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What Rebels Want
Resources and Supply Networks in Wartime
Jennifer M. Hazen
Hazen challenges the commonly held view that rebel groups can get what they want, when they want it, and when they most need it, offering a better understanding of rebel group capacity and options for war and war termination.



Poor Numbers
How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It
Morten Jerven
Poor Numbers is the first analysis of the production and use of African economic development statistics.



The Peace Puzzle
America's Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989–2011
Daniel C. Kurtzer, Scott B. Lasensky, William B. Quandt, Steven L. Spiegel, Shibley Telhami, Shibley Z. Telhami
The Peace Puzzle tracks the American determination to articulate policy, develop strategy and tactics, and see through negotiations to agreements on an issue that has been of singular importance to U.S. interests for more than forty...



Zion's Dilemmas
How Israel Makes National Security Policy
Charles D. Freilich
This book details the history and, in many cases, the chronic inadequacies in the making of Israeli national security policy, as well as its strengths: rapid and flexible responses, generally pragmatic decision-making, and effective...



Spoils of Truce
Corruption and State-Building in Postwar Lebanon
Reinoud Leenders
Reinoud Leenders describes the corruption that was intertwined with the rebuilding of Lebanon after the end of its decades' long civil war.



Warlords
Strong-arm Brokers in Weak States
Kimberly Marten
Kimberly Marten shows why and how warlords undermine state sovereignty. Unlike the feudal lords of a previous era, warlords today are not state-builders. They thrive on illegality and rely on private militias for...



When Victory Is Not an Option
Islamist Movements in Arab Politics
Nathan J. Brown
In When Victory Is Not an Option, Nathan J. Brown focuses on Islamist movements in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, and Palestine, showing that uncertain benefits lead to uncertain changes.



The Petroleum Triangle
Oil, Globalization, and Terror
Steve A. Yetiv
In The Petroleum Triangle, Steve A. Yetiv tells the interconnected story of oil, globalization, and terrorism. Yetiv argues that Middle East oil and globalization have combined to augment the real and perceived threat of transnational terrorism.



Divining without Seeds
The Case for Strengthening Laboratory Medicine in Africa
Iruka N. Okeke
A forceful argument in favor of making diagnostic support a part of every drug delivery plan in Africa.



The Socioeconomic Dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Africa
Challenges, Opportunities, and Misconceptions
Since the 1980s HIV/AIDS has occupied a singular position because of the rapidly emergent threat and devastation the disease has caused, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. New infections continue to create a formidable challenge to...



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