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North Korea/South Korea
U.S. Policy at a Time of Crisis
Written by John Feffer


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $9.95

The Korean peninsula, divided for more than fifty years, is stuck in a time warp. Millions of troops face one another along the Demilitarized Zone separating communist North Korea and capitalist South Korea. In the early 1990s and again in 2002-2003, the United States and its allies have gone to the... Read more >
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Power Trip
U.S. Unilateralism and Global Strategy After September 11
Preface by Barbara Ehrenreich
Edited by John Feffer


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $14.95

A concise dissection of the new U.S. unilateralism, Power Trip is the first book-length critique of this fundamental shift in U.S. foreign policy to consolidate and extend U.S. global control. Charting the new terrain of foreign policy after September 11 and demonstrating how the Bush administration is building on the policies... Read more >
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Hearts Grown Brutal
Hearts Grown Brutal
Written by Roger Cohen
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ISBN: 9780307766359
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Hearts Grown Brutal
Sagas of Sarajevo
Written by Roger Cohen


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2010
Price: $13.99

In this brilliant book, Roger Cohen of The New York Times takes us to the core of one of the twentieth century's most complex stories, weaving together the history of Yugoslavia and the story of the Bosnian War of 1992 to 1995, as experienced by four families.

Hearts Grown Brutal is a... Read more >
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Monsoon
Monsoon
Written by Robert D. Kaplan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679604051
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Monsoon
The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $12.99

On the world maps common in America, the Western Hemisphere lies front and center, while the Indian Ocean region all but disappears. This convention reveals the geopolitical focus of the now-departed twentieth century, but in the twenty-first century that focus will fundamentally change. In this pivotal examination of the countries known...

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The Obama Syndrome
The Obama Syndrome
Written by Tariq Ali
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844674497
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The Obama Syndrome
Surrender at Home, War Abroad
Written by Tariq Ali


Format: Hardcover, 168 pages
On Sale: October 17, 2010
Price: $16.95

“Our country has borne a special burden in global affairs. We have spilled American blood in many countries on multiple continents ... Our cause is just, our resolve unwavering. We will go forward with the confidence that right makes might.”
    —Barack Obama, West Point, December 1, 2009

What has really changed since Bush... Read more >
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The China Reader
The China Reader
Written by Orville Schell, Edited by David Shambaugh
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307766229
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The China Reader
The Reform Era
Written by Orville Schell
Edited by David Shambaugh


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2010
Price: $13.99

Current Affairs/Asian Studies

Perhaps no nation in recent history has undergone as total a transformation as China has in the past twenty-five years. For Chinese leaders, the death of Mao Zedong, the rise of Deng Xiaoping, and unprecedented economic growth have spawned new complexities. For the country's 1.3 billion citizens, changes have... Read more >
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The Process
The Process
Written by Uri Savir
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ISBN: 9780307767028
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The Process
1,100 Days that Changed the Middle East
Written by Uri Savir


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2010
Price: $12.99

"Meet your Enemy Number One," a nervous Norwegian diplomat said to Uri Savir, the young director-general of Israel's Foreign Ministry, as he introduced him to Abu Ala, one of Yasser Arafat's top aides. They were in Oslo, and this was the first official encounter between Israel and the PLO. The atmosphere... Read more >
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The Last Great Revolution
The Last Great Revolution
Written by Robin Wright
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ISBN: 9780307766076
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The Last Great Revolution
Turmoil and Transformation in Iran
Written by Robin Wright


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2010
Price: $9.99

Robin Wright has reported from over 120 countries for many leading news organizations, but her perceptive coverage of Iran has garnered her the most respect and praise among her colleagues. In The Last Great Revolution, Wright meticulously describes the ongoing transformation of society, politics and religion that ranges from the empowerment... Read more >
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The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan
The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Edited by Nick Turse, Contribution by Tariq Ali, Andrew J. Bacevich, Dominique Bari and Rodric Braithwaite
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ISBN: 9781844674510
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The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Edited by Nick Turse
Contribution by Tariq Ali, Andrew J. Bacevich, Dominique Bari and Rodric Braithwaite


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2010
Price: $14.95

Known as the graveyard of empires, Afghanistan has now been singled out as Obama’s “just war,” the destination for an additional thirty thousand US troops in an effort to shore up an increasingly desperate occupation. Nick Turse brings together a range of leading commentators, politicians, and military strategists to analyze America’s... Read more >
In Europe's Name
In Europe's Name
Written by Timothy Garton Ash
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307756817
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In Europe's Name
Germany and the Divided Continent
Written by Timothy Garton Ash


Format: eBook, 700 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $22.99

For forty-five years Europe was divided, and at the center of that divided continent lay a divided Germany. In this brilliantly nuanced book, one of our most respected authorities on Central Europe tells the story of German reunification. Garton Ash has produced a panoramic, dramatic, and definitive account of events that... Read more >
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The Twilight of the Bombs
The Twilight of the Bombs
Written by Richard Rhodes
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307593733
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The Twilight of the Bombs
Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons
Written by Richard Rhodes


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $13.99

The culminating volume in Richard Rhodes’s monumental and prizewinning history of nuclear weapons, offering the first comprehensive narrative of the challenges faced in a post–Cold War age.

The past twenty years have transformed our relationship with nuclear weapons drastically. With extraordinary depth of knowledge and understanding, Rhodes makes clear how the five... Read more >
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A Calculus of Power
A Calculus of Power
Written by Peter Gowan, Introduction by Tariq Ali
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844676200
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A Calculus of Power
Grand Strategy in the Twenty-First Century
Written by Peter Gowan
Introduction by Tariq Ali


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $26.95

In this wide-ranging and incisive collection, Peter Gowan traces the contours of the world order that emerged after the end of the Cold War and assesses its prospects in the light of the global economic downturn. Arguing that the present inter-state system was shaped from the outset by Washington’s drive to... Read more >
With Every Mistake
With Every Mistake
Written by Gwynne Dyer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307375834
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With Every Mistake

Written by Gwynne Dyer


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 16, 2010
Price: $13.99

This essential collection contains the best of Gwynne Dyer’s writing on the post–September 11 world.

Since 1973, writer, historian and filmmaker Gwynne Dyer has written a widely syndicated newspaper column on international affairs, regularly published in 45 countries. With Every Mistake is not only a collection of the very best of Dyer’s... Read more >
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The Geopolitics of Emotion
The Geopolitics of Emotion
Written by Dominique Moisi
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307387370
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The Geopolitics of Emotion
How Cultures of Fear, Humiliation, and Hope are Reshaping the World
Written by Dominique Moisi


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.00

In the first book to investigate the far-reaching emotional impact of globalization, Dominique Moïsi shows how the geopolitics of today is characterized by a “clash of emotions.” The West, he argues, is dominated and divided by fear. For Muslims and Arabs, a culture of humiliation is quickly devolving into a culture... Read more >
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After the Party
After the Party
Written by Andrew Feinstein
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844676279
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After the Party
Corruption, the ANC and South Africa's Uncertain Future
Written by Andrew Feinstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 308 pages
On Sale: May 31, 2010
Price: $19.95

After the Party is the explosive story of the power struggles dominating South African politics and a crucial analysis of the ANC’s record in power. Andrew Feinstein, a former ANC member of parliament, uncovers a web of corruption to rival Watergate, revealing a web of concealment and corruption involving senior politicians... Read more >
Saviors and Survivors
Saviors and Survivors
Written by Mahmood Mamdani
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ISBN: 9780307591180
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Saviors and Survivors
Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror
Written by Mahmood Mamdani


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $11.99

From the author of Good Muslim, Bad Muslim comes an important book, unlike any other, that looks at the crisis in Darfur within the context of the history of Sudan and examines the world’s response to that crisis.

In Saviors and Survivors, Mahmood Mamdani explains how the conflict in Darfur began... Read more >
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The Punishment of Gaza
The Punishment of Gaza
Written by Gideon Levy
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ISBN: 9781844676019
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The Punishment of Gaza

Written by Gideon Levy


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: May 17, 2010
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Israel’s 2009 invasion of Gaza was an act of aggression that killed over a thousand Palestinians and devastated the infrastructure of an already impoverished enclave. The Punishment of Gaza shows how the ground was prepared for the assault and documents its continuing effects.

From 2005—the year of Gaza’s “liberation”—through to 2009, Levy... Read more >
The Inheritance
The Inheritance
Written by David E. Sanger
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ISBN: 9780307407931
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The Inheritance
The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power
Written by David E. Sanger


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $16.00

Readers of The New York Times know David Sanger as one of the most trusted correspondents in Washington, one to whom presidents, secretaries of state, and foreign leaders talk with unusual candor. Now, with a historian’s sweep and an insider’s eye for telling detail, Sanger delivers an urgent intelligence briefing on... Read more >
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Sowing Crisis
Sowing Crisis
Written by Rashid Khalidi
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ISBN: 9780807003114
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Sowing Crisis
The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East
Written by Rashid Khalidi


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2010
Price: $17.00

Acclaimed historian and political commentator Rashid Khalidi presents the compelling case that U.S. and Soviet intervention in the Middle East not only exacerbated civil wars and provoked the breakdown of fragile democracies, but continues to this day to shape global conflict in the region. Examining the strategic interplay of cold war... Read more >
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Victors' Justice
Victors' Justice
Written by Danilo Zolo, Translated by M. W. Weir
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844673179
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Victors' Justice
From Nuremberg to Baghdad
Written by Danilo Zolo
Translated by M. W. Weir


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2009
Price: $26.95

Victors’ Justice is a potent and articulate polemic against the manipulation of international penal law by the West, combining historical detail, juridical precision and philosophical analysis. Zolo’s key thesis is that contemporary international law functions as a two-track system: a made-to-measure law for the hegemons and their allies, on the one... Read more >
The Myth of 1648
The Myth of 1648
Written by Benno Teschke
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ISBN: 9781844673728
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The Myth of 1648
Class, Geopolitics, and the Making of Modern International Relations
Written by Benno Teschke


Format: Trade Paperback, 322 pages
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $29.95

Winner of the 2003 Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize

This book rejects a commonplace of European history: that the treaties of Westphalia not only closed the Thirty Years’ War but also inaugurated a new international order driven by the interaction of territorial sovereign states. Benno Teschke, through this thorough and incisive... Read more >
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner
Written by Fred Pearce
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ISBN: 9780807085950
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Confessions of an Eco-Sinner
Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Written by Fred Pearce


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2009
Price: $16.00

A 2008 Indie Next Pick

In Confessions of an Eco-Sinner, Fred Pearce surveys his home and then sets out to track down the people behind the production and distribution of everything in his daily life, from his socks to his computer to the food in his fridge. It’s a fascinating portrait... Read more >
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The Strongest Tribe
The Strongest Tribe
Written by Bing West
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ISBN: 9780812978667
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The Strongest Tribe
War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq
Written by Bing West


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $17.00

In Iraq, the United States made mistake after mistake. Many Americans gave up on the war. Then two generals—David Petraeus and Raymond Odierno—displayed the leadership America expected. Bringing the reader from the White House to the fighting in the streets, combat journalist and bestselling author Bing West explains this astounding turnaround... Read more >
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A Path Out of the Desert
A Path Out of the Desert
Written by Kenneth Pollack
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ISBN: 9780812976427
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A Path Out of the Desert
A Grand Strategy for America in the Middle East
Written by Kenneth Pollack


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $18.00

The greatest danger to America’s peace and prosperity, notes leading Middle East policy analyst Kenneth M. Pollack, lies in the political repression, economic stagnation, and cultural conflict running rampant in Arab and Muslim nations. Pollack asserts that we must continue to make the Middle East a priority in our policy, but... Read more >
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The Devil We Know
The Devil We Know
Written by Robert Baer
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ISBN: 9780307408679
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The Devil We Know
Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower
Written by Robert Baer


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: August 18, 2009
Price: $15.00

Over the past thirty years, while the United States has turned either a blind or dismissive eye, Iran has emerged as a nation every bit as capable of altering America’s destiny as traditional superpowers Russia and China. Indeed, one of this book’s central arguments is that, in some ways, Iran’s grip... Read more >
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