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- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.50
Jim O'Neill, one of the most influential economists today, shares his insights on how and why he developed one of the most compelling economic concepts of our time in The Growth Map . 'O'Neill has redefined how investors and Western business leaders see the world. This book tells the unlikely story of how O'Neill developed this path-breaking idea... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 28.99
Former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos provides a fascinating glimpse inside his country's meteoric rise on the world stage. A leader in the underground resistance movement against Augusto Pinochet and his Dirty War, Ricardo Lagos burst onto the national stage in 1988 when he gave a speech denouncing the dictator, the first of its kind. Revolution... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.74
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$ 16.91
?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...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
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...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
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. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 21.99
IS GLOBALIZATION AN UNINTENDED RECIPE FOR WAR? Taking this question as its starting point, James Macdonald's When Globalization Fails offers a rich, original account of war, peace, and trade in the twentieth century?and a cautionary tale for the twenty-first. In the late nineteenth century, liberals exulted that the spread of international commerce... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 7.99
Since its inception in 1945, the United Nations has had a powerful but controversial influence on global politics. In this informative guide, Norrie MacQueen provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to its institutions, remit, personalities, and role in the modern world. Defending it from common criticisms of bureaucratic paralysis and bias... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 7.99
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...
- St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99
There is no question that tensions between Russia and American are on the rise. The forced annexation of Crimea, the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, and the Russian government's treatment of homosexuals have created diplomatic standoffs and led to a volley of economic sanctions. Much of the blame for Russia's recent hostility towards the... more...