Collection : Crises in World Politics

Series editors: Tarak Barkawi, James Mayall, and Brendan Simms

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Darfur
A 21st Century Genocide
Gerard Prunier
Praise for the 2005 Edition: "A passionate and highly readable account of the current tragedy that combines intimate knowledge of the region's history, politics, and sociology with a telling cynicism about the polite but ineffectual diplomatic...



Independent Diplomat
Dispatches from an Unaccountable Elite
Carne Ross
Ross reveals that many of the assumptions that we hold about the diplomatic corps are wrong. He argues passionately and persuasively that the institutions of contemporary diplomacy—foreign ministries, the UN, the EU, and the like—often exclude those they most affect.



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...



Peace at Any Price
How the World Failed Kosovo
Iain King, Whit Mason
In June 1999, after three months of NATO air strikes had driven Serbian forces back from the province of Kosovo, the United Nations Security Council authorized creation of an interim civilian administration. Under this mandate, the UN was empowered to...



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...



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