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Modern Islamic Thinking and Activism
Dynamics in the West and in the Middle East
This volume focuses on Islamic thinking, activism, and politics in both the West and the Middle East.



The Order of Genocide
Race, Power, and War in Rwanda
Scott Straus
Challenging the prevailing wisdom, Straus provides substantial new evidence about local patterns of violence, using original research to assess competing theories about about the causes and dynamics of the genocide.



Organizations at War in Afghanistan and Beyond
Abdulkader H. Sinno
Sinno closely examines the fortunes of the various factions in Afghanistan that have been fighting each other and foreign armies since the 1979 Soviet invasion, offering a new understanding of how their organizational structure determine success.



The Origins of Alliances
Stephen M. Walt
How are alliances made? In this book, Stephen M. Walt makes a significant contribution to this topic, surveying theories of the origins of international alliances and identifying the most important causes of security cooperation between states...



Our Hearts Invented a Place
Can Kibbutzim Survive in Today's Israel?
Jo-Ann Mort, Gary Brenner
"We thought we were living in a society of the future, showing how people can live together in a way that the human being is not a product of society where you have to put somebody down so that you are up.... Suddenly we [find] that people want...



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 Z. Telhami, Shibley 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...



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.



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 Price of Wealth
Economies and Institutions in the Middle East
Kiren Aziz Chaudhry
Kiren Aziz Chaudhry shows how state and market institutions are created and transformed in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, two countries that typify labor and oil exporters in the developing worlds.



Princes, Brokers, and Bureaucrats
Oil and the State in Saudi Arabia
Steffen Hertog
In Princes, Brokers, and Bureaucrats, the most thorough treatment of the political economy of Saudi Arabia to date, Steffen Hertog uncovers an untold history of how the elite rivalries and whims of half a century ago have shaped today's Saudi state.



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