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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

Identity, Conflict and Politics in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan

Identity, Conflict and Politics in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan

Gilles Dorronsoro and Olivier Grojean (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190845780
eISBN:
9780190943011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845780.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Ethnic and religious identity-markers compete with class and gender as principles shaping the organization and classification of everyday life. But how are an individual's identity-based conflicts ... 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

Military AnthropologySoldiers, Scholars and Subjects at the Margins of Empire

Military Anthropology: Soldiers, Scholars and Subjects at the Margins of Empire

Montgomery McFate

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190680176
eISBN:
9780190943059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680176.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

In almost every military intervention in its history, the US has made cultural mistakes that hindered attainment of its policy goals. From the strategic bombing of Vietnam to the accidental burning ... More

Myanmar's 'Rohingya' Conflict

Myanmar's 'Rohingya' Conflict

Anthony Ware and Costas Laoutides

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190928865
eISBN:
9780190055899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928865.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims have been subject to human rights abuses, been denied citizenship, and most recently, faced ethnic cleansing. Well over half the Rohingya population who use to live in ... 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

Revisiting the Arab UprisingsThe Politics of a Revolutionary Moment

Revisiting the Arab Uprisings: The Politics of a Revolutionary Moment

Stéphane Lacroix and Jean-Pierre Filiu (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190876081
eISBN:
9780190943097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876081.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Since 2013, the Middle East has experienced a double trend of chaos and civil war, on the one hand, and the return of authoritarianism, on the other. That convergence has eclipsed the political ... 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

Soldiers in RevoltArmy Mutinies in Africa

Soldiers in Revolt: Army Mutinies in Africa

Maggie Dwyer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190876074
eISBN:
9780190943134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876074.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Soldiers in Revolt examines the understudied phenomenon of military mutinies in Africa. Through interviews with former mutineers in Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, and The Gambia, the book provides a ... More

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