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Book Watch: US Foreign Policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia: Politics, Energy, and Security

Review by Chris Murray 16 May 2016, Kingston, CA US Foreign Policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia: Politics, Energy, and Security By Christoph Bluth; I.B.Tauris, 2014. USD 90.00 ISBN-10: 178076918 ISBN-13: 978-1780769189 With the recent flare up in the intensity of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the ongoing joint Georgia-US military drills and overall NATO-Georgia relationship I found…

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Book Watch: India in New South Asia: Strategic, Military and Economic Concerns in the Age of Nuclear Diplomacy

Review by Stewart Webb 22 February 2016 – Vancouver, CA India in New South Asia: Strategic, Military and Economic Concerns in the Age of Nuclear Diplomacy By B.M. Jain, I.B. Tauris, 2010, USD 99.00, GBP 59.00 ISBN: 9781848851382 It was recently revealed that the United States is in negotiations with India over the sharing of…

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Book Watch: Left and Right: The Small World of Political Ideas

Review by Chris Murray 5 January 2016, Kingston, CA Left and Right: The Small World of Political Ideas By Christopher Cochrane; McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015. USD 34.95 ISBN-10: 0773545786 ISBN-13: 978-0-7735-4578-6 The terms ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ have become so ingrained in our global political discourse that their meaning and origin are rarely even considered. This, despite…

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Book Watch: From Deep State to Islamic State: The Arab Counter-Revolution and its Jihadi Legacy

Review by Stewart Webb 19 December 2015 – Vancouver, CA From Deep State to Islamic State: The Arab Counter-Revolution and its Jihadi Legacy by Jean-Pierre Filiu – Oxford University Press, 2015. USD 24.95 ISBN-10: 1849045461 ISBN-13: 978-1849045469 2015 has been quite the year for North Africa and the Middle East. The civil wars in Libya…

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Book Watch: Inferno in Chechnya: The Russian-Chechen Wars, the Al Qaeda Myth, and the Boston Marathon Bombings

Review by Chris Murray 2 December 2015, Kingston, CA Inferno in Chechnya: The Russian-Chechen Wars, the Al Qaeda Myth, and the Boston Marathon Bombings By Brian Glyn Williams; ForeEdge – University Press of New England, 2015. USD 29.95 ISBN-10: 1611687373 ISBN-13: 978 1 61168 737 8 There was a time where the name of the remote…

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Book Watch: PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future

Review by Chris Murray Kingston, CA PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future By Paul Mason; Allen Lane Publishers, 2015. GBP 16.99 ISBN-10: 1846147387 ISBN-13: 978-1846147388 What comes after Capitalism? This is not a simple question, nor is it one solely the purview of economists. Should this be a question better left for politicians, business leaders, economists, academics? The…

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