Burning Country

Syrians in Revolution and War
Author: Robin Yassin-Kassab,Leila Al-Shami
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
ISBN: 9780745336275
Category: Political Science
Page: 280
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In 2011, many Syrians took to the streets of Damascus to demand the overthrow of the government of Bashar al-Assad. Today, much of Syria has become a warzone where foreign journalists find it almost impossible to report on life in this devastated land.Burning Country explores the horrific and complicated reality of life in present-day Syria with unprecedented detail and sophistication, drawing on new first-hand testimonies from opposition fighters, exiles lost in an archipelago of refugee camps, and courageous human rights activists among many others. These stories are expertly interwoven with a trenchant analysis of the brutalisation of the conflict and the militarisation of the uprising, of the rise of the Islamists and sectarian warfare, and the role of governments in Syria and elsewhere in exacerbating those violent processes.With chapters focusing on ISIS and Islamism, regional geopolitics, the new grassroots revolutionary organisations, and the worst refugee crisis since World War Two, Burning Country is a vivid and groundbreaking look at a modern-day political and humanitarian nightmare.

Revolution and War

Author: Stephen M. Walt
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801470005
Category: Political Science
Page: 376
View: 873
Revolution within a state almost invariably leads to intense security competition between states, and often to war. In Revolution and War, Stephen M. Walt explains why this is so, and suggests how the risk of conflicts brought on by domestic upheaval might be reduced in the future. In doing so, he explores one of the basic questions of international relations: What are the connections between domestic politics and foreign policy? Walt begins by exposing the flaws in existing theories about the relationship between revolution and war. Drawing on the theoretical literature about revolution and the realist perspective on international politics, he argues that revolutions cause wars by altering the balance of threats between a revolutionary state and its rivals. Each state sees the other as both a looming danger and a vulnerable adversary, making war seem both necessary and attractive. Walt traces the dynamics of this argument through detailed studies of the French, Russian, and Iranian revolutions, and through briefer treatment of the American, Mexican, Turkish, and Chinese cases. He also considers the experience of the Soviet Union, whose revolutionary transformation led to conflict within the former Soviet empire but not with the outside world. An important refinement of realist approaches to international politics, this book unites the study of revolution with scholarship on the causes of war.

Revolution and War

Author: Karl Marx
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141956623
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
View: 5380
Written during Karl Marx's brilliant career as a polemical journalist, these blazing pieces tackle subjects ranging from the strikes of angry British workers to insurrection in Europe, from the American Civil War to the misery of colonial rule in India, demonstrating the radical spirit and outrage at social injustice that would make him one of the most influential political philosophers of all time. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Georgia: Revolution and War

Author: Rick Fawn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134930186
Category: History
Page: 176
View: 4330
The post-Soviet country of Georgia has generated surprise upon surprise. Its Rose Revolution in 2003 marked the first time an existing leadership of a post-Soviet state was forced to surrender power peacefully. The new leadership of Western-educated Mikheil Saakashvili initiated wide-ranging domestic reforms, including a large-scale, unprecedented anti-corruption drive. It also intensified relations with the West and sought membership of the EU and NATO. The Georgian leadership’s expressed aim of re-integrating territories lost in wars in the early 1990s resulted in a devastating conflict with Russia in 2008. All these developments, and their wider implications, receive careful yet readable attention in this collection by a truly international and specialist group of authors and practitioners. The book offers a spectrum of opinion and compelling insight into the events and decisions that have recently shaped this fascinating yet understudied country, and placed it at the forefront of interest in the changes transforming post-Soviet Eurasia. This book is based on a special issue of European Security.

Revolution and War in Contemporary Ukraine

The Challenge of Change
Author: Olga Bertelsen
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 3838270169
Category: Political Science
Page: 440
View: 5382
What are the reasons behind, and trajectories of, the rapid cultural changes in Ukraine since 2013? This volume highlights: the role of the Revolution of Dignity and the Russian-Ukrainian war in the formation of Ukrainian civil society; the forms of warfare waged by Moscow against Kyiv, including information and religious wars; Ukrainian and Russian identities and cultural realignment; sources of destabilization in Ukraine and beyond; memory politics and Russian foreign policies; the Kremlin’s geopolitical goals in its 'near abroad'; and factors determining Ukraine’s future and survival in a state of war. The studies included in this collection illuminate the growing gap between the political and social systems of Ukraine and Russia. The anthology illustrates how the Ukrainian revolution of 2013–2014, Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and its invasion of eastern Ukraine have altered the post-Cold War political landscape and, with it, regional and global power and security dynamics.

The Iranian Military in Revolution and War (RLE Iran D)

Author: Sepehr Zabir
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136812709
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 1576
This book is a fascinating critical examination of the characteristics and development of the armed forces in Iran, their role under the Shah and their re-creation in the war against Iraq as the fighting forces of Islam. The author examines the contradictory accounts, including the Shah’s own Answer to History, as well as newly available accounts by highly placed ex-officials, and interviews with exiled army officers. He examines in detail the apparent shift of allegiance within the forces from the Shah to Imam and the ways in which this was accomplished. Major Iranian offensives, changing strategies from human wave assault to the Tankers War, and the delicate balance between the regular Army and the Revolutionary Guards, are also extensively examined. The book concludes with an analysis of the potential role of the armed forces in a succession crisis.

Enlightenment, Revolution, and War | Children's European History

Author: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1541906497
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 1383
Why should you bother your child about history? Europe’s history has been riddled by wars and revolutions. They are sad stories for kids but they are stories that teach your little ones about how the past influenced the present. Allowing your child to study history is important because it gives your child a sense of belongingness and a certain connection to the heroes of the past.

Revolution and War in Spain, 1931-1939

Author: Paul Preston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134858655
Category: History
Page: 316
View: 9738
This collection of essays constitutes a magnificent monument to recent scholarship on the Second Republic and the Civil War. It is indispensable for a full understanding of the period.' - Raymond Carr

Hungarian Revolution and War for Independence

Author: Lee Congdon,Béla K. Király,Károly Nagy
Publisher: East European Monographs
Category: History
Page: 956
View: 4370
This comprehensive history follows the trajectory of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, including essays from a range of noted scholars and historians and reactions from leading non-Hungarian intellectuals of the time, such as Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre. An appendix reprints the texts of crucial primary sources.

An alternative for revolution and war

a more humanity-centered education
Author: Albert E. Osborne
Publisher: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 124
View: 8446

From Revolution to War

State Relations in a World of Change
Author: Patrick J. Conge
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472085781
Category: History
Page: 175
View: 8476
Explores the relationship between war and revolution

Fearless Women in the Mexican Revolution and the Spanish Civil War

Author: Tabea Alexa Linhard
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826264985
Category: History
Page: 282
View: 4580
"Study of the role women played in the Mexican Revolution and the Spanish Civil War. Examines female figures such as the soldaderas of the Mexican Revolution and the milicianas of the Spanish Civil War and the intersection of gender, revolution, and culture in both the Mexican and the Spanish contexts"--Provided by publisher.

War, Revolution, and Nation-Making in Lithuania, 1914-1923

Author: Tomas Balkelis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199668027
Category: History
Page: 208
View: 5584
This book explores how the Lithuanian state was created and shaped by the Great War from its onset in 1914 to the last waves of violence in 1923. Tomas Balkelis investigates the effects of the war on the evolution of Lithuanian society by telling the stories of war veterans, volunteers, POWs, paramilitary fighters, and refugees.

History of the French revolution, and of the wars resulting from that memorable event. 11 vols. [in 12. Wanting the title-leaves of vol.4,5,8].

Author: John James M'Gregor
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 648

The French Revolution and British Popular Politics

Author: Mark Philp
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521890939
Category: History
Page: 252
View: 8470
The nine essays in this collection focus on the dynamics of British popular politics in the 1790s and on the impact of the French Revolution and the subsequent war with France. Leading scholars in the field explore the nature and origins of the ideological conflicts between reformers and loyalists, the impact of the war with France on the organisation of the British state and on its relations with its people, and the extent of the threat of revolution on both British and colonial territory. The French Revolution and British Popular Politics makes an unusually integrated and coherent collection of essays, substantially advancing knowledge in this controversial area and bringing together important work by senior figures in the field.

The Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon, 1792–1815

Author: Owen Connelly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134552890
Category: History
Page: 280
View: 6237
Written by an experienced author and expert in the field, Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon, 1792-1815 provides a thorough re-examination of the crucial period in the history of France for students of history and military studies. Based on extensive research, and including twenty detailed maps, this study is unique in its focus on the wars of both the French Revolution and Napoleon. Owen Connelly expertly analyzes them both to provide a broader context for warfare. Examining the causes of the wars, and how the practices of warfare during this period were to influence mode of combat throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Connelly also establishes trends discernable in the First and Second World Wars and examines key issues including: * the impact of the population explosion on armies and war * the legacy of the ancient regime impact on revolutionary armies * the impact of the Revolution on leadership, strategy, organization and weaponry * Was Napoleon’s leadership style unique, or could another have played his role? * contributions from the governments of the early Revolution, the Terror, the Directory and the Napoleonic regime * What did twenty-three successive years of war accomplish? * Was this era a turning point in the history of warfare?

Mao Tse-tung's communist ideology on revolution and war

Author: Vincent Chen
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 454
View: 8115

Ethiopia, revolution and war, 1974-1978

Author: Major Asseged
Publisher: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 696
View: 6545

Revolution and Genocide

On the Origins of the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust
Author: Robert Melson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226519913
Category: History
Page: 386
View: 5882
In a study that compares the major attempts at genocide in world history, Robert Melson creates a sophisticated framework that links genocide to revolution and war. He focuses on the plights of Jews after the fall of Imperial Germany and of Armenians after the fall of the Ottoman as well as attempted genocides in the Soviet Union and Cambodia. He argues that genocide often is the end result of a complex process that starts when revolutionaries smash an old regime and, in its wake, try to construct a society that is pure according to ideological standards.