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  • What We Say Goesby Noam Chomsky; David Barsamian

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 7.39

    An indispensable set of interviews on foreign and domestic issues with the bestselling author of Hegemony or Survival , "America's most useful citizen." ( The Boston Globe ) In this new collection of conversations, conducted in 2006 and 2007, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: Iran's challenge to the United States,... more...

  • Runaway Worldby Anthony Giddens

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 9.31

    'Before the current global era it is impossible to imagine that comparable events [like September 11] could have occurred, reflecting as they do our new-found interdependence. The rise of global terrorism, like world-wide networks involving in money-laundering, drug-running and other forums of organised crime, are all parts of the dark side of globalisation.'... more...

  • Chinaby Arthur Cotterell

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.96

    One of the most far-reaching events since the Second World War is the re-emergence of China as a world power, and its present government's willingness to open up the country to the rest of the world. This comprehensive cultural history ranges from prehistoric times to the present - from the disunity of Pre-Imperial China to the renaissance of the... more...

  • The Partyby Richard McGregor

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.09

    China's secret rulers are the elephant in the room. They are the largest political organisation in the world. They control every aspect of Chinese life. And no one discusses them. Until now. Who are they? And how do they operate? Richard McGregor has spent twenty years reporting on this region of the world and he has used all of his experience to... more...

  • Germsby Judith Miller; William J Broad; Stephen Engelberg

    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...

  • The World America Madeby Robert Kagan

    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...

  • The Dictator's Learning Curveby William J. Dobson

    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...

  • Comandanteby Rory Carroll

    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...

  • Prosperity in China: International Responsibility and Opportunity for a Growing Powerby Jin Canrong

    McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 25.00 US$ 20.50

    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 Powerby Li Jingzhi; Pu Ping

    McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 25.00 US$ 20.50

    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...