By Jason R. Fritz
By Jason R. Fritz
By Courtney Hillebrecht
By Obaid Younossi
By Tim Weiner
All-powerful, terrific, decisive, ruthlessly potent … this can be clone of the CIA as portrayed in numerous movies and novels. it really is mistaken.
This stunning ebook, in response to hundreds of thousands of declassified records and interviews with brokers in any respect degrees, indicates the truth at the back of the glamorous delusion: a blundering, chaotic and dangerously incompetent association, so useless it was once nicknamed ‘Can’t determine something’ through Nato forces. In a narrative of botched coups, overlooked pursuits, misplaced operatives and deadly error, Tim Weiner exhibits how the CIA now poses a probability not just to the protection of the USA, however the world.
By Omar Ibn Said,Ala Alryyes
Born to a filthy rich kin in West Africa round 1770, Omar Ibn acknowledged used to be kidnapped and bought into slavery within the usa, the place he got here to the eye of a trendy North Carolina kinfolk after filling “the partitions of his room with piteous petitions to be published, all written within the Arabic language,” as one neighborhood newspaper mentioned. Ibn acknowledged quickly turned a neighborhood megastar, and in 1831 he used to be requested to jot down his existence tale, generating the single identified surviving American slave narrative written in Arabic.
In A Muslim American Slave, pupil and translator Ala Alryyes bargains either a definitive translation and an authoritative variation of this singularly vital paintings, lending new insights into the early background of Islam in the USA and exploring the a number of, transferring interpretations of Ibn Said’s narrative by way of the nineteenth-century missionaries, ethnographers, and intellectuals who championed it.
This variation offers the English translation on pages dealing with facsimile pages of Ibn Said’s Arabic narrative, augmented through Alryyes’s finished creation, contextual essays and historic remark through major literary critics and students of Islam and the African diaspora, pictures, maps, and different writings by way of Omar Ibn acknowledged. the result's a useful addition to our figuring out of writings via enslaved americans and a well timed reminder that “Islam” and “America” are usually not together particular terms.
This variation provides the English translation on pages dealing with facsimile pages of Ibn Said’s Arabic narrative, augmented by way of Alryyes’s entire advent and through photos, maps, and different writings through Omar Ibn acknowledged. the amount additionally contains contextual essays and historic observation through literary critics and students of Islam and the African diaspora: Michael A. Gomez, Allan D. Austin, Robert J. Allison, Sylviane A. Diouf, Ghada Osman, and Camille F. Forbes. the result's a useful addition to our realizing of writings via enslaved americans and a well timed reminder that “Islam” and “America” are usually not collectively unique terms.
Best Books for common Audiences, chosen through the yankee organization of faculty Librarians
By Rene Moelker,Manon Andres,Gary Bowen,Philippe Manigart
This ebook makes a speciality of the most important matters that impact army households while squaddies are deployed in a foreign country, concentrating on the aid given to army body of workers and households earlier than, in the course of and after missions.
Today’s postmodern armies are anticipated to supply social-psychological help either to their body of workers in army operations overseas and to their households at domestic. because the finish of the chilly conflict or even extra so after Sept. 11, separations among army body of workers and their households became extra widespread as there was a mess of missions conducted by way of multinational activity forces worldwide. The e-book makes a speciality of 3 valuable questions affecting army households. First, how do altering missions and initiatives of the army impact infantrymen and households? moment, what's the impression of deployments at the ones left at the back of? 3rd, what's the nationwide constitution of kinfolk aid structures and its evolution?
The ebook employs a multidisciplinary method, with contributions from psychology, sociology, historical past, anthropology and others. additionally, it covers the entire prone, military, Navy/Marines, Air strength, spanning a variety of international locations, together with united kingdom, united states, Belgium, Turkey, Australia and Japan. whilst it takes a mess of views corresponding to the theoretical, empirical, reflective, existence occasions (narrative) technique, nationwide and the worldwide, and makes use of ways from various disciplines and views, combining them to provide a quantity that boosts our wisdom and knowing of army households.
This booklet should be of a lot curiosity to scholars of army experiences, sociology, struggle and clash reports and IR/political technology in general.
By Andrew C. Kuchins,Jeffrey Mankoff,Oliver Backes
By Isidro Morales
By Chris Seiple,Dennis R. Hoover,Pauletta Otis
This instruction manual breaks new floor via addressing worldwide defense in the course of the lens of faith and interpreting the position faith performs in either battle and peace.
In contemporary years there was a substantial upsurge of public difficulty in regards to the function of faith in modern violence. even if, except ancient fabrics, there was a relative overlook of the topic of faith and protection. The Routledge instruction manual of faith and Security fills this hole within the literature via offering an interdisciplinary, complete quantity that is helping non-specialists and specialists alike know the way faith is either a part of the matter and a part of the answer to safeguard demanding situations. that includes contributions from a few of the key thinkers within the box, the guide is geared up into thematic sections, reflective of 3 easy questions:
This instruction manual deals analyses of ways 9 diverse global religions have concerning problems with struggle and peace, theologically and virtually; overviews of ways students and practitioners in 9 assorted topical parts of safety reports have (or haven't) handled the connection among faith and safety; and 5 case stories of specific international locations during which the religion--security nexus is vividly illustrated: Nigeria, India, Israel, the previous Yugoslavia and Iraq.
This guide should be of significant curiosity to scholars of faith, safety stories, battle and clash reports and IR as a rule.
By Craig K. Comstock