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  • Sudan, Civil War and Terrorism, 1956-99by Edgar O'Ballance

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 138.00

    Sudan, the largest country in Africa, became independent in 1956, to find it had a foot in both the Arab Muslim and the Black African camps. Almost immediately a sixteen year civil war began, ending with autonomy for the South, which devolved into chaos. A second southern revolution broke out in 1983 when the government introduced the Sharia law, which... more...

  • The Congo-Zaire Experience, 1960-98by Edgar O'Ballance

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 150.00

    A fascinating account of a huge Central African country, almost completely unprepared for liberation from colonial rule in 1960 and plunged into the anarchy of factional struggles for central power, against a background of regional separatism. A UN force stepped in to prevent the mineral-rich province of Katanga from breaking away and stayed for nearly... more...

  • Civil War in Lebanon, 1975-92by Edgar O'Ballance

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 150.00

    The sixteen-year long civil war in Lebanon was caused by dissatisfaction over the distribution of political power. The system favoured Christians who fought to eject Palestinian armed forces, which sought to use the country as a spring board for attacks into adjacent Israel. Western intervention was repelled by suicide-bombing attacks. Lebanese Christians... more...

  • The Kurdish Struggle, 1920-94by Edgar O'Ballance

    Palgrave Macmillan 1995; US$ 195.00

    Forming minorities in five adjacent countries for 74 years, Kurds have been fighting for independence or autonomy, against governments reluctant to accede either. The Kurdish saga is one of periodic insurrections, partial victories, misfortunes, defeats, betrayal, national repression, clashing personalities, changing allegiances and an unusual mixture... more...

  • Islamic Fundamentalist Terrorism, 1979-95by Edgar O'Ballance

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 168.00

    The Iranian Connection is the network of embassies and diplomatic staffs spread throughout the world that support Islamic Fundamentalist terrorism, controlled by 'Dept 15', in Tehran, the Iranian government denying all implication. When he came to power in 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini used terrorism to consolidate his position, realised its potential,... more...

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