• Download The Palestinian Military: Between Militias and Armies by Hillel Frisch PDF

    By Hillel Frisch

    This e-book analyzes Palestinian makes an attempt to create an equipped army strength from the interval of the Mandate as much as the current day.

    Beginning with a comparative assessment of the connection among rebel hobbies and the search to accumulate a typical army, the e-book seems to be, first, at how the 1936 riot galvanized the Palestinian management to try to create an army. It then is going directly to examines different significant issues akin to: the 1948 failure to create an prepared armed strength; Palestinian participation in different Arab military; the construction of the PLA; makes an attempt to strengthen a safety equipment after Oslo; and, ultimately, the query of protection reform and peace-making. The publication concludes through choosing the teachings from the Palestinian adventure that may be utilized in selling fit civil-military kinfolk inside of political entities situated in significant clash zones.

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  • Download Lightning Over Water: Sharpening America's Light Forces for by Russell Glenn, John Gordon, John Matsumura, Randall Steeb, PDF

    By Russell Glenn, John Gordon, John Matsumura, Randall Steeb, Tom Herbert

    Because the international maintains its post-Cold conflict thaw, fears of significant theater-level conflict have given option to a fact of elevated numbers of smaller neighborhood conflicts and crises. there's a turning out to be want for a fast deploying, rapid-reaction power. to deal with this desire, either the Secretary of the military and the manager of employees of the military are calling for constructing forces which are strategically responsive around the complete spectrum of army operations. even though there's new discussion on what can be performed, there's additionally massive examine that has tested a few of the concerns now coming to gentle. This govt precis synthesizes study drawn from quite a few reports performed by way of the authors long ago few years concerning enhancing mild air-deployable forces. This publication used to be written basically for infantrymen who will increase such destiny services; even if, policymakers and technologists keen on bettering rapid-reaction power also needs to locate it of curiosity.

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  • Download European Security in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenge by Adrian Hyde-Price PDF

    By Adrian Hyde-Price

    Combining a cosmopolitan theoretical research with distinctive empirical case-studies, this ebook offers an unique view of the demanding situations and threats to a strong peace order in Europe.

    The finish of chilly conflict bipolarity has remodeled Europe. utilizing structural realist thought, Adrian Hyde-Price analyzes the hot defense schedule confronting Europe within the twenty-first century. Europe, he argues, isn't ‘primed for peace’ as mainstream pondering indicates, relatively, it faces new protection threats and the problem of multipolarity. This severe and unique quantity seems to be at eu safeguard after the Iraq battle, the failure of the european structure and the switch of presidency in Germany. Reflecting at the inherently aggressive and tragic nature of overseas politics, it concludes that realism offers the single company foundations for a moral overseas and safety policy.

    European safeguard within the Twenty-First Century will attract scholars and students of diplomacy, ecu politics and safeguard studies.

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  • Download Pakistan at the Crossroads: Domestic Dynamics and External by Christophe Jaffrelot PDF

    By Christophe Jaffrelot

    In Pakistan on the Crossroads, best foreign students investigate Pakistan's politics and economics and the demanding situations confronted by way of its civil and armed forces leaders locally and diplomatically. members research the state's dealing with of inner threats, tensions among civilians and the army, innovations of political events, police and legislations enforcement reform, developments in judicial activism, the increase of border conflicts, fiscal demanding situations, monetary entanglements with overseas powers, and diplomatic kin with India, China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and the United States.

    In addition to ethnic strife in Baluchistan and Karachi, terrorist violence in Pakistan according to the American-led army intervention in Afghanistan and within the Federally Administered Tribal parts through drones, in addition to to Pakistani military operations within the Pashtun quarter, has reached an unparalleled point. there's a growing to be consensus between nation leaders that the nation's major safeguard threats might come now not from India yet from its spiraling inner conflicts, notwithstanding this awareness would possibly not sufficiently dissuade the Pakistani military from focusing on the country's biggest neighbor. This quantity is accordingly severe to greedy the delicate interaction of inner and exterior forces complicating the country's contemporary trajectory.

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  • Download The Flight of the Intellectuals by Paul Berman PDF

    By Paul Berman

    Two decades in the past, Ayatollah Khomeini known as for the assassination of Salman Rushdie—and writers around the globe instinctively rallied to Rushdie’s safeguard. at the present time, in line with author Paul Berman, “Rushdie has metastasized into a whole social class”—an ever-growing team of sharp-tongued critics of Islamist extremism, in particular critics from Muslim backgrounds, who continue to exist simply due to pseudonyms and police safety. And but, rather than being applauded, the Rushdies of at the present time (people like Ayan Hirsi Ali and Ibn Warraq) frequently locate themselves pushed aside as “strident” or as no greater than fundamentalist themselves, and contrasted unfavorably with representatives of the Islamist flow who falsely declare to be “moderates.” How did this ensue? within the FLIGHT OF THE INTELLECTUALS, Berman—“one of America’s best public intellectuals” (Foreign Affairs)—conducts a searing exam into the highbrow surroundings of the instant and exhibits how the various West’s most sensible thinkers and newshounds have fumbled badly of their efforts to grapple with Islamist principles and violence. Berman’s research of the historical past and nature of the Islamist circulation comprises a few magnificent revelations. In studying Hassan al-Banna, the founding father of the Muslim Brotherhood, he exhibits the increase of an enormous and infrequently violent worldview, parts of which survives this day within the brigades of al-Qaeda and Hamas. Berman additionally reveals the stunning tale of al-Banna’s affiliate, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, who collaborated in my opinion with Adolf Hitler to incite Arab help of the Nazis’ North African crusade. Echoes of the Grand Mufti’s Nazified Islam could be heard one of the fans of al-Banna even at the present time. In a gripping and fashionable narrative Berman additionally indicates the legacy of those political traditions, most significantly by means of concentrating on a unmarried thinker, who occurs to be Hassan al-Banna’s grandson, Oxford professor Tariq Ramadan—a determine commonly celebrated within the West as a “moderate” regardless of his troubling ties to the Islamist circulation. having a look heavily into what Ramadan has really written and acknowledged, Berman contrasts the truth of Ramadan together with his photo within the press. In doing so, THE FLIGHT OF THE INTELLECTUALS sheds gentle on a few smooth issues—on the vastly reinvigorated anti-Semitism of our personal time, on a newly stylish flip opposed to women’s rights, and at the problems we have now in discussing terrorism—and provides a gorgeous remark concerning the glossy media’s bizarre lack of ability to discover and learn essentially the most harmful rules in modern society.

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  • Download Social Media, Politics and the State: Protests, Revolutions, by Daniel Trottier, Christian Fuchs PDF

    By Daniel Trottier, Christian Fuchs

    This ebook is the fundamental advisor for realizing how nation strength and politics are contested and exercised on social media. It brings jointly contributions through social media students who discover the relationship of social media with revolutions, rebellion, protests, strength and counter-power, hacktivism, the nation, policing and surveillance. It indicates how collective motion and nation strength are comparable and clash as dialectical facets of social media energy, and the way strength and counter-power are disbursed during this dialectic. Theoretically concentrated and empirically rigorous research considers the two-sided contradictory nature of strength on the subject of social media and politics. Chapters hide social media within the context of phenomena resembling modern revolutions in Egypt and different international locations, populism 2.0, anti-austerity protests, the fascist circulate in Greece's trouble, nameless and police surveillance.

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  • Download Super imperialism : the origin and fundamentals of U.S. by Michael Hudson PDF

    By Michael Hudson

    Michael Hudson's marvelous shattering e-book will depart orthodox economists spluttering. Classical economists don't love to be reminded of the gruesome realities of Imperialism. Hudson is without doubt one of the tiny handful of monetary thinkers in modern-day global who're forcing us to examine previous questions in startling new methods. Alvin Toffler, best-selling writer of destiny surprise and The 3rd WaveThis new and entirely revised variation of great Imperialism describes the genesis of America's political and fiscal domination. Michael Hudson's in-depth and hugely debatable examine of U.S. monetary international relations explores the faults equipped into the center of the realm financial institution and the IMF at their inception which -- he argues -- have been meant to maintain the US's monetary hegemony. tough to observe on the time, those difficulties have on the grounds that develop into specific because the failure of the overseas economy has turn into obvious; the IMF and global financial institution have been arrange to provide reduction to constructing nations, yet as a substitute a number of the world's poorest nations were plunged into insurmountable debt crises. Hudson's critique of the damaging process the foreign economic climate offers vital insights into the true motivations on the center of those associations - and the expanding tide of competition that they face round the world.

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  • Download Fighting Terrorism in the Liberal State: An Integrated Model by NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Fight, Samuel Peleg, PDF

    By NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Fight, Samuel Peleg, Wilhelm F. Kempf

    The papers during this booklet illustrate the balanced dichotomy among terrorism and counter-terrorism opposed to the historical past of the liberal nation. it is a targeted battlefield, the place the tactical virtue is outwardly conceded to terrorists, who're unfastened to use the liberties of the open society, whereas the professionals are limited by means of these very rights and freedoms. They paintings lower than the consistent scrutiny of the unfastened press, public opinion, the political competition, human rights companies and the guardians of criminal codes. yet they've got merely an obvious virtue, that's forfeited the extra wicked and indiscriminate terrorism turns into. Then terrorists start to lose their well known help, and the experts start to win electorate' belief of their efforts to revive tranquility. hence, it rather boils right down to a question of stability: of the way to set up the fragile equilibrium of battling terrorism whereas holding the liberties of the open society. This ebook starts off with this question and turns into more and more complicated because it tackles the several facets and dimensions of this dilemma.IOS Press is a world technology, technical and clinical writer of top quality books for lecturers, scientists, and execs in all fields. the various components we post in: -Biomedicine -Oncology -Artificial intelligence -Databases and data structures -Maritime engineering -Nanotechnology -Geoengineering -All elements of physics -E-governance -E-commerce -The wisdom economic climate -Urban reviews -Arms regulate -Understanding and responding to terrorism -Medical informatics -Computer Sciences

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