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Fighting for Credibility

US Reputation and International Politics

Author: Frank P. Harvey,John Mitton

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487520549

Category: History

Page: 300

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Focusing on cases of asymmetric US encounters with smaller powers since the end of the Cold War, Harvey and Mitton reveal that reputations matter for credibility in international politics. This dynamic and deeply documented study successfully brings reputation back to the table of foreign diplomacy.

Fighting for Rights

Military Service and the Politics of Citizenship

Author: Ronald R. Krebs

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801459542

Category: History

Page: 280

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Leaders around the globe have long turned to the armed forces as a "school for the nation." Debates over who serves continue to arouse passion today because the military's participation policies are seen as shaping politics beyond the military, specifically the politics of identity and citizenship. Yet how and when do these policies transform patterns of citizenship? Military service, Ronald R. Krebs argues, can play a critical role in bolstering minorities' efforts to grasp full and unfettered rights. Minority groups have at times effectively contrasted their people's battlefield sacrifices to the reality of inequity, compelling state leaders to concede to their claims. At the same time, military service can shape when, for what, and how minorities have engaged in political activism in the quest for meaningful citizenship. Employing a range of rich primary materials, Krebs shows how the military's participation policies shaped Arab citizens' struggles for first-class citizenship in Israel from independence to the mid-1980s and African Americans' quest for civil rights, from World War I to the Korean War. Fighting for Rights helps us make sense of contemporary debates over gays in the military and over the virtues and dangers of liberal and communitarian visions for society. It suggests that rhetoric is more than just a weapon of the weak, that it is essential to political exchange, and that politics rests on a dual foundation of rationality and culture.

Name, Rank, and Serial Number

Exploiting Korean War POWs at Home and Abroad

Author: Charles S. Young

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199720266

Category: History

Page: 256

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Vietnam POWs came home heroes, but twenty years earlier their predecessors returned from Korea to shame and suspicion. In the Korean War American prisoners were used in propaganda twice, first during the conflict, then at home. While in Chinese custody in North Korea, they were pressured to praise their treatment and criticize the war. When they came back, the Department of the Army and cooperative pundits said too many were weaklings who did not resist communist indoctrination or "brainwashing." Ex-prisoners were featured in a publicity campaign scolding the nation to raise tougher sons for the Cold War. This propaganda was based on feverish exaggerations that ignored the convoluted circumstances POWs were put in, which decisions in Washington helped create.

Heart

In the Studio

Author: Jake Brown

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554903254

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Arguably the most popular and enduring female-fronted hard rock bands in rock 'n' roll history, Heart was identified by Rolling Stone in their earliest days as a ground-breaking band. With more Top 10 hits than any other female band in history, the band also rode a second wave of even greater commercial success through the 80s producing smash after smash, going on to sell 30+ million albums worldwide. Now, for the first time, fans get VIP, behind-the-scenes access to the writing and recording of all their hit albums. The book also includes exclusive interviews with Heart

The New Investment Frontier III

A Guide to Exchange Traded Funds for Canadians

Author: Howard J. Atkinson,Donna Green

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 1897415036

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

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It's a new world out there. This completely revised and updated edition will show Canadians how to survive and thrive in uncertain and volatile markets. The new edition includes performance analysis on more than 100 newly established ETFs. Exchange traded funds have been called the next generation of mutual funds. Some advocates even believe ETFs will overtake mutual funds as surely as CDs made LPs obsolete. In 2000 there were 30 ETFs trading on North American stock exchanges with assets of $36.5 billion. Today there are more 100 ETFs being traded with assets of more than $75 billion. Analysts predict that within the next five years the number of ETFs will skyrocket, holding assets in excess of $1 trillion. The New Investment Frontier is the first book that will guide Canadians through the bewildering world of ETF investments. It not only discusses the various Canadian and American ETFs available, but it also examines the different tax considerations for Canadians buying American ETFs and RRSP restrictions. Although they are not yet numerous on Canadian exchanges today, ETFs are a growing and significant market presence. The largest Canadian ETF is the i60 Fund which was the fifth-most-traded stock on the TSE. The New Investment Frontier will prepare Canadians to take part in the cutting edge of international investment.

Fighting for Peace in Somalia

A History and Analysis of the African Union Mission (AMISOM), 2007-2017

Author: Paul D. Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191036811

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Fighting for Peace in Somalia provides the first comprehensive analysis of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), an operation deployed in 2007 to stabilize the country and defend its fledgling government from one of the world's deadliest militant organizations, Harakat al-Shabaab. The book's two parts provide a history of the mission from its genesis in an earlier, failed regional initiative in 2005 up to mid-2017, as well as an analysis of the mission's six most important challenges, namely, logistics, security sector reform, civilian protection, strategic communications, stabilization, and developing a successful exit strategy. These issues are all central to the broader debates about how to design effective peace operations in Africa and beyond. AMISOM was remarkable in several respects: it would become the African Union's (AU) largest peace operation by a considerable margin deploying over 22,000 soldiers; it became the longest running mission under AU command and control, outlasting the nearest contender by over seven years; it also became the AU's most expensive operation, at its peak costing approximately US$1 billion per year; and, sadly, AMISOM became the AU's deadliest mission. Although often referred to as a peacekeeping operation, AMISOM's troops were given a range of daunting tasks that went well beyond the realm of peacekeeping, including VIP protection, war-fighting, counterinsurgency, stabilization, and state-building as well as supporting electoral processes and facilitating humanitarian assistance.

The William and Mary Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Fighting for Human Rights

Author: Paul Gready

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415312914

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

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In a world that is increasingly disillusioned with formal politics, people are no longer prepared to wait for governments and international institutions to act on human rights concerns. This book identifies activism as a key means of realizing human rights and as a new form of politics. Fighting for Human Rights documents and compares successful high profile campaigns to cancel debt in the developing world, ban landmines and set up the International Criminal Court as well as emerging campaigns that focus on HIV/AIDS, environmental justice, democratization and blood diamonds.

Fighting for words

life in the postmodern university

Author: Harold Swardson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Culture

Page: 334

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Defiant

The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison, The Women Who Fought for Them, and The One Who Never Returned

Author: Alvin Townley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250037611

Category: History

Page: 432

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During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners-of-war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of North Vietnamese guards and interrogators who ruthlessly plied them for military intelligence and propaganda. Determined to maintain their Code of Conduct, the POWs developed a powerful underground resistance. To quash it, their captors singled out its eleven leaders, Vietnam's own "dirty dozen," and banished them to an isolated jail that would become known as Alcatraz. None would leave its solitary cells and interrogation rooms unscathed; one would never return. As these eleven men suffered in Hanoi, their wives at home launched an extraordinary campaign that would ultimately spark the nationwide POW/MIA movement. The members of these military families banded together and showed the courage to not only endure years of doubt about the fate of their husbands and fathers, but to bravely fight for their safe return. When the survivors of Alcatraz finally came home, one would go on to receive the Medal of Honor, another would become a U.S. Senator, and a third still serves in the U.S. Congress. A powerful story of survival and triumph, Alvin Townley's Defiant will inspire anyone wondering how courage, faith, and brotherhood can endure even in the darkest of situations.

Fighting for Mental Health

A Personal View

Author: N. Sartorius

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521582438

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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A 2002 collection of insights into the core concerns for modern psychiatry from one of the world's best-respected psychiatrists.

Lessons from the Financial Crisis

Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future

Author: Robert W. Kolb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470622414

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 667

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The world's best financial minds help us understand today's financial crisis With so much information saturating the market for the everyday investor, trying to understand why the economic crisis happened and what needs to be done to fix it can be daunting. There is a real need, and demand, from both investors and the financial community to obtain answers as to what really happened and why. Lessons from the Financial Crisis brings together the leading minds in the worlds of finance and academia to dissect the crisis. Divided into three comprehensive sections-The Subprime Crisis; The Global Financial Crisis; and Law, Regulation, the Financial Crisis, and The Future-this book puts the events that have transpired in perspective, and offers valuable insights into what we must do to avoid future missteps. Each section is comprised of chapters written by experienced contributors, each with his or her own point of view, research, and conclusions Examines the market collapse in detail and explores safeguards to stop future crises Encompasses the most up-to-date analysis from today's leading financial minds We currently face a serious economic crisis, but in understanding it, we can overcome the challenges it presents. This well-rounded resource offers the best chance to get through the current situation and learn from our mistakes.

Fighting for the soul of Brazil

Author: Kevin Danaher

Publisher: Monthly Review Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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"Diverse collection of articles includes eyewitness reports, interviews, and political and economic analyses dealing with the 1994 elections, the impeachment of President Collor, the subculture of abandoned street children, changes in Amazonia, and popular protest"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

Freedom Fighter

One Man's Fight for One Free World

Author: Majed El Shafie

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768487730

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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It’s time to fight back! This is the true story of one man’s continuing fight for a world free of religious persecution. Majed El Shafie was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to die after he converted from Islam to Christianity. His dramatic story, and those of others worldwide who are suffering persecution, are told in shocking, yet sensitive detail. Especially startling is the true story of rescuing a very young Pakistani girl who experienced horrific sexual abuse—because her family would not convert to Islam. Although hard to imagine and even harder to accept, this important truth about religious persecution is blatantly exposed. Millions of families are praying for help. They are suffering daily in China, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, and many other countries—solely because of their beliefs. Freedom Fighter is Reverend El Shafie’s outreach—it follows his heroic work over a four-year period as he traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan to investigate claims of abuse, persecution, and slavery and to speak truth to governments that neglect and violate the human rights of their citizens. This fight involves all believers—please help.

Furcht

Trump im Weißen Haus

Author: Bob Woodward

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644002738

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

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Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.

The New Yorker

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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The Struggle for the Organization of Europe

The Foundations of the European Union

Author: R. H. Lieshout

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

View: 9517

This book offers a new view suggesting that European integration has been driven by political rather than economic considerations. The author makes it clear that from the end of the Second World War any plan of economic or monetary cooperation in Europe was almost exclusively motivated by politics. He argues that the very foundation of the organization of Western Europe was based on preventing further conflict between France and the newly partitioned Germany. This book will be warmly welcomed by both academics and students interested in European integration, international political economy, history, international relations, European Studies and economics.

Worth Fighting for

Author: N.A

Publisher: W Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780849916069

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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Looks at many of the issues that affect the United States and argues that it is time for America to reset its moral compass

Fighting for Canada

Author: Diane Francis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: 190

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Fighting for Paradise

A Military History of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Kurt R. Nelson

Publisher: Westholme Publishing

ISBN: 9781594160455

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 931

Beginning with the earliest recorded accounts of wars among the American Indians, Nelson describes early European contact, including British trappers of the Hudson Bay Company, whose fur trading led to the Pig War, and the long bitter battles between whites and American Indians.

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