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  • Battling Terrorism in the Horn of Africaby Robert I. Rotberg

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 22.95

    "Examines the state of governance in the countries of the greater Horn of Africa region--Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, the Sudan, and Yemen--and discusses strategies to combat the transnational threat of terrorism, including suggestions for more effective U.S. engagement in the region"--Provided by publisher. more...

  • Building a New Afghanistanby Robert I. Rotberg

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 20.95

    Given resumed Taliban power and attacks, Afghanistan must tackle a host of serious problems before it can emerge as a confident, independent nation. Security in this battered state continues to deteriorate; suicide bombings, convoy ambushes, and insurgent attacks are still all too common. Effective state building depends upon eliminating the national... more...

  • Worst of the Worstby Robert I. Rotberg

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 26.95

    Offers a transparent way to decide which states are deserving of strong policy attention. more...

  • Israeli and Palestinian Narratives of Conflictby Robert I. Rotberg

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    "An exciting and wide-ranging exploration of the myths and narratives that lie behind the unresolved Arab-Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.... Anyone dedicated to the fullest possible understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will want to read this volume cover to cover." -- ... more...

  • China into Africaby Robert I. Rotberg

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Africa has long attracted China. We can date their first certain involvement from the fourteenth century, but East African city-states may have been trading with southern China even earlier. In the mid-twentieth century, Maoist China funded and educated sub-Saharan African anticolonial liberation movements and leaders, and the PRC then assisted new... more...

  • Corruption, Global Security, and World Orderby Robert I. Rotberg

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    Corruption is a human condition and an ancient phenomenon. From the beginnings of civilization, public notables have abused their offices for personal gain while citizens havesought advantage by corrupting those holding power. Today, global security is threatened as never before by fiscal uncertainty, competition and mutual suspicion among world powers,... more...

  • Mass Atrocity Crimesby Robert I. Rotberg

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    Millions of people, particularly in Africa, face daily the prospect of death at the hands of state or state-linked forces. Although officially both the United Nations and the African Union have adopted “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) principles, atrocities continue. The tenets of R2P, recently cited in a UN Outcomes Document, make it clear... more...

  • Patterns of Social Capitalby Robert I. Rotberg

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 32.00

    Examines voluntary associations, comparatively and cross-culturally, as indicators of citizen readiness for civic engagement. more...

  • The Founderby Robert I. Rotberg

    Oxford University Press, USA 1988; US$ 14.99

    A tall, robust-looking, imposing figure, Cecil John Rhodes was a man of many contradictions. Rhodes, the dreamy idealist, called his copy of The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius his "most precious possession," while Rhodes, the ruthless businessman, firmly believed in the adage, "every man has his price." He supported invidious racial... more...

  • Transformative Political Leadershipby Robert I. Rotberg

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 29.00

    Accomplished political leaders have a clear strategy for turning political visions into reality. Through well-honed analytical, political, and emotional intelligence, leaders chart paths to promising futures that include economic growth, material prosperity, and human well-being. Alas, such leaders are rare in the developing world, where often... more...