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  • Stealing from the Saracens

    Stealing from the Saracens
    av Diana Darke

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383050

    Against a backdrop of Islamophobia, Europeans are increasingly airbrushing from history their cultural debt to the Muslim world. But this legacy lives on in some of Europe's most recognisable buildings, from Notre-Dame Cathedral to the Houses of Par…

  • Jihad and Death

    Jihad and Death
    av Olivier Roy

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849046985

    Islamic State has replaced Al Qaeda as the great global threat of the twenty-first century, the bogeyman we have all come to fear. But Daesh started as a local movement, rooted in the resentment of the Sunni Arabs of Iraq and Syria. It is they who h…

  • Salazar

    Salazar
    av Tom Gallagher

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383883

    Fifty years after his death, Portugal's Salazar remains a controversial and enigmatic figure, whose conservative and authoritarian legacy still divides opinion. Some see him as a reactionary and oppressive figure who kept Portugal backward, while ot…

  • NGOs

    NGOs
    av Thomas Davies

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849043106

    In the first historical account of international NGOs, from the French Revolution to the present, Thomas Davies places the contemporary debate on transnational civil society in context. In contrast to the conventional wisdom, which sees transnationa…

  • Remnants of Partition

    Remnants of Partition
    av Aanchal Malhotra

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787381209

    The emotion and trauma of the Partition are buried deep, but Aanchal Malhotra has found a way to recover them. Through the possessions saved by her own great-grandparents as they fled their homes, she discovers the unique power of such objects: to u…

  • Horn, Sahel and Rift

    Horn, Sahel and Rift
    av Stig Jarle Hansen

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849044141

    The 1998 attacks against US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam attest to al-Qaeda's durable presence in Africa, yet Islamist-inspired radical organisations in the continent have gained much attention of late, the result of their campaigns of ins…

  • See What You Made Me Do

    See What You Made Me Do
    av Jess Hill

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383685

    Every year in England and Wales alone, one in twenty adults suffer domestic abuse, two thirds of them women. Every week, two men kill a woman they were intimate with. And still we ask the wrong question: Why didn't she leave? Instead, we should ask:…

  • Jihadism Transformed

    Jihadism Transformed

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849046473

    Jihadist narratives have evolved dramatically over the past five years, driven by momentous events in the Middle East and beyond; the death of bin Laden; the rise and ultimate failure of the Arab Spring; and most notably, the rise of the so-called I…

  • The Accidental Guerrilla

    The Accidental Guerrilla
    av David Kilcullen

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849047111

    This landmark book--a Washington Post bestseller--transformed the theory and practice of counterinsurgency. Colouring his account with gripping battlefield experience from the highlands of Southeast Asia, the mountains of the Afghanistan Pakistan bo…

  • The Accidental Guerrilla

    The Accidental Guerrilla
    av David Kilcullen

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781850659556

    War today is far different from what we expected it to be. Counter-insurgency and protracted guerrilla warfare, not shock and awe, are the order of the day. The Australian David Kilcullen is the world's foremost expert on this way of war, and in "Th…

  • The Accidental Guerrilla

    The Accidental Guerrilla
    av David Kilcullen

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849040259

    War today is far different from what we expected it to be. Counter-insurgency and protracted guerrilla warfare, not shock and awe, are the order of the day. The Australian David Kilcullen is the world's foremost expert on this way of war, and in "Th…

  • Lebanon

    Lebanon
    av Andrew Arsan

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383654

    Lebanon seems a country in the grip of permanent crisis. In recent years it has suffered blow after blow, from Rafiq Hariri's assassination in 2005, to the 2006 July War, to the current Syrian conflict, which has brought a million refugees streaming…

  • Lebanon

    Lebanon
    av Andrew Arsan

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849047005

    Lebanon seems a country in the grip of permanent crisis. In recent years it has suffered blow after blow, from Rafiq Hariri's assassination in 2005, to the 2006 July War, to the current Syrian conflict, which has brought a million refugees streaming…

  • After the Sheikhs

    After the Sheikhs
    av Christopher Davidson

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849045070

    Noted Gulf expert Christopher Davidson contends that the collapse of the Gulf monarchies is going to happen, and always was. The Gulf monarchies (Saudi Arabia and its five smaller neighbours: the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrai…

  • Understanding Libya Since Gaddafi

    Understanding Libya Since Gaddafi
    av Ulf Laessing

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849048880

    Why has Libya fallen apart since 2011? The world has largely given up trying to understand how the revolution that toppled Muammar Gaddafi has left the country a failed state and a major security headache for Europe. Gaddafi's police state has been…

  • Heineken in Africa

    Heineken in Africa
    av Olivier van Beemen

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849049023

    For Heineken, `rising Africa' is already a reality: the profits it extracts there are almost 50 per cent above the global average, and beer costs more in some African countries than it does in Europe. Heineken claims its presence boosts economic dev…

  • The Dragons and the Snakes

    The Dragons and the Snakes
    av David Kilcullen

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787380981

    In 1993, a newly-appointed CIA director warned that Western powers might have 'slain a large dragon' with the fall of the USSR, but now faced a 'bewildering variety of poisonous snakes'. Since then, both dragons (state enemies like Russia and China)…

  • The Sami Peoples of the North

    The Sami Peoples of the North
    av Neil Kent

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787380318

    The first comprehensive history of the Sami people of the Nordic countries and northwestern Russia. There is no single volume which encompasses an integrated social and cultural history of the Sami people from the Nordic countries and northwestern R…

  • Bibi

    Bibi
    av Anshel Pfeffer

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383272

    For many in Israel and elsewhere, Benjamin Netanyahu is anathema, an embarrassment; yet he continues to dominate Israeli public life. How can we explain his rise, his hold on Israeli politics, and his outsized role on the world's stage?In Bibi, Ansh…

  • Bibi

    Bibi
    av Anshel Pfeffer

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849049887

    For many in Israel and elsewhere, Benjamin Netanyahu is anathema, an embarrassment; yet he continues to dominate Israeli public life. How can we explain his rise, his hold on Israeli politics, and his outsized role on the world's stage?In Bibi, Ansh…

  • Lost Islamic History

    Lost Islamic History
    av Firas Alkhateeb

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849046893

    Over the last 1,400 years, a succession of Muslim polities and empires expanded to control territories and peoples stretching from southern France to East Africa and South East Asia. Yet many of the contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists and t…

  • This Is What America Looks Like

    This Is What America Looks Like
    av Ilhan Omar

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383418

    Ilhan Omar's career is a collection of historic firsts: she is the first refugee, the first Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women to serve in the United States Congress. Against a xenophobic and divisive administration, she has risen…

  • Toxic

    Toxic
    av Dan Kaszeta

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383067

    Nerve agents are the world's deadliest means of chemical warfare. Nazi Germany developed the first military-grade nerve agents and massive industry for their manufacture-yet, strangely, the Third Reich never used them. At the end of the Second World…

  • Hezbollah

    Hezbollah
    av Matthew Levitt

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849043335

    Hezbollah - Lebanon's 'Party of God' - is a multifaceted organisation: it is a powerful political party in Lebanon, a Shia religious and social movement, Lebanon's largest militia, a close ally of Iran, and a terrorist organisation. Drawing on a wid…

  • Kingdoms of Faith

    Kingdoms of Faith
    av Brian A. Catlos

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787380035

    Prior accounts have portrayed Islamic Spain either as a paradise of enlightened tolerance, or as the site where civilisations clashed. Award-winning historian Brian A. Catlos taps a wide array of original sources to paint a more complex picture, sho…

  • Bluster

    Bluster
    av Peter Neumann

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787381896

    A sharp condemnation of Trump's counterterrorism policy as a dangerous failure. Donald Trump promised to defeat terrorism, but there is no easy way to make sense of his war on terror. Is it a genuine strategic shift from previous administrations? Or…

  • Iceland's 1100 Years

    Iceland's 1100 Years
    av Gunnar Karlsson

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849049115

    'Iceland's 1100 Years' recounts the history of a society on the margin of Europe as well as on the margin of reaching the size and wealth of a proper state. Iceland is unique among the European societies in being founded as late as the Viking Age, a…

  • Across an Angry Sea: The SAS in the Falklands War

    Across an Angry Sea: The SAS in the Falklands War
    av Cedric Delves

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787381124

    In early summer 1982--winter in the South Atlantic--Argentina's military junta invades the Falklands. Within days, a Royal Navy Task Force is assembled and dispatched. This is the story of D Squadron, 22 SAS, commanded by Cedric Delves. The relentle…

  • Across an Angry Sea: The SAS in the Falklands War

    Across an Angry Sea: The SAS in the Falklands War
    av Cedric Delves

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383425

    In early summer 1982--winter in the South Atlantic--Argentina's military junta invades the Falklands. Within days, a Royal Navy Task Force is assembled and dispatched. This is the story of D Squadron, 22 SAS, commanded by Cedric Delves. The relentle…

  • To the Mountains

    To the Mountains
    av Abdullah Anas

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787380110

    As one of the earliest Arabs to join the Afghan Jihad, the Algerian Islamist Abdullah Anas counted as brothers-in-arms the future icons of al-Qaeda's global war, from Abdullah Azzam to Osama bin Laden, and befriended key Afghan resistance leaders su…

  • Joking About Jihad

    Joking About Jihad
    av Gilbert Ramsay

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383166

    Can laughter really be used to undermine the appeal of terrorist groups? And should it be? Is there any truth in the stereotypical notions of fanaticism as humourless, and of humour as the antithesis of fanaticism? What is the deeper significance of…

  • The ISIS Reader

    The ISIS Reader
    av Haroro J. Ingram

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787381971

    In the wake of its 'Caliphate' declaration in 2014, the self-described Islamic State has been the focus of countless academic papers, government studies, media commentaries and documentaries. Despite all this attention, persistent myths continue to…

  • Shallow Graves

    Shallow Graves
    av Richard Reid

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383289

    This is a personal account of the war between Eritrea and Ethiopia, fought between May 1998 and June 2000, as well as of the periods immediately preceding and following the conflict. 'Shallow Graves' traces shifting local perceptions of time, the na…

  • The Asian Aspiration

    The Asian Aspiration
    av Greg Mills

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787384453

    In 1960, the GDP per capita of Southeast Asian countries was nearly half of that of Africa. By 1986 the gap had closed and today the trend is reversed, with more than half of the world's poorest now living in sub Saharan Africa.Why has Asia develope…

  • Saving Lives and Staying Alive

    Saving Lives and Staying Alive

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849046510

    Much like the large commercial companies, most humanitarian aid organisations now have departments specifically dedicated to protecting the security of their personnel and assets. The management of humanitarian security has gradually become the busi…

  • Sweden's Dark Soul

    Sweden's Dark Soul
    av Kajsa Norman

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787380097

    Reporter Chang Frick grew up dark-haired in a nation of blonds. Ostracised as a child, in adulthood he set out to expose the hypocrisy of Swedish society. When he revealed the cover-up of mass sexual assaults on teen girls at a 2015 music festival,…

  • Sweden's Dark Soul

    Sweden's Dark Soul
    av Kajsa Norman

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787384095

    Reporter Chang Frick grew up dark-haired in a nation of blonds. Ostracised as a child, in adulthood he set out to expose the hypocrisy of Swedish society. When he revealed the cover-up of mass sexual assaults on teen girls at a 2015 music festival,…

  • Qatar and the Gulf Crisis

    Qatar and the Gulf Crisis
    av Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787382077

    In 2017, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, launching an economic blockade by land, air and sea. The self-proclaimed 'Anti-Terror Quartet' offered maximalist demands: thirteen 'conditions' recalling Austria-…

  • Inglorious Empire

    Inglorious Empire
    av Shashi Tharoor

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849048088

    ***THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER*** In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. Beyond conquest and deception, the Empire blew…

  • Finance and Security

    Finance and Security
    av Martin S. Navias

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787381360

    The global financial sector is increasingly vulnerable to penetration by criminal money-launderers, terrorist financiers, and proliferators of weapons of mass destruction. At the same time, it offers instruments that can be usefully employed to purs…

  • Apartheid Guns and Money

    Apartheid Guns and Money
    av Hennie Van Vuuren

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787380974

    In its last decades, the apartheid regime was confronted with an existential threat. While internal resistance to the last whites-only government grew, mandatory international sanctions prohibited sales of strategic goods and arms to South Africa. T…

  • Chinese Spies

    Chinese Spies
    av Roger Faligot

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787380967

    In 1920s Shanghai, Zhou Enlai founded the first Chinese communist spy network, operating in the shadows against nationalists, Western powers and the Japanese. The story of Chinese spies has been a global one from the start.Unearthing previously unse…

  • Out of the Mountains

    Out of the Mountains
    av David Kilcullen

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849045117

    In his third book, David Kilcullen takes us out of the mountains: away from the remote, rural guerrilla warfare of Afghanistan, and into the marginalised slums and complex security threats of the world's coastal cities, where almost 75 per cent of u…

  • The Scientific Way of Warfare,

    The Scientific Way of Warfare,
    av Antoine J. Bousquet

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781850659457

    Bousquet's book considers the impact of key technologies and scientific ideas on the practice of warfare and the handling of the perennial tension between order and chaos on the battlefield. It spans the entire modern era, from the Scientific Revolu…

  • Malevolent Republic

    Malevolent Republic
    av K. S. Komireddi

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787380059

    After decades of imperfect secularism, presided over by an often corrupt Congress establishment, Nehru's diverse republic has yielded to Hindu nationalism. India is collapsing under the weight of its own contradictions.Since 2014, the ruling BJP has…

  • Inside the Mind of Xi Jinping

    Inside the Mind of Xi Jinping
    av Francois Bougon

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849049849

    Xi Jinping wants to become the world's most powerful leader. To succeed, he must balance Mao's Little Red Book with the Analects of Confucius, and more.For Xi, the task ahead of China is to preserve the guiding ideology of Marxism, while challenging…

  • High Command

    High Command
    av Christopher L. Elliott

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849048132

    ** Includes a New Postcript 'The Chilcot Report-Early Thoughts on Military Matters'** From 2001 Britain supported the United States in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 'Victory' in such conflicts is always hard to gauge and domestic political backing f…

  • Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia
    av Paul Aarts

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849047227

    The Saudi royal family has survived the events of the Arab Spring intact and unscathed. Any major upheavals were ostensibly averted with the help of oil revenues, while the Kingdom's influential clerics conveniently declared all forms of protest to…

  • African Kaiser

    African Kaiser
    av Robert Gaudi

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849048675

    At the turn of the twentieth century, European colonial powers scrambled in Africa for trade, land and political advantage. When the First World War broke out, they were forced to contend with one another not just in trenches on the Western Front, b…

  • The Boko Haram Reader

    The Boko Haram Reader

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849048842

    Since it erupted onto the world stage in 2009, people have asked, what is Boko Haram, and what does it stand for? Is there a coherent vision or set of beliefs behind it? Despite the growing literature about the group, few if any attempts have been m…

  • The Invisible Muslim

    The Invisible Muslim
    av Medina Tenour Whiteman

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383029

    Medina Tenour Whiteman stands at the margins of whiteness and Islam. An Anglo-American born to Sufi converts, she feels perennially out of place-not fully at home in Western or Muslim cultures.In this searingly honest memoir, Whiteman contemplates w…

  • Who Killed Hammarskjold?

    Who Killed Hammarskjold?
    av Susan Williams

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849048026

    One of the outstanding mysteries of the twentieth century, and one with huge political resonance, is the death of Dag Hammarskjold and his UN team in a plane crash in central Africa in 1961. Just minutes after midnight, his aircraft plunged into thi…

  • Understanding South Africa

    Understanding South Africa
    av Carien du Plessis

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787382046

    When Nelson Mandela emerged from decades in jail to preach reconciliation, South Africans truly appeared a people reborn as the Rainbow Nation. Yet, a quarter of a century later, the country sank into bitter recriminations and rampant corruption und…

  • Military Anthropology

    Military Anthropology
    av Montgomery McFate

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849048125

    In almost every military intervention in its history, the US has made cultural mistakes that hindered attainment of its policy goals. From the counterproductive strategic bombing of Vietnam to the misguided accidental burning of the Koran in Afghani…

  • The Impossible Revolution

    The Impossible Revolution
    av Yassin al-Haj Saleh

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849048668

    Yassin al-Haj Saleh is a leftist dissident who spent sixteen years as a political prisoner and now lives in exile. He describes with precision and fervour the events that led to Syria's 2011 uprising, the metamorphosis of the popular revolution into…

  • Crossing the Congo

    Crossing the Congo

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849046855

    In 2013, three friends set off on a journey that they had been told was impossible: the north-south crossing of the Congo River Basin, from Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Juba, in South Sudan.Traversing two and a half thousand mil…