Global Security Watch Iran

Author: Thomas R. Mattair
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 027599483X
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Mattair analyzes Iran's relations with its immediate neighbors and major world powers. He covers Iran's foreign relations from the time of its ancient founders, through the rule of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, which ended with the revolution of 1978-1979, and through the years of the Islamic Republic of Iran that have followed.

Global Security Watch Russia

Author: Richard Weitz
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313354340
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This book offers an expert analysis of Russia's foreign and military defense policies since the Federation was established in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union. * Contains excerpts from leaders' key speeches as well as Russia's seminal foreign policy and defense concepts * Includes a comprehensive chronology, in essay format, of political-military developments in Russia since 1991

Global Security Watch Lebanon A Reference Handbook

Author: David S. Sorenson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313365792
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A comprehensive examination of the complex domestic environment and the quarrelsome neighbors that contribute to Lebanon's condition as one of the most violent and unstable countries in the Middle East. • Primary source documents include the Preamble to the 1926 Lebanese Constitution, provisions of the 1989 Ta'if Accords, the report of the assassination of Rafiq Hariri, and UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the Israeli-Hezbollah war of 2006 • Includes a chronology of key events in the history of Lebanon from earliest human civilizations there to the 2006 war

Global Security Watch Turkey

Author: Mustafa Kibaroğlu
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313345600
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From critically acclaimed, award-winning, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author CJ Lyons comes Broken, a young adult mystery/suspense novel ripped directly from CJ's seventeen years of practicing pediatrics. If you want to get noticed fast, try starting high school three weeks and three days late as the girl who almost died. The only thing fifteen-year-old Scarlet Killian wants is to be a normal teenage girl. Suffering from chronic health problems, she's been home schooled or stuck in a hospital most of her life, but Scarlet has convinced her parents to give her three days to prove to them that she's capable of surviving high school. Her only companions are an imaginary friend she's had since childhood and her portable defibrillator, Phil. Until she meets the others assigned to her Peer Mentor Support group and for the first time in her life makes real friends. It's only with the help of her new friends that Scarlet is able to face down bullies,endure her school-nurse mother's smothering over protectiveness, and eventually discover the truth behind her illness....a truth that puts much more than her life at risk.

Iran and Turkey

Author: Marianna Charountaki
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1786723808
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The foreign policies of Turkey and Iran seem increasingly to dictate the course of events in the Middle East. More recently, and especially following the Syrian crisis, the spotlight has turned to these states’ dynamic re-entry onto the political stage, revealing them as key players with an international role in efforts towards the balance of power across the region. This book traces the major determinants of Turkish and Iranian foreign policies and their influence on events in the Middle East. Based on an examination of these states’ politics and policies since 1979, and using material gathered from interviews with leading political figures from Turkey, Iran and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Marianna Charountaki offers fresh insights into how we understand the contemporary global order. Of particular importance, this book shows, is the effect of both external and internal factors on foreign policy and how the interaction between state and non-state actors informs political decisions. In placing these issues in a theoretical framework, Marianna Charountaki pioneers a new conceptual map within International Relations. An interdisciplinary study that provides a fresh new perspective, this book will be of particular interest to scholars of International Relations, Politics, Foreign Policy, Kurdish and Middle East Studies.

Enabling the Iranian Gas Export Options

Author: Maximilian Kuhn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3658000937
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Maximilian Kuhn investigates one of the most pressing, yet neglected subjects in the field of global energy politics: the integration of the Iranian gas market. Possessing the world’s second-largest proven natural gas reserves, Iran is a hypothetical energy giant-in-waiting. Yet over three decades of internal divisions, coupled with crippling international sanctions, have left Iran unable to capitalize on its vast energy potential. Increasing global demand for natural gas and a government in constant need of finding new sources of revenue to meet the needs of a fast-growing population should lead Iran to eventually become a large-scale gas exporter. How this could take place and what the implications for global gas markets would be are the central research questions tackled by this study. The study allows a look beyond international politics, Iranian political decision-making, investment laws, and pipeline games.

Asian Yearbook of International Law

Author: B.S. Chimni
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136890270
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Launched in 1991, the Asian Yearbook of International Law is a major refereed publication dedicated to international law issues as seen primarily from an Asian perspective, under the auspices of the Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA). It is the first publication of its kind edited by a team of leading international law scholars from across Asia. The Yearbook provides a forum for the publication of articles in the field of international law, and other Asian international law topics, written by experts from the region and elsewhere. Its aim is twofold: to promote international law in Asia, and to provide an intellectual platform for the discussion and dissemination of Asian views and practices on contemporary international legal issues. Each volume of the Yearbook normally contains articles and shorter notes; a section on State practice; an overview of Asian states participation in multilateral treaties; succinct analysis of recent international legal developments in Asia; an agora section devoted to critical perspectives on international law issues; surveys of the activities of international organizations of special relevance to Asia; and book review, bibliography and documents sections. It will be of interest to students and academics interested in international law and Asian studies.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Transparent Cabal

Author: Stephen J. Sneigoski
Publisher: IHS Press
ISBN: 1605700223
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Although it is generally understood that American neoconservatives pushed hard for the war in Iraq, this book forcefully argues that the neocons' goal was not the spread of democracy, but the protection of Israel's interests in the Middle East. Showing that the neocon movement has always identified closely with the interests of Israel's Likudnik right wing, the discussion contends that neocon advice on Iraq was the exact opposite of conventional United States foreign policy, which has always sought to maintain stability in the region to promote the flow of oil. Various players in the rush to war are assessed according to their motives, including President Bush, Ariel Sharon, members of the foreign-policy establishment, and the American people, who are seen not as having been dragged into war against their will, but as ready after 9/11 for retaliation.