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  • A Rage for Orderby Robert F. Worth

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 15.82

    In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Their bravery and idealism stirred observers around the world and led militant jihadists to worry that they had been superseded... more...

  • The Punishment Of Virtueby Sarah Chayes

    Granta Publications 2016; US$ 13.32

    What happens when the War on Terror media circus packs up and leaves town? Sarah Chayes has spent the past six years in Afghanistan in order to find out. She gains access to tribal leaders, cunning warlords, jihadist insurgents and opium traders - all contending for power in this uniquely strategic place at a pivotal moment in its history. more...

  • Tales of Old Bangkokby Chris Burslem

    Earnshaw Books 2016; US$ 12.99

    Using a patchwork of words and images from Bangkok?s residents and visitors of yesteryear, this book shares the often untold past of this busy city while shedding light on Thai culture. more...

  • Crisis in a Divided Korea: A Chronology and Reference Guideby James Matray

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 89.00

    Why is Korea still divided into two nations? How does the decades-old tension between North Korea and South Korea affect all of Asia as well as influence several of the world's major powers, including Japan, the People's Republic of China, Russia, and the United States? This book provides answers to these questions and more, presenting readers with... more...

  • What the British Didby Peter Mangold

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 40.00

    Britain has been engaged in the Middle East for over two centuries. During the Napoleonic Wars it expelled the French from Egypt. During World War I it helped to dismantle the Ottoman empire. During World War II, it defeated the Italians and Germans. In the post-war years, it attempted to reassert its domination of the Middle East but with little... more...

  • Asian Democracy in World Historyby Alan T. Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 35.95

    Taking a comparative approach, Alan T. Wood traces the evolution of democracy from its origins in prehistoric times and describes democratic growth in thirteen Asian countries from Japan in East Asia to Pakistan in South Asia and examines key issues such as: * How does the democratic experience in Asia, in countries with unique and totalitarian political... more...

  • Afghanistan and Central Asiaby Martin Mccauley

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 53.95

    The Afghan crisis has grabbed the attention of the entire world, and underlined the desperate need in the West for a better understanding of the region and its challenges in the face of increasingly militant interpretations of Islam. Carved up and fought over by the British and Tsarist Russia in the nineteenth century, and under Soviet domination for... more...

  • Chinese Warfighting: The PLA Experience since 1949by Mark A. Ryan; David M. Finkelstein; Michael A. McDevitt; CNA Corporation

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    This is the first systematic study of modern China's military campaigns and the actual fighting conducted by the People's Liberation Army since the founding of the People's Republic. It provides a general overview of the evolution of PLA military doctrine, and then focuses on major combat episodes from the civil war with the Nationalists to the last... more...

  • The Six-Day Warby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    On 5th June 1967, the Israelis launched a new attack against Egypt following the blockade of the Strait of Tiran. Within three hours, the Egyptian air force was completely destroyed. This action caused outrage among the Arab world, which quickly united in order to provide support to Egypt, prompting a six-day-long conflict that reached such levels... more...

  • The Iran-Iraq Warby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    On 22nd September 1980, Saddam Hussein attacked the Shatt al-Arab and proclaimed dominance over the territory. This pivotal event launched the two countries into a slow and unmoving war. After eight years of hostilities that included the controversial use of chemical weapons, the war finally came to an end, with neither camp gaining anything and both... more...