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- Scribe Publications 2011; US$ 24.99
Kim Barker is not your typical, impassive foreign correspondent ? she is candid, self-deprecating, and funny. At first an awkward newbie in Afghanistan, she grows into a wisecracking, seasoned reporter with grave concerns about the ability of US might to win hearts and minds in the region. As she does the ?Taliban shuffle? between conflict zones, Barker... more...
- Ulysses Press 2011; US$ 12.95
SEPARATING FINGER-PAINTED GENIUS FROM CRAYON-DOODLED CRAP Kids create them. Parents submit them. An art critic reviews them. And don?t think for one second he doesn?t know exactly what he?s talking about! With characteristically overblown, egotistical, WTF critiques, this book hilariously deconstructs works of children?s art as if they were... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 42.95
From Kabul to Baghdad and Back provides insight into the key strategic decisions of the Afghan and Iraq campaigns as the United States attempted to wage both simultaneously against al-Qaeda and its supporting affiliates. It also evaluates the strategic execution of those military campaigns to identify how well the two operations were conducted in... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 52.00
Culture shapes every aspect of the relationship between God and the believer in Islam - as well as among believers, and with those beyond the fold. Fasts, prayers and pilgrimages are attuned to social rhythms old and new, no less than the designs of mosques and public gardens, the making of ?religious? music, and ways of thinking about technology and... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2011; US$ 14.99
Christopher Alexander was sent to Afghanistan in 2003, charged with supporting the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, part of the global response to 9/11. Primarily covering the years 2001 to 2011, The Long Way Back tells the story of the historic achievements and bitter disappointments encountered on the road to political stability... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 15.99
They were collectively known as ?The Rock.? For one year, in 2007-2008, Sebastian Junger accompanied 30 men—a single platoon—from the storied 2nd battalion of the U.S. Army as they fought their way through a remote valley in eastern Afghanistan.Over the course of five trips, Junger was in more firefights than he could count, as men he knew were killed... more...
- RAND Corporation 2012; US$ 9.95
The U.S. Marine Corps, which has long recognized the importance of influencing the civilian population in a counterinsurgency environment, requested an evaluation of the effectiveness of the psychological operations element of U.S. military information operations in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2010 based on how well messages and themes were tailored... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 165.00
What is the place of the Arab states as a new world order emerges? How can the Arab world respond positively to change as the new Europe emerges, political relationships are restructured, and the information revolution transforms the global economy? To what extent are the Arab states in danger of falling prey to increasing disunity and fragmentation?... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.00
This book is a comprehensive examination of the historical process of social formation that gave rise to the communal consciousness of the Arab nation and determined its sense of identity. It aims to provide a historical context for the assessment of prevailing concepts and suggests hypotheses for the development of modern Arab consciousness. The... more...