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Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions by Elton Skendaj

Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions

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Elton Skendaj

In shaping the institutions of a new country, what interventions from international actors lead to success and failure? Creating Kosovo highlights efforts to build Kosovo's police force, the central government, courts, and a customs service, and challenges the premise that local “ownership” leads to more effective state bureaucracies.

Saddam Husayn and Islam, 1968–2003: Ba'thi Iraq from Secularism to Faith by Amatzia Baram

Saddam Husayn and Islam, 1968–2003: Ba'thi Iraq from Secularism to Faith

Author(s)
Amatzia Baram

Saddam Husayn and Islam, 1968–2003 offers an intellectual history of the Baʿth Party from the 1940s through 2003. Amatzia Baram focuses on the transition from its early insistence on “unity, freedom, and socialism” to its Islamization by the time it was toppled by US forces in 2003.

Beijing's Economic Statecraft during the Cold War, 1949–1991 by Shu Guang Zhang

Beijing's Economic Statecraft during the Cold War, 1949-1991

Author(s)
Shu Guang Zhang

Beijing’s Economic Statecraft during the Cold War, 1949–1991 describes China’s use of economic instruments in pursuit of foreign policy goals from the foundation of the People’s Republic to the end of the Cold War.

Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution, 1978–2014 by Yair Hirschfeld

Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution, 1978–2014

Author(s)
Yair Hirschfeld

Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution, 1978–2014 is an important insider account of a crucial set of negotiations aimed at settling a seemingly endless conflict.

Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys, 1945–1989, edited by Karen Hagemann and Sonya Michel

Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys, 1945–1989

Gender and the Long Postwar examines gender politics during the post–World War II period and the Cold War in the United States and East and West Germany. 

Africa Consensus: New Interests, Initiatives, and Partners by Ludger Kühnhardt

Africa Consensus: New Interests, Initiatives, and Partners

Author(s)
Ludger Kuehnhardt

Africa Consensus: New Interests, Initiatives, and Partners argues that new African politics, regional institutions, and global demand for trade and security partnerships will lead the continent to new relationships with the United States, the European Union, China, India, Brazil, and other emerging economies.

The Sino-Russian Challenge to the World Order: National Identities, Bilateral Relations, and East versus West in the 2010s by Gilbert Rozman

The Sino-Russian Challenge to the World Order: National Identities, Bilateral Relations, and East versus West in the 2010s

Author(s)
Gilbert Rozman

The Sino-Russian Challenge to the World Order argues that China and Russia’s national identities are much closer to each other than usually thought, and are growing even closer. The closeness of their identities comes neither from their prerevolutionary pasts nor from today’s practical politics, but rather from habits carried over from their communist periods.

Great Powers, Small Wars: Asymmetric Conflict since 1945 by Larisa Deriglazova

Great Powers, Small Wars: Asymmetric Conflict since 1945

Author(s)
Larisa Deriglazova

Great Powers, Small Wars uses quantitative research and two in-depth case studies to examine factors of asymmetric conflicts since the end of World War II.

Contested Frontiers in the Syria-Lebanon-Israel Region: Cartography, Sovereignty, and Conflict by Asher Kaufman

Contested Frontiers in the Syria-Lebanon-Israel Region: Cartography, Sovereignty, and Conflict

Author(s)
Asher Kaufman

Contested Frontiers studies one of the flash points of the Middle East—a region of roughly 100 square kilometers where Syria, Lebanon, and Israel come together but where the borders have never been clearly marked. Asher Kaufman analyzes this geopolitical conflict, and reflects on the meaning of borders and frontiers today.

The Other Population Crisis: What Governments Can Do about Falling Birth Rates by Stephen Philip Kramer

The Other Population Crisis: What Governments Can Do about Falling Birth Rates

Author(s)
Steven Philip Kramer

In many developed countries, population decline poses economic and social strains and may even threaten national security. Through case studies of Sweden, France, Italy, Japan, and Singapore, The Other Population Crisis explores national efforts to promote births and the significant government role in stopping declines in birth rates. 

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