Addressing values and politics within the Muslim international, this pioneering quantity examines attitudes in the direction of democracy and politics, self-expression and standard values, convergence and divergence of values among the elite and the publics of Islamic and ecu international locations.
By Steven B. Holtzman
The conflicts of the Nineties in Europe and the previous Soviet Union left of their wake approximately 10 million refugees and internally displaced individuals. Even the place peace treaties or ceasefires have introduced an finish to open clash, approximately 1/2 these initially displaced stay, a decade later, in an doubtful prestige, with out fast hazard of returning home.
Long-term, conflict-induced displacement has created either conceptual and operational demanding situations for improvement companies inquisitive about poverty aid. 'Living in Limbo' analyzes the distinctive nature of displacement-induced vulnerability alongside numerous dimensions, together with fabric overall healthiness, employment, preserve, and human and social capital. The research attracts at the authors' box paintings in addition to large evaluate surveys, reports, and poverty exams in thirteen countries.
A precise research of the motives and features of displaced vulnerability, 'Living in Limbo' presents pragmatic operational concepts for policymakers and practitioners in either improvement and humanitarian organisations.
By Richard Stivers
Arguing that the ideology of freedom and equality at the present time bears little resemblance to its eighteenth-century counterpart, Richard Stivers examines how those values were extensively remodeled in a technological civilization. as soon as considered one of those own estate and a facet of the glory of the person, the context of freedom and equality this day is technological earlier than it truly is political and monetary and can also be now principally considered in collective phrases. concentrating on the paintings of Jacques Ellul and Max Weber, Stivers lines the improvement of freedom and equality in Enlightenment concept and American background after which proceeds to debate their present ideologies, realities, and illusions.
By Arundhati Roy
Kashmir is likely one of the so much protracted and bloody occupations within the world—and some of the most neglected. below an Indian army rule that, at part 1000000 powerful, exceeds the entire variety of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, freedom of speech is non-existent, and human- rights abuses and atrocities are regularly visited on its Muslim-majority inhabitants. within the final twenty years by myself, over seventy thousand humans have died. overlooked by way of its personal corrupt politicians, deserted through Pakistan and the West, which refuses to deliver strain to endure on its local best friend, India, the Kashmiri people’s ongoing quest for justice and self- choice is still brutally suppressed. Exploring the explanations and effects of the career, Kashmir: The Case for Freedom is a passionate demand the top of career, and for the suitable of self- selection for the Kashmiri humans.
The US's once-enthusiastic dedication to revive reliable relatives with the Muslim global has diminished significantly considering Obama's 2009 Cairo speech. This ebook tackles Washington's lagging engagement with the Muslim international and gives a roadmap for the way the U.S. can use public international relations to re-engage it.
Problems of democratization, its successes, mess ups, and destiny customers, are one of the such a lot urgent matters of our occasions. during this quantity, the "state of the paintings" during this topic is mentioned by way of major overseas specialists during this box, together with Laurence Whitehead, Gerardo Munck, Axel Hadenius, and Juan Linz.
By Richard K. Betts
While American nationwide defense coverage has grown extra interventionist because the chilly warfare, Washington has additionally was hoping to form the realm at the affordable. Misled by way of the lovely luck opposed to Iraq in 1991, administrations of either events have pursued formidable goals with constrained strength, committing the country's army often but usually hesitantly, with inconsistent justification. those ventures have produced strategic confusion, unplanned entanglements, and indecisive effects. This number of essays via Richard ok. Betts, a number one overseas politics student, investigates using American strength because the finish of the chilly battle, suggesting instructions for making it extra selective and successful.
Betts brings his large wisdom of 20th century American diplomatic and army heritage to endure at the complete diversity of thought and perform in nationwide safeguard, surveying the chilly warfare roots of modern tasks and arguing that U.S. coverage has continually been extra unilateral than liberal theorists declare. He exposes blunders made through humanitarian interventions and peace operations; experiences the problems raised by way of terrorism and using glossy nuclear, organic, and cyber guns; evaluates the case for preventive warfare, which just about constantly proves improper; weighs the teachings realized from campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam; assesses the increase of China and the resurgence of Russia; quells issues approximately civil-military family members; exposes anomalies inside of fresh safeguard budgets; and confronts the sensible obstacles to potent procedure. Betts eventually argues for better warning and discretion, whereas encouraging extra decisive motion whilst strength is needed, and he recommends a extra dispassionate evaluate of nationwide defense pursuits, even within the face of world instability and surprising threats.
Fresh campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq have validated that American service air strength can behavior coordinated deepstrike missions way past coastal reaches, offering round the clock goal assurance, constantly actual objective assault, and a number of winning targer assaults in keeping with sortie.
The 2011 Libyan Uprisings is a thematic research of the way pre-existing social, local, tribal, and spiritual fissures motivated the trajectory of the 2011 Libyan Uprisings and an research of what this suggests for the post-Qadhafi destiny.
By Barrie Zwicker
Authored via a lifelong journalist who used to be for thirty-five years a media critic, Towers of Deception offers twenty-six “exhibits” of facts proving “beyond a cheap doubt” that 9-11 was once an within task. It then provides case histories of de facto censorship by means of mainstream media and examines the mental phenomenon of denial. “False flag” operations and mental battle are handled intimately, as is the “invisible government”—the powers pulling strings behind the curtain. Following a profile of Dr. David Ray Griffin as an actual prophet of the Sept. 11 fact flow, Towers of Deception urges humans to talk fact to energy and problem all media.
Interspersed with pictures, diary entries, and encouraging profiles of these who see Sep 11 fact because the Achilles’ heel of the neocon schedule, Towers of Deception encompasses a professional-quality DVD produced via the writer: The nice Conspiracy: The September 11 information designated You by no means Saw.