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  • Sudan, Civil War and Terrorism, 1956-99by Edgar O'Ballance

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 144.00

    Sudan, the largest country in Africa, became independent in 1956, to find it had a foot in both the Arab Muslim and the Black African camps. Almost immediately a sixteen year civil war began, ending with autonomy for the South, which devolved into chaos. A second southern revolution broke out in 1983 when the government introduced the Sharia law, which... more...

  • The Congo-Zaire Experience, 1960-98by Edgar O'Ballance

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 160.00

    A fascinating account of a huge Central African country, almost completely unprepared for liberation from colonial rule in 1960 and plunged into the anarchy of factional struggles for central power, against a background of regional separatism. A UN force stepped in to prevent the mineral-rich province of Katanga from breaking away and stayed for nearly... more...

  • The Kurdish Struggle, 1920-94by Edgar O'Ballance

    Palgrave Macmillan 1995; US$ 205.00

    Forming minorities in five adjacent countries for 74 years, Kurds have been fighting for independence or autonomy, against governments reluctant to accede either. The Kurdish saga is one of periodic insurrections, partial victories, misfortunes, defeats, betrayal, national repression, clashing personalities, changing allegiances and an unusual mixture... more...

  • Civil War in Lebanon, 1975-92by Edgar O'Ballance

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 160.00

    The sixteen-year long civil war in Lebanon was caused by dissatisfaction over the distribution of political power. The system favoured Christians who fought to eject Palestinian armed forces, which sought to use the country as a spring board for attacks into adjacent Israel. Western intervention was repelled by suicide-bombing attacks. Lebanese Christians... more...

  • Islamic Fundamentalist Terrorism, 1979-95by Edgar O'Ballance

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 176.00

    The Iranian Connection is the network of embassies and diplomatic staffs spread throughout the world that support Islamic Fundamentalist terrorism, controlled by 'Dept 15', in Tehran, the Iranian government denying all implication. When he came to power in 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini used terrorism to consolidate his position, realised its potential,... more...

  • Civil War in Bosnia 1992–94by Edgar O'Ballance

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 90.27

    The Muslim President of Bosnia battled for almost two years in a 'war the West could not stop', against Serb and Croat separatism, to preserve its entity, saving its sovereignty, but losing half his territory. Western rivalries and changes of policy, endless negotiations, broken promises and cease-fires, and ethnic cleansing on a barbaric scale, with... more...

  • Wars in the Caucasus, 1990–1995by Edgar O'Ballance

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 84.95

    As Soviet Communism dissolved it was replaced in the Caucasus by nationalism enabling the Republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to obtain independence: Chechenya is still fighting on. War between Armenia and Azerbaijan started immediately over the Azeri administered Nagorno-Karabakh and Nakhicheven enclaves within Armenia, which has already... more...

  • The Palestinian Intifadaby Edgar O'Ballance

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 84.95

    A fascinating account of the Intifada (struggle) by Palestinians in the Occupied Territories against Israeli governments, the first part of which was a mass civil disobedience movement of 'stone against bullets', which Israeli security forces contained only with great difficulty, resorting to doubtful methods that included detention without trial,... more...

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