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  • Black Flagsby Joby Warrick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.95 US$ 21.50

    In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents.      When the government of Jordan granted amnesty to a group of political prisoners in 1999, it little realized... more...

  • Paying Bribes for Public Servicesby Richard Rose; Caryn Peiffer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book documents what happens when people encounter public officials. It draws on multi-national Barometer surveys asking questions about corruption and bribery in 119 countries. Clear prose, tables and figures report the answers given by more than 250,000 people and the conclusion sets out six principles for reducing bribery. more...

  • Which Path to Persia?by Kenneth M. Pollack; Daniel L. Byman; Martin Indyk

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    Crafting a new policy toward Iran is a complicated, uncertain, and perilous challenge. Since it is an extremely complex society, with an opaque political system, it is no wonder that the United States has not yet figured out the puzzle that is Iran. With the clockticking on Iran’s pursuit of nuclear capabilities, solving this puzzle is moreurgent... more...

  • Leftover Womenby Leta Hong Fincher

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    Contrary to many claims made in the media, women in China have experienced a dramatic rollback of rights and gains relative to men. Leftover Women lays out the structural discrimination against women and speaks to broader problems with China’s economy, politics, and development. more...

  • In Order To Liveby Yeonmi Park

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 30.38

    'I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.' Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die - from starvation,... more...

  • The New Threat From Islamic Militancyby Jason Burke

    Random House 2015; US$ 27.18

    In The New Threat renowned expert and prize-winning reporter Jason Burke provides the clearest and most comprehensive guide to Islamic militancy today. From Syria to Somalia, from Libya to Indonesia, from Yemen to the capitals of Europe, Islamic militancy appears stronger, more widespread and more threatening than ever. ISIS and other groups,... more...

  • Global Catastrophic Risksby Nick Bostrom; Milan M. Cirkovic; Martin J. Rees

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 24.99

    A global catastrophic risk is one with the potential to wreak death and destruction on a global scale. In human history, wars and plagues have done so on more than one occasion, and misguided ideologies and totalitarian regimes have darkened an entire era or a region. Advances in technology are adding dangers of a new kind. It could happen again.In... more...

  • Terror in the Name of Godby Jessica Stern

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    For four years, Jessica Stern interviewed extremist members of three religions around the world: Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Traveling extensively?to refugee camps in Lebanon, to religious schools in Pakistan, to prisons in Amman, Asqelon, and Pensacola?she discovered that the Islamic jihadi in the mountains of Pakistan and the Christian fundamentalist... more...

  • See No Evilby Robert Baer

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.78

    See No Evil is the astonishing and controversial memoir from one of the CIA's top field officers of the past quarter century. Robert Baer recounts his career as a ground soldier in the CIA's war on terrorism, running agents in the back alleys of the Middle East, with blistering honesty. He paints a chilling picture of how terrorism works on the... more...

  • In the Company of Soldiersby Rick Atkinson

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 18.99

    From Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Rick Atkinson comes an eyewitness account of the war against Iraq and a vivid portrait of a remarkable group of soldiers For soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division, the road to Baghdad began with a midnight flight out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in late February 2003. For Rick Atkinson, who would... more...