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Review – Turkey and the European Union

Review – Turkey and the European Union

Do issues of identity matter in international politics? Selcen Öner provides a comprehensive overview of how the issue of European identity has been a key aspect in the process of Turkey’s EU membership bid.

Review – Wars of Plunder

Review – Wars of Plunder

Wars of Plunder attempts to broaden the commonly accepted explanations and considers more complex reasons for the prevalence of violence in resource rich areas.

Review – Poetry of the Taliban

Review – Poetry of the Taliban

Poetry of the Taliban is a well written and smoothly translated collection of poems that is essential reading for anyone hoping to look beyond the normal stereotypes of the Taliban.

Review – Space Policy in Developing Countries

Review – Space Policy in Developing Countries

Space Policy in Developing Countries is an excellent and timely introduction to a fast changing field and adds to the evolving academic debate surrounding space policy.

Review – Syria at Bay

Review – Syria at Bay

Carsten Wieland offers a nuanced insight into the complex make-up of Syrian society before it descended into chaos. Such insights will be of enormous value in a post Assad era.

Review – Strategic Vision

Review – Strategic Vision

In his signature crisp and penetrating style, Zbigniew Brzezinski seeks to outline the needed strategic vision to get the U.S.- or the West at large – back on the global leadership track.

Review – The Counter-Counter Insurgency Manual

Review – The Counter-Counter Insurgency Manual

This book opposes the militarization of anthropology, and views the US army’s effort to enlist anthropologists as fieldworkers as ethically repugnant.

Review – Border Walls

Review – Border Walls

With imagination and erudition, Jones investigates the fundamental tensions between democratic ideals and the brute realities of the enforcement of state power on the ground.

Review – Contemporary Military Innovation

Review – Contemporary Military Innovation

The key to this excellent collection of essays on military planning and practice in the modern era is in the subtitle: anticipation and adaptation.

Review – Democratic Civil-Military Relations

Review – Democratic Civil-Military Relations

The demands placed on European democracies have re-prioritized values for the armed forces. This book offers a pioneering study of the challenges in democratic civil-military relations.

Review – Confront and Conceal

Review – Confront and Conceal

Those wishing to understand the limitations of American power and how difficult the foreign policy-making process will be in an age of austerity should consult this first draft of history.

Review – Tiger Trap: America’s Secret Spy War with China

Review – Tiger Trap: America’s Secret Spy War with China

The stakes of Chinese espionage against the US are higher than ever. Tiger Trap is a timely book which enriches understanding of the issue.

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