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  • Black Wave

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    Black Wave

    ‘What happened to us?’. For decades, the question has haunted the Arab and Muslim world, heard across Iran and Syria, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, and in the author’s home country of Lebanon. Was it always so? When did the extremism, intolerance and bloodletting of today displace the region’s cultural promise and diversity? In this book, award-winning journalist and author Kim Ghattas argues that the turning point in the modern history of the Middle East can be located in the toxic confluence of three major events in 1979: the Iranian revolution; the siege of the Holy Mosque in Mecca; and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

    £20.00
  • Border Wars

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    Border Wars

    Can Donald Trump really build that wall? What does Brexit mean for Ireland’s border? And what would happen if Elon Musk declared himself president of the Moon? In ‘Border Wars’, Professor Klaus Dodds takes us on a journey into the geopolitical conflict of tomorrow in an eye-opening tour of the world’s best-known, most dangerous and most unexpected border conflicts from the Gaza Strip to the space race. Along the way, we’ll discover just what border truly mean in the modern world: how are they built; what do they mean for citizens and governments; how do they help understand our political past and, most importantly, our diplomatic future?

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  • Diplomatic History

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    Diplomatic History

    Diplomatic history is the critical study of the management of relations between nation-states. Based on significant historical case studies – the American Revolution, the origins of the Great War and its aftermath, Versailles, the Iraq War, and diplomacy in the age of globalization – this book locates the universal role of diplomatic negotiation.

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  • Disorder

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    Disorder

    Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st Century explains the historical origins of the political shocks of the past decade: why politics has been so difficult, why energy and debt are such a large part of these difficulties, and how two rather different kinds of democratic crises exist in Europe and the United States.

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  • Disrupt and Deny

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    Disrupt and Deny

    In Disrupt and Deny, Rory Cormac tells the remarkable true story of Britain’s secret scheming against its enemies, as well as its friends.

    £12.99
  • Pax Transatlantica

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    Pax Transatlantica

    The notion that a “West” exists dominates in international relations and political discourse. Yet, especially in recent years, more and more people believe that the “West” is falling apart. The eminent historian of international relations Jussi Hanhimäki refutes this idea, emphasizing the continued strength of transatlantic security co-operation (particularly NATO) and the deeply integrated transatlantic commercial relationship. In Pax Transatlantica, he arguesthat even the rise of populism is evidence of close transatlantic political interconnections rather than a recipe for divorce. The West, the book concludes, not only continues to exist. It is likely to thrive in the future.

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  • Sinostan

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    Sinostan

    China’s geo-economic vision is transforming the Eurasian continent. Acclaimed foreign policy experts recount their travels across Central Asia, bearing witness through interviews and personal experience to the growing Chinese influence in the region, and what this means for those both within and beyond the boundaries of its ‘inadvertent empire’.

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  • The Ambassadors

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    The Ambassadors

    History does not run in straight lines. It is made by men and women and by accident. The path of events and ideas does not stretch smoothly from Thucydides, through Machiavelli and thence to perpetual peace. This book is an attempt to think about diplomacy: it focuses on the concrete, looking where problems, personalities and ideas meet.

    £25.00
  • The Long Game

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    The Long Game

    In The Long Game, Rush Doshi demonstrates that China is in fact playing a long, methodical game to replace America as a global hegemon. Drawing from a rich base of Chinese primary sources, including decades worth of party documents and memoirs by party leaders, he traces the basic evolution of Chinese strategy, showing how it evolved in response to changes in US policy and the US’s position in the world order.

    £21.99
  • The Man in the Red Coat

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    The Man in the Red Coat

    In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days’ shopping. One was a Prince, one was a Count, and the third was a commoner with an Italian name, who four years earlier had been the subject of one of John Singer Sargent’s greatest portraits. The three men’s lives play out against the backdrop of the Belle Epoque in Paris. The beautiful age of glamour and pleasure more often showed its ugly side: hysterical, narcissistic, decadent and violent, a time of rampant prejudice and blood-and-soil nativism, with more parallels to our own age than we might imagine. Our guide through this world is Samuel Pozzi, society doctor, pioneer gynaecologist, and free-thinker, a rational and scientific man with a famously complicated private life. ‘The Man in the Red Coat’ is at once a fresh and original portrait of the French Belle Epoque and a life of a man ahead of his time.

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  • The Transition of Global Order

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    The Transition of Global Order

    This study looks at the underlying foundations of global order, putting aside mainstream institutionalist approaches in showing how China and the US are engaged in an intense process of contestation and renegotiation of an institutionalized order that has long been taken for granted.

    £69.99
  • Three Tigers, One Mountain

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    Three Tigers, One Mountain

    The Chinese, Koreans and Japanese are more than neighbours, they are siblings from a Confucian family. They share so much culturally, from this ancient philosophy with its hierarchical, bureaucratic legacy, to rice-growing, art, architecture, chopsticks, noodles and much more which has been passed down from China over millennia. In turn, China has modelled much of its recent industrial and economic strategy on Japan’s post-war manufacturing miracle, and adores contemporary Korean popular culture. Yet still East Asia festers with a mutual animosity which frequently threatens to draw the world into a 21st-century war. In this book, which blends popular anthropology, history, politics and travel, the subjects are these Asian tigers which have endured occupation, war and devastation to become among the richest, most developed and powerful societies on earth.

    £9.99