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Nations carry out geopolitical combat through economic means. Yet America often reaches for the gun over the purse to advance its interests abroad. Robert Blackwill and Jennifer Harris show that if U.S. policies are left uncorrected, the price in blood and treasure will only grow. Geoeconomic warfare requires a new vision of U.S. statecraft.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Robert D. Blackwill
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release Book : 2016-04-11
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Nations carry out geopolitical combat through economic means. Yet America often reaches for the gun over the purse to advance its interests abroad. Robert Blackwill and Jennifer Harris show that if U.S. policies are left uncorrected, the price in blood and treasure will only grow. Geoeconomic warfare requires a new vision of U.S. statecraft.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Robert D. Blackwill
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release Book : 2016-04-11
Download Book : 376 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780674545984


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A Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2016 Today, nations increasingly carry out geopolitical combat through economic means. Policies governing everything from trade and investment to energy and exchange rates are wielded as tools to win diplomatic allies, punish adversaries, and coerce those in between. Not so in the United States, however. America still too often reaches for the gun over the purse to advance its interests abroad. The result is a playing field sharply tilting against the United States. "Geoeconomics, the use of economic instruments to advance foreign policy goals, has long been a staple of great-power politics. In this impressive policy manifesto, Blackwill and Harris argue that in recent decades, the United States has tended to neglect this form of statecraft, while China, Russia, and other illiberal states have increasingly employed it to Washington's disadvantage." --G. John Ikenberry, Foreign Affairs "A readable and lucid primer...The book defines the extensive topic and opens readers' eyes to its prevalence throughout history...[Presidential] candidates who care more about protecting American interests would be wise to heed the advice of War by Other Means and take our geoeconomic toolkit more seriously. --Jordan Schneider, Weekly Standard

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Robert D. Blackwill
Publisher : Belknap Press
Release Book : 2017-10-23
Download Book : 384 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0674979796


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The key legal architect of the Bush administration’s response to 9/11 delivers a fascinating insider account of the War on Terror. While America reeled from the cataclysmic events of September 11, 2001, John Yoo and a skeletal staff of the Office of Legal Counsel found themselves on the phone with the White House. In a series of memos, Yoo offered his legal opinions on the president’s authority to respond, and in the process had an almost unmatched impact on America's fight against terrorism. His analysis led to many of the Bush administration’s most controversial policies, including detention at Guantanamo Bay, coercive interrogation, military trials for terrorists, preemptive attacks, and the National Security Agency’s wiretapping program. In fascinating detail, Yoo takes us inside the corridors of power and examines specific cases, from John Walker Lindh and Jose Padilla to an American al-Qaeda leader assassinated by a CIA pilotless drone in the deserts of Yemen. “At its core, War by Other Means offers spirited, detailed and often enlightening accounts of the decision-making process behind the key 2001-03 legal decisions.” —The Washington Post “Unambiguous and combative, Yoo’s philosophy is sure to spark further debate.” —Publishers Weekly

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : John Yoo
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release Book : 2007-12-01
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ISBN-10 : 1555847633


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Between 1960 and 1996, Guatemala's civil war claimed 250,000 lives and displaced one million people. Since the peace accords, Guatemala has struggled to address the legacy of war, genocidal violence against the Maya, and the dismantling of alternative projects for the future. War by Other Means brings together new essays by leading scholars of Guatemala from a range of geographical backgrounds and disciplinary perspectives. Contributors consider a wide range of issues confronting present-day Guatemala: returning refugees, land reform, gang violence, neoliberal economic restructuring, indigenous and women's rights, complex race relations, the politics of memory, and the challenges of sustaining hope. From a sweeping account of Guatemalan elites' centuries-long use of violence to suppress dissent to studies of intimate experiences of complicity and contestation in richly drawn localities, War by Other Means provides a nuanced reckoning of the injustices that made genocide possible and the ongoing attempts to overcome them. Contributors. Santiago Bastos, Jennifer Burrell, Manuela Camus, Matilde González-Izás, Jorge Ramón González Ponciano, Greg Grandin, Paul Kobrak, Deborah T. Levenson, Carlota McAllister, Diane M. Nelson, Elizabeth Oglesby, Luis Solano, Irmalicia Velásquez Nimatuj, Paula Worby

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Carlota McAllister
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release Book : 2013-08-28
Download Book : 408 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780822377405


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"The best book yet on the threat to American business posed by industrial spies. . . . Historians may well turn to Fialka's book for a quick study."--John Mintz, Washington Post

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : John J. Fialka
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Book : 1999
Download Book : 242 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0393318214


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Following the 1998 peace agreement in Northern Ireland, political violence has dramatically declined and the region has been promoted as a model for peacemaking. Human rights discourse has played an ongoing role in the process but not simply as the means to promote peace. The language can also become a weapon as it is appropriated and adapted by different interest groups to pursue social, economic, and political objectives. Indeed, as violence still periodically breaks out and some ethnocommunal and class-based divisions have deepened, it is clear that the progression from human rights violations to human rights protections is neither inevitable nor smooth. Human Rights as War by Other Means traces the use of rights discourse in Northern Ireland's politics from the local civil rights campaigns of the 1960s to present-day activism for truth recovery and LGBT equality. Combining firsthand ethnographic reportage with historical research, Jennifer Curtis analyzes how rights discourse came to permeate grassroots politics and activism, how it transformed those politics, and how rights discourse was in turn transformed. This ethnographic history foregrounds the stories of ordinary people in Northern Ireland who embraced different rights politics and laws to conduct, conclude, and, in some ways, continue the conflict—a complex portrait that challenges the dominant postconflict narrative of political and social abuses vanquished by a collective commitment to human rights. As Curtis demonstrates, failure to critique the appropriation of rights discourse in the peace process perpetuates perilous conditions for a fragile peace and generates flawed prescriptions for other conflicts.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Jennifer Curtis
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Book : 2014-08-04
Download Book : 304 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780812209877


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Genre Book : Military art and science
Author Book : Carl von Clausewitz
Publisher : London, N. Trübner & Company
Release Book : 1873
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ISBN-10 : CORNELL:31924030718757


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Genre Book : Vietnam
Author Book : Carlyle A. Thayer
Publisher : Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
Release Book : 1989
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ISBN-10 : 0043701876


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This text explores the methods of highly unconventional warfare conducted by South Africa's secret intelligence and covert warfare units, always highly deniable and one step away from the official war machine during the final years of apartheid.

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Genre Book : Africa, Southern
Author Book : Peter Stiff
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Release Book : 2001
Download Book : 600 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015056511119