Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America’s Perilous Path in the Middle East

Beacon Press - Sadly, occupation, as khalidi reveals with clarity and surety, America's leaders seem blindly committed to an ahistorical path of conflict, and colonial rule. Efforts in recent years have only inflamed the situation. Begun as the united states moved its armed forces into Iraq, Rashid Khalidi's powerful and thoughtful new book examines the record of Western involvement in the region and analyzes the likely outcome of our most recent Middle East incursions.

The israeli/Palestinian conflict seems intractable, and U. S. American troops in Iraq have seen first hand the consequences of U. S. Peace and prosperity for the region are nowhere in sight. This cogent and highly accessible book provides the historical and cultural perspective so vital to understanding our present situation and to finding and pursuing a more effective and just foreign policy.

Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East - Our current policies ignore rather than incorporate the lessons of experience. Drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge of the political and cultural history of the entire region as well as interviews and documents, Khalidi paints a chilling scenario of our present situation and yet offers a tangible alternative that can help us find the path to peace rather than Empire.

We all know that those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Led "democratization" in the region. The footprints america follows have led us into the same quagmire that swallowed our European forerunners.

Why Nations Go to War

Cengage Learning - Why nations go to war is unique. Stoessinger are built around ten case studies and provide a deep analysis of the root causes of modern war, from from World War I to the modern day. The author's main emphasis is on the pivotal role of the personalities of leaders who take their nations, or their following, across the threshold into war.

The new 11th edition is completely updated, including references to the recent elections in Afghanistan. Students are sure to remember Stoessinger's thoughts on war long after their completion of his book. The reflections of author John G.

Essentials of International Relations Seventh Edition

W. W. Norton & Company - Core concepts with more context. Essentials of international relations has long provided the clearest explanations of core concepts and theories; in its Seventh Edition, robust new “Behind the Headlines” features and engaging new chapter openers help students more easily draw connections between international relations concepts and today’s political climate.

Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History with Documents

Bedford/St. Martin's - The narrative is supported by more than 40 primary documents that highlight perspectives from all sides of the struggle. Palestine and the arab-Israeli Conflict provides a comprehensive, balanced, and accessible narrative of a complex historical topic. Maps, photographs, public opinion polls, chronologies, and discussion questions help facilitate student understanding.

A fully updated final chapter makes this the most current history of the topic. Throughout the book, the author examines how underlying issues, diplomacy and imperialism, group motives, religious and cross-cultural clashes, and the arrival of the modern era shaped this volatile region.

The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East

Basic Books - The series of uprisings that began in 2010 profoundly altered politics in the region, forcing many experts to drastically revise their understandings of the Arab people. With great insight into the people and countries he has surveyed, Telhami provides a longitudinal account of Arab identity, revealing how Arabs' present-day priorities and grievances have been gestating for decades.

Decades of perceived humiliations at the hands of the west have left many Arabs with a wounded sense of national pride, but also a desire for political systems with elements of Western democracies—an apparent contradiction that is only one of many complicating our understanding of the monumental shifts in Arab politics and society.

The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East - In astonishing detail and with great humanity, from democracy to religion to foreign relations with Iran, the United States, Telhami identifies the key prisms through which Arabs view issues central to their everyday lives, Israel, and other world powers. Once a voiceless region dominated by authoritarian rulers, the Arab world seems to have developed an identity of its own almost overnight.

Yet while the arab uprisings have indeed triggered seismic changes, Arab public opinion has been a perennial but long ignored force influencing events in the Middle East. In the world through arab eyes, eminent political scientist Shibley Telhami draws upon a decade's worth of original polling data, probing the depths of the Arab psyche to analyze the driving forces and emotions of the Arab uprisings and the next phase of Arab politics.

The world through arab eyes reveals the hearts and minds of a people often misunderstood but ever more central to our globalized world. The demand for dignity foremost in the chants of millions went far beyond a straightforward struggle for food and individual rights.

The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth

PublicAffairs - In petro-states like Angola three-quarters of government revenue comes from oil. During the years when brazil, china and the other “emerging markets” have transformed their economies, India, Africa's resource states remained tethered to the bottom of the industrial supply chain. What is happening in Africa's resource states is systematic looting.

A score of african countries whose economies depend on resources are rentier states; their people are largely serfs. The trade in oil, gas, gems, metals and rare earth minerals wreaks havoc in Africa. As global demand for africa's resources rises, like the continent as a whole, a handful of Africans are becoming legitimately rich but the vast majority, is being fleeced.

The resource curse is not merely some unfortunate economic phenomenon, the product of an intangible force. While africa accounts for about 30 per cent of the world's reserves of hydrocarbons and minerals and 14 per cent of the world's population, its share of global manufacturing stood in 2011 exactly where it stood in 2000: at 1 percent.

The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth - In his first book, the looting machine, Tom Burgis exposes the truth about the African development miracle: for the resource states, it's a mirage. And the vagaries of resource-dependent economies could pitch Africa's new middle class back into destitution just as quickly as they climbed out of it. In 2010, fuel and mineral exports from Africa were worth 333 billion, more than seven times the value of the aid that went in the opposite direction.

The looting now is accelerating as never before.

Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World

Vintage - In this classic work, now updated, the author of Culture and Imperialism reveals the hidden agendas and distortions of fact that underlie even the most "objective" coverage of the Islamic world. From the iranian hostage crisis through the gulf War and the bombing of the World Trade Center, the American news media have portrayed "Islam" as a monolithic entity, synonymous with terrorism and religious hysteria.

Combining political commentary with literary criticism,  Covering Islam continues Edward Said's lifelong investigation of the ways in which language not only describes but also defines political reality. Used book in Good Condition. At the same time, islamic countries use "Islam" to justify unrepresentative and often repressive regimes.

Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World - Public Affairs.

The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease

Vintage - Vintage Books. He shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age bodies and advancements in the modern world is occasioning a paradox: greater longevity but increased chronic disease. He illuminates the major transformations that contributed to key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based diet; the advent of hunting and gathering; and how cultural changes like the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions have impacted us physically.

Lieberman gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years. In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. And finally—provocatively—he advocates the use of evolutionary information to help nudge, push, and sometimes even compel us to create a more salubrious environment and pursue better lifestyles.

The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease - With charts and line drawings throughout. Used book in Good Condition. Public Affairs.

World Orders Old and New

Columbia University Press - Vintage Books. Used book in Good Condition. Public Affairs. He develops a forceful critique of Western government, from imperialist foreign policies to the Clinton administration's empty promises to the poor. Chomsky takes on the international scene since 1945, devoting particular attention to events following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The Trouble with Empire: Challenges to Modern British Imperialism

Oxford University Press - Used book in Good Condition. Public Affairs. Moving across the one hundred years between the first Anglo-Afghan war and Gandhi's salt marches, the book tracks commonalities between different forms of resistance in order to understand how regimes of imperial security worked in practice. The trouble with empire contends that dissent and disruption were constant features of imperial experience and that they should, therefore, drive narratives of the modern British imperial past.

Tracking how empire did and did not work via those who struggled against it recasts ways of measuring not simply imperial success or failure, but its very viability across the uneven terrain of daily power. Oxford university press academ. The trouble with empire, in contrast, originates from skepticism about the ability of hegemons to rule unchallenged and about the capacity of imperial rule to finally and fully subdue those who contested it.

The Trouble with Empire: Challenges to Modern British Imperialism - The trouble with empire argues that empires are never finally or fully accomplished but are always in motion, subject to pressures from below as well as above. This emphasis on protest and struggle is intended not only to reveal indigenous agency but to illuminate the limits of imperial power, official and unofficial, as well.

Pax britannica"-the conviction that peace was the dominant feature of modern British imperialism-remains the working presumption of most empire histories in the twenty-first century. The book follows various forms of dissent and disruption, in three domains: the theater of war, both large and small, the arena of market relations, and the realm of political order.

In an age of spectacular insurgency and counterinsurgency across many of the former possessions of Britain's global empire, such a genealogy of the forces that troubled imperial hegemony are needed now more than ever.

Politics and Change in the Middle East, 10 Edition

Routledge - Used book in Good Condition. A longtime bestseller, present, politics and Change in the Middle East employs a multidisciplinary approach to comprehensively and evenhandedly examining the region’s past, and future. Through politics, culture, and history, economics, this book offers a rugged analytical framework that familiarizes readers with the Middle East and helps them to critically evaluate contemporary developments.

. Oxford university press academ. Vintage Books. Public Affairs. Thematically organized, politics and Change in the Middle East introduces students to the primary actors and issues that define the region and its role in world politics.