Globalization, suggest the authors of this collection, is creating new opportunities – some legal, some illicit – for armed factions to pursue their agendas in civil war. Within this context, they analyze the key dynamics of war economies and the challenges posed for conflict resolution and sustainable peace. Thematic chapters consider key issues in the political economy of internal wars, as well as how differing types of resource dependency influence the scope, character ,and duration of conflicts. Case studies of Burma, Colombia, Kosovo, Papua New Guinea, and Sri Lanka illustrate a range of ways in which belligerents make use of global markets and the transnational flow of resources. An underlying theme is the opportunities available to the international community to alter the economic incentive structure that inadvertently supports armed con ISBN: 8130900726 Publisher: VIVA BOOKS Subtitle: BEYOND GREED AND GRIEVANCE Author: KAREN BALLENTIN
Conflict in Afghanistan provides a timely discussion of the concept of asymmetric warfare which has become one of the main issues of the day in the wake of the attacks of 9/11 and the ensuing invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Broadly speaking this describes a means of fighting where comparatively weak belligerents have been able to exploit successfully the vulnerabilities of their more powerful and sophisticated opponents. Two recent examples have been the Vietnam and the Soviet-Afghan wars, but the historical roots of the concept lie deeper, particularly in Afghanistan.
Conflict in Afghanistan, laying emphasis on contemporary documents and drawing on material from Soviet archives, centres on wars conducted in Afghanistan which have been of the asymmetric variety.
Subjects examined include:
• Five wars conducted in Afghanistan by an extemal invader over the past two centuries
• The decisions and actions of politicians and the military involved in the wars in question
• The successes and failures of diplomatic endeavours during the wars
This book is essential reading for those who have research interests in Asian studies, military studies and current affairs. ISBN: 0415341604 Publisher: ROUTLEDGE Subtitle: STUDIES IN ASYMMETRIC WARFARE Author: MARTIN EWANS
“Reforging Nation” stands as a testament to the author’s exceptional literary journey, marking his third published work. Through this thought-provoking book, he offers unique insights into the process of reshaping and revitalizing a nation. Drawing from his extensive research and experiences, the author presents a compelling narrative that challenges conventional wisdom and invites readers to reconsider prevailing notions of nation-building. The author holds the distinction of being credited not only for crafting its content but also for undertaking various additional roles, such as composing, designing the title Cover, and even overseeing the publishing process. This multifaceted involvement showcases the author’s comprehensive contribution to the creation and production of the book. With a masterful blend of scholarly rigor and accessible prose, the author takes readers on a transformative intellectual expedition. His keen observations and nuanced analysis make “Reforging Nation” an indispensable addition to the field of political science and a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the dynamics of nationhood.
AUTHOR: RAHEEL AHMED
ISBN: 9786277706005 Publisher: KITAB WAADI Subtitle: THE DEFINITIVE CHRONICLES OF ZULFIKAR ALI BHUTTO, SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN AND INDIRA GANDHI