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History

  • 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, 1978–1985by 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Indian Ocean Regionby Anthony H. Cordesman; Abdullah Toukan

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 69.99

    The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is one of the most areas of the world in human terms. This study provides a comprehensive overview of the subregions and countries in the IOR, drawing heavily on a new country risk assessment model developed by Abdullah Toukan, a senior associate with the Burke Chair at CSIS. more...

  • Sustainable Developmentby Paul Sillitoe

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    With growing evidence of unsustainable use of the world's resources, such as hydrocarbon reserves, and related environmental pollution, as in alarming climate change predictions, sustainable development is arguably the prominent issue of the 21st century.  This volume gives a wide ranging introduction focusing on the arid Gulf region, where the... more...