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  • A Political and Economic Dictionary of South Asiaby Jivanta Schottli; Subrata K. Mitra; Siegried Wolf

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 305.00

    Thanks to its emerging markets,nuclearization and the internet revolution, South Asia is increasingly at the forefront of current affairs. This invaluable reference source seeks to make the region accessible to business travellers as well as to the general reader. The range of subjects to be covered includes major political processes and events of... more...

  • Squandered Opportunityby Thomas Juneau

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    The Islamic Republic of Iran faced a favorable strategic environment following the US invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003. Its leadership attempted to exploit this window of opportunity by assertively seeking to expand Iran's interests throughout the Middle East. It fell far short, however, of fulfilling its long-standing ambition of... more...

  • Asia Literate Schooling in the Asian Centuryby Christine Halse

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Globalization, migration, transnational movements and the development of the tiger economies of Asia have led education leaders and policy makers around the world but particularly in Australia, the USA, Canada, and New Zealand to view schools as key sites for developing ?globally competent?, ?Asia literate? citizens who have the capabilities to live,... more...

  • China's Coming War with Asiaby Jonathan Holslag

    Wiley 2015; US$ 59.95

    China?s ambition is to rise peacefully. Avoiding fierce conflicts with its Asian neighbors is essential to this goal. Jonathan Holslag makes a brilliant case for the geopolitical dilemma facing the rising China, and his argument that China will likely enter into major conflict with Asia is compelling and thoughtful. Both Chinese experts and decision-makers... more...

  • Greater Khorasanby Rocco Rante

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Khorasan, ?Lands of the East?, refers to the northeastern region of Iran. In the early Islamic period, the term ?Khorasan? came to be used for a much larger area, reaching into Central Asia well beyond the Oxus river, encompassing large parts of northern Afghanistan, and even extending to southeastern Iran. This volume brings together... more...

  • The Punditsby Derek Waller

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    On a September day in 1863, Abdul Hamid entered the Central Asian city of Yarkand. Disguised as a merchant, Hamid was actually an employee of the Survey of India, carrying concealed instruments to enable him to map the geography of the area. Hamid did not live to provide a first-hand count of his travels. Nevertheless, he was the advance guard of... more...

  • Anglo-American Policy toward the Persian Gulf, 19781985by Tore T. Petersen

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    For many commentators and historians the announcement of the Carter Doctrine signaled the end of the British presence and the final transfer of power to the United States in the Persian Gulf. But on the ground the reality was different. After the announcement of the British leaving the Persian Gulf in 1971, formal positions were replaced by informal... more...

  • Unmasking Administrative Evilby Guy Adams; Danny Balfour

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The modern age with its emphasis on technical rationality has enabled a new and dangerous form of evil--administrative evil. Unmasking Administrative Evil discusses the overlooked relationship between evil and public affairs, as well as other fields and professions in public life. The authors argue that the tendency toward administrative evil, as... more...

  • South Asia in the World: An Introductionby Susan S Wadley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This first book in the new Foundations in Global Studies series offers a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary introduction to South Asia. The variations in social, cultural, economic, and political life in this diverse and complex region are explored within the context of the globalising forces affecting all regions of the world. In a simple... more...

  • The New US Strategy towards Asiaby William T Tow; Douglas Stuart

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Barack Obama?s "rebalancing" or "pivot" strategy, intended to demonstrate continued US commitment to the Asia-Pacific region in a variety of military, economic, and diplomatic contexts, was launched with much fanfare in 2011. Implicit in the new strategy is both a focus on China ? engagement with, and containment of ? and a heavy reliance by the United... more...