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  • Tearing up the Silk Roadby Tom Coote

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 10.19

    Tearing up the Silk Road is an irreverent travelogue that details a journey along the ancient trade routes from China to Istanbul, through Central Asia, Iran and the Caucasus. As Tom Coote struggles through the often arbitrary borders and bureaucracies of China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Armenia, Georgia and Turkey, it becomes apparent... more...

  • International Relations of Asiaby David Shambaugh; Michael Yahuda

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 43.99

    As the world's most vital region, Asia embodies explosive economic growth, diverse political systems, vibrant societies, modernizing militaries, cutting-edge technologies, rich cultural traditions amid globalization, and strategic competition among major powers. As a result, international relations in Asia are evolving rapidly. In this fully updated... more...

  • The Hellenistic Far Eastby Rachel Mairs

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 85.00

    In the aftermath of Alexander the Great?s conquests in the late fourth century B.C., Greek garrisons and settlements were established across Central Asia, through Bactria (modern-day Afghanistan) and into India. Over the next three hundred years, these settlements evolved into multiethnic, multilingual communities as much Greek as they were indigenous.... more...

  • Wither Iran?by Shahram Chubin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 33.95

    Terrorism and the Middle East are often connected. The fear that these will be a future source of threat with weapons of mass destruction, notably nuclear or biological weapons, has grown in recent years. This book looks at the politics of one important state in the region - Iran - and concludes that political reform in that country is changing it... more...

  • South Asia?s Modern Historyby Michael Mann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This comprehensive history of modern South Asia explores the historical development of the Subcontinent from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the present day from local and regional, as opposed to European, perspectives. Michael Mann charts the role of emerging states within the Mughal Empire, the gradual British colonial expansion in the... more...

  • The Indian Ocean and US Grand Strategyby Peter Dombrowski; Andrew C. Winner

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Indian Ocean, with its critical routes for global commerce, is a potentially volatile location for geopolitical strife. Even as the region’s role in the international economy and as a highway to conflict zones increases, the US has failed to advance a coherent strategy for protecting its interests in the Indian Ocean or for managing complex... more...

  • The Lonely Warby Nazila Fathi

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    As a nine-year-old Tehrani schoolgirl during the Iranian Revolution, Nazila Fathi watched her country change before her eyes. The revolutionaries—most of them poor, uneducated, and radicalized—seized jobs, housing, and positions of power, transforming Iranian society practically overnight. But this socioeconomic revolution had an unintended effect.... more...

  • Gatecrashing Paradiseby Tom Chesshyre

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    Author travels to see the real, unexplored Maldives, one of the most beautiful places on earth, recently opened to tourists.. more...

  • American Engineer in Afghanistanby Marjorie Jewett Bell

    University of Minnesota Press 1948; US$ 72.00

    An American Engineer in Afghanistan was first published in 1948. The legend of Afghanistan as "The Forbidden Country" grew chiefly from a warning of the British Indian Government which once guarded the Afghan frontier north of the Khyber Pass -- "It is absolutely forbidden to cross this border into Afghanistan." A glance at the... more...

  • Can Asians Think?by Kishore Mahbubani

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 5.00

    In this volume of essays Kishore Mahbubani has sought to address the historical divide between the civilizations of East and West and the notion that Western civilization is universal. more...