War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

Author: Ronan Farrow

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393652114

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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A harrowing exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy and the abdication of global leadership, by the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. US foreign policy is undergoing a dire transformation, forever changing America’s place in the world. Institutions of diplomacy and development are bleeding out after deep budget cuts; the diplomats who make America’s deals and protect its citizens around the world are walking out in droves. Offices across the State Department sit empty, while abroad the military-industrial complex has assumed the work once undertaken by peacemakers. We’re becoming a nation that shoots first and asks questions later. In an astonishing journey from the corridors of power in Washington, DC, to some of the most remote and dangerous places on earth—Afghanistan, Somalia, and North Korea among them—acclaimed investigative journalist Ronan Farrow illuminates one of the most consequential and poorly understood changes in American history. His firsthand experience as a former State Department official affords a personal look at some of the last standard bearers of traditional statecraft, including Richard Holbrooke, who made peace in Bosnia and died while trying to do so in Afghanistan. Drawing on newly unearthed documents, and richly informed by rare interviews with warlords, whistle-blowers, and policymakers—including every living former secretary of state from Henry Kissinger to Hillary Clinton to Rex Tillerson—War on Peace makes a powerful case for an endangered profession. Diplomacy, Farrow argues, has declined after decades of political cowardice, shortsightedness, and outright malice—but it may just offer America a way out of a world at war.
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Das Ende der Diplomatie

Warum der Wandel der amerikanischen Außenpolitik für die Welt so gefährlich ist

Author: Ronan Farrow

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644044813

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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Amerikas Außenpolitik dankt ab – und damit auch die Qualität der USA als westliche Führungsmacht. Weil immer mehr zivile Optionen schwinden, bleibt am Ende nur die militärische. Und genau davor warnt der amerikanische Exdiplomat und Pulitzer-Preisträger 2018 Ronan Farrow: Die USA werden zu einer Nation, die zuerst schießt und erst danach Fragen stellt. Die Außenpolitik des klassischen Typs – zivile Kanäle zum Zwecke von Friedenspolitik aufzubauen und zu pflegen – steht vor dem Ende. Ronan Farrow weiß, wovon er spricht, denn er war als Diplomat und Sonderberater sowohl in Washington als auch in Afghanistan und dem Nahen Osten tätig. Gestützt auf seine Erfahrungen während seiner aktiven Zeit als Diplomat und seine journalistischen Recherchereisen danach, enthüllt er eine Wende in der US-Außenpolitik nach dem 11. September 2001, die bisher kaum wahrgenommen, geschweige denn mit ihren gefährlichen Konsequenzen verstanden worden ist. Von den Kriegen in Afghanistan und im Irak über die Krisengebiete Somalia, Syrien und Ägypten bis hin zum Drogenkrieg in Kolumbien zeichnet Farrow an vielen Beispielen die desaströsen Folgen einer Politik nach, die fast nur noch Militärs und Militärberatern die Entscheidung überlässt, mit welchen Kräften vor Ort paktiert wird. Mit eigenen Erfahrungen, angereichert durch Gespräche mit Größen der US-Außenpolitik wie Henry Kissinger, Hillary Clinton und Richard Holbrooke sowie Interviews mit Fachpolitikern, anonymen Informanten und sogar einem Bürgerkriegs-Warlord belegt Farrow seinen beängstigenden Befund: Die Kriegsgefahr wächst, wenn die USA sich mit dieser Haltung in Krisen und Konflikte einmischen.
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Faschismus

Eine Warnung

Author: Madeleine Albright

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832184104

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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»Manche mögen dieses Buch und besonders seinen Titel alarmierend finden. Gut!« MADELEINE ALBRIGHT Weltweit kommt es zu einem Wiedererstarken anti-demokratischer, repressiver und zerstörerischer Kräfte. Die ehemalige amerikanische Außenministerin Madeleine Albright zeigt, welche großen Ähnlichkeiten diese mit dem Faschismus des 20. Jahrhunderts haben. Die faschistischen Tendenzen treten wieder in Erscheinung und greifen in Europa, Teilen Asiens und den Vereinigten Staaten um sich. Albrights Familie stammt aus Prag und floh zweimal: zuerst vor den Nationalsozialisten, später vor dem kommunistischen Regime. Auf Grundlage dieser Erlebnisse und der Erfahrungen, die sie im Laufe ihrer diplomatischen Karriere sammelte, zeichnet sie die Gründe für die Rückkehr des Faschismus nach. Sie identifiziert die Faktoren, die zu seinem Aufstieg beitragen und warnt eindringlich vor den Folgen. Doch Madeleine Albright bietet auch klare Lösungsansätze an, etwa die Veränderung der Arbeitsbedingungen und das Verständnis für die Bedürfnisse der Menschen nach Kontinuität und moralischer Beständigkeit. Sie zeigt, dass allein die Demokratie politische und gesellschaftliche Konflikte mit Rationalität und offenen Diskussionen lösen kann.
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War on Peace

The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

Author: Ronan Farrow

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780007575626

Category:

Page: 320

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A harrowing exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy and the abdication of global leadership. "This is one of the most important books of our time." Walter Isaacson US foreign policy is undergoing a dire transformation, forever changing America's place in the world. Institutions of diplomacy and development are bleeding out after deep budget cuts; the diplomats who make America's deals and protect democratic interests around the world are walking out in droves. Offices across the State Department sit empty, while abroad the military-industrial complex has assumed the work once undertaken by peacemakers. Increasingly, America is a nation that shoots first and asks questions later. In an astonishing journey from the corridors of power in Washington, DC, to some of the most remote and dangerous places on earth - Afghanistan, Somalia, and North Korea among them acclaimed investigative journalist Ronan Farrow illuminates one of the most consequential and poorly understood changes in American history. His first-hand experience as a former State Department official affords a personal look at some of the last standard bearers of traditional statecraft, including Richard Holbrooke, who made peace in Bosnia and died while trying to do so in Afghanistan. Drawing on newly unearthed documents, and richly informed by rare interviews with warlords, whistle-blowers, and policymakers - including every living secretary of state from Henry Kissinger to Hillary Clinton to Rex Tillerson - War on Peace makes a powerful case for an endangered profession. Diplomacy, Farrow argues, has declined after decades of political cowardice, short-sightedness, and outright malice - but it may just offer a way out of a world at war.
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War And Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141959800

Category: Fiction

Page: 1472

View: 8929

At a glittering society party in St Petersburg in 1805, conversations are dominated by the prospect of war. Terror swiftly engulfs the country as Napoleon's army marches on Russia, and the lives of three young people are changed forever. The stories of quixotic Pierre, cynical Andrey and impetuous Natasha interweave with a huge cast, from aristocrats and peasants, to soldiers and Napoleon himself. In War and Peace (1868-9), Tolstoy entwines grand themes - conflict and love, birth and death, free will and fate - with unforgettable scenes of nineteenth-century Russia, to create a magnificent epic of human life in all its imperfection and grandeur.
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Ein Leben in Krieg und Frieden

Author: Kofi Annan

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 9783641101312

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Krisenmanager an den politischen Brandherden der Welt Kofi Annan war Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen in bewegter Zeit, von 1997 bis 2006. In seine Amtszeit fallen die Konflikte auf dem Balkan, die Anschläge des 11. Septembers 2001 und die anschließenden Kriege in Afghanistan und Irak, die Bürgerkriege im Sudan und Somalia und der Völkermord in Ruanda sowie als großes und dauerhaftes Thema die Krise im Nahen Osten, den er als Bruchlinie der Welt bezeichnet. In einem ebenso politischen wie persönlichen Buch, das den Bogen spannt von seiner Jugend in Ghana bis in die Gegenwart, schildert Annan Erfolge und Schwierigkeiten seiner Vermittlungsbemühungen im Auftrag der Vereinten Nationen und die Auseinandersetzung sowohl mit den großen Mächten der Welt wie mit gefährlichen Potentaten und Diktatoren. Kofi Annan gibt einen tiefen Einblick in die Arbeit der Vereinten Nationen mit dem Ziel, ihre von allen Seiten immer wieder infrage gestellte Rolle in der Weltpolitik zu stärken.
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Trump im Amt

Author: David Cay Johnston

Publisher: Ecowin

ISBN: 3711052258

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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Schlimmer als befürchtet Wo steuert diese Präsidentschaft hin? Und vor allem: Welche Folgen birgt sie für uns? David Cay Johnston, einer der besten Kenner des amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten, zieht nach dem ersten Jahr mit Donald Trump eine düstere Bilanz: Die Lage der Wirtschaft ist desolat, die globale Sicherheit in permanenter Bedrohung, das Alltagsleben spürbar eingeschränkt. Ein schockierendes Buch, nicht nur über den Präsidenten und die amerikanische Gesellschaft, sondern auch über die Instabilität der politischen Weltlage. "Kein anderer Journalist kennt Donald Trumps Biografie so gut; schon aus diesem Grund verdient jedes Buch von David Cay Johnston Beachtung und viele Leser." Süddeutsche Zeitung
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A Savage War of Peace

Algeria 1954-1962

Author: Alistair Horne

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447233433

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 1887

Thoroughly sharp and honest treatment of a brutal conflict.The Algerian War (1954-1962) was a savage colonial war, killing an estimated one million Muslim Algerians and expelling the same number of European settlers from their homes. It was to cause the fall of six French prime minsters and the collapse of the Fourth Repbulic. It came close to bringing down de Gaulle and - twice - to plunging France into civil war.The story told here contains heroism and tragedy, and poses issues of enduring relevance beyond the confines of either geography or time. Horne writes with the extreme intelligence and perspicacity that are his trademarks.
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Narconomics

Ein Drogenkartell erfolgreich führen

Author: Tom Wainwright

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641161746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Was haben Coca-Cola, McDonald’s und der internationale Drogenhandel gemeinsam? Der Drogenhandel ist ein globalisiertes, vernetztes und hoch professionalisiertes Geschäftsfeld mit einem Jahresumsatz von 300 Milliarden Dollar, Tendenz steigend. Wie man sich als aufstrebendes Kartell ein Stück vom Kuchen sichert? Indem man von den Besten des Big Business lernt. Denn die Strategien, die für Konzerne wie H&M, Coca-Cola und McDonald’s funktionieren, haben sich längst auch international erfolgreiche Drogenbarone angeeignet – von der richtigen PR über Offshoring, Assessment-Center und E-Commerce. In Narconomics vollzieht Wirtschaftsjournalist Wainwright die Wertschöpfungskette von Drogen wie Kokain nach, von der Koka-Ernte in den Anden bis zum Verkauf an unseren Straßenecken. Jahrelange Recherchen, gefahrenreiche Reisen zu den Brennpunkten des Drogenhandels und Interviews mit Beteiligten, ob minderjähriger Profikiller in den Straßen von Mexico City oder Polizist, Ganglord oder Staatspräsident, haben Wainwright tiefe Einblicke in eine einzigartig einträgliche und tödliche Branche beschert.
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War and Peace (Vintage Classic Russians Series)

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446484165

Category: Fiction

Page: 1296

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THE ACCLAIMED TRANSLATION BY RICHARD PEVEAR AND LARISSA VOLOKHONSKY 'If you've never read it, now is the moment. This translation will show that you don't read War and Peace, you live it' The Times From sophisticated Moscow soirees to breathless troika rides through the snow, from the bloody front line at Austerlitz to a wife’s death in childbirth, Tolstoy conjures a broad panorama of rich, messy, beautiful and debased human life. We follow the fates of open-hearted, impulsive Pierre Bezukhov, his melancholy friend Prince Andrei and the enchanting Natasha Rostov, as history and fiction are combined in one of the wisest and most enthralling novels ever written. ‘A joy to read... The sense of actually being in the skin of these people is phenomenally, brilliantly rendered by this translation’ Simon Schama The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.
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From War to Peace

Altered Strategic Landscapes in the Twentieth Century

Author: Gualterus Burlaeus

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300080100

Category: History

Page: 325

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In this collection, a dozen scholars of international affairs consider the 20th century's recurring failure to construct a peaceful and stable international order in the wake of war. They reflect on the difficulties faced by governments as they sought to secure a world order.
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The Geography of War and Peace : From Death Camps to Diplomats

From Death Camps to Diplomats

Author: Colin Flint Professor of Geography Pennsylvania State University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198036708

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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How and why war and peace occur cannot be understood without realizing that those who make war and peace must negotiate a complex world political map of sovereign spaces, borders, networks, and scales. This book takes advantage of a diversity of perspectives as it analyzes the political processes of war and their spatial expression. Topics include terrorism, nationalism, religion, drug wars, water conflicts, diplomacy, peace movements, and post-war reconstruction.
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Between War and Peace

Lessons from Afghanistan to Iraq

Author: Victor Hanson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307430693

Category: History

Page: 304

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In his acclaimed collection An Autumn of War, the scholar and military historian Victor Davis Hanson expressed powerful and provocative views of September 11 and the ensuing war in Afghanistan. Now, in these challenging new essays, he examines the world’s ongoing war on terrorism, from America to Iraq, from Europe to Israel, and beyond. In direct language, Hanson portrays an America making progress against Islamic fundamentalism but hampered by the self-hatred of elite academics at home and the cynical self-interest of allies abroad. He sees a new and urgent struggle of evil against good, one that can fail only if “we convince ourselves that our enemies fight because of something we, rather than they, did.” Whether it’s a clear-cut defense of Israel as a secular democracy, a denunciation of how the U.N. undermines the U.S., a plea to drastically alter our alliance with Saudi Arabia, or a perception that postwar Iraq is reaching a dangerous tipping point, Hanson’s arguments have the shock of candor and the fire of conviction. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Ich bin das Mädchen aus Aleppo

Ich widme dieses Buch allen Kindern im Krieg. Ihr seid nicht allein.

Author: Bana Alabed

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732555879

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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Bana Alabed war sieben Jahre alt, als sie sich an die Welt wandte, um die Gewalt, die Angst, den Horror auszudrücken, die sie und ihre Familie im Bürgerkrieg in Syrien erlebten - per Twitter. Ihre Botschaften bewegten die Welt, sie gaben dem Elend und Millionen unschuldigen Kindern eine Stimme. Ich bin das Mädchen aus Aleppo erinnert uns an die fast grenzenlose Kraft, die dem Menschen innewohnt, an den unermesslichen Mut eines Kindes, und an die Macht der Hoffnung. Es ist ein Buch, das uns alle verändern kann.
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Fogs of War and Peace

A Midstream Analysis of World War III

Author: Robert Lex Dilworth,Shlomo Maital

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313360499

Category: History

Page: 240

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"Building on the concept of the Fog of War borrowed from Prussian general and master strategist Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831), Dilworth and Maital maintain that fogs-of war and of peace-have been created to hide the truth about current conflicts. These fogs obstruct a clear view of reality, preventing the public from accurately seeing "World War III" unfold and from taking action to prevent the conflict." "Fogs of war and of peace, the authors write, "tend to shape events in ways that go well beyond the actual realities. In fact, the fog becomes the reality." In this work, they define each type of fog, assigning stages to them - four stages for the fog of war and three for the fog of peace. In this way, they create an analytical framework to help readers better understand the "fog effect" in relation to specific events, including the nature of the fog, impact of the fog effect, and how to deal with it going forward. By illuminating the causes, nature, and dynamics of current global concerns, they offer new policy directions for political leaders and help the American people be accurately informed."--BOOK JACKET.
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Conflict, War, and Peace

An Introduction to Scientific Research

Author: Sara McLaughlin Mitchell,John A. Vasquez

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483322106

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

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Introducing students to the scientific study of peace and war, Conflict, War, and Peace: An Introduction to Scientific Research, edited by Sara McLaughlin Mitchell and John A. Vasquez, provides an overview of current scholarship in this dynamic area of study. Focusing on the factors that shape relationships between countries and that make war or peace more likely, this collection of articles by top scholars explores such key topics as dangerous dyads, alliances, territorial disputes, rivalry, arms races, democracy peace, trade, international organizations, territorial peace, and nuclear weapons. Each article is followed by the editors’ commentary: a “Major Contributions” section highlights the article’s theoretical advances and relates each study to the broader literature, while a “Methodological Notes” section carefully walks students through the techniques used in the analysis. Methodological topics include research design, percentages, probabilities, odds ratios, statistical significance, levels of analysis, selection bias, logic, duration models, and game theory models.
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1918

War and Peace

Author: Gregor Dallas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448137950

Category: History

Page: 640

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On the night of 7 November 1918 French troops at La Capelle, on the Western Front, noticed a soft halo develop in the fog over no man's land. They heard the rumble of cars, then perceived the vague form of a huge white flag: the Germans were crossing the line to seek peace. But who were these Germans and what exactly did they represent? By the time they had signed an armistice, four days later, not even they knew. The Kaiser's Reich had collapsed and Germany faced chaos, while the war in Eastern Europe continued. This book traces the transition from war to peace across Europe. It follows the movement of armies over the northern plains, their collapse, their demoblization, and the effect this had on the material life of people. In Russia there had already been a revolution. In Germany, there were attempts to overthrow the provisional republican government. In Poland new wars broke out. At the same time, there was celebration in the West at the announcement of the Armistice. And the United States entered European politics with a new part to play. Dallas follows these dramatic events from the perspective of five capitals: Berlin, Paris, London, Moscow and Washington. In Berlin the cabarets and beer halls are open, while there is shooting in the streets. In the walled city of Paris, the peacemakers assemble to respond to the call for a League of Nations. Pantomime season opens in London, where Lloyd George holds elections and reorganizes his War Cabinet; John Maynard Keynes of the Treasury worries about debts. Contemporaries describe Moscow as a scene of desolation; but Lenin insists on setting up the Third International. Washington is divided between those who want to open America to the world, and those who would prefer the world to go away. The start of peace is more complex and fascinating than the start of war; it sets the habits and builds the patterns of life for generations to come. This book weaves politics, ideas, social life, fears, aspirations and harsh realities into a seamless reconstruction of life experienced at a great turning-point of history.
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