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Africa’s International Relations: Balancing Domestic and Global Interests

Africa’s International Relations: Balancing Domestic and Global Interests

Beth Elise Whitaker and John F. Clark

Comprehensive and engaging, this timely introduction to Africa’s international relations explores how power, interests, and ideas influence interactions both among the continent’s states and between African states and other actors in the global arena. How has history shaped the international relations of African states and peoples? What role does identity play? How are foreign    More >

Haile Selassie: His Rise, His Fall

Haile Selassie: His Rise, His Fall

Haggai Erlich

With scholars far from agreement in their opinions of Ethiopia's Haile Selassie, the questions remain: Who was Haile Selassie? What was the secret of his survival across half a century—and how did he come to be a virtual exile in his own country, then murdered, the last emperor in a centuries-old dynasty? Haggai Erlich's Haile Selassie, full of fresh perspectives and insights,    More >

African Development: Making Sense of the Issues and Actors, 3rd edition

African Development: Making Sense of the Issues and Actors, 3rd edition

Todd J. Moss and Danielle Resnick

Both authoritative and accessible, African Development introduces the issues, actors, and institutions at play in development trajectories across sub-Saharan Africa. This new edition, thoroughly updated, includes an entirely new chapter devoted to key demographic trends in the region, especially rapid urbanization and the distinct "youth bulge." There is also a review of major    More >

African Actors in International Security: Shaping Contemporary Norms

African Actors in International Security: Shaping Contemporary Norms

Katharina P. Coleman and Thomas K. Tieku, editors

What impact have African actors had on perceptions of and responses to current international security challenges? Are there international peace and security norms with African roots? How can actors that lack the power and financial resources of Western states help to shape prevailing conceptions of appropriate behavior in international politics? Addressing these questions, the authors of    More >

Adventures in Zambian Politics: A Story in Black and White

Adventures in Zambian Politics: A Story in Black and White

Guy Scott

As Miles Larmer writes in the foreword, Adventures in Zambian Politics is unlike any political memoir you have ever read. It is ... A political history of Zambia from colonial times to the present. A revealing insider account of politics and government within a modern African state. A story about race in Africa. A chronicle of the rise and fall of two improbable political allies who wanted to    More >

Rwanda’s Popular Genocide: A Perfect Storm

Rwanda’s Popular Genocide: A Perfect Storm

Jean-Paul Kimonyo

Why did Rwanda's rural Hutus participate so massively, and so personally, in the country's 1994 genocide of its Tutsi population? Given all that has been written already about this horrific episode, is there still more that can be learned? Answering these questions, Jean-Paul Kimonyo's social and economic history explores at the deepest level the role both of power relations among    More >

 

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We were thrilled to see this review in Nature of Raymond Zilinskas & Philippe Mauger’s new investigative work, Biosecurity in Putin’s Russia. “The scholarship and cogent analysis in [this book] are formidable, as rigorous as any assessment of the country’s biological-warfare capability by the world’s best intelligence agencies.” Bravo!
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