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After the FallSri Lanka in Victory and War

After the Fall: Sri Lanka in Victory and War

Mohan K. Tikku

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199463503
eISBN:
9780199086771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463503.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy, International Relations and Politics

While Buddhists all over the world were celebrating 2,500 years of Gautama Buddha’s passing in 1956, Ceylon (as Sri Lanka was called then) was sowing the seeds of an ethnic conflict. To begin with, ... More

Al-Qaeda 2.0A Critical Reader

Al-Qaeda 2.0: A Critical Reader

Donald Holbrook

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190856441
eISBN:
9780190942939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190856441.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

On 16 June 2011, three days before his sixtieth birthday, Ayman al-Zawahiri was declared the new leader of Al-Qaeda, replacing the fallen Osama bin Laden. The veteran Egyptian jihadist had little of ... More

Beyond Sunni and ShiaThe Roots of Sectarianism in a Changing Middle East

Beyond Sunni and Shia: The Roots of Sectarianism in a Changing Middle East

Frederic Wehrey (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190876050
eISBN:
9780190942953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876050.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This collection seeks to advance our understanding of intra-Islamic identity conflict during a period of upheaval in the Middle East. Instead of treating distinctions between and within Sunni and ... More

The Boko Haram ReaderFrom Nigerian Preachers to the Islamic State

The Boko Haram Reader: From Nigerian Preachers to the Islamic State

Abdulbasit Kassim and Michael Nwankpa (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190908300
eISBN:
9780190943189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908300.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Since it erupted onto the world stage in 2009, people have asked, what is Boko Haram, and what does it stand for? Is there a coherent vision or set of beliefs behind it? Despite the growing ... More

Bosnia's Paralyzed Peace

Bosnia's Paralyzed Peace

Christopher Bennett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190608293
eISBN:
9780190638450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608293.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Two decades after the Dayton Peace Agreement came into force, Bosnia is not at war. However, the absence of war is not peace. Bosnia has failed to move on from conflict. Political processes are ... More

Carnage and ConnectivityLandmarks in the Decline of Conventional Military Power

Carnage and Connectivity: Landmarks in the Decline of Conventional Military Power

David Betz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190264857
eISBN:
9780190618513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264857.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book examines the disorienting impact on war of the burgeoning connectivity of ideas, people, and things. It argues that the Western perception of warfare has shifted from one of occasional and ... More

The CauldronNATO's Campaign in Libya

The Cauldron: NATO's Campaign in Libya

Rob Weighill and Florence Gaub

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190916220
eISBN:
9780190943196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916220.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

NATO’s Libya Operation was a first in several ways: the first time the alliance operated in an Arab and African country, the first time Arab partners participated in kinetic missions, the first time ... More

Famine in SomaliaCompeting Imperatives, Collective Failures, 2011–12

Famine in Somalia: Competing Imperatives, Collective Failures, 2011–12

Daniel Maxwell and Nisar Majid (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190499389
eISBN:
9780190638559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499389.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Some 250,000 people died in the southern Somalia famine of 2011–12, which also displaced and destroyed the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands more. Yet this crisis had been predicted in 2010. The ... More

Fragile PoliticsWeak States in the Greater Middle East

Fragile Politics: Weak States in the Greater Middle East

Mehran Kamrava (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190246211
eISBN:
9780190638511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190246211.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Although the concept of “state failure” emerged after the Cold War, it gained major prominence after the September 11 attacks with the emerging discourse focusing primarily on the Greater Middle ... More

Local Politics in AfghanistanA Century of Intervention in the Social Order

Local Politics in Afghanistan: A Century of Intervention in the Social Order

Conrad Schetter (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327928
eISBN:
9780199388066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327928.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Afghanistan’s people have contended with an almost continuous series of foreign interventions in their local affairs in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Not only have external powers such as ... More

Orientalism and War

Orientalism and War

Tarak Barkawi and Ketih Stanski (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199327782
eISBN:
9780199388080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327782.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The “War on Terror” gave rise to stark visions of a Christian West battling a mad mullah from the East over nothing less than the fate of civilization. These baldly Orientalist constructions are only ... More

The Psychology of StrategyExploring Rationality in the Vietnam War

The Psychology of Strategy: Exploring Rationality in the Vietnam War

Kenneth Payne

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190227234
eISBN:
9780190492120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227234.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

How do strategists decide what they wish to achieve through war, and how they might accomplish it? And why does their understanding of violence regularly turn out to be wrong? In seeking answers, ... More

Rebels in a Rotten StateUnderstanding Atrocity in the Sierra Leone Civil War

Rebels in a Rotten State: Understanding Atrocity in the Sierra Leone Civil War

Kieran Mitton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190241582
eISBN:
9780190492199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241582.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The atrocities of civil wars present us with many difficult questions. How do seemingly ordinary individuals come to commit such extraordinary acts of cruelty, often against unarmed civilians? Can we ... More

Russian "Hybrid Warfare"Resurgence and Politicization

Russian "Hybrid Warfare": Resurgence and Politicization

Ofer Fridman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190877378
eISBN:
9780190943103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877378.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

During the last decade, 'Hybrid Warfare' has become a novel yet controversial term in academic, political and professional military lexicons, intended to suggest some sort of mix between different ... More

A State Built on SandHow Opium Undermined Afghanistan

A State Built on Sand: How Opium Undermined Afghanistan

David Mansfield

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190608316
eISBN:
9780190638535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608316.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Fluctuations in opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan have long been closely associated with perceptions of state power, such as after the Taliban imposed an almost countrywide ban in 2000-1. The ... More

Taliban NarrativesThe Use and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan Conflict

Taliban Narratives: The Use and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan Conflict

Thomas Johnson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190840600
eISBN:
9780190943158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840600.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Why has the Taliban been so much more effective in presenting messages that resonate with the Afghan population than the United States, the Afghan government and their allies? This book, based on ... More

The Taliban ReaderWar, Islam and Politics in their Own Words

The Taliban Reader: War, Islam and Politics in their Own Words

Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190908744
eISBN:
9780190943264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908744.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Who are the Taliban? Are they a militant movement? Are they religious scholars? The fact that these and other questions are still raised with frequency is testimony to the way the movement has been ... More

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in ChinaDomestic and Foreign Policy Dimensions

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in China: Domestic and Foreign Policy Dimensions

Michael Clarke (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190922610
eISBN:
9780190943165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190922610.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

China's problem with terrorism has historically been considered an outgrowth of Beijing's efforts to integrate the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region into the People's Republic of China. Since the end ... More

Transitional Justice in the Middle East and North Africa

Transitional Justice in the Middle East and North Africa

Chandra Sriram (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190628567
eISBN:
9780190686567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190628567.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The social and political uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, designated the “Arab Spring” because the most visible ruptures appeared in the spring of 2011, drew global ... More

Tribes and Global Jihadism

Tribes and Global Jihadism

Virginie Collombier and Olivier Roy (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190864545
eISBN:
9780190943271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864545.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Across the Muslim world, from Iraq and Yemen, to Egypt and the Sahel, new alliances have been forged between the latest wave of violent Islamist groups –– including Islamic State and Boko Haram –– ... More

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