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  • Scared to Deathby Christopher Booker; Richard North

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 15.99

    Modern society has regularly, in recent years, been gripped by a series of headline making "scares" - from mad cow disease to SARS -- which have become one of the most conspicuous and damaging features of our modern world. This book is the first to tell the inside story of each of the major scares of the past two decades, showing how they... more...

  • Reinventing Democracyby Joćo Arriscado Nunes; Boaventura de Sousa Santos

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    The studies gathered in this volume focus on Portuguese society, from the creative social and political experimentation by citizen and popular movements during the revolution of 1974/75 to more recent episodes of alternative economic organisation, popular mobilization over the claim of local populations to self-government, local environmental conflicts,... more...

  • Pay Any Priceby James Risen

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 15.95

    "James Risen has established himself as the finest national security reporter of this generation, a field crowded with first rank talent." ? Newsweek ?An important and powerful book that should be read by anyone who believes it is time to take stock after thirteen years and re-evaluate the nature of the threat the country faces and its response... more...

  • Ireland and International Peacekeeping Operations 1960-2000by Katsumi Ishizuka

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The Republic of Ireland has won its status as a leading contributor to international peacekeeping operations, which has been its key 'foreign policy' since the 1960s. But why is Ireland so keen to be involved? This new book asks and answers this and other key questions about Ireland's close involvement with the EU. It cannot simply be for charitable... more...

  • Realizing the Visionby Maren Leed; Ariel Robinson

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 34.99

    The Army is adjusting to rapidly diminishing operational demands, falling end strength, reorganization, and tightening budgets. Given these new realities, the CSIS Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies examined the current state of the soldier/squad system and how it might be best advanced in the face of constrained budgets. more...

  • Citizen-Soldiers in a Time of Transitionby Stephanie Sanok Kostro

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 40.99

    Currently, U.S. armed forces are facing a rapidly shifting environment. Even as the major combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq that defined the last decade are coming to an end, a wide variety of new and evolving challenges, both abroad and at home, are confronting the nation?s military. more...

  • The New Zealand Paradoxby Wayne Mapp

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 40.99

    The rise of China is profoundly altering the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region. This report examines these issues and suggests the course that New Zealand should chart to ensure that its interests in the peace and stability of the Asia Pacific are maintained. more...

  • Promoting Peace in Myanmarby Lynn Kuok

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 34.99

    Myanmar has made important progress toward democratic reform since President Thein Sein?s civilian government came to power in early 2011. This report explores the United States? interests in peace in Myanmar and offers recommendations for how Washington can best promote it. more...

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Contract and Grant Spending and the Supporting Industrial Base, 2004-2013by Jesse Ellman; Gregory Sanders

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 45.99

    This report analyzes contracting for products, services, and research development by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its key components. more...

  • The Dollar and National Securityby Paul Viotti

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    Defense establishments and the armed forces they organize, train, equip, and deploy depend upon the security of capital and capital flows, mechanisms that have become increasingly globalized. Military capabilities are thus closely tied not only to the size of the economic base from which they are drawn, but also to the viability of global convertibility... more...