War and Peace

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: N.A
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War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

Author: Ronan Farrow
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393652114
Category: Political Science
Page: 448
View: 3802
A harrowing exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy and the abdication of global leadership, by the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. US foreign policy is undergoing a dire transformation, forever changing America’s place in the world. Institutions of diplomacy and development are bleeding out after deep budget cuts; the diplomats who make America’s deals and protect its citizens around the world are walking out in droves. Offices across the State Department sit empty, while abroad the military-industrial complex has assumed the work once undertaken by peacemakers. We’re becoming a nation that shoots first and asks questions later. In an astonishing journey from the corridors of power in Washington, DC, to some of the most remote and dangerous places on earth—Afghanistan, Somalia, and North Korea among them—acclaimed investigative journalist Ronan Farrow illuminates one of the most consequential and poorly understood changes in American history. His firsthand experience as a former State Department official affords a personal look at some of the last standard bearers of traditional statecraft, including Richard Holbrooke, who made peace in Bosnia and died while trying to do so in Afghanistan. Drawing on newly unearthed documents, and richly informed by rare interviews with warlords, whistle-blowers, and policymakers—including every living former secretary of state from Henry Kissinger to Hillary Clinton to Rex Tillerson—War on Peace makes a powerful case for an endangered profession. Diplomacy, Farrow argues, has declined after decades of political cowardice, shortsightedness, and outright malice—but it may just offer America a way out of a world at war.


The Logic of War and Peace
Author: Edward Luttwak
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674007031
Category: History
Page: 308
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In this widely acclaimed work, now revised and expanded, Luttwak unveils the peculiar logic of strategy level by level, from grand strategy down to combat tactics. He explores examples from ancient Rome to present day to reveal the ultimate logic of military failure and success, of war and peace. 5 tables.

War and Peace in Modern India

Author: Srinath Raghavan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137007370
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
View: 2771
During his seventeen years as prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru led India through one of its most difficult and potentially explosive periods in international affairs. As the leader of a new state created amidst the bloodiest partition in history, saddled with new and outstanding problems, Nehru was confronted with a range of disputes which threatened to boil over. Srinath Raghavan draws on a rich vein of untapped documents to illuminate Nehru's approach to war and his efforts for peace. Vividly recreating the intellectual and political milieu of the Indian foreign policy establishment, he explains the response of Nehru and his top advisors to the tensions with Junagadh, Hyderabad, Pakistan, and China. He gives individual attention to every conflict and shows how strategic decisions for each crisis came to be defined in the light of the preceding ones. The book follows Nehru as he wrestles with a string of major conflicts—assessing the utility of force, weighing risks of war, exploring diplomatic options for peace, and forming strategic judgments that would define his reputation, both in his life time and after. War and Peace in Modern India challenges and revises our received understandings of Nehru's handling of international affairs. General readers as well as students of Indian history and politics will find its balanced consideration of Nehru's foreign policy essential to gauge his achievements, failures, and enduring legacy.

A Brief Illustration of the Principles of War and Peace

Showing the Ruinous Policy of the Former, and the Superior Efficacy of the Latter, for National Protection and Defence; Clearly Manifested by Their Practical Operations and Opposite Effects Upon Nations, Kingdoms and People
Author: William Ladd
Publisher: N.A
Category: Peace
Page: 112
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War and Peace

Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307806588
Category: Fiction
Page: 1296
View: 5395
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy’s genius is seen clearly in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle—all of them fully realized and equally memorable. Out of this complex narrative emerges a profound examination of the individual’s place in the historical process, one that makes it clear why Thomas Mann praised Tolstoy for his Homeric powers and placed War and Peace in the same category as the Iliad: “To read him . . . is to find one’ s way home . . . to everything within us that is fundamental and sane.”


War and Peace
Author: Gregor Dallas
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448137950
Category: History
Page: 640
View: 1803
On the night of 7 November 1918 French troops at La Capelle, on the Western Front, noticed a soft halo develop in the fog over no man's land. They heard the rumble of cars, then perceived the vague form of a huge white flag: the Germans were crossing the line to seek peace. But who were these Germans and what exactly did they represent? By the time they had signed an armistice, four days later, not even they knew. The Kaiser's Reich had collapsed and Germany faced chaos, while the war in Eastern Europe continued. This book traces the transition from war to peace across Europe. It follows the movement of armies over the northern plains, their collapse, their demoblization, and the effect this had on the material life of people. In Russia there had already been a revolution. In Germany, there were attempts to overthrow the provisional republican government. In Poland new wars broke out. At the same time, there was celebration in the West at the announcement of the Armistice. And the United States entered European politics with a new part to play. Dallas follows these dramatic events from the perspective of five capitals: Berlin, Paris, London, Moscow and Washington. In Berlin the cabarets and beer halls are open, while there is shooting in the streets. In the walled city of Paris, the peacemakers assemble to respond to the call for a League of Nations. Pantomime season opens in London, where Lloyd George holds elections and reorganizes his War Cabinet; John Maynard Keynes of the Treasury worries about debts. Contemporaries describe Moscow as a scene of desolation; but Lenin insists on setting up the Third International. Washington is divided between those who want to open America to the world, and those who would prefer the world to go away. The start of peace is more complex and fascinating than the start of war; it sets the habits and builds the patterns of life for generations to come. This book weaves politics, ideas, social life, fears, aspirations and harsh realities into a seamless reconstruction of life experienced at a great turning-point of history.

Women Waging War and Peace

International Perspectives of Women's Roles in Conflict and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Author: Sandra I. Cheldelin,Maneshka Eliatamby
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441144935
Category: Political Science
Page: 305
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A Savage War of Peace

Algeria 1954-1962
Author: Alistair Horne
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447233433
Category: History
Page: 608
View: 2513
Thoroughly sharp and honest treatment of a brutal conflict.The Algerian War (1954-1962) was a savage colonial war, killing an estimated one million Muslim Algerians and expelling the same number of European settlers from their homes. It was to cause the fall of six French prime minsters and the collapse of the Fourth Repbulic. It came close to bringing down de Gaulle and - twice - to plunging France into civil war.The story told here contains heroism and tragedy, and poses issues of enduring relevance beyond the confines of either geography or time. Horne writes with the extreme intelligence and perspicacity that are his trademarks.

War and peace, by A.L.O.E.

Author: Charlotte Maria Tucker
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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The Rights of War and Peace

Political Thought and the International Order from Grotius to Kant
Author: Richard Tuck
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199248141
Category: Political Science
Page: 243
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This is the first fully historical account of the formative period of modern theories of international law. Professor Tuck examines the arguments over the moral basis for war and international aggression, and links the debates to the writings of the great political theorists such as Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Kant. The book illuminates the presuppositions behind much current political theory, and puts into a new perspective the connection between liberalism and imperialism.

Issues of War and Peace

Author: Nancy Gentile Ford
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313311963
Category: History
Page: 333
View: 3768
Emphasizes the events of lesser-known battles from the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War, and includes information about the origins of each conflict, differing opinions, and the political, economic, and social impacts.

War and Peace in the Law of Islam

Author: Majid Khadduri
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584776951
Category: History
Page: 321
View: 4340
Khadduri presents a lucid analysis of classical Islamic doctrine concerning war and peace and its adaptation to modern conditions. Working primarily with original Muslim sources, he examines the nature of the Islamic state, Islamic law and the influence of Western law.Other chapters consider classical Muslim attitudes toward foreign policy, international trade, warfare, treaties and how these have developed during the twentieth century. Majid Khadduri [1909-2007] was a Professor of Middle East Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University and Director of Research and Education at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D. C. He was the author of several books in English and Arabic on Middle Eastern affairs. Contents: Fundamental Concepts of Muslim Law I Theory of the State II Nature and Sources of Law III The Muslim Law of Nations The Law of War IV Introduction V The Doctrine of the Jihad VI Types of Jihad VII Military Methods VIII The Initiation of War IX Land Warfare X Maritime Warfare XI Spoils of War XII Termination of Fighting The Law of Peace XIII Introduction XIV Jurisdiction XV Foreigners in Muslim Territory: Harbis and Musta'mins XVI Muslims in Non-Muslim Territory XVII Status of the Dhimmis XVIII Treaties XIX Commercial Relations XX Arbitration XXI Diplomacy XXII Neutrality XXIII Epilogue Glossary of Terms Bibliography Index

The Geography of War and Peace : From Death Camps to Diplomats

From Death Camps to Diplomats
Author: Colin Flint Professor of Geography Pennsylvania State University
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198036708
Category: Political Science
Page: 480
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How and why war and peace occur cannot be understood without realizing that those who make war and peace must negotiate a complex world political map of sovereign spaces, borders, networks, and scales. This book takes advantage of a diversity of perspectives as it analyzes the political processes of war and their spatial expression. Topics include terrorism, nationalism, religion, drug wars, water conflicts, diplomacy, peace movements, and post-war reconstruction.

War Or Peace in Sri Lanka

Author: T.D.S.A. Dissanayaka
Publisher: Popular Prakashan
ISBN: 9788179911990
Category: Sri Lanka
Page: 318
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The Author Is A Long Serving Diplomat And A Close Friend Of Many Players Who Guided The Nation`S Destiny, He Gives Us A Ring-Side View Of The Goings On In The Bloody Drama Of The Ethnic Tamil Strife For Identity. There Is A Momentous Meeting With Ltte Chief, Prabhakaran And A Special Chapter On India`S Clumsy Interference Which Ended In The Tragic Assassination Of Rajiv Gandhi. He Makes A Fervent Plea For Tolerance And Brotherhood In Fellow Sri Lankans So That The Country Can Go Back To Living Justly And In Peace.

The Rights of War and Peace

Including the Law of Nature and of Nations
Author: Hugo Grotius
Publisher: N.A
Category: International law
Page: N.A
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War in Peace

Paramilitary Violence in Europe After the Great War
Author: Robert Gerwarth,John Horne
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199654913
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 8877
Explains why, in many parts of Europe, the end of the Great War brought not peace but continued conflict. Contributes to an understanding of the difficult transition from war to peace and shows how paramilitary violence helped legitimize both fascism and communism, and also many of the new nation-states that emerged from the Great War.

From War to Peace

A Guide to the Next Hundred Years
Author: Kent D. Shifferd
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078648523X
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 9515
The world’s first peace organizations emerged in the 19th century and since that time, anti-war activism has progressed rapidly. This illuminating book presents a realistic analysis of the extent to which the war system has infiltrated all aspects of Western culture and how it works to perpetuate war rather than promote peace. Additionally, the text describes the historically recent and still evolving parallel system of peace institutions. The values and ideas that have grown out of peace activism offer a very real opportunity to outlaw war in the coming century just as slavery was abolished in the 19th century. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

War and Peace - The Unabridged Maude Translation

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8074844633
Category: Fiction
Page: 1456
View: 6831
This carefully crafted ebook: "War and Peace - The Unabridged Maude Translation” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in 1869. The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature. It is considered Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work Anna Karenina. This complete english version translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude was originally published in 1922. It includes all 15 books + the first and second epilogue. The Maudes are classical translators of Leo Tolstoy who worked directly with the author and gained his personal endorsement.

Ethics of War and Peace in Iran and Shi'i Islam

Author: Mohammad Jafar Amir Mahallati
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442629517
Category: Electronic books
Page: 351
View: 9690
5 War and Peace in Shi'i Primary Narratives and Sources -- 6 Traditional Shi'i Ethics of War and Peace Untested: Jihad, Ideology, Revolution, and War -- 7 Postwar Revision and the Reconstruction of Modern Iranian-Shi'i Ethics of War and Peace -- 8 Terrorism and Shi'i Theologies of Martyrdom, Nonviolence, and Forgiveness -- 9 Diplomacy in between Nuclear Technology and Antibomb Theology -- Conclusion: Beyond a Minority Mentality: The Emerging Shi'i-Iranian Cosmopolitanism