Security and the War on Terror: Civil-Military Cooperation by Alex Bellamy

By Alex Bellamy

The terrorist assaults of eleven September 2001 marked a turning element in foreign politics, representing a brand new form of hazard which may now not simply be expected or avoided via state-based buildings of protection by myself. starting up interdisciplinary conversations among strategic, fiscal, moral and criminal techniques to worldwide terrorism, this edited ebook recognises a basic factor: whereas significant crises at the beginning are inclined to toughen outdated pondering and behavioural styles, additionally they permit societies to problem and triumph over entrenched behavior, thereby growing the rules for a brand new and maybe extra peaceable destiny. This quantity addresses the problems which are at stake during this twin strategy of political closure, and for this reason rethinks how states can reply to terrorist threats. The contributors range from leading conceptual theorists to policy-oriented analysts, from senior teachers to junior researchers. The ebook explores how terrorism has had a profound influence on how protection is being understood and carried out, and makes use of quite a number hitherto ignored resources of perception, equivalent to these among political, monetary, felony and moral components, to ascertain the character and that means of protection in a quickly altering global.

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The Sichuan Frontier and Tibet: Imperial Strategy in the by Yingcong Dai

By Yingcong Dai

Illuminating the complex heritage of the fight among the Zunghar Mongols and China over Tibet and the increase of Sichuan's significance as a key strategic zone in the course of China's final dynasty, Yingcong Dai explores the intersections of political and social history.--Yingcong Dai is affiliate professor of background at William Paterson collage in New Jersey.

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Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg (Crown Journeys) by James M. McPherson

By James M. McPherson

“[I]n a bigger feel, we will no longer dedicate—we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this floor. The courageous males, dwelling and lifeless, who struggled the following, have consecrated it, a ways above our energy so as to add or detract.”—President Abraham LincolnJames M. McPherson, the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of conflict Cry of Freedom, and arguably the best Civil battle historian on this planet, walks us during the web site of the bloodiest and maybe such a lot consequential conflict ever fought via americans. The occasions that happened at Gettysburg are etched into our collective reminiscence, as they served to alter the process the Civil battle and with it the process historical past. greater than the other position within the usa, Gettysburg is certainly hallowed floor. It’s no shock that it's one of many nation’s such a lot visited websites (nearly million annual visitors), attracting travelers, army buffs, and scholars of yank heritage. McPherson, who has led numerous excursions of Gettysburg through the years, makes stops at Seminary Ridge, the Peach Orchard, Cemetery Hill, and Little around most sensible, between different key destinations. He displays at the which means of the conflict, describes the occasions of these bad 3 days in July 1863, and areas the fight within the higher context of yank and international heritage. alongside the way in which, he intersperses tales of his personal encounters with where over a number of a long time, in addition to debunking a number of well known myths concerning the conflict itself.What introduced these 165,000 soldiers—75,000 accomplice, 90,000 Union—to Gettysburg? Why did they lock themselves in this type of dying grip throughout those as soon as bucolic fields until eventually 11,000 of them have been killed or mortally wounded, one other 29,000 have been wounded and survived, and approximately 10,000 have been “missing”—mostly captured? What was once finished through all of this carnage? subscribe to James M. McPherson on a stroll throughout this hallowed floor as he be encompasses the intensity of which means and historic effect of a spot that helped outline the nation’s personality.

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The Great Wall of China 221 BC - AD 1644 by Stephen Turnbull

By Stephen Turnbull

The nice Wall of China is the main huge and recognized instance of fortification on the earth. Charting its improvement from development within the seventh century BC via to the current day, this account unearths the genuine background of the wall, and explores the myths that encompass it.
Stretching over 4,000 miles, the nice Wall started as a set of shielding partitions equipped via the northern vassal states less than the Chou dynasty. With the unification of China in 221 BC the partitions have been interlinked and prolonged to struggle off the invaders from the North. The wall because it is obvious at the present time is nearly fullyyt the results of significant renovations that all started with the founding of the Ming Dynasty in 1368 advert and took two hundred years to complete.
Included are info of what it used to be prefer to stay in the wall, the guidelines at the back of the shielding structures, the way it used to be garrisoned and patrolled, and a dialogue of the way potent it used to be opposed to assault. via vast exam of either old and smooth resources, colour maps, art and images, this publication illustrates why the wall is among the nice wonders of the realm.

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The Impact of the Russo-Japanese War by Rotem Kowner

By Rotem Kowner

The Russo-Japanese warfare used to be the main clash of the earliest decade of the 20th century. The fight for mastery in northeast Asia, particularly for regulate of Korea, used to be watched on the time very heavily via observers from many different nations willing to attract classes in regards to the behavior of battle within the smooth commercial age. The defeat of a standard eu energy via a non-white, non-western state turned a version for imitation and admiration between humans lower than, or threatened with, colonial rule.

Examining the huge impression of the warfare and exploring the impact at the political stability in northeast Asia, this book focuses at the reactions in Europe, the USA, East Asia and the broader colonial international, contemplating the influence on assorted sections of society, on political and cultural rules and ideologies, and on quite a few nationwide independence movements.

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The anatomy of victory: battle tactics 1689-1763 by Brent Nosworthy

By Brent Nosworthy

The years 1689-1763 have been years of transition within the army technology. Many books were written concerning the battles of that interval, yet few inform how the warriors really fought these battles utilizing the guns to hand. This ebook does. Painstakingly researched, and utilizing genuine battles for representation, it tells the reader the "how" and "why" in regards to the strategies utilized by infantry, cavalry and artillery.
Well written, it presents a important source to historians and historical past fanatics of that in the past age.

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I Have a Strategy (No You Don't): The Illustrated Guide to by Howell J. Malham Jr.

By Howell J. Malham Jr.

A clever and witty tackle procedure . . . an important enterprise topic
Every day, hundreds of thousands of pros around the globe talk about approach, and so they suppose that everybody else within the room defines "strategy" an identical approach. yet they don't. Howell J. Malham Jr. has created a booklet that is going directly to the guts of the difficulty. in the course of the principally facetious conversation of 2 colourful characters, this smart, irreverent booklet seeks to get each person within the room at the related web page utilizing an analogous definitions for a similar phrases. it is a the most important first step to any company proposition, but it is usually the main overlooked.
* A hugely readable booklet that defines the main over-used (and least understood) enterprise time period: strategy
* writer is the co-founder of perception Labs
* Written in a wry sort, this ebook bargains a witty, artistic tackle a typical company problem

At a time whilst company typically is groping in the dead of night for brand spanking new suggestions to chronic difficulties, this publication is a breath of clean air, reminding readers that they've to construct a starting place sooner than they could scale the walls.

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Strategy and Sustainability: A Hard-Nosed and Clear-Eyed by Michael Rosenberg

By Michael Rosenberg

Business and environmental sustainability should not ordinary bedfellows. company is ready earning profits; sustainability is set maintaining the planet. enterprise is measured in months and quarters; sustainability frequently calls for major brief time period expenses to safe a occasionally doubtful long term gain. to a few activists, all executives are exploitative, egocentric “1 percenters”. to a few executives, all activists are irresponsible, unyielding extremists.

And but attractive with the problem isn’t non-compulsory – all companies should have a method to accommodate sustainability and, like all procedure, this includes making choices.

Strategy and Sustainability encourages its readers to clear out the noise and make these offerings in a hard-nosed and clear-eyed means. Rosenberg’s nuanced and fact-based viewpoint acknowledges the complexity of the problems to hand and the strategic offerings companies needs to make. He blends the paintings of a few of the major educational thinkers within the box with useful examples from various company sectors and geographies and provides a framework with which Senior administration may perhaps interact with the subject, now not (just) to avoid wasting the planet yet to fulfil their brief, medium, and long term obligations to shareholders and different stakeholders.<

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