Humanitarian Invasion Global Development in Cold War Afghanistan

Politics, Sociology

Humanitarian Invasion : Global Development in Cold War Afghanistan
IRA: The Bombs and the Bullets : A History of Deadly Ingenuity
Invisible Nation: How the Kurds‘ Quest for Statehood Is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East by Quil Lawrence
What Every American Should Know About Europe: The Hot Spots, Hotshots, Political Muck-ups, Cross-Border Sniping, and Cultural Chaos of Our Transatlantic Cousins by Melissa Rossi
Migrant Marketplaces : Food and Italians in North and South America

Humanitarian Invasion : Global Development in Cold War Afghanistan

English | 2016 | ISBN: 1107530970 | 341 Pages | PDF | 4.59 MB

Humanitarian Invasion is the first book of its kind: a ground-level inside account of what development and humanitarianism meant for Afghanistan, a country touched by international aid like no other. Relying on Soviet, Western, and NGO archives, interviews with Soviet advisers and NGO workers, and Afghan sources, Timothy Nunan forges a vivid account of the impact of development on a country on the front lines of the Cold War. Nunan argues that Afghanistan functioned as a laboratory for the future of the Third World nation-state. If, in the 1960s, Soviets, Americans, and Germans sought to make a territorial national economy for Afghanistan, later, under military occupation, Soviet nation-builders, French and Swedish humanitarians, and Pakistani-supported guerrillas fought a transnational civil war over Afghan statehood. Covering the entire period from the Cold War to Taliban rule, Humanitarian Invasion signals the beginning of a new stage in the writing of international history.

IRA: The Bombs and the Bullets : A History of Deadly Ingenuity

English | 2016 | ISBN: 0716528959 | 408 Pages | PDF | 1.88 MB

As a leading expert on non-conventional weapons and explosives, the author focuses on the bombs and explosives and shows how the IRA became the most adept and experienced insurgency group the world has ever seen through their bombing expertise and how – after generations of conflict – it all came to an end.
The book is a comprehensive account of more than 150 years of Irish republican strategic, tactical, and operational details and analysis covering the IRA’s mission, doctrine, targeting, and acquisition of weapons and explosives. Oppenheimer also colourfully presents the story behind the bombs; those who built and deployed them, those who had to deal with and dismantle them, and those who suffered or died from them. He analyses where, how, and why the IRA’s bombs were built, targeted and deployed and explores what the IRA was hoping to accomplish in its unrivalled campaign of violence and insurgency through covert acquisition, training, intelligence and counter-intelligence.
The book focuses entirely on the IRA’s bombing campaign – beginning with the Fenian ‚Dynamiters‘ in the 19th century up to the decommissioning of an arsenal big enough to arm several battalions – which included an entire home-crafted missile system, an unsurpassed range of improvised explosive devices, and enough explosives to blow up several urban centres. The author scrutinises the level of improvisation in what became the hallmark of the Provisional IRA in its pioneering IED timing, delay and disguise technologies. He follows the arms race it carried on with the British Army and security services in a Long War of Mutual Assured Disruption. Oppenheimer fully describes and assesses the impact of the pre-1970s bombing campaigns in Northern Ireland and England to the evolution of strategies and tactics. He also provides an insight into the bombing equipment and guns from the IRA inventory held at Irish Police HQ in Dublin.

Invisible Nation: How the Kurds‘ Quest for Statehood Is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East by Quil Lawrence

English | July 7, 2009 | ISBN: 0802716113, 0802717438 | EPUB | 384 pages | 5.3 MB

The dramatic story of the Kurds and their quest to create a nation―essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how the turmoil in Iraq will play out.
The American invasion of Iraq has been a success for one group: the Kurds. For centuries they have yearned for official statehood―and now, as one of the accidental outcomes of the invasion, the United States may have helped them take a big step toward that goal. Informed by his deep knowledge of the people and region, Quil Lawrence’s intimate and unflinching portrait of the Kurds and their heretofore quixotic quest offers a vital and original lens through which to contemplate the future of Iraq and the surrounding Middle East.

What Every American Should Know About Europe: The Hot Spots, Hotshots, Political Muck-ups, Cross-Border Sniping, and Cultural Chaos of Our Transatlantic Cousins by Melissa Rossi

English | November 28, 2006 | ISBN: 0452287766 | EPUB | 448 pages | 4.9 MB

With the creation of the European Union and the introduction of the Euro, Europe has undergone a dizzying transformation recently—so much so that even Europeans are scratching their heads. Melissa Rossi brings US readers up to date on what has changed—and what makes each country tick.
Which European nation most adores nuclear energy?
Which country’s residents are by far the richest?
Which prominent leader was once a taxi driver?
Why are the typically calm Dutch getting twitchy?
What happened to Czechoslovakia?
With her trademark investigative flair and wry humor, Rossi gives the inside scoop on every nation in the European Union, with vital facts about local culture, politics, tourist attractions and recent events. From Portugal to Poland, What Every American Should Know About Europe is a no holds barred, humorous and comprehensive guide for anyone interested in what our transatlantic cousins are up to these days.

Migrant Marketplaces : Food and Italians in North and South America

English | 2018 | ISBN: 0252083296 | 291 Pages | PDF | 3.35 MB

Italian immigrants to the United States and Argentina hungered for the products of home. Merchants imported Italian cheese, wine, olive oil, and other commodities to meet the demand. The two sides met in migrant marketplaces–urban spaces that linked a mobile people with mobile goods in both real and imagined ways. Elizabeth Zanoni provides a cutting-edge comparative look at Italian people and products on the move between 1880 and 1940.
Concentrating on foodstuffs–a trade dominated by Italian entrepreneurs in New York and Buenos Aires –Zanoni reveals how consumption of these increasingly global imports affected consumer habits and identities and sparked changing and competing connections between gender, nationality, and ethnicity. Women in particular–by tradition tasked with buying and preparing food–had complex interactions that influenced both global trade and their community economies. Zanoni conveys the complicated and often fraught values and meanings that surrounded food, meals, and shopping.

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