Balance of Power: Theory and Practice in the 21st Century

By T.V. Paul

Since the sixteenth century, stability of strength politics have profoundly prompted diplomacy. yet in contemporary years—with the unexpected disappearance of the Soviet Union, starting to be strength of the U.S., and lengthening prominence of overseas institutions—many students have argued that stability of strength concept is wasting its relevance. This e-book examines the present place and way forward for stability of energy dynamics in foreign politics.

In this ebook, favourite students pay designated recognition to the theoretical and historic criticisms of stability of strength idea whereas empirically assessing its validity at either worldwide and nearby degrees. the quantity additionally seems to be at systemic components favoring or hindering a go back to stability of energy politics. It evaluates the demanding situations posed through subnational actors, equivalent to terrorist teams, and guns of mass destruction to foreign order. additional, it examines the relevance of stability of strength axioms in chosen areas: Western Europe, jap Europe, East Asia, South Asia, and Latin America.

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Clearing the Air: 25 Years of the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution

The UNECE conference on Long-range Transboundary pollution is among the oldest multilateral foreign treaties to guard the surroundings, in addition to being the most winning. This ebook marks the twenty fifth anniversary of the conference and comprises contributions from specialists, delegates, chairmen and contributors of the secretariat to the conference which discover its framework, earlier successes, present actions and destiny demanding situations.

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Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization

By Parag Khanna

From the visionary bestselling writer of The moment global and how one can Run the realm comes a bracing and authoritative advisor to a destiny formed much less via nationwide borders than by means of worldwide offer chains, an international during which the main attached powers—and people—will win.

Connectivity is the main innovative strength of the twenty-first century. Mankind is reengineering the planet, making an investment as much as ten trillion money according to 12 months in transportation, strength, and communications infrastructure linking the world’s burgeoning megacities jointly. This has profound effects for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the surroundings, and social id. Connectivity, now not geography, is our destiny.

In Connectography, visionary strategist Parag Khanna travels from Ukraine to Iran, Mongolia to North Korea, Pakistan to Nigeria, and around the Arctic Circle and the South China Sea to provide an explanation for the fast and unparalleled adjustments affecting all the pieces of the planet. He exhibits how militaries are deployed to guard provide chains up to borders, and the way countries are much less at conflict over territory than engaged in tugs-of-war over pipelines, railways, transport lanes, and web cables. the hot fingers race is to hook up with the main markets—a race China is now successful, having introduced a wave of infrastructure investments to unite Eurasia round its new Silk Roads. the us can in simple terms regain flooring by means of fusing with its pals right into a super-continental North American Union of shared assets and prosperity.

Connectography bargains a distinct and hopeful imaginative and prescient for the long run. Khanna argues that new strength discoveries and applied sciences have eradicated the necessity for source wars; bold shipping corridors and tool grids are unscrambling Africa’s fraught colonial borders; even the Arab global is evolving a extra peaceable map because it builds source and alternate routes throughout its war-torn panorama. even as, thriving hubs similar to Singapore and Dubai are injecting dynamism into younger and seriously populated areas, cyber-communities empower trade throughout large distances, and the world’s ballooning monetary resources are being correctly invested into construction an inclusive international society. underneath the chaos of a global that looks to be falling aside is a brand new origin of connectivity pulling it together.

Praise for Connectography

“Incredible . . . With the area speedily altering and urbanizing, [Khanna’s] proposals can be tips to confront a noticeably assorted future.”The Washington Post

“Clear and coherent . . . a well-researched account of the way businesses are weaving ever extra advanced provide chains that pull the realm jointly whilst they squeeze out inefficiencies. . . . [He] has succeeded in demonstrating that the forces of globalization are winning.”—Adrian Woolridge, The Wall road Journal

“Bold . . . With an eye fixed for bright information, Khanna has . . . produced an enticing geopolitical travelogue.”Foreign Affairs

“For those that worry that the realm is turning into too inward-looking, Connectography is a clean, confident vision.”The Economist

“Connectivity has turn into a simple human correct, and provides each person on the earth the chance to supply for his or her relatives and give a contribution to our shared destiny. Connectography charts the way forward for this attached world.”—Marc Andreessen, common associate, Andreessen Horowitz

“Khanna’s scholarship and foresight are world-class. A must-read for the following president.”—Chuck Hagel, former U.S. secretary of defense

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Japan's Comfort Women: Sexual Slavery and Prostitution during World War II and the US occupation (Asia's Transformations)

By Yuki Tanaka

This groundbreaking e-book may have a deep influence at the ongoing foreign debate which surrounds this hugely arguable and emotive issue.


'One of the achievements of this quantity is that it effectively personalises many of the 'comfort' girls. It exhaustively info the inhumane technique through which they have been 'recruited' or compelled into what amounted to sexual slavery and the degrading daily remedy meted out to them via recruiters, managers and squaddies if the ladies refused to 'comfort' squaddies, grew to become pregnant or have been ailing. much more considerably, this quantity makes an attempt to set up the figures that helped to enforce the 'comfort' ladies method, together with senior jap army officials, Ministry of warfare bureaucrats, brothel proprietors and their recruiters and scientific staff.'
- Intersections, factor 9.

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The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century

The Limits of Partnership is a riveting narrative approximately U.S.-Russian relatives from the Soviet cave in in the course of the Ukraine difficulty and the tricky demanding situations forward. It displays the original point of view of an insider who's additionally famous as a number one professional in this stricken courting. American presidents have many times tried to forge a powerful and effective partnership basically to be held hostage to the deep distrust born of the chilly conflict. For the U.S., Russia is still a concern due to its nuclear guns arsenal, its strategic situation bordering Europe and Asia, and its skill to support--or thwart--American pursuits. Why has it been so tricky to maneuver the connection ahead? What are the clients for doing so sooner or later? Is the hassle doomed to fail repeatedly? What are the dangers of a brand new chilly War?

Angela Stent served as an adviser on Russia less than invoice Clinton and George W. Bush, and continues dialogues with key policymakers in either nations. right here, she argues that an analogous contentious issues--terrorism, missile safety, Iran, nuclear proliferation, Afghanistan, the previous Soviet house, the better center East--have been in each president's inbox, Democrat and Republican alike, because the cave in of the USSR. Stent vividly describes how Clinton and Bush sought inroads with Russia and staked a lot on their own ties to Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin--only to depart place of work with relatives at a low point--and how Barack Obama controlled to revive ties in basic terms to work out them undermined by way of a Putin regime envious of yank dominance and made up our minds to revive Russia's nice energy status.

The Limits of Partnership demands a primary reassessment of the foundations and practices that force U.S.-Russian kinfolk, and gives a course ahead to satisfy the pressing demanding situations dealing with either countries.

This variation contains a new bankruptcy during which Stent presents her insights approximately dramatic fresh advancements in U.S.-Russian family, fairly the annexation of Crimea, conflict in Ukraine, and the top of the Obama Reset.

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Japan's International Relations: Politics, Economics and Security (Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series)

The most up-to-date variation of this complete and common textbook presents a unmarried quantity source for all these learning Japan's diplomacy. It deals a transparent and concise creation to crucial facets of Japan's function within the globalized financial system of the twenty-first century. The ebook has been totally up-to-date and revised to incorporate entire discussions of latest key matters for Japan’s IR, including:

  • the upward push of China;

  • reaction to the worldwide fiscal and fiscal drawback in view that 2008;

  • Japan’s proactive function after Sep 11 and the struggle on terror;

  • responses to occasions at the Korean Peninsula;

  • relations with the us and the Obama management;

  • relations with Russia, important Asia and the center East;

  • changing responses to an increasing and deepening ecu Union.

Extensively illustrated, the textual content comprises information, maps, pictures, summaries and recommendations for extra studying, making it crucial studying for these learning eastern politics and the diplomacy of the Asia Pacific.

A observe at the cover:

The disguise representation entitled 'Double Standard' is a jap manga penned via satirical artist Ichihanahana in November 2010 relating to emerging jap nationalism, Japan-China tensions over the disputed territory of the Senkaku islands and the united states presence in Okinawa. This manga demonstrates some of the key subject matters in Japan’s ties with China and the U.S., but in addition a couple of different primary good points of Japan’s diplomacy as explored all through this article.

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The European Union: A Very Short Introduction

By John Pinder

The ecu Union is the biggest financial entity on this planet and one of many greatest political entities, with 493 million humans in 2006. absolutely up-to-date for 2007 to incorporate arguable and present themes similar to the Union's growth and its position in ongoing international affairs, this obtainable Very brief Introduction exhibits how and why the Union has built, how its associations paintings, and what it does--from the only marketplace to the Euro, and from agriculture to peace-keeping and the surroundings. Pinder and Usherwood disguise the complete historical past of the Union, study the momentous adjustments that experience taken position in the Union due to the fact that 2000, and spotlight the advantages, controversies, and classes realized from courses resembling its enlargement into primary and jap Europe, and the stream of the Euro. The booklet additionally examines the function of the ecu Union as a peace-keeper in Europe and past, sheds gentle on the way it capabilities in international politics, appears to be like at its position in aiding the increase of environmental politics, and considers the demanding situations and offerings that lie forward within the twenty first century.

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Global Intellectual Property Rights: Knowledge, Access and Development

Highbrow estate rights similar to patents can lessen entry to wisdom in genetics, overall healthiness, agriculture, schooling and knowledge expertise, really for individuals in constructing nations. international highbrow estate Rights indicates how the recent worldwide ideas of highbrow estate were the fabricated from the strategic behaviour of multinationals, instead of democratic discussion. the ultimate element of the ebook indicates innovations aimed toward constructing extra versatile typical for terrible nations, and for maintaining wisdom within the highbrow commons.

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