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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

Burying JihadisBodies Between State, Territory, and Identity

Burying Jihadis: Bodies Between State, Territory, and Identity

Riva Kastoryano

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190889128
eISBN:
9780190942960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889128.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

What should states do with the bodies of suicide bombers and other jihadists who die while perpetrating terrorist attacks? This original and unsettling book explores the host of ethical and political ... 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

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