing on principally unpublished fabric, Tabitha Morgan displays on why successive administrations failed, so catastrophically, to interact with their Cypriot matters, and the way social segregation, confusion approximately Cypriot identification and the negative quality of such a lot of directors all contributed to the bloody clash that led, eventually, to Cypriot independence in 1960. candy and sour Island explores for the 1st time the original bond among Britain and Cyprus and the complicated, occasionally demanding, courting among the 2 international locations which endures to the current day. greatly researched and lyrically written, this is often the definitive portrait of British colonial lifestyles at the Mediterranean island.

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Foreign Affairs (September/October 2015)

Obama's World

What Obama 
Gets correct: retain Calm and hold the Liberal Order On
Gideon Rose

What Obama 
Gets improper: No Retreat, No Surrender
Bret Stephens

Obama and the center East: Rightsizing the U.S. Role
Marc Lynch

Obama and Asia: Confronting the China Challenge
Thomas J. Christensen

Obama and Europe: ignored indications, Renewed Commitments
Anne Applebaum

Obama and Latin the USA: A Promising Day within the Neighborhood
Michael Reid

Obama and Africa: plenty of desire, now not a lot Change
Nicolas van de Walle

Obama and Terrorism: love it or no longer, the struggle is going On
Jessica Stern

The student as Secretary: a talk With 
Ashton Carter


Ebola’s classes: How the WHO Mishandled the Crisis
Laurie Garrett

Restoring America’s power: My imaginative and prescient for U.S. international Policy
Marco Rubio

City Century: Why Municipalities Are the major to combating weather Change
Michael Bloomberg

Withholding Judgment: Why U.S. Courts Shouldn’t Make 
Foreign Policy
José A. Cabranes

The that means of Kissinger: A Realist Reconsidered
Niall Ferguson

Autopsy of a Cambodian Election: How Hun Sen Rules
Stéphanie Giry

An Unworthy best friend: Time for Washington to chop Pakistan Loose
C. Christine reasonable and Sumit Ganguly

Review Essays

Bean Counters to the Rescue: Can Accounting shop Capitalism From Itself?
Diane Coyle

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Territorial Conflicts in World Society: Modern Systems by Stephen Stetter

By Stephen Stetter

Through bringing into discussion glossy structures conception and diplomacy, this article offers theoretically cutting edge and empirically wealthy views on conflicts in international society. This assortment contrasts Niklas Luhmann’s concept of worldwide society in smooth platforms thought with extra classical methods to the learn of conflicts, supplying a clean point of view on territorial conflicts in diplomacy. It contains chapters on key concerns similar to: conflicts and human rights conflicts within the center East and sub-Saharan Africa conflict and violence Greek-Turkish family members clash conception the position of states in global societal conflicts felony territorial disputes in Australia hegemony and clash in worldwide legislations clash administration after Sep 11. whereas all contributions draw from the idea of worldwide society in sleek structures thought, the authors supply wealthy multi-disciplinary views which usher in suggestions from diplomacy, peace and clash reviews, sociology, legislation and philosophy. Territorial Conflicts in international Society will entice diplomacy experts, peace and clash researchers and sociologists.

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Politics, Language and Metaphor (Routledge Innovations in by Terrell Carver, Jernej Pikalo

By Terrell Carver, Jernej Pikalo

Until a century in the past, a metaphor was once only a mere determine of speech, yet because the improvement of discourse research a metaphor has turn into greater than purely incidental to the content material of the arguments or findings. scholars and students in political reports recognize the significance of metaphors in electoral and policy-related politics, discovering metaphors which are, knowingly or unknowingly, influencing our conception of politics.

This ebook is the 1st to increase new methodological ways to appreciate and examine using metaphor in political technological know-how and diplomacy. It does this by:

  • Combining thought with case reviews so one can strengthen great paintings in politics and diplomacy that makes a speciality of metaphor
  • Expands the diversity of empirical case reports that hire this type descriptively and in addition in explanatory logic
  • Advances learn that investigates the function of metaphor in empirical and discourse-based methodologies, hence development on effects from different disciplines, significantly linguistics and hermeneutic philosophy.

This cutting edge research could be of curiosity to scholars and researchers of politics, diplomacy and communique studies.

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A Cultural Theory of International Relations by Richard Ned Lebow

By Richard Ned Lebow

During this quantity, Richard Ned Lebow introduces his personal constructivist concept of political order and diplomacy in accordance with theories of factors and id formation drawn from the traditional Greeks. His thought stresses the human desire for vainness, and indicates the way it affects political habit at each point of social aggregation. Lebow develops ideal-type worlds linked to 4 reasons: urge for food, spirit, cause and worry, and demonstrates how every one generates a unique common sense pertaining to cooperation, clash and risk-taking. increasing and documenting the software of his thought in a chain of old case stories, starting from classical Greece to the conflict in Iraq, he offers a unique reason for the increase of the kingdom and the factors of warfare, and provides a reformulation of prospect idea. this can be a novel thought of politics through one of many world's top students of diplomacy.

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Cold War Orientalism: Asia in the Middlebrow Imagination, by Christina Klein

By Christina Klein

Within the years following international conflict II, American writers and artists produced a gradual circulation of well known tales approximately american citizens residing, operating, and touring in Asia and the Pacific. in the meantime the united states, competing with the Soviet Union for worldwide strength, prolonged its succeed in into Asia to an exceptional measure. This ebook finds that those trends—the proliferation of Orientalist tradition and the growth of U.S. power—were associated in complicated and incredible methods. whereas such a lot cultural historians of the chilly battle have interested in the tradition of containment, Christina Klein reads the postwar interval as one in every of overseas fiscal and political integration—a targeted bankruptcy within the means of U.S.-led globalization.

Through her research of quite a lot of texts and cultural phenomena—including Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific and The King and that i, James Michener's commute essays and novel Hawaii, and Eisenhower's People-to-People Program—Klein exhibits how U.S. coverage makers, including middlebrow artists, writers, and intellectuals, created a tradition of worldwide integration that represented the expansion of U.S. strength in Asia because the forging of emotionally enjoyable bonds among americans and Asians. Her booklet enlarges Edward Said's proposal of Orientalism on the way to deliver to mild a cultural narrative approximately either family and overseas integration that also resonates today.


"Christina Klein takes a clean, stimulating, and enlightening examine the advanced visions of Asia dreamed over the a long time via American pop culture. She argues her provocative viewpoints with the verve and aptitude of a showman, in a publication which is helping us to determine the entire international via new eyes."—David Henry Hwang, writer of M. Butterfly and Flower Drum music (2002)

"An terribly attention-grabbing learn of ‘Cold warfare internationalism.’ Klein’s awesome and innovative studying of such musicals as South Pacific and The King and that i permits us to work out how tradition and geopolitics have been woven jointly to rework the chilly battle order into today’s ethnically different and economically interdependent world—within the framework of ‘U.S. worldwide expansion.’"—Akira Iriye, Professor of background, Harvard collage, and writer, international Community

"Christina Klein takes a clean, stimulating, and enlightening examine the advanced visions of Asia dreamed over the a long time through American pop culture. She argues her provocative viewpoints with the verve and aptitude of a showman, in a ebook which is helping us to determine the total international via new eyes."-David Henry Hwang, writer of M. Butterfly and Flower Drum music (2002) "An terribly fascinating examine of 'Cold conflict internationalism.' Klein's remarkable and resourceful interpreting of such musicals as South Pacific and The King and that i permits us to determine how tradition and geopolitics have been woven jointly to rework the chilly battle order into today's ethnically varied and economically interdependent world-within the framework of 'U.S. worldwide expansion.'"-Akira Iriye, Professor of background, Harvard collage, and writer, worldwide group

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Toward a Whole-of-Europe Approach: Organizing the European by Svenja Post

By Svenja Post

With her examine, Svenja publish bargains an in-depth research of the implementation of the great technique in foreign difficulty administration either on ecu and on member kingdom nationwide point. the writer demonstrates intimately which steps were taken on conceptual and on structural point through the european and its member states nice Britain, Germany and Sweden to arrange and discover main issue administration coherence. as well as settling on demanding situations concerned actors are faced with, Svenja publish additionally issues out a suite of techniques for destiny efforts to shut the space among aspiration and truth of finished ecu drawback management.

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Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation-Building and a by Toby Dodge

By Toby Dodge

If we expect there's a quick technique to altering the governance of Iraq, warned U.S. Marine basic Anthony Zinni within the months sooner than the us and Britain invaded Iraq, "then we do not comprehend history." by no means has the previous line approximately those that fail to appreciate the prior being condemned to copy it appeared extra urgently appropriate than in Iraq this present day, with in all likelihood catastrophic effects for the Iraqi humans, the center East sector, and the realm. analyzing the development of the trendy nation of Iraq less than the auspices of the British empire -- the 1st try through a Western energy to remake Mesopotamia in its personal photograph -- well known Iraq specialist Toby avoid uncovers a sequence of stunning parallels among the guidelines of a declining British empire and people of the present American administration.Between 1920 and 1932, Britain endeavored unsuccessfully to create a contemporary democratic nation from 3 former provinces of the Ottoman Empire, which it had conquered and occupied in the course of the First global battle. stuck among the conflicting imperatives of controlling a area of serious strategic significance (Iraq straddled the land and air course among British India and the Mediterranean) and reconstituting foreign order during the liberal perfect of contemporary country sovereignty below the League of countries Mandate approach, British directors undertook an incredibly tough activity. To compound issues, they did so with no the good thing about particular information regarding the folk and society they sought to remake. Blinded by way of effective cultural stereotypes and topic to mounting pressures from domestic, those directors chanced on themselves more and more depending on a mediating type of shaikhs to whom they transferred significant strength and on whom they relied for the upkeep of order. whilst order broke down, because it many times did, the British became to the aircraft. (This used to be Winston Churchill's lasting contribution to the British firm in Iraq: the concerted use of air energy -- of what may in a later context be known as "shock and awe" -- to terrorize and subdue dissident factions of the Iraqi people.)Ultimately, steer clear of indicates, the country the British created held all of the seeds of a violent, corrupt, and relentlessly oppressive destiny for the Iraqi humans, one who has endured to spread. just like the British empire 8 many years ahead of, the USA and Britain have taken upon themselves this present day the grand job of remodeling Iraq and, via extension, the political panorama of the center East. avoid contends that this attempt can be triumphant purely with a mixture of skilled neighborhood wisdom, major deployment of monetary and human assets, and resolute endurance. Already, he indicates, ominous symptoms element to a repetition of the series of occasions that resulted in the lengthy nightmare of Saddam Hussein's murderous tyranny.

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On Western Terrorism: From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare by Noam Chomsky, Andre Vltchek

By Noam Chomsky, Andre Vltchek

In On Western Terrorism Noam Chomsky, international popular dissident highbrow, discusses Western strength and propaganda with filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltchek. The dialogue weaves jointly a historic narrative with the 2 men's own reviews which led them to a lifetime of activism. The dialogue contains own stories, similar to the hot York newsstand the place Chomsky started his political schooling, and broadens out to examine the moving types of imperial keep watch over and the Western propaganda gear. alongside the best way the dialogue touches on many nations of which the authors have own adventure, from Nicaragua and Cuba, to China, Chile, Turkey and plenty of extra. A blast of unpolluted air which blows away the cobwebs of propaganda and deception, On Western Terrorism is a strong critique of the West's position on this planet so that it will encourage all those that learn it to imagine independently and significantly.

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