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The extraordinary true story of Guy Burgess, the man at the heart of the Cambridge Spy Ring and a linchpin of Cold War espionage.
Since the 1950s, China and India have been locked in a monumental battle for geopolitical supremacy. Chinese interest in the ethnic insurgencies in northeastern India, the still unresolved issue of the McMahon Line, the border established by the British imperial government, and competition for strategic access to the Indian Ocean have given rise to tense gamesmanship, political intrigue, and rivalry between the two Asian giants. Former Far Eastern Economic Review correspondent Bertil Lintner has drawn from his extensive personal interviews with insurgency leaders and civilians in remote tribal areas in northeastern India, newly declassified intelligence reports, and his many years of firsthand experience in Asia to chronicle this ongoing struggle. His history of the "e;Great Game East"e; is the first significant account of a regional conflict which has led to open warfare on several occasions, most notably the Sino-India border war of 1962, and will have a major impact on global affairs in the decades ahead.
A gripping and urgent investigation into the secretive world of the global arms trade - from a former member of the African National CongressRevealing the corruption and the cover-ups at the heart of ex-President Jacob Zuma's South AfricaAndrew Feinstein delves behind BAE's controversial transactions in South Africa, Tanzania and eastern Europe and the revolving-door relationships that characterise the US Congressional-Military-Industrial Complex. The Shadow World exposes both the formal government-backed trade in arms as well as the illicit deals and lays bare the shocking links between the two.'Essential reading for anyone who cares about justice, transparency and accountability in both the public and private spheres, and for anyone who believes that it is more important to invest in saving lives than in the machinery of death' Archbishop Desmond Tutu'Andrew Feinstein has written an authoritative guide to the business of war. Chilling, heartbreaking and enraging' Arundhati Roy'The nobility and justice of Feinstein's sentiments are indisputable. The arms trade is a loathsome commerce conducted by people who wear suits and occupy big boardroom tables, but should have trouble sleeping at night' Max Hastings, Sunday Times'Remarkable and courageous . . . The Shadow World is a heroic book by an author who, in writing it, has put himself in the firing line' Iain Macwhirter'Feinstein's book is a singularly powerful study, and deserves to be read by anyone who wants to see light shining on such a shadowy world' Independent
Står vi midt i civilisationernes sammenstød? Kan flere store kulturer ikke eksistere side om side i en globaliseret verden? Vil de tørne sammen uanset hvad? Eller kan konflikterne undgås?"Det er min hypotese, at den grundlæggende kilde til de konflikter, der vil præge denne nye verden, ikke i første omgang vil være ideologisk eller økonomisk. De store skel mellem mennesker og den dominerende årsag til konflikt vil være af kulturel karakter."Denne tese om civilisationernes sammenstød, som den amerikanske politolog Samuel P. Huntington lancerede i tidsskriftet Foreign Affairs i 1993, skabte stor opmærksomhed og debat. Tesen har sidenhen vist sig nærmest profetisk med det ny årtusindes terrorangreb, ’krig mod terror’ og Muhammed-krise.Den kolde krigs ideologiske konflikt mellem kommunisme og kapitalisme er på nutidens internationale scene blevet afløst af en konflikt mellem kulturer. Brudfladerne mellem civilisationerne opstår i mødet mellem deres forskellige religioner, historie, sprog og traditioner. Hvor konflikten før stod mellem ideologier, befinder den sig nu i et væsentligt dybere identitetsbærende og -skabende lag, mener Huntington.Er tesen en selvopfyldende profeti, der er med til at splitte verden, eller er den en præcis analyse af det uundgåelige? Forord af Martin Krasnik
Severe political polarization is increasingly afflicting old and new democracies alike, producing the erosion of democratic norms and rising societal anger. This volume is the first book-length comparative analysis of this troubling global phenomenon, offering in-depth case studies.
In this first collection of interviews since the bestselling "9-11," a foremost intellectual activist examines crucial new questions of U.S. foreign policy.
This classic casebook provides a valuable selection of significant cases and legislation alongside an engaging range of carefully selected extracts, all of which are enhanced by insightful author notes in an easy-to-use and accessible format.
This first volume of Spy Chiefs broadens and deepens our understanding of the role of intelligence leaders in foreign affairs and national security in the United States and United Kingdom from the early 1940s to the present.
This book explores and analyzes emerging innovations within today's most cutting-edge science and technology (S&T) areas, which are cited as carrying the potential to revolutionize governmental structures, economies, and international security.
"This timely book provides the inside story of the development of mobile public alert and warning technology in the United States and addresses similar systems being used in Australia, Canada, Japan, and the Netherlands"--