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Ally to Adversary

An Eyewitness Account of Iraq's Fall from Grace

Author: Rick Francona

Publisher: Naval Inst Press


Category: History

Page: 186

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Francona, a retired Air Force intelligence officer who served throughout the Middle East with the Defense Department and various national intelligence agencies, chronicles the course of US-Iraqi relations from inside the highest military and diplomatic levels. His firsthand account takes readers on

Soft Computing in Humanities and Social Sciences

Author: Rudolf Seising,Veronica Sanz González

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642246710

Category: Computers

Page: 520

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The field of Soft Computing in Humanities and Social Sciences is at a turning point. The strong distinction between “science” and “humanities” has been criticized from many fronts and, at the same time, an increasing cooperation between the so-called “hard sciences” and “soft sciences” is taking place in a wide range of scientific projects dealing with very complex and interdisciplinary topics. In the last fifteen years the area of Soft Computing has also experienced a gradual rapprochement to disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and also in the field of Medicine, Biology and even the Arts, a phenomenon that did not occur much in the previous years. The collection of this book presents a generous sampling of the new and burgeoning field of Soft Computing in Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing together a wide array of authors and subject matters from different disciplines. Some of the contributors of the book belong to the scientific and technical areas of Soft Computing while others come from various fields in the humanities and social sciences such as Philosophy, History, Sociology or Economics. Rudolf Seising received a Ph.D. degree in philosophy of science and a postdoctoral lecture qualification (PD) in history of science from the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich. He is an Adjoint Researcher at the European Centre for Soft Computing in Mieres (Asturias), Spain. Veronica Sanz earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain). At the moment she is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Science, Technology and Society Center in the University of California at Berkeley. Veronica Sanz earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain). At the moment she is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Science, Technology and Society Center in the University of California at Berkeley.

Politics, Markets, and Grand Strategy

Foreign Economic Policies as Strategic Instruments

Author: Lars S. Skalnes

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472110315

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Why do great powers sometimes favor one country over another in the conduct of their foreign economic policies?

A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Brief Edition

Author: Mary Beth Norton,Jane Kamensky,Carol Sheriff,David W. Blight,Howard Chudacoff

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305142764

Category: History

Page: 960

View: 5542

The Brief Edition of A PEOPLE AND A NATION offers a succinct and spirited narrative that tells the stories of all people in the United States. The authors' attention to race and racial identity, and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging readers and encouraging them to imagine what life was really like in the past. In the tenth edition, the number of chapters has been reduced from 33 to 29, making the text easier to assign in a typical semester. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A People and a Nation, Volume II: Since 1865, Brief Edition

Author: Mary Beth Norton,Jane Kamensky,Carol Sheriff,David W. Blight,Howard Chudacoff

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305142780

Category: History

Page: 544

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The Brief Edition of A PEOPLE AND A NATION offers a succinct and spirited narrative that tells the stories of all people in the United States. The authors' attention to race and racial identity, and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging readers and encouraging them to imagine what life was really like in the past. In the tenth edition, the number of chapters has been reduced from 33 to 29, making the text easier to assign in a typical semester. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Re/Envisioning Indigenous-non-Indigenous Relationships

Author: Lynne Davis

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442698659

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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When Indigenous and non-Indigenous activists work together, what are the ends that they seek, and how do they negotiate their relationships while pursuing social change? Alliances brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders, activists, and scholars in order to examine their experiences of alliance-building for Indigenous rights and self-determination and for social and environmental justice. The contributors, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, come from diverse backgrounds as community activists and academics. They write from the front lines of struggle, from spaces of reflection rooted in past experiences, and from scholarly perspectives that use emerging theories to understand contemporary instances of alliance. Some contributors reflect on methods of mental decolonization while others use Indigenous concepts of respectful relationships in order to analyze present-day interactions. Most importantly, Alliances delves into the complex political and personal relationships inherent in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous struggles for social justice to provide insights into the tensions and possibilities of Indigenous-non-Indigenous alliance and coalition-building in the early twenty-first century.


Restatements and Renewal

Author: Benjamin Frankel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135068216

Category: History

Page: 472

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Realism has been the subject of critical scrutiny for some time and this examination aims to identify and define its strengths and shortcomings, making a contribution to the study of international relations.

Nuclear Politics

Author: Alexandre Debs,Nuno P. Monteiro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107108098

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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A comprehensive theory of the causes of nuclear proliferation, alongside an in-depth analysis of sixteen historical cases of nuclear development.

Allies, Adversaries, and International Trade

Author: Joanne Gowa

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691044712

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

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During the Cold War, international trade closely paralleled the division of the world into two rival political-military blocs. NATO and GATT were two sides of one coin; the WTO and the CMEA were two sides of another. In this book, Joanne Gowa examines the logic behind this linkage between alliances and trade and asks whether it applies not only after but also before World War II. Gowa's analysis of a simple game-theoretic model of trade in an anarchic world leads her to conclude that free trade, in general, is more likely within rather than across alliances, and that it is more likely within the political-military coalitions of a bipolar than of a multi-polar world. An aggregate data analysis of seven countries over an 80-year period supports both hypotheses. Other issues raised by this analysis are examined in detail in a case study of the pre-1914 Anglo-French Entente.

Adversaries into Allies

Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion

Author: Bob Burg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698137590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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The sages asked, “Who is mighty?” and answered, “That person who can control their own emotions and make, of an enemy, a friend.” In the bestselling book The Go-Giver, Bob Burg and John David Mann revolutionized the way we think about success via one very simple lesson: “Shifting one’s focus from getting to giving (constantly and consistently providing value to others) is both very fulfilling and the most profitable way to do business. Now Burg is back with a new book, offering deeper insight about what it means to be truly influential and providing powerful strategies for mastering the art of persuasion. Faced with the task of persuading someone to do what we want, most of us expect, and often encounter, resistance. We see the other person as an adversary and often resort to coercion or manipulation in order to get our way. But while this approach might at times bring us short-term results, it leaves people with a bad feeling about themselves and about us. At that point, our relationship with the person is weakened and our influence dramatically decreased. There is a better way. Drawing on his own experiences and the stories of other influential people, Burg offers five simple principles of what he calls “ultimate influence”—the ability to win people to your side in a way that leaves everyone feeling great about the outcome…and about themselves!: ·Control your own emotions: Responding calmly rather than allowing your emotions to get the better of you will ensure not putting the other person on the defensive but rather help them remain open to your ideas. ·Understand the clash of belief systems: Every individual operates based on an unconscious set of beliefs, experiences, and ideas, which are most likely very different from yours. Understand this and you can avoid confusion and numerous misunderstandings that stand in the way of most people’s ability to influence. ·Acknowledge their ego: People want to feel good about themselves; if you make someone genuinely feel good, you’re one step closer to making an ally. ·Set the proper frame: People react and respond to other people. Approach potential conflicts from a position of benevolence, resolution, and helpfulness and they will follow suit. ·Communicate with tact and empathy: While the first four principles are vital, this is what brings it all home. Saying the right thing at the right time makes all the difference in terms of moving people to your side of the issue and taking the appropriate action that benefits all concerned. In the tradition of Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People and Robert Cialdini's Influence, Burg offers a tried-and-true framework for building alliances at work, at home, and anywhere else you seek to win people over. From the Hardcover edition.

Race against Empire

Black Americans and Anticolonialism, 1937–1957

Author: Penny M. Von Eschen

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471702

Category: History

Page: 274

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During World War II, African American activists, journalists, and intellectuals forcefully argued that independence movements in Africa and Asia were inextricably linkep to political, economic, and civil rights struggles in the United States. Marshaling evidence from a wide array of international sources, including the black presses of the time, Penny M. Von Eschen offers a vivid portrayal of the African diaspora in its international heyday, from the 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress to early cooperation with the United Nations. Race against Empire tells the poignant story of a popular movement and its precipitate decline with the onset of the Cold War. Von Eschen documents the efforts of African-American political leaders, intellectuals, and journalists who forcefully promoted anti-colonial politics and critiqued U.S. foreign policy. The eclipse of anti-colonial politics—which Von Eschen traces through African-American responses to the early Cold War, U.S. government prosecution of black American anti-colonial activists, and State Department initiatives in Africa—marked a change in the very meaning of race and racism in America from historical and international issues to psychological and domestic ones. She concludes that the collision of anti-colonialism with Cold War liberalism illuminates conflicts central to the reshaping of America; the definition of political, economic, and civil rights; and the question of who, in America and across the globe, is to have access to these rights. Exploring the relationship between anticolonial politics, early civil rights activism, and nascent superpower rivalries, Race against Empire offers a fresh perspective both on the emergence of the United States as the dominant global power and on the profound implications of that development for American society.


Adversaries and Allies : Mastering Strategic Relationships

Author: Alan Axelrod

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402754111

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

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Playing the game of business--and life--involves creating strategic alliances, and developing, managing, and ending those relationships as required. Skilled gamers quickly recognize both present and potential adversaries and allies, and they calculate tactics for converting useful opponents into partners--even, occasionally, to transform cronies into challengers. Why? Because, by definition, an enemy cannot betray you; only a friend can, so it’s important to choose them well. Whether in industry or on the world stage, good leaders know how to pinpoint the people who should be by their side; they’re also willing to make enemies who can be trusted to oppose them. Deciding who’s who is what matters, offering the potential of risk and reward. That’s how the game goes...and here’s how to win it. RISK is a trademark of Hasbro and is used with permission. (C) 2008 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro.

Dynamics of Sanctions in World Affairs

Author: Jafar Raza Bilgrami

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126903139

Category: Economic sanctions

Page: 288

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The Existing Literature On Sanctions Consists Of Either Case Studies Which Deal With The Particular Issues Associated With The Selected States Or Articles Of The Journals Which Plead, Predominantly, The Case Of Sanction-Imposing States Or Newspaper Write-Ups And Editorial Comments Which Analyse The Current Situation. There Is No Book On Sanctions As Such. An Attempt Has Been Made In This Book To Cover Up All The Selective Aspects Of The Existing Literature On Sanctions. It Discusses Concepts, Issues, Dilemmas, Paradox, Theories, Perspectives Of Sender And Target States As Allies And As Adversaries, The Goals, The Objectives, The Quantum Of Success And Failure Or Effectiveness And Ineffectiveness. These Crucial Issue-Areas Of Sanctions Run In Fact, Like Common Thread, Through All The Following Chapters:(1) The Humanitarian Intervention: Sanction Fixation(2) Sanction Paradox(3) Theories Of Sanctions(4) South Korea And North Korea(5) Iran And Iraq(6) India And Pakistan(7) Un Sanction(8) ConclusionThus, The Book Takes The Comprehensive View Of Sanctions. And In This Respect, Out Of The Existing Literature Of Exclusive Nature, It Endeavours To Develop The Inclusive Dimension. As Such It Is Hoped That The Readers Shall Have All Aspects Of Sanctions In A Single Volume, Not Easily Available Elsewhere.

Making Sense of Church

Author: Spencer Burke

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310862957

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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Samplings of online discussions about God, truth, and church—from theOoze.comOur culture is rapidly changing and people are searching for new models and paradigms to find meaning in their lives. As in all transitional periods, this search takes place in grass-roots conversations where the “new” is taking form. No other place so uniquely captures this struggle more than the message boards at, the premier melting pot of emerging spiritual conversation.Making Sense of Church is a snapshot of this “community conversation” as it tries to make sense of God in the emerging worldview. It represents a gathering of individuals with different points of view, theologies, life contexts, and feelings. Author Spencer Burke, creator of, provides the framework writing for each chapter and acts as a “guide” to the accompanying e-mail postings that supplement the chapters. Subjects discussed include:• Authentic Community• Experiential Worship• The Internet and God• Art as a Vehicle for Communicating Truth• Spirituality and Sexuality• What Is the Church?• What Is Postmodernism?

He Died for Peace

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Author: L. D. Shono Jr.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475905250

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Two men born with different backgrounds who were destined to collide in Dallas, Texas. One man came from a family of great wealth and power, while the other man came from a family who struggled for everything they ever had. One stood for peace while the other man stood for confusion and deceit. President John F. Kennedy had a dangerous goal in mind: end the Cold War in his lifetime. Lee Harvey Oswald was a pawn used by his employers, the Central Intelligence Agency, to stop President Kennedy from reaching his goal. This is a fictional re-telling of the events which led up President Kennedy's Assassination. It tells how President Kennedy fought to spread his message of world peace, and how the CIA stopped him at every turn.

Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare

Updated Edition

Author: Mark R. McNeilly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199393818

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Long acknowledged as a classic text on strategy, Sun Tzu's The Art of War has been admired by leaders as diverse as Mao Zedong and General Norman Schwartzkopf. However, having been written two thousand years ago, the book can be somewhat daunting to the modern reader. Mark McNeilly, author of Sun Tzu and the Art of Business (OUP, 2011), which made Sun Tzu accessible to the business executive, has extracted the six concepts most applicable to modern warfare, making them easy to understand and apply to military situations. Drawing on a wealth of fascinating historical examples, McNeilly shows how these six principles might be used in wars of the future---both conventional wars and terrorist conflicts---and how they can provide insight into current affairs, such as the war on terrorism and China's increasingly important strategic and military role in the world. This updated edition reflects on all that has happened in the past ten years, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the challenge of Iran, the "Arab Spring," and the continued rise of China. Each chapter includes brand new examples to explain important concepts in The Art of War. Including the full text of The Art of War in the popular translation by Samuel Griffith, with cross-references to quotations used in the book, Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare unlocks these elusive secrets for anyone interested in strategy and warfare, whether they are professional soldiers, military history buffs, or business executives.

Exploring the Nuclear Posture Implications of Extended Deterrence and Assurance

Workshop Proceedings and Key Takeaways

Author: Clark A. Murdock,Jessica M. Yeats

Publisher: CSIS

ISBN: 0892065982

Category: Political Science

Page: 107

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Social Inequality and Public Health

Author: Salvatore J. Babones

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847423207

Category: Medical

Page: 243

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This book brings together the latest research findings from some of the most respected medical and social scientists in the world, surveying four pathways to understanding the social determinants of health.


Rising Powers, Rogue Regimes, and Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

Author: A. Lowther

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137289813

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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This volume moves beyond Cold War deterrence theory to show the many ways in which deterrence is applicable to contemporary security: in space, in cyberspace, and against non-state actors. It also examines the role of nuclear deterrence in the twenty-first century and reaches surprising conclusions.


Exporting the U.S. War on Drugs

Author: H. Richard Friman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801432743

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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If illicit drug trafficking is a global problem, why won't other nations comply with the drug control agenda of the United States? NarcoDiplomacy departs from traditional responses to this question, which have held that compliance with the American agenda has been beyond the capacity of key countries. By focusing on Germany and Japan, touted as two of the strongest allies of the United States in drug control efforts, H. Richard Friman exposes the flaws in capacity arguments and the policies based on them. Drawing on sources ranging from previously unknown Imperial German archives to interviews with policy makers and law enforcement officials, Friman offers a thorough analysis of bilateral and multilateral relations. He traces their evolution from international opium control efforts of the early 1900s through disputes over cocaine and money laundering during the Reagan and Bush antidrug campaigns. His work reveals that, although the internal logic of the U.S. posture was sound, American policy makers failed to recognize the nature of German and Japanese cooperation and defection, or to identify which aspects of capacity were at issue. The resulting policy, Friman contends, actually undermined German and Japanese compliance with the American agenda. Extending this analysis to Latin America, NarcoDiplomacy explores the ramifications of Friman's findings for the future of U.S. drug control policy.

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