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Global Security Watch Lebanon A Reference Handbook

Author : David S. Sorenson
ISBN : 9780313365799
Genre : Political Science
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A comprehensive examination of the complex domestic environment and the quarrelsome neighbors that contribute to Lebanon's condition as one of the most violent and unstable countries in the Middle East. • Primary source documents include the Preamble to the 1926 Lebanese Constitution, provisions of the 1989 Ta'if Accords, the report of the assassination of Rafiq Hariri, and UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the Israeli-Hezbollah war of 2006 • Includes a chronology of key events in the history of Lebanon from earliest human civilizations there to the 2006 war

Global Security Watch Iran A Reference Handbook

Author : Thomas R. Mattair
ISBN : 9781567207576
Genre : Political Science
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This book explains the foreign policy decisions of Iranian leaders, as well as the foreign policy decisions of its neighbors and major world powers. Iran is not treated primarily as a problem to be dealt with by the United States and its friends. There is an effort to understand not only the concerns and policies of the United States and its allies, but also to understand Iranian concerns and policy. Thus, this book is better able than many others to explain the actions, reactions, and interactions of all the relevant actors and to explore the prospects for future war or peace. Mattair provides a comprehensive analysis of Iran's relations with its neighbors and major world powers. He begins with a review of Iran's foreign relations from the time of Iran's founding in the 5th century B.C. through the Islamic era beginning in the mid-600's A.D., and the native dynasties that ruled in more recent centuries as Iran faced challenges from foreign powers such as the Ottoman Empire and Western colonial empires. The rule of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, from 1941 until 1979, is analyzed in detail, covering his efforts to deter aggression by the Soviet Union, forge an alliance with the United States, assert Iran's power in the Persian Gulf, and exercise Iran's economic power, particularly through its oil wealth. The bulk of the book, however, focuses on the foreign relations of the Islamic Republic of Iran since 1979, during the time in which Ayatollah Khomeini and his successors have ruled. The reasons for Iran's early revolutionary activism, its antagonism toward the United States and Israel, and its war with Iraq from 1980 to 1988, are carefully examined. The reasons for international efforts to contain Iran, particularly efforts by the United States, are also analyzed. Iran's more pragmatic policies are explained, as well, including its close relations with Russia and China, its efforts to repair relations with Saudi Arabia and the other Arab states of the Gulf, its cooperation with U.S. efforts to topple the Taliban in Afghanistan after September 11, 2001, and its offer of comprehensive negotiations with the United States in May 2003. Finally, Mattair analyzes the current global debate about whether diplomacy, sanctions, or military action are appropriate responses to Iran's nuclear programs, its role in Iraq and the Persian Gulf, and its resistance to Israel.

Global Security Watch Egypt

Author : Denis Joseph Sullivan
ISBN : 9780275994822
Genre : Political Science
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Despite the appearance of political and military stability, Egypt may be standing at the edge of a precipice as the state remains grounded in rigid authoritarianism while the population, including a struggling civil society, readies itself to make the leap to democratization. Global Security Watch--Egypt explores the historical background that created the current realities in Egypt and examines the players and events influencing the nation today. It concludes with a series of recommendations for the Egyptian political establishment, and for the American government, in the belief that meaningful political and policy changes in Egypt can lead to an improvement in human rights, democracy, justice, stability, and security for Egypt, and an improved partnership between Egypt and the United States.

Global Security Watch Jordan

Author : W. Andrew Terrill
ISBN : 9780313366192
Genre : History
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This insightful study explores how a small state with limited economic resources has played an important role in vital, ongoing Middle Eastern political and security controversies. * Reprints of various pertinent documents and speeches * A map of Jordan * A glossary of terms and concepts related to Jordan and the wider Middle East * A bibliography * Foreword by Anthony H. Cordesman

Power Sharing In Lebanon

Author : Eduardo Wassim Aboultaif
ISBN : 9780429827051
Genre : Political Science
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This book studies the origins and evolution of power sharing in Lebanon. The author has established a relationship between mobilization, ethnurgy (ethnic identification), memory and trauma, and how they impact power sharing provisions. The book starts with the events in the 1820s, when communities began to politicize their identities, and which led to the first major outbreak of civil violence between the Druze and the Maronites. Consequently, these troubled four decades in Lebanon led to the introduction of various forms of power-sharing arrangements to establish peace. The political systems introduced in Lebanon are: the Kaim-Makamiya (dual sub-governorship), a quasi-federal arrangement; the Mutassarifiya, the prototype of a power-sharing system; the post-independence political system of Lebanon which the book refers to as semi-consociation, due to the concentration of executive powers in the Presidential office; and finally, the full consociation of the Taif Republic. In each of these phases, there was a peculiar interaction between the non-structural elements that had a direct impact on power sharing; this led at times to instability, and at other times it brought down the system, as in 1840–1860 and 1975. Power Sharing in Lebanon is the first academic work that emphasizes the influence of the non-structural elements that hinder power sharing. This volume is now a key resource for students and academics interested in Lebanese Politics and the Middle East.

Yearbook Of International Organizations 2013 2014

Author : Union of International Associations
ISBN : 9004255133
Genre : Law
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Volume 1 (A and B) of the Yearbook of International Organizations covers international organizations throughout the world, comprising their aims, activities and events

Author : حنا بطاطو
ISBN : 9786144450086
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Social Problems

Author : Lorne Tepperman
ISBN : 019541649X
Genre : Social Science
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"In this revised and updated second edition of Social Problems: A Canadian Perspective Lorne Tepperman and Albert Kwan add two new constellations of issues to the list of challenges facing society today, in Canada and around the world: health, illness, and health care; and sexual orientation and homophobia. Each topic is examined first from a variety of theoretical perspectives-structural functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism, feminism, social constructionism - and then from the point of view of its impact both on individuals and on the population at large. At the same time the authors emphasize the interrelatedness of many issue areas." "In addition to numerous tables and figures, each chapter includes learning objectives, study and discussion questions, recommended readings and websites, and a glossary, as well as an extensive list of references."--BOOK JACKET.

Author : جبران خليل جبران
ISBN : 9796500263656
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النبي أشهر كتب جبران وهو يعتبر بحق رائعة جبران العالمية، مضمونه اجتماعي، مثالي وتأملي فلسفي، وهو يحوي خلاصة الآراء الجبرانية في الحب والزواج والأولاد والبيوت والثياب والبيع والشراء والحرية والقانون والرحمة والعقاب والدين والأخلاق والحياة والموت واللذة والجمال والكرم والشرائع وغيرها، وقد وردت على لسان نبي سمي ``المصطفى`` ورسالة النبي رسالة المتصوف المؤمن بوحدة الوجود، وبأن الروح تتعطش للعودة إلى مصدرها، وبأن الحب جوهر الحياة. وفي كتاب النبي يعبر جبران عن آرائه في الحياة عن طريق معالجته للعلاقات الإنسانية التي تربط الإنسان بالإنسان.

Author : Rajiv Chandrasekaran
ISBN : 9789960547510
Genre : History
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رواية غير مسبوقة عن الحياة في منطقة بغداد الخضراء، المحاطة بالأسوار، ذات الأشجار الباسقة، والفيلات الفاخرة، وبرك السباحة الفوارة، التي شكلت مقراً للاحتلال الأمريكي في العراق. يأخذنا راجيف شاندراسيكاران، رئيس مكتب الواشنطن بوست السابق في بغداد، برفقته إلى داخل المنطقة، الفقاعة، المفصولة عن وقائع الحرب، حيث تتداخل مهمة إعادة إعمار البلد المدمر مع ما تتضمنه أمريكا المصغرة من مصادر للهو. يروي شاندراسيكاران، مستعيناً بالمئات من المقابلات والوثائق المهمة، قصة قاطني المنطقة الخضراء، وما سادها من أفكار، خلال مرحلة الاحتلال، بدءاً من الحاكم الإمبراطوري بول بريمر الثالث، وانتهاء بجموع من بلغوا العشرينيات من الموظفين الموكلين بمهمة تطبيق الفكرة المتمثلة في قدرة الأمريكيين على بناء ديموقراطية جيفرسونية في البلد الشرق أوسطي المنكوب. يجسد الكتاب قصة مدهشة عن أرض ساحرة، تبرز فيها حماقات حكومتنا إلى أبعد الحدود، وهذا الكتاب سيتم التداول بشأنه، بلا ريب، طيلة السنوات المقبلة. العبيكان للنشر

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