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Atoms for Peace: A Future after Fifty Years?

The twenty-five contributors to Atoms for Peace grapple in many ways with the past, present, and future of nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism, and the future of nuclear energy. 

The Inclusive City: Infrastructure and Public Services for the Urban Poor in Asia, edited by Aprodicio A. Laquian, Vinod Tewari, and Lisa M. Hanley

The Inclusive City: Infrastructure and Public Services for the Urban Poor in Asia

Getting basic services—housing, transportation, trash disposal, water, and sanitation—poses almost unimaginable challenges to the urban poor of Asia. The Inclusive City provides case studies of how governmental programs attempt to meet these challenges by directly involving the poor themselves in improving their access to urban services through collaborative efforts.

Regime Change: U.S. Strategy through the Prism of 9/11 by Robert S. Litwak

Regime Change: U.S. Strategy through the Prism of 9/11

Author(s)
Robert S. Litwak

Regime Change examines the contrasting precedents set with Iraq and Libya and analyzes the pressing crises with North Korea and Iran. This compelling book clarifies and critiques the terms in which today’s vital foreign policy and security debate is being conducted.

Diplomacy on the Edge: Containment of Ethnic Conflict and the Minorities Working Group of the Conferences on Yugoslavia by Geert-Hinrich Ahrens

Diplomacy on the Edge: Containment of Ethnic Conflict and the Minorities Working Group of the Conferences on Yugoslavia

Author(s)
Geert -Hinrich Ahrens

Diplomacy on the Edge tells about the international efforts to mediate the political, economic, and social climate of the former Yugoslavia in 1991–2004.

Cold War, Deadly Fevers: Malaria Eradication in Mexico, 1955–1975 by Marcus Cueto

Cold War, Deadly Fevers: Malaria Eradication in Mexico, 1955–1975

Author(s)
Marcos Cueto

Cold War, Deadly Fevers describes the international basis of the anti-malarial program in Mexico during 1955–1975, its local implementation by health practitioners and workers, and its reception among the population.

Rebounding Identities: The Politics of Identity in Russia and Ukraine

An examination of post-Soviet society through ethnic, religious, and linguistic criteria, this volume turns what is typically anthropological subject matter into the basis of politics, sociology, and history.

Toward a Society under Law: Citizens and Their Police in Latin America

Toward a Society under Law covers issues of crime and police in Latin America, with chapters on the impact of community policing, the role of advocacy networks, urban social policies and crime, and the cost of crime. It also includes case studies of police reform, community policing, Argentina's national plan for crime prevention, and crime in Mexico City

Reins of Liberation: An Entangled History of Mongolian Independence, Chinese Territoriality, and Great Power Hegemony, 1911-1950

Author(s)
Xiaoyuan Liu

The author's purpose in writing this book is to use the Mongolian question to illuminate much larger issues of twentieth-century Asian history: how war, revolution, and great-power rivalries induced or restrained the formation of nationhood and territoriality. He thus continues the argument he made in Frontier Passages that on its way to building a communist state, the CCP was confronted by a series of fundamental issues pertinent to China's transition to nation-statehood.

Behind the Bamboo Curtain: China, Vietnam, and the Cold War, edited by Priscilla Roberts

Behind the Bamboo Curtain: China, Vietnam, and the Cold War

Based on new archival research in many countries, this volume broadens the context of the U.S. intervention in Vietnam, with a primary focus on relations between China and Vietnam in the mid-twentieth century.

The Three Yugoslavias: State-Building and Legitimation, 1918-2005

Author(s)
Sabrina P. Ramet

In this thematic history of modern Yugoslavia, Sabrina Ramet demonstrates that the instability of the three 20th-century Yugoslav states can be attributed to the failure of succeeding governments to establish the rule of law and political legitimacy.

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