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- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 24.99
In the wake of the anthrax letters following the attacks on the World Trade Center, Americans have begun to grapple with two difficult truths: that there is no terrorist threat more horrifying -- and less understood -- than germ warfare, and that it would take very little to mount a devastating attack on American soil. In Germs, three veteran reporters... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.95
What would the world look like if America were to reduce its role as a global leader in order to focus all its energies on solving its problems at home? And is America really in decline? Robert Kagan, New York Times best-selling author and one of the country?s most influential strategic thinkers, paints a vivid, alarming picture of what the world... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95
In this riveting anatomy of authoritarianism, acclaimed journalist William Dobson takes us inside the battle between dictators and those who would challenge their rule. Recent history has seen an incredible moment in the war between dictators and democracy?with waves of protests sweeping Syria and Yemen, and despots falling in Egypt, Tunisia, and... more...
- Canongate Books 2013; US$ 13.29
Updated since the death of Hugo Chávez in March 2013, Comandante is the definitive account of Chávez's presidency, and the legacy he has left behind.Hugo Chávez was a true phenomenon. On his death in March 2013 tens of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets and honoured a seven-day period of national mourning. Chávez has been compared to Napoleon,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 12.99
Eminent China scholar David Shambaugh's China Goes Global is the sweeping synthesis of that nation's growing prominence on the world stage that we have been waiting for. Thirty years ago, China's role in global affairs beyond its immediate East Asian periphery was decidedly minor. Its military was extremely weak, and it had little geostrategic power.... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 25.00
A unique Chinese perspective on the superpower's fast-growing influence in world affiars In Prosperity in China , China?s leading scholars weigh in on the nation's remarkable achievements, its obligations as a growing superpower, its relationships with Western nations, and the challenges it faces in the 21st Century. Prosperity in China reveals... more...
Reconstructing China: The Peaceful Development, Economic Growth, and International Role of an Emerging Super PowerMcGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 25.00
This fascinating, in-depth look at China?s new and rapidly changing role in the world focuses on the critical choices China must make to ensure sustainable economic growth. All signs show that China's diplomacy is facing unprecedented changes, among which opportunities and challenges coexist. As power is redistributed globally, China finds it is... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 12.99
In The Real North Korea, Lankov substitutes cold, clear analysis for the overheated rhetoric surrounding this opaque police state. Based on vast expertise, this book reveals how average North Koreans live, how their leaders rule, and how both survive. more...
- The History Press 2009; Not Available
China and Iran have featured heavily in the news in recent years. China is both a military and an economic superpower with 20% of the world's population; Iran is suspected of developing nuclear weapons and arming terrorists, and sits on the world's second-largest oil and gas reserves. They are also surprisingly close geographically: Iran is only 700... more...
- Profile Books 2013; US$ 33.33
In this blockbusting trade debut, distinguished American professor Sheila Miyoshi Jager interweaves international events and previously unknown personal accounts to give a brilliant new history of the war, its aftermath and its global impact told from American, Korean, Soviet and Chinese sides. This is the first account to examine not only the military,... more...