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The Us Consulate Under Siege

Author : Kathy Lee
ISBN : 1532961642
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The Benghazi crisis that occurred exactly 11 years after September 11, 2001 led to the loss of the U.S. ambassador, Christopher Stevens and, hence, stands as one of the worst attacks against the U.S. This book goes beyond the events of September 11, 2012. It explores what went wrong; the things that could have been prevented; the best kept secrets of CIA operations abroad; and presents recommendations that may avoid the loss of more lives as the inevitable war against terror rages on. The first chapter presents more of a background analysis giving a backdrop of the growing tension between various nations. The attacks that occurred on the September 11 may be pegged on some issues that may have been immediate, but the root causes go way back in time. An in-depth look at Libya and Benghazi is given in the second chapter with an aim of presenting a vivid picture of the factors that may have led to the development of unrest and revolt. The next chapters focus their attention to Benghazi, the magnificent Annex, the American ambassador, the overrun, gunfighter road and the counterattack. It takes more than a mere description of tragedies to help readers learn from the mistakes that occur during terror attacks. For every government agent who might be involved in saving lives - or conveying critical intelligence - or knows someone who is involved in U.S. foreign relations - here is the book that encompasses important aspects that they should not miss. This book is written in a modern, conversational style. It is easy to read, yet its message is solid, accurate, and greatly informed.

Embassies Under Siege

Author : Joseph G. Sullivan
ISBN : UOM:39015034509920
Genre : Political Science
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In Embassies Under Siege, eyewitnesses present nine representative crises in vivid detail, examining the recurring challenges posed to diplomatic missions. The authors, all career Foreign Service officers, provide more than just frightening firsthand accounts of vulnerable people facing great peril. They also suggest useful lessons for protecting diplomatic personnel abroad. Many of these suggestions have already been implemented, and as old problems continue and new crises develop, the lessons learned from these cases prove invaluable. Through stories of great physical courage, professionalism, and resourcefulness, Embassies Under Siege paints a clear picture of the unique type of individual serving in the Foreign Service today.

Societies Under Siege

Author : Lee Jones
ISBN : 9780198749325
Genre : Economic sanctions
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This book is the first ever comparative study of how international economic sanctions work - or do not work - to achieve their political objectives. It provides a highly original critique of the voluminous existing sanctions literature, and offers a novel, critical framework for understanding how sanctions operate. Three detailed case studies then follow - South Africa, Iraq and Myanmar - drawing on interviews and archives never before used by sanctions scholars.Written in a clear, accessible style, the book is a hard-hitting, critical treatment of a major international policy tool, which will be of wide interest to scholars and students working on sanctions,regime change, democratic transitions, political economy and security, and to policymakers, relevant non-governmental organisations and journalists.

Trust Under Siege Ii

Author : D. M. Frederick
ISBN : 9781524615956
Genre : Fiction
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Travis Mitchell and Richard Billings return with the rest of the cast of characters, to battle a National Security issue, that they thought was over with. This story of deceit and murder continues on, and the level of adventure, excitement, and emotion is amped up in this second chapter in the Trilogy, Trust Under Siege. Hold on for an adrenalin ride.

Iraq Under Siege

Author : Ali Abunimah
ISBN : 0896086976
Genre : History
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Documents the human, social, and environmental toll of twelve years of economic sanctions in Iraq.

Mexico Under Siege

Author : Donald Clark Hodges
ISBN : 1842771256
Genre : History
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Mexico Under Seige is a readable and well-informed political history covering the period from the ruling PRI‘s lurch to the right in 1940 through to its eventual expulsion from office in the elections of 2000. Based on two decades of interview material and new documentary sources, this book is the first to consider the full panorama of popular resistance to the alliance between the Mexican state bureaucracy, the president and the business class. This resistance embraced emerging urban labour protest, new peasant movements, revolutionary strikes on the railways and in schools, student opposition, and the re-emergence of guerrilla struggle culminating in the celebrated indigenous peoples‘ resistance in Chiapas. Mexico Under Siege analyses the core parties of the resistance, including the suprisingly central role of the Mexican Communist Party, and explains why resistance achieved no more than ending the PRI‘s system of presidential despotism. Hodge and Gandy conclude with some provocative ideas about who now constitutes the common people‘s primary opponent and examine the prospects for genuine struggle in an electoral arena where neo-liberal economic ideology and the Mexican economy‘s closer integration with the United States dominate the political scene.

Christians Under Siege

Author : Patrick J. Roelle Sr.
ISBN : 144903084X
Genre : Self-Help
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Christians Under Siege, is a comprehensive study of the war on Christian values that started in the Arabian Desert, and which now reaches into Americas schools and workplace. Barrack Hussein Obama declared that the United States is not a Christian Nation. Historian Patrick Roelle disagrees. To deal with Islams terrorist we must understand Islams Terrorist. Islam rose out of the Arabia Desert because the strong oppressed the weak. The world of Islam is not just a religion, its a form of government. We are at a crossroads. Some wish to cancel God from the equation, enslave us to a future of debt we cannot repay, place our energy dependence on the Muslim world while we lock our resources in the ground, and transfer our wealth in exchange for government subsidies that will keep us subdued, and we are falling for it. Joseph Goebbels, propaganda expert and Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and Education, for Nazi Germany once said: If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The American Muslim community has successfully employed these methods these past fifty years to indoctrinate our elected officials and the mainstream press in this country. Christians Under Siege paints the true picture.

Civil Society Under Siege In Colombia

Author : Virginia M. Bouvier
ISBN : 1422319644
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This report is based on material gathered during & after a visit to Columbia in Feb. 2003, to evaluate the effects of the internal armed conflict on Colombia civil society. As foreign aid, drug money, & corruption bolster the armed forces, guerrillas, & para-militaries, the armed conflict in Colombia continues to intensify in scope & brutality. Despite the stalling of the national peace process, a vibrant civil society is engaged in a search for peace. Churches, NGOs, & local & regional authorities are designing & implementing programs that offer alternatives to violence. These local & regional peace initiatives are laying the groundwork for confidence-building measures that could lead to broader initiatives for peace at the national level.

The People S Republic Of Amnesia

Author : Louisa Lim
ISBN : 9780199347728
Genre : History
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Finalist for the 2015 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism Longlisted for the Lionel Gelber Award for the Best Non-Fiction book in the world on Foreign Affairs An Economist Book of the Year, 2014 A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice "One of the best analyses of the impact of Tiananmen throughout China in the years since 1989." --The New York Times Book Review On June 4, 1989, People's Liberation Army soldiers opened fire on unarmed civilians in Beijing, killing untold hundreds of people. A quarter-century later, this defining event remains buried in China's modern history, successfully expunged from collective memory. In The People's Republic of Amnesia, Louisa Lim charts how the events of June 4th changed China, and how China changed the events of June 4th by rewriting its own history. Lim reveals new details about those fateful days, including how one of the country's most senior politicians lost a family member to an army bullet, as well as the inside story of the young soldiers sent to clear Tiananmen Square. She also introduces us to individuals whose lives were transformed by the events of Tiananmen Square, such as a founder of the Tiananmen Mothers, whose son was shot by martial law troops; and one of the most important government officials in the country, who post-Tiananmen became one of its most prominent dissidents. And she examines how June 4th shaped China's national identity, fostering a generation of young nationalists, who know little and care less about 1989. For the first time, Lim uncovers the details of a brutal crackdown in a second Chinese city that until now has been a near-perfect case study in the state's ability to rewrite history, excising the most painful episodes. By tracking down eyewitnesses, discovering US diplomatic cables, and combing through official Chinese records, Lim offers the first account of a story that has remained untold for a quarter of a century. The People's Republic of Amnesia is an original, powerfully gripping, and ultimately unforgettable book about a national tragedy and an unhealed wound.

Days Of Decision

Author : Michael J. Nojeim
ISBN : 9781597975698
Genre : Political Science
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Days of Decision spans a century of American foreign policymaking, from the Spanish- American War of 1898 to the attacks of September 11, 2001. Michael J. Nojeim and David P. Kilroy carefully examine twelve foreign-policy landmarks, each of which played a crucial role in shaping world history and led to profound changes in U.S. foreign policy. Devoting one chapter to each turning point, they place it in its proper historical context, explore its political consequences--primarily the debates and divisions that arose among policymakers--and discuss the aftermath, focusing on its lasting influence on world affairs and the conduct of American diplomacy and foreign affairs. This accessible, introductory text provides students of foreign policy and international relations a deeper understanding of these disciplines' processes and of America's place in the world.

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