Cold War In Southern Africa

Author: Sue Onslow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113521932X
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Cold War In Southern Africa. This edited volume examines the complexities of the Cold War in Southern Africa and uses a range of archives to develop a more detailed understanding of the impact of the Cold War environment upon the processes of political change. In the aftermath of European decolonization, the struggle between white minority governments and black liberation movements encouraged both sides to appeal for external support from the two superpower blocs. Cold War in Southern Africa highlights the importance of the global ideological environment on the perceptions and consequent behaviour of the white minority regimes, the Black Nationalist movements, and the newly independent African nationalist governments. Together, they underline the variety of archival sources on the history of Southern Africa in the Cold War and its growing importance in Cold War Studies. This volume brings together a series of essays by leading scholars based on a wide range of sources in the United States, Russia, Cuba, Britain, Zambia and South Africa. By focussing on a range of independent actors, these essays highlight the complexity of the conflict in Southern Africa: a battle of power blocs, of systems and ideas, which intersected with notions and practices of race and class This book will appeal to students of cold war studies, US foreign policy, African politics and International History. Sue Onslow has taught at the London School of Economics since 1994. She is currently a Cold War Studies Fellow in the Cold War Studies Centre/IDEAS

Foreign Policy And Political Regime

Author: José Flávio Sombra Saraiva
Publisher: IBRI
ISBN: 8588270129
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Foreign Policy And Political Regime. No livro são analisadas as vinculações entre a alternância de regimes políticos e a formulação e a implementação da política externa. Além de estudos teóricos sobre o assunto, o livro publica análises inéditas sobre os casos do Brasil, EUA, França, Rússia, África do Sul, Argentina, Chile e outros, em perspectiva comparada.

The Quest For Security In The Caribbean

Author: Ivelaw L. Griffith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317454979
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The Quest For Security In The Caribbean. This comprehensive work on security in the English-speaking Caribbean, offers a wealth of information about the history, politics, economics and geography of the entire region. The author examines security problems in the region as a geopolitical unit, not on a selective case-study basis, as is usually done. He assesses Caribbean security within a theoretical framework where four factors are critical: perceptions of the political elites; capabilities of the states; the geopolitics of the area; and the ideological orientations of the parties in power. Political and economic issues are judged to be as relevant to security as military factors. The author identifies safeguards which countries in the region may take in the coming decade.

Military Training And Children In Armed Conflict

Author: Jenny Kuper
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004136738
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Military Training And Children In Armed Conflict. During recent armed conflicts - such as those in Iraq, the former Yugoslavia, and Rwanda - public attention was repeatedly caught by images of children, both as civilians and as soldiers. Those conflicts, like so many others, were vivid reminders that where there is armed conflict there are also, almost always, children. Soldiers and officers fulfil many roles in relation to such children - sometimes as combatants, sometimes as humanitarian workers, sometimes as protectors, and/or sometimes as enemies and abusers. This book aims to address three main questions: what are the obligations of officers of national armed forces in relation to children, either civilians or combatants, whom they or those under their command may encounter while participating in situations of armed conflict? How realistic and achievable are these obligations? How can compliance with them be encouraged, monitored, and/or enforced? The book examines these questions in the context of military training. In doing so, it has another inextricably linked aim: to see if there are ways in which the training of officers can improve the protection of children in armed conflict situations, in accordance with international law and policy. It is intended for use particularly by those involved in training of national armed forces, including officers themselves, and members of governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and inter-governmental organisations. It is hoped that it will also be of interest to lawyers, academics and others concerned with 'child rights' and related law and policy. It contains examples of actual training materials that can be modified for use in different countries and contexts.

Regional Security In The Middle East

Author: Zeev Maoz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135253056
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Regional Security In The Middle East. Middle Eastern politics of the 1990s have been characterized by a drive towards peace. Whether this is successful or not will depend on the negotiating process. These articles discuss the challenges, and provide some practical advice on how risks of failure could be avoided.

In The Shadow Of The United States

Author: Giancarlo Soler Torrijos
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1599424398
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In The Shadow Of The United States. How is the process of democratization different in those countries influenced by the United States? Being so close to this world power, the Latin Caribbean should have been one of the first regions, and not one of the last, to become democratic. An intersection between Comparative Politics and International Relations, the book portrays democratization not as a purely domestic process but as a regional one. It also shows the limits of US influence; US power distorted regime trajectories, without being sufficient to determine their outcomes. This book is central to understanding the impact of US efforts to promote democracy and the international dimension of regime transitions. It is also useful to grasp the configuration of the Latin Caribbean as a distinct sub-region.


Author: Stanley Schoeman
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
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Namibia. Namibia is one of the largest African countries, bigger than France or Texas. It became a German protectorate in 1884, but from 1919 onwards was administered by South Africa. The first democratically elected government took office in 1989, leading a free Namibia into the 1990s. This volume is a fully revised and updated edition of the original volume which was published in 1984.

Caribbean Abstracts

Author: Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Netherlands). Caraïbische Afdeling
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Caribbean Abstracts.