Balance of Power: Theory and Practice in the 21st Century

By T.V. Paul

Since the sixteenth century, stability of strength politics have profoundly inspired diplomacy. yet in contemporary years—with the surprising disappearance of the Soviet Union, starting to be energy of the us, and lengthening prominence of overseas institutions—many students have argued that stability of strength concept is wasting its relevance. This ebook examines the present place and way forward for stability of energy dynamics in foreign politics.

In this ebook, favorite students pay designated awareness to the theoretical and old criticisms of stability of energy idea whereas empirically assessing its validity at either worldwide and local degrees. the amount additionally appears at systemic elements favoring or hindering a go back to stability of energy politics. It evaluates the demanding situations posed via subnational actors, equivalent to terrorist teams, and guns of mass destruction to foreign order. additional, it examines the relevance of stability of strength axioms in chosen areas: Western Europe, japanese Europe, East Asia, South Asia, and Latin America.

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Why Nations Fight: Past and Future Motives for War

By Richard Ned Lebow

4 common explanations have traditionally led states to begin warfare: worry, curiosity, status and revenge. utilizing an unique dataset, Richard Ned Lebow examines the distribution of wars throughout 3 and a part centuries and argues that, opposite to traditional knowledge, just a minority of those have been prompted by means of protection or fabric curiosity. as an alternative, the bulk are the results of a quest for status, and for revenge - an try and get inspite of states who had formerly made profitable territorial grabs. Lebow keeps that this day none of those factors are successfully served through conflict - it truly is more and more counterproductive - and that there's growing to be acceptance of this political fact. His research allows extra fine-grained and persuasive forecasts concerning the way forward for warfare in addition to highlighting components of uncertainty.

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Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight

By Stephanie Hepburn

This unparalleled research of intercourse trafficking, pressured hard work, organ trafficking, and intercourse tourism throughout twenty-four countries highlights the stories of the sufferers, perpetrators, and anti-traffickers concerned with this brutal alternate. Combining statistical info with intimate bills and interviews, journalist Stephanie Hepburn and justice pupil Rita J. Simon create a dynamic quantity certain to teach and spur action.

Hepburn and Simon recount the lives of sufferers in the course of and after their event with trafficking, and so they stick to the actions of traffickers prior to catch and their results after sentencing. each one bankruptcy facilities at the trafficking practices and anti-trafficking measures of a unmarried nation: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Niger, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Syria, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the uk, and the USA. interpreting those international locations' legislation, Hepburn and Simon demonstrate gaps in laws and enforcement and description the cultural norms and biases, societal assumptions, and conflicting regulations that make trafficking eventualities so pervasive and resilient. This examine issues out these so much weak in every one state and the categorical cultural, financial, environmental, and geopolitical components that give a contribution to every nation's trafficking concerns. additionally, the learn additionally highlights universal phenomena that governments and foreign anti-traffickers may still give some thought to of their struggle in contrast illicit trade.

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The Art and Craft of International Environmental Law

By Daniel Bodansky

International environmental legislation is usually towards domestic than we all know, affecting the foodstuff we devour, the goods we purchase, or even the air we breathe. Drawing on greater than twenty years of expertise as a central authority negotiator, advisor, and educational, Daniel Bodansky brings a real-world viewpoint at the techniques in which foreign environmental legislations develops, and impacts the habit of nation and non-state actors.

In self-contained chapters that supply a transparent advisor to a fancy box, Bodansky solutions primary questions about how foreign environmental legislation works. What position can legislation play in addressing worldwide environmental demanding situations comparable to weather switch, ozone depletion, and lack of biodiversity? How do environmental difficulties come onto the foreign time table? What are the hindrances to foreign cooperation, and what can overseas environmental legislations do to deal with them? How do foreign principles increase? How are they positioned into perform and what makes them effective?

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Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban: Beyond Bin Laden and 9/11

By Syed Saleem Shahzad

President Obama could have added on his crusade promise to kill Osama bin weighted down, yet as an Al-Qaeda strategist bin encumbered has been useless for years. This ebook introduces and examines the hot new release of Al-Qaeda leaders who've been in the back of the latest assaults. Investigative journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad devoted his existence to revealing the concepts and internal workings of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. He had entry to top-level commanders in either pursuits, in addition to in the ISI, Pakistan's intelligence provider. Shahzad's paintings used to be praised via US Secretary of kingdom Hillary Clinton for 'bringing to mild the concerns extremism poses to Pakistan's stability'. inside of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban explains the broader goals of either organizations and offers a vital research of significant terrorist incidents, together with the 2008 Mumbai assaults. In might 2011, Shahzad used to be kidnapped and killed in Pakistan, days after writing a piece of writing suggesting that insiders within the Pakistani military had colluded with Al-Qaeda in an assault on a naval air station. This ebook is a testomony to his fearless reporting and analytical rigour. it is going to offer readers all over the world with a useful advent to a brand new part of the continuing fight opposed to terrorism which threatens lives in such a lot of nations.

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The Syria-Iran Axis: Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations in the Middle East

Because the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the shut alliance among Syria and Iran has persisted for over 3 many years, in response to geopolitical pursuits among the 2 states and sometimes framed within the language of resistance. In view in their powerful courting at a state-level, what have Syria and Iran each one been doing to foster well known alternate and hire cultural instruments to construct a picture within the different kingdom? The Syria-Iran Axis examines the motivations, content material and achieve of cultural international relations among Syria and Iran to figure out to what measure the 2 companions were profitable in bridging their international perspectives and political outlooks. by means of analysing the level to which a state-directed cultural trade can foster bilateral relatives within the center East, Nadia von Maltzahn deals a special research of the formation of international coverage and international relations within the sector.

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The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power

The definitive research of the occasions, rules, personalities, and conflicts that experience outlined Obama’s overseas policy—with a brand new afterword for his moment term

When Barack Obama first took workplace, he introduced with him a brand new workforce of international coverage advisers reason on carving out a brand new international position for the US within the wake of the Bush administration’s conflict in Iraq. Now the acclaimed writer of Rise of the Vulcans bargains a definitive, even-handed account of the messier realities they’ve confronted in imposing their regulations and the demanding situations they'll face going into the second one term.
In The Obamians, prizewinning writer and journalist James Mann tells the compelling tale of the administration’s fight to enact a coherent and potent set of guidelines in a time of worldwide turmoil. on the center of this fight are the generational conflicts among the Democratic establishment—including Robert Gates, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden—and Obama and his internal circle of mostly unknown, remarkably younger advisers, who got here of age after the chilly warfare had ended.
Written by means of a confirmed grasp at elucidating political underpinnings even to the politicians themselves, The Obamians is a pivotal reckoning of this historical president and his internal circle, and of ways their guidelines could or won't proceed to form the US and the realm. This variation contains a new afterword by way of the writer on how the Obamians’ overseas coverage affected the 2012 election and what that suggests for the future.

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Principles of International Environmental Law

The 3rd version of this vintage textbook bargains accomplished and important observation on overseas environmental legislation. It totally covers the foremost subject matters of the direction and is obviously based to incorporate the heritage and framework during which overseas environmental legislation exists, key components of rules and implementation, hyperlinks to different components of legislations and destiny advancements. it's been up to date to include all of the most up-to-date advancements in treaty and case legislation. vast suggestions on past versions ends up in a restructuring of fabric, together with a brand new half thinking about linkage to different parts of overseas legislation together with human rights, foreign alternate and international funding. there's additionally a brand new bankruptcy on destiny advancements charting the instructions during which the topic is relocating. expert authors writing on oceans, seas and fisheries and biodiversity upload to the services of the 2 vital authors for an authoritative review of the topic.

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Hans J. Morgenthau's Theory of International Relations: Disenchantment and Re-Enchantment (International Political Theory)

This publication presents an leading edge interpretation of Hans J. Morgenthau's contribution to diplomacy, and argues that the thoughts of which means, strength as which means imposition, disenchantment and re-enchantment are critical to Morgenthau's concept.

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Institutional Interaction in Global Environmental Governance: Synergy and Conflict among International and EU Policies

By Sebastian Oberthür, Thomas Gehring

This systematic research of the interplay between overseas and eu associations presents either a theoretical framework for research and the first huge review of this principally uncharted box of analysis. through providing special case experiences and a scientific research of effects, the publication examines the results of institutional interplay on environmental governance and explores the ways that overseas and ecu Union regulations can both toughen or undercut one another.After a conceptual assessment within which Oberthür and Gehring establish 3 causal mechanisms during which institutional interplay can impact environmental governance, ten case stories follow this theoretical procedure. Six situations use a world establishment as their place to begin and 4 commence with a eu Union criminal device. The foreign regimes tested comprise the well known conference on foreign alternate in Endangered Species of untamed plants and Fauna (CITES), conference on organic variety (CBD), and international exchange association and United countries Framework conference on weather swap (UNFCCC). The ecu tools analyzed contain lesser-known directives at the safeguard of habitats, the planned unencumber of genetically converted organisms into the setting, and air caliber. The reviews convey that even though clash and interference between varied regimes and associations do occur, synergistic interactions are universal. The findings at the value of, and mechanisms at the back of, those results provide invaluable insights for either students and policymakers.Contributors:Beatrice Chaytor, Clare Coffey, Andrew Farmer, Thomas Gehring, John Lanchbery, Sebastian Oberthür, Alice Palmer, G. Kristin Rosendal, Jon Birger Skjærseth, Olav Schram Stokke, Ingmar von Homeyer, Jacob Werksman, Jørgen Wettestad

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