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- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 8.99
Former White House official Victor Cha has written the definitive volume on North Korea, arguably the world?s most menacing and mysterious nation. In The Impossible State , Cha, a singular expert on the region, exposes North Korea?s veiled past; sheds light on its culture, economy, and foreign policy; and explores the possibilities of its uncertain... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 17.58
?We killed Americans. We are killing Americans. We will kill Americans.? North Korean schoolchildren conjugating verbs In North Korea, citizens found humming South Korean pop songs risk being sent to a gulag for six months of hard labour. Jail sentences are handed out if portraits of the late Kim Jong-il are not properly dusted. Shoot-to-kill... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 20.99
In recent years, popular wisdom has held that opening American markets to Chinese goods was the best way to promote democracy in Beijing---that the Communist Party's grip would quickly weaken as increasingly affluent Chinese citizens embraced American values. That popular wisdom was wrong . As Eamonn Fingleton shows in this devastating book, instead... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
Writing with fierce honesty, Jennifer Miller has created an extraordinary synthesis of history, reportage, and coming-of-age memoir in Inheriting the Holy Land. Her groundbreaking perspective on the conflict is presented through interviews with young Israelis and Palestinians and conversations with some of the most influential officials involved in... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 7.99
In a world of growing political tension and unease, this Very Short Introduction covers essential topics ranging from foreign policy, democracy, and terrorism, to the environment and globalization. Showing how many disciplines come together in the study of international relations, it explains the underlying theories and how they relate to states, governments,... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.99
Today, more than ever, we are buffeted by forces that originate from beyond our shores. Whether it?s war, economics, politics, or law, we live in a global world influenced by a complex landscape of international transactions. Esteemed academic Charles Jones ably provides the building blocks to understand the history of these interactions, outlining... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 19.95
As the fiftieth anniversary of the People's Republic of China approaches on October 1, 1999, Jan Wong reflects on her body of work as a foreign correspondent there. Despite the fact that everything is changing, she discovers that not much really changes, and what she wrote several years ago about love, work and living still holds, as do the conflicts... more...
- Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 23.00
A dramatic and compelling journey into the dark heart of globalization. What happens when multinational corporations decide that the use of armed force is just business by other means? In Making a Killing , Madelaine Drohan looks at the shocking number of companies that have linked up with mercenaries, warlords, armies and private militias in order... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 7.99
The conflict between Palestine and Israel is one of the most highly publicized and bitter struggles in history. In this accessible and stimulating Very Short Introduction, Martin Bunton clearly explains the history of the problem, reducing it to its very essence - a modern territorial contest between two nations and one geographical territory.Adopting... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2013; US$ 16.50
On November 10, 1995, Nigeria?s military dictatorship executed nine environmental activists. Among them was Ken Saro-Wiwa, the charismatic spokesman of the Ogoni people, whose land in the fertile Niger River delta has been grotesquely polluted by the Royal Dutch Shell Corporation. During Ken?s incarceration, his brother, Dr. Owens Wiwa, fought valiantly... more...