From Cold War To Hot Peace

Author: Michael McFaul
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544716256
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the diplomat Putin wants to interrogate—and has banned from Russia—a revelatory, inside account of U.S.-Russia relations from 1989 to the present “A fascinating and timely account of the current crisis in the relationship between Russia and the United States.” —New York Times Book Review Putin would need an enemy, and he turned to the most reliable one in Russia’s recent history: the United States and then, by extension, me. In 2008, when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join an unlikely presidential campaign, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of today’s most contentious and consequential international relationships. As President Barack Obama’s adviser on Russian affairs, McFaul helped craft the United States’ policy known as “reset” that fostered new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries. And then, as U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, he had a front-row seat when this fleeting, hopeful moment crumbled with Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency. This riveting inside account combines history and memoir to tell the full story of U.S.-Russia relations from the fall of the Soviet Union to the new rise of the hostile, paranoid Russian president. From the first days of McFaul’s ambassadorship, the Kremlin actively sought to discredit and undermine him, hassling him with tactics that included dispatching protesters to his front gates, slandering him on state media, and tightly surveilling him, his staff, and his family. From Cold War to Hot Peace is an essential account of the most consequential global confrontation of our time.

From Cold War To Hot Peace

Author: Anthony Parsons
Editor: Penguin Uk
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Geschiedenis van de vredesoperaties van de Verenigde Naties.

Russia Brics And The Disruption Of Global Order

Author: Rachel S. Salzman
Editor: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626166617
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Russia's leadership in establishing the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) is emblematic of its desire to end US hegemony and rewrite the rules of the international system. Rachel S. Salzman tells the story of why Russia broke with the West, how BRICS came together, why the group is emblematic of Russia's challenge to the existing global order, and how BRICS has changed since its debut. The BRICS group of non-Western states with emerging economies is held together by a shared commitment to revising global economic governance and strict noninterference in the internal affairs of other countries. BRICS is not exclusively a Russian story, but understanding the role of BRICS in Russian foreign policy is critical to understanding the group’s mission. In a time of alienation from the Euro-Atlantic world, BRICS provides Russia with much needed political support and legitimacy. While the longterm cohesion of the group is uncertain, BRICS stands as one of Vladimir Putin's signature international accomplishments. This book is essential reading for scholars and policymakers interested in Russian foreign policy, the BRICS group, and global governance.

In The Shadow Of International Law

Author: Michael Poznansky
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190096594
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"This book investigates one of the most controversial forms of secret statecraft in international politics: the use of covert action to overthrow foreign regimes. The central question it asks is why leaders sometimes turn to the so-called quiet option when conducting regime change rather than using overt means. Whereas existing works prioritize the desire to control escalation or avoid domestic-political constraints to explain this variation, this book highlights the surprising role that international law plays in these decisions. When states cannot locate a legal exemption from the nonintervention principle- the prohibition on unwanted violations of another state's sovereignty, codified in the United Nations Charter and elsewhere-they are more likely to opt for covert action. Concealing brazen violations of nonintervention helps states evade hypocrisy costs and avoid damaging their credibility. These claims are tested against four regime change operations carried out by the United States in Latin America during the Cold War using declassified government documents, interviews with former government officials, and historical accounts. The theory and findings presented in this book expose the secret underpinnings of the liberal international order and speak to longstanding debates about the conduct of foreign-imposed regime change as well as the impact of international law on state behavior. This book also has important policy implications, including what might follow if America abandons its role as the steward of the postwar order as well as the promise and peril of promoting new rules and norms in cyberspace"--

Problems Of Communism

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Days Of Defeat And Victory

Author: Yegor Gaidar
Editor: Jackson School Publications in
ISBN: 9780295995359
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Yegor Gaidar, the first post-Soviet prime minister of Russia and one of the principal architects of its historic transformation to a market economy, here presents his lively account of governing in the tumultuous early 1990s. Though still in his forties, Gaidar has already played a pivotal role in contemporary Russian political history, championing the cause of dramatic economic reform, aggressive privatization of state enterprises, and painful fiscal discipline in the face of widespread popular resistance. Gaidar's youthfulness, energy, and daring are symbolic of a new phenomenon in Russian politics - the emergence of a younger generation of politicians with a distinctly technocratic bent, looking firmly to the United States and Europe for inspiration and sharing little of the old generation's nostalgia for Communist stability. It was largely the implementation of Gaidar's policies that drove the Russian parliament to rebel against Boris Yeltsin in 1993, leading to the bloody tank assault on the parliament itself. Though Yeltsin prevailed, it was clear that the political and social costs of "shock therapy" were too great for Russia's fragile democracy to bear, and Gaidar himself was ousted to appease the conservatives. His unfinished agenda was put on hold, though he later returned when Yeltsin needed to placate international financial forces. Gaidar remains active in Russian politics, having formed his own political party, Russia's Democratic Choice. In this book, he brings his story through Yeltsin's cliffhanger re-election in 1996, and assesses the still-precarious state of the market reforms and democratic politics.

Insight

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The Un Security Council And Informal Groups Of States

Author: Jochen Prantl
Editor: Oxford University Press
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This book provides the first comparative treatment of the roles of informal ad hoc groupings of states within selected conflict settings and their effects on governance in and out of the UN Security Council.Since the 1990s, informal institutions such as groups of friends, and contact or core groups have proliferated as instruments for the management of risk and conflict due to the increasing demands on the UN Security Council to adapt to the new post-cold war security environment. The perception of both the capacity and limits of the Security Council has had a catalytic effect on the creation of these ad hoc mechanisms. The substance of conflict resolution and the process of itslegitimation tend to become increasingly detached, with the former being delegated to informal groups or coalition of states, while the Security Council provides the latter. The successful merger of right process and substantive outcome may strengthen the legitimacy of the Council and make actions taken by informalinstitutions more acceptable.This book seeks to establish the importance of informal ad hoc groupings of states in the making of peace. The dynamics between informal institutions and the Security Council are closely examined in the context of conflict resolution in Namibia, El Salvador, and Kosovo. The study illustrates the changing role of the Council in the maintenance of international peace and security. The decentralization of tasks to informal groups allows the achievement of policy goals that would beunattainable in the centralized setting of formal international organizations. In effect, informal institutions are agents of incremental change.

Africa In The World Of The 21st Century

Author: Bade Onimode
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Documentation Politique Internationale

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Has supplements.

A Cold War

Author: Ben Barry
Editor: Spellmount, Limited Publishers
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A Cold War

Britain And The Cyprus Crisis 1963 1964

Author: James Ker-Lindsay
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Constructing Peace

Author: Lisa A. Hall MacLeod
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Witches have charmed us for years in popular fairy tales. Have you ever wondered what witches look like? What do you think witches use to cast spells? Hop on your broom, and fly through the pages of this book to find out the truth about witches.

International Peace And Disarmament

Author: Jalil Kasto
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This book reflects the hope of all peoples of the world to live in peace and prosperity and rid themselves forever from wars and threat of war. It's a book for everyone to read. 1998.

Strategic Analysis

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Fighting For Peace Bosnia 1994

Author: Michael Rose
Editor: Vintage
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General Sir Michael Rose tells the inside story of one of the toughest challenges of his career, as Commander of the UN Protection Force in Bosnia in 1994. Amidst scenes of inhumanity not witnessed in Europe since the Second World War, he describes how he dealt with individuals who would stop at nothing, even the sacrifice of their own people, to fulfil their personal and political agendas. He sets the record straight on his handling of crises such as the sieges of Sarajevo, Gorazde and Bihac, and portrays the other hazards of his command: the often conflicting objectives of NATO and the UN, the political sensibilities of the troop-contributing nations, the historic loyalties and lobbies of the US administration and the manipulation of international opinion by the media.

The Times Guide To World Organisations

Author: Richard Owen
Editor: Times Books(NY)
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EU, WTO, NATO, OSCE, UNPROFOR--the post-Cold War world is drowning in an alphabet soup of international organizations that proliferate in every sphere, achieving ever-higher profiles and spending ever-larger sums of money. "The Times Guide to World Organisations" lists every major world organization, detailing its leading staff, budget and resources, and current involvement in world issues. Breaking new ground in analyzing the significance, structure, and history of international organizations, this volume will become the indispensable guide to making sense of the New World Order.

An Introduction To Political Science

Author: Robert J. Jackson
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ISBN: 9780130083456
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This text is suited for Introduction to Political Science courses taught at universities and colleges across Canada. In this fourth edition of An Introduction to Political Science: Comparative and World Politics, students are introduced to politics and government through a comparative lens with a Canadian emphasis. Canadian content has been increased throughout the text, and material has been updated to address such contemporary topics as globalization and the September 11 terrorist attacks. The text can be used in either a relevant one-semester or full-year course, both of which are offered by universities and colleges in Political Science and Public Administration departments.