Inside Sudan

Author: Donald Petterson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786730277
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sudan, governed by an Islamist dictatorship, became a pariah nation among the global community not because of its religious orientation but because of its record of human-rights abuses and its fostering of notorious international terrorists. As the last American ambassador to complete an assignment in Sudan, Don Petterson provides unduplicated insights into how Sudan became what it is. Petterson recounts the consequences of the execution of four Sudanese employees of the U.S. government by Sudanese security forces in the southern city of Juba. He relates the experiences of Americans in Khartoum after Washington put Sudan on the black list of state sponsors of terrorism. He offers his personal observations on war-devastated southern Sudan. In this newly revised edition of Inside Sudan, Petterson recounts the events in Sudan from 1998 to the present, considers Sudan's connections to international terrorists, including Carlos the Jackal and Osama bin Laden, and assesses the changes in the relationship between Sudan and the United States after 9/11.

Political Islam The Logic of Governance in Sudan

Author: Ahmed Elzobier
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496987322
Format: PDF
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The book aims to unravel the complexity of dynamics of power, domination, and resistance in Sudan. It will also draw special attention to who rules the country and how they ruled and what tools they deployed to execute their internal, regional, and international policies. Ultimately, by focusing on Sudan, I hope to provide an in-depth understanding of how political Islam operates in practical terms within the Middle East and North Africa.

Sudan

Author: Richard Cockett
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300165560
Format: PDF, ePub
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Canada in Sudan Sudan in Canada

Author: Amal Madibbo
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773597220
Format: PDF
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Presenting field work conducted by fourteen Canadian and Sudanese-born Canadian researchers between 2003 and 2011, Canada in Sudan, Sudan in Canada explores salient and timely issues faced by both countries. Sudanese immigration to Canada and the transnational ties between the two countries are illuminated in the context of various case studies. Tensions, both social and political, are discussed through the recent secession of South Sudan, the Darfur conflict, and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. The authors also broach the reconstruction efforts in education and health initiatives, transnationalism from below, and Canada’s role in conflict resolution in Sudan. Using qualitative and quantitative research methods that include interviews, surveys, participant observations, discourse analyses, and document analyses, researchers from a wide range of disciplinary approaches - sociology, anthropology, political science, social work, and health studies - reveal important conceptual and empirical perspectives about the processes of inclusion and exclusion. At a time when the Sudanese diaspora in Canada is growing and the conflict in Sudan has become a preoccupation of the international community, Canada in Sudan, Sudan in Canada reveals the root causes of conflict in Sudan and identifies measures to foster peace, stability, and development. Contributors include John Clayton (Samaritan’s Purse Canada in Calgary), Rod Crutcher (University of Calgary), Dalal Daoud (PhD student, Queens University), Allison Dennis (University of Calgary), Martha Fanjoy (University of Calgary), Juli Finlay (University of Calgary),, Amal Madibbo (University of Calgary), Susan McGrath (York University), Ruth Parent (University of Calgary), Shelley Ross (University of Alberta), Scott Shannon (University of Calgary), Ali Kamal, Ashley Soleski, and Daniel Madit Thon Duop (IMA World Health).

Der Tod wird euch finden

Author: Lawrence Wright
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641019087
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In einer packenden Erzählung schildert der Journalist Lawrence Wright erstmals umfassend die Vorgeschichte des 11. September. Vier Männer stehen im Mittelpunkt: Osama Bin Laden und seine Nummer zwei, Aiman al-Sawahiri, der FBI-Mann John O’Neill und der saudische Geheimdienstchef Turki al-Faisal. Meisterhaft verknüpft Wright ihre Lebenswege zu einem Gesamtbild der Ereignisse, Wendepunkte, Versäumnisse und Fehleinschätzungen, die den Anschlägen vorangingen. »Wo ihr auch sein mögt, der Tod wird euch finden, und wäret ihr im hohen Turm.« Mit diesen dem Koran entlehnten Worten mahnte Osama Bin Laden seine Kämpfer, furchtlos dem Tod entgegenzusehen. Im Rückblick lassen sie sich auch als düstere Warnung an den Feind lesen, dessen Hochhaustürme in New York zum Angriffsziel wurden. Osama Bin Ladens Aufstieg zum bekanntesten Terroristen des 21. Jahrhunderts bildet einen der Erzählstränge in der bislang vollständigsten Rekonstruktion der Vorgeschichte des 11. September durch den Journalisten Lawrence Wright. Daneben verfolgt Wright, der jahrelang recherchierte und Hunderte von Interviews führte, den Werdegang des al-Qaida-Mitstreiters Aiman al-Sawahiri, des obersten Terroristenfahnders des FBI, John O’Neill, der ausgerechnet in den Trümmern des World Trade Centers starb, sowie des saudischen Königssohns Turki al-Faisal, der als Geheimdienstchef seines Landes zwischen beiden Welten wandelte. Zu einer fesselnden Erzählung verwoben, erhellen die Lebensgeschichten zugleich die Hintergründe des Anschlags: die wachsende Radikalisierung der Islamisten, die Zerrissenheit arabischer Staaten, die widersprüchliche Haltung des Westens. Eine unglaublich spannende und gewinnbringende Lektüre. • Ein tiefer Einblick in Denken und Handeln der al-Qaida-Führer und ihrer wichtigsten Kontrahenten • Eines der besten Bücher des Jahres 2006 in Großbritannien und Amerika, Pulitzer-Preis 2007

Renegade Regimes

Author: Miroslav Nincic
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231510292
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rogue states pursue weapons of mass destruction, support terrorism, violate human rights, engage in acts of territorial aggression, and pose a threat to the international community. Recent debates and policy shifts regarding Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Iran, and Afghanistan reflect the uneven attempts to contend with regimes that pursue deviant behavior. In this timely new work, Miroslav Nincic illuminates the complex issues and policy choices surrounding clashes between international society and states that challenge the majority's espoused interests and values. As conventional approaches to international relations lose their relevance in a changing world, Nincic's work provides new and necessary frameworks and perspectives. Nincic explores recent events and develops theoretical models of contemporary asymmetrical power relations among states to offer a systematic account of the genesis, trajectory, and motivations of renegade regimes. He discusses how the pursuit of policies that defy international norms is often motivated by a regime's desire for greater domestic control. From this starting point, Nincic considers states' deviant behavior through two stages: the first is the initial decision to defy key aspects of the international normative order, and the second is the manner in which subsequent behavior is shaped by the international community's responses. In addressing attempts to control pariah states, Nincic assesses the effectiveness of sanctions and military responses. He provocatively argues that comprehensive economic sanctions can lead to a restructuring of the renegade regime's ideology and economy that ultimately strengthens its grip on power. In his chapter on military intervention, Nincic argues that force or the threat of force against a rogue state frequently triggers a protective reflex among its citizens, inspiring them to rally around the government's goals and values. Military threats, Nincic concludes, produce several kinds of consequences and their impact needs to be better understood.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

Author: Gale Group
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780787605131
Format: PDF
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Titles of volumes are: V.1 - United Nations; V.2 - Africa; V.3 - Americas, V.4 - Asia & Oceania; V.5 - Europe; V.6 - World Leaders.