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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.



Iraq in Fragments
The Occupation and Its Legacy
Eric Herring, Glen Rangwala
When the United States led the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, it expected to be able to establish a prosperous liberal democracy with an open economy that would serve as a key ally in the region. It sought to engage Iraqi society in ways that would...



Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Iraq
Ahmed S. Hashim
Years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a loosely organized insurgency continues to target American and Coalition soldiers, as well as Iraqi security forces and civilians, with devastating results. In this sobering account of the ongoing violence...



Landscapes of the Jihad
Militancy, Morality, Modernity
Faisal Devji
Devji focuses on the ethical content of the jihadist worldview, as opposed to its purported political intent. Al-Qaeda views their cause as a response to the oppressive conditions of modernity rather than an Islamist attempt to build states.



Revolt on the Tigris
The Al-Sadr Uprising and the Governing of Iraq
Mark Etherington
A former paratrooper in the British Army with extensive experience of conflict and post-conflict management in the countries of former Yugoslavia, Mark Etherington had just completed an M.Phil. in international relations at Cambridge University in...



Crude Awakenings
Global Oil Security and American Foreign Policy
Steve A. Yetiv
"The real story of global oil over the past twenty-five years is not about the spillover effects of Palestinians fighting Israelis, or terrorist attacks on U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, or Iraq's stormy relationship with Kuwait. It is...



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...



Stalled Democracy
Capital, Labor, and the Paradox of State-Sponsored Development
Eva Bellin
This ambitious book examines the dynamics of democratization in Tunisia and other late-developing countries where the process has...



Algeria in Others' Languages
For decades the superimposition of languages in Algeria has had growing cultural and political consequences. The relations between identity and language, already complicated before independence, became all the more entangled after 1962 when the new...



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