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The Executioner’s Men: Los Zetas, Rogue Soldiers, Criminal Entrepreneurs, and the Shadow State They Created

A new generation of ruthless pragmatists carves a parallel state across Mexico and Central America. Most powerful among them is Los Zetas ruled over by Heriberto Lazcano, known as The...

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Europe's Ghost: Tolerance, Jihadism, and the Crisis in the West

In Europe’s Ghost, Michael Radu reveals that Europe’s identity crisis does not lie in past or present racism or in a variety of largely invented or anachronistic crimes, but in the...

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The Political Economy of Iraq: Restoring Balance in a Post-Conflict Society

Frank R. Gunter

This groundbreaking volume offers a comprehensive look at the current state of Iraq's political economy in the aftermath of the US-led overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Frank R. Gunter describes the unique difficulties facing the modern Iraqi economy and provides detailed recommendations for fostering future economic growth and stability.

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The Great War and the Making of the Modern World

Jeremy Black

This new work demonstrates how the outcome of the First World War has formed the modern world we live in today.

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The War on Terrorism: 21st-Century Perspectives

Stephen Gale, Michael Radu, Harvey Sicherman

The War on Terrorism: A collection of FPRI essays, 2001-2007 (Harvey Sicherman, Stephen Gale and Michael Radu, eds.) was released on September 11, 2007; it was reissued in September 2008 by Transaction Publishers as The War on Terrorism: 21st-Century Perspectives ($34.95).

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How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns

Audrey Kurth Cronin

Amid the fear following 9/11 and other recent terror attacks, it is easy to forget the most important fact about terrorist campaigns: they always come to an end--and often far more quickly than expected. Contrary to what many assume, when it comes to dealing with terrorism it may be more important to understand how it ends than how it begins.

Transforming the Philippines’ Defense Architecture

Felix K. Chang
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In the Whirlwind of Jihad

Martha Brill Olcott

In Uzbekistan, Central Asia's most populous country, Islam has been an ever-present factor in the lives of its people and a contentious force for political officials trying to build a secular and authoritarian government. In the Whirlwind of Jihad examines the intertwined and evolving relationships between religion, the state, and society in Uzbekistan from the late 1980s to today, encompassing the period from the collapse of the Soviet Union to the launch of the U.S.-led "war on terror' in neighboring Afghanistan.

Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires 1908-1918

Michael A. Reynolds

(Cambridge University Press, 2011)

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China's Political System

June Teufel Dreyer

China’s Political System examines how the government of China is affected by ongoing efforts to harmonize its unique culture with external influences and ideas. Highly respected area specialist June Teufel Dreyer offers expert analysis of the historical context and current trends to show how this transition is challenging China’s economic, legal, military, social, and cultural institutions.

The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West

Lorenzo Vidino

(Columbia University Press, 2011)

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India, Pakistan, and the Bomb: Debating Nuclear Stability in South Asia

Sumit Ganguly

In May 1998, India and Pakistan put to rest years of speculation as to whether they possessed nuclear technology and openly tested their weapons. Some believed nuclearization would stabilize South Asia; others prophesized disaster. Authors of two of the most comprehensive books on South Asia's new nuclear era, Šumit Ganguly and S. Paul Kapur, offer competing theories on the transformation of the region and what these patterns mean for the world's next proliferators.