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The Truth about Syria
Price: Free! Words: 126,090. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
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A stock figure of modern political literature is the Latin American dictator, a beribboned generalissimo, overweight, corrupt, propping up rich landlords who live in luxury on the back of impoverished peasants, using the language of anti-Communism to justify crushing any possibility of reform. Clearly, such people were seen as villains.
The Arab States and the Palestine Conflict
Price: Free! Words: 121,750. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
Hundreds of books and thousands of articles have been devoted to the history and contemporary course of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Modern Dictators - Third World Coup Makers, Strongmen, and Populist Tyrants
Price: Free! Words: 122,700. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
The world suddenly became a lot more difficult for Americans to understand in the 1970s and 1980s. Dozens of Third World countries underwent a seemingly endless series of coups and revolutions.
The Future of the Middle East
Price: Free! Words: 89,240. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Islamic militancy, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
This e-book asks the representatives from various opposition Islamist movements - political outcasts today, but potential leaders of the Arab world tomorrow - and distinguished Western experts to offer their views on where they think the Middle East is heading and what Western policy should be.
Istanbul Intrigues
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This is the story of Istanbul--but also of Turkey, the Balkans, and the eastern Mediterranean--during World War II, based on extensive interviews and the use of archives, especially those of the OSS, which I was the first to see for this region. The book is written as a cross between a scholarly work and a real-life thriller.
Back to Containment: Dealing with Putin's Regime
Price: Free! Words: 62,060. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World leaders, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
In his first book, “Back to Containment: Dealing with Putin’s Regime,” David J. Kramer traces the rise of Vladimir Putin and the U.S.-Russia relationship over the course of the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and argues that the Putin regime is a serious threat to the United States and the Western world.
The Tragedy of the Middle East
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The title was chosen in great sincerity because the theme here is to explain how the region’s modern history really is a tragedy.’ Terrible mistakes were made; the wrong roads were chosen. Bloodthirsty ideology took hold; pragmatism was thrown out the window. And yet alongside all of these disasters was a certainty of correctness and a violent rejection of even considering what had gone wrong.
Long War for Freedom
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This book foresaw the “Arab Spring” of 2011. It was obvious years before that the old Arab nationalist dictatorships had failed and were being challenged by two forces: liberal democracy advocates and revolutionary Islamists. While the Long War for Freedom focuses on the moderates, it also, by necessity, presents the worldview and strategy of the Islamists.
Hating America - A History
Price: Free! Words: 104,030. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
When writing a book, an author often has the sensation of being surrounded by that topic. In the case of anti-Americanism that experience was particularly strong. As the 21st century began it seemed as if the amount of criticism the United States was receiving around the world was matched only by the quantity of passionate debate about why this was happening.
Islamic Fundamentalism in Egyptian Politics
Price: Free! Words: 158,160. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
The purpose of this book is to identify and analyze the political positions of Egyptian Islamic fundamentalist movements and their chances for seizing power.
Secrets of State
Price: Free! Words: 138,630. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
This book is a history of the State Department but, more broadly, of the American foreign policymaking process. It narrates the development of both the decision-making institutions and the content of policy from the founding of the republic through the administration of President Ronald Reagan.
Cauldron of Turmoil: America in the Middle East
Price: Free! Words: 82,990. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
This book is the culmination of 15 years in studying U.S. policy and Middle East politics. All of my opinions, much of the material, many of the anecdotes, and the unattributed quotes are the result of direct observation and private discussions with American and regional policymakers and experts.
Year of the Rant. Part Two: The Winter of Our Discontent, Winter, 2013.
Series: Year of the Rant., Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 33,050. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Year of the Rant, Part Two: The Winter of Our Discontent, Winter, 2013 is the second collection of posts collected from Lachlan's blog. Make sure your eReader is coated with asbestos as it gets increasingly volcanic.
Assimilation and its Discontents
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When I realized that nobody had written a comprehensive history of Jewish assimilation, I knew that I had to try doing it myself. It was a remarkable learning experience as I researched a wide range of cultural and historical issues and discovered lots of people and events of which I’d previously known nothing.
USA Russia & China in the Middle East : Alliances & Conflicts
Price: Free! Words: 21,460. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
The true causes of the wars in Syria and Iraq are oil and natural gas. This booklet describes how the great powers fight in order to control the resources of the Middle East, and how the regional powers fight in order to sell their oil and natural gas.
Children of Dolhinov
Price: Free! Words: 146,450. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics, Essay » Political
It is a titanic story though one rather slow-moving by contemporary standards.
Paved with Good Intentions
Price: Free! Words: 137,850. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
Watching the Iranian revolution in 1978, it seemed to me vital to explain the history of U.S.-Iran relations and how things had become so much in conflict. This book traces that relationship down through the hostage crisis. Many have recognized it as the critical account on this issue.
Iran Nuclear Deal: Implications of the Framework Agreement
Series: GP and ORF e-books. Price: Free! Words: 42,100. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Arms control
Edited by Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Arka Biswas, this volume from the Observer Research Foundation and Global Policy consists of nine chapters that deal with various aspects of the Iranian nuclear agreement reached on 2 April 2015.
Year of the Rant. Part Three: Spring Loaded, Spring, 2013
Series: Year of the Rant., Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 26,770. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
This is the third part of the 'Year of the Rant' Series. The latest collection of posts from Lachlan's blog. It's all here: the fight for the environment, politics, commercial TV. It all comes within the ambit of Lachlan's fury. Send it to a friend as a gift? But only do this if you want your friends to know you are a total cheapskate.
Russia vs Turkey: The Geopolitics of the South & the Turk Stream Pipelines
Price: Free! Words: 53,420. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
This long essay is the second part of a series, with the first part being “USA Russia & China in the Middle East: Alliances & Conflicts”. Over 80 maps are used to explain the energy war between Russia and Turkey, two countries that have been fighting for regional dominance for many centuries.

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