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  • IR

    Seeking Security, Prosperity, and Quality of Life in a Changing World

    Why is it so difficult to achieve peace and cooperation in world politics? How do countries get what they want? Do rules and norms matter in the international arena?IR: Seeking Security, Prosperity, and Quality of Life in a Changing World invites students to participate in these debates by providing a clear introduction to not just what happens, but why and how it happens. Assuming no prior ... Read more

    $78.29 USD

  • The Perils of Interpreting

    The Extraordinary Lives of Two Translators between Qing China and the British Empire

    An impressive new history of China’s relations with the West**—told through the lives of two language interpreters who participated in the famed Macartney embassy in 1793**The 1793 British embassy to China, which led to Lord George Macartney’s fraught encounter with the Qianlong emperor, has often been viewed as a clash of cultures fueled by the East’s disinterest in the West. In The Perils of ... Read more

    $21.59 USD

  • On War

    On War is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. Since the work's first appearance in 1832, it has been read throughout the world, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, and intellectuals. ... Read more

    $32.39 USD

  • The Persian Puzzle

    Deciphering the Twenty-five-Year Conflict Between the United States and Iran

    In his highly influential book The Threatening Storm, bestselling author Kenneth Pollack both informed and defined the national debate about Iraq. Now, in The Persian Puzzle, published to coincide with the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis, he examines the behind-the-scenes story of the tumultuous relationship between Iran and the United States, and weighs options for the future ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The World

    A Brief Introduction

    by Richard Haass ...
    **New York Times BestsellerAn invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and non-expert alike, navigate a time in which many of our biggest challenges come from the world beyond our borders.**Like it or not, we live in a global era, in which what happens thousands of miles away has the ability to affect our lives. This time, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Crossing the Bay of Bengal

    For centuries the Bay of Bengal served as a maritime highway between India and China, and as a battleground for European empires, while being shaped by monsoons and human migration. Integrating environmental history and mining a wealth of sources, Sunil S. Amrith offers insights to the many challenges facing Asia in the decades ahead. ... Read more

    $17.29 USD

  • Protocol

    The Power of Diplomacy and How to Make It Work for You

    President Obama’s former United States chief of protocol looks at why diplomacy and etiquette matter—from the international stage to everyday life.History often appears to consist of big gestures and dramatic shifts. But for every peace treaty signed, someone set the stage, using hidden influence to effect the outcome. In her roles as chief of protocol for President Barack Obama and social ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Six Faces of Globalization

    Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why It Matters

    An essential guide to the intractable public debates about the virtues and vices of economic globalization, cutting through the complexity to reveal the fault lines that divide us and the points of agreement that might bring us together. Globalization has lifted millions out of poverty. Globalization is a weapon the rich use to exploit the poor. Globalization builds bridges across national ... Read more

    $25.19 USD

  • The Snow Leopard Project

    And Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation

    by Alex Dehgan ...
    The remarkable story of the heroic effort to save and preserve Afghanistan's wildlife-and a culture that derives immense pride and a sense of national identity from its natural landscape.Postwar Afghanistan is fragile, volatile, and perilous. It is also a place of extraordinary beauty. Evolutionary biologist Alex Dehgan arrived in the country in 2006 to build the Wildlife Conservation Society's ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • A Red Line in the Sand

    Diplomacy, Strategy, and the History of Wars That Might Still Happen

    A longtime CNN columnist astutely combines history and global politics to help us better understanding the exploding number of military, political, and diplomatic crises around the globe.The riveting and illuminating behind-the-scenes stories of the world's most intense “red lines," from diplomatic and military challenges at particular turning points in history to the ones that set the tone of ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • The Wall and the Bridge

    Fear and Opportunity in Disruption's Wake

    by Glenn Hubbard ...
    An informed argument for an economic policy based on bridges of preparation and adaptation rather than walls of protection and exclusion“When technological change and globalization in recent decades brought frustration over the resulting losses to jobs and communities, there were no guardrails to get these workers back on track. As this compelling book shows, our nation is going to need bridges to ... Read more

    $20.19 USD

  • Crossroads

    Comparative Immigration Regimes in a World of Demographic Change

    In this ambitious study, Anna K. Boucher and Justin Gest present a unique analysis of immigration governance across thirty countries. Relying on a database of immigration demographics in the world's most important destinations, they present a novel taxonomy and an analysis of what drives different approaches to immigration policy over space and time. In an era defined by inequality, populism, and ... Read more

    $21.39 USD

  • Is the American Century Over?

    series Global Futures
    For more than a century, the United States has been the world's most powerful state. Now some analysts predict that China will soon take its place. Does this mean that we are living in a post-American world? Will China's rapid rise spark a new Cold War between the two titans?In this compelling essay, world renowned foreign policy analyst, Joseph Nye, explains why the American century is far from ... Read more

    $10.00 USD

  • Capital

    The Eruption of Delhi

    by Rana Dasgupta ...
    In Capital, Commonwealth Prize–winning author Rana Dasgupta examines one of the great trends of our time: the expansion of the global elite. Capital is an intimate portrait of the city of Delhi which bears witness to the extraordinary transmogrification of India’s capital. But it also offers a glimpse of what capitalism will become in the coming, post-Western world. The story of Delhi is a parable ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Great Decisions 2018

    The Great Decisions briefing book features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on eight issues of concern to U.S. policymakers today. Written by carefully selected experts, each article offers policy options for U.S. officials as well as questions and tools for discussion. ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • The Long Game

    How the Chinese Negotiate with India

    by Vijay Gokhale ...
    'Essential reading for all those interested in how India will deal with its greatest strategic challenge, an increasingly powerful China**'-SHIVSHANKAR MENON** 'Vijay Gokhale strips away the illusion that China ever shared convergent interests with India in Asia and globally. A disconcerting read, but indispensable.'-ASHLEY J. TELLIS India's relations with the People's Republic of China have ... Read more

    $6.49 USD

  • The Return

    Russia's Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev

    A refreshing and deeply reported look at the political, economic, and cultural changes in Russia, with an in-depth examination of Vladimir Putin’s rise, the power of the oligarchy, and what it means for the world.Almost twenty-five years after Mikhail Gorbachev began radically reshaping his country, Russia has changed beyond recognition. In his third book on this subject, Professor Daniel Treisman ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • A Short History of Brexit

    From Brentry to Backstop

    series Pelican Books
    A succinct, expert guide to how we got to BrexitAfter all the debates, manoeuvrings, recriminations and exaltations, Brexit is upon us. But, as Kevin O'Rourke writes, Brexit did not emerge out of nowhere: it is the culmination of events that have been under way for decades and have historical roots stretching back well beyond that. Brexit has a history.O'Rourke, one of the leading economic ... Read more

    $11.89 USD

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Conflicts, 2nd Edition

    Get the Stories Behind the Headlines!

    Cold hard facts on the world's hot spots.Now readers can make sense of the daily headlines with an examination of the sides and issues of evolving conflicts. This updated edition provides coverage of all of the hot conflict spots in our world today, background and history, new and added coverage of the war on terror, and up-to- date coverage on the Middle East, including Iraq.* As Iraq continues ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Conflicting Missions

    Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976

    series Envisioning Cuba
    This is a compelling and dramatic account of Cuban policy in Africa from 1959 to 1976 and of its escalating clash with U.S. policy toward the continent. Piero Gleijeses's fast-paced narrative takes the reader from Cuba's first steps to assist Algerian rebels fighting France in 1961, to the secret war between Havana and Washington in Zaire in 1964-65--where 100 Cubans led by Che Guevara clashed ... Read more

    $20.89 USD

  • Indebted Societies

    Credit and Welfare in Rich Democracies

    series Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
    In many rich democracies, access to financial markets is now a prerequisite for fully participating in labor and housing markets and pursuing educational opportunities. Indebted Societies introduces a new social policy theory of everyday borrowing to examine how the rise of credit as a private alternative to the welfare state creates a new kind of social and economic citizenship. Andreas Wiedemann ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • We Meant Well

    How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People

    series American Empire Project
    A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 titleFrom a State Department insider, the first account of our blundering efforts to rebuild Iraq—a shocking and rollicking true-life tale of Americans abroadCharged with rebuilding Iraq, would you spend taxpayer money on a sports mural in Baghdad's most dangerous neighborhood to promote reconciliation through art? How about an isolated milk factory that ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Punishment of Virtue

    Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban

    by Sarah Chayes ...
    As a former star reporter for NPR, Sarah Chayes developed a devoted listenership for her on-site reports on conflicts around the world. In The Punishment of Virtue, she reveals the misguided U.S. policy in Afghanistan in the wake of the defeat of the Taliban, which has severely undermined the effort to build democracy and allowed corrupt tribal warlords back into positions of power and the Taliban ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • America Abroad

    Why the Sole Superpower Should Not Pull Back from the World

    A decade and a half of exhausting wars, punishing economic setbacks, and fast-rising rivals has called into question America's fundamental position and purpose in world politics. Will the US continue to be the only superpower in the international system? Should it continue advancing the world-shaping grand strategy it has followed since the Cold War? Or should it focus on internal problems? ... Read more

    $14.29 USD