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  • NATO in Afghanistanby David P. Auerswald; Stephen M. Saideman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    Modern warfare is almost always multilateral to one degree or another, requiring countries to cooperate as allies or coalition partners. Yet as the war in Afghanistan has made abundantly clear, multilateral cooperation is neither straightforward nor guaranteed. Countries differ significantly in what they are willing to do and how and where they are... more...

  • Der Islam und der Westenby Wolfgang Frindte

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 39.24

    Die Debatten um die Beziehungen zwischen Muslimen und Nicht-Muslimen scheinen diversen Konjunkturkurven zu folgen. Aufschwung erfahren die Debatten dann, wenn ein Ereignis auf mögliche Beziehungsdefizite hinweist, dieses Ereignis medial weit verbreitet und zu einem Schlüsselereignis wird. Wie gelingt es, mit derartigen Ereignissen den Widerstreit... more...

  • My Life with the Talibanby Abdul Salam Zaeef

    Hurst 2010; US$ 14.50

    This is the autobiography of the former Taliban Ambassador to Pakistan who negotiated with the US after 9/11 and spent time in Guantanomo. It is the first inside account of what motivates ordinary Afghans to join the Taliban. more...

  • Johann Heinrich Hottingerby Jan Loop

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 129.99

    This book is the first documentation of Hottinger's Arabic and Islamic studies. It includes a biographical account of Hottinger, studies of his activities as a bibliographer of Arabic texts, as teacher of the Arabic language, as student of the history of Islam, and as a Protestant who used his work to engage in anti-Catholic polemics. more...

  • The Illusion of Progress in the Arab Worldby Galal Amin; David Wilmsen

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 7.99

    With the razor pen and keen intellect that have won him numerous loyal readers for his previous books, Egyptian economist Galal Amin here takes on the terms of the debate between the Arab world and the west. Amin deconstructs in his own inimitable style the language and underlying assumptions with which the west habitually assails Arab countries and... more...

  • The Afghan Warby Anthony Tucker-Jones

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 16.99

    Drugs, war and terrorism were the unholy trinity that brought the US-led air campaign crashing down on the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in October 2001 in Operation Enduring Freedom, and this photographic history is a graphic introduction to it. The immediate aim was to eject the Taliban from power, and to capture or kill the al-Qaeda leader Osama... more...

  • Where the Streams Meetby Harriet Curtis-Lowe

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 9.99

    A romance that crossed continents ... A tour of duty ... A spiritual awakening.True story of how the author, a Flight Lieutenant in the RAF, met and married an Indian man; and of how exposure to different cultures led her on a spiritual journey from 'party girl' to learning about, and being transformed by, Hinduism in India, and Islam during... more...

  • Honourable Warriorsby Richard Streatfeild

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 15.81

    In 2009 Major Richard Streatfeild and his men fought for six months against the Taliban in Sangin, northern Helmand. They were engaged in over 800 fire-fights. They were the target of more than 200 improvised explosive devices. Ten men in his company were killed, 50 were wounded. This is their story – and it is the story, from the front line,... more...

  • Strategic Narratives, Public Opinion and Warby Beatrice De Graaf; George Dimitriu; Jens Ringsmose

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This volume explores the way governments endeavoured to build and maintain public support for the war in Afghanistan, combining new insights on the effects of strategic narratives with an exhaustive series of case studies. In contemporary wars, with public opinion impacting heavily on outcomes, strategic narratives provide a grid for interpreting... more...

  • Wade Hamptonby Walter Brian Cisco

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 21.95

    On the eve of the American Civil War, Wade Hampton, one of the wealthiest men in the South and indeed the United States, remained loyal to his native South Carolina as it seceded from the Union. Raising his namesake Hampton Legion of soldiers, he eventually became a lieutenant general of Confederate cavalry after the death of the legendary J. E. B.... more...