Written during and after the Persian Gulf War, this anthology includes original research and in-depth analysis of U.S. foreign policy and its domestic repercussions. The contributors look at the war abroad and at home, addressing race, gender, geo-politics, ecology, economics, and the movement for peace and justice.
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Although the Chinese and the Vietnamese were Cold War allies in wars against the French and the Americans, their alliance collapsed and they ultimately fought a war against each other in 1979. More than thirty years later the fundamental cause of the alliance's termination remains contested among historians, international relations theorists, and Asian studies specialists. Nicholas Khoo brings fresh perspective to this debate. Using Chinese-language materials released since the end of the Cold War, Khoo revises existing explanations for the termination of China's alliance with Vietnam, arguing that Vietnamese cooperation with China's Cold War adversary, the Soviet Union, was the necessary and sufficient cause for the alliance's termination. He finds alternative explanations to be less persuasive. These emphasize nonmaterial causes, such as ideology and culture, or reference issues within the Sino-Vietnamese relationship, such as land and border disputes, Vietnam's treatment of its ethnic Chinese minority, and Vietnam's attempt to establish a sphere of influence over Cambodia and Laos. Khoo also adds to the debate over the relevance of realist theory in interpreting China's international behavior during both the Cold War and post-Cold War eras. While others see China as a social state driven by nonmaterial processes, Khoo makes the case for viewing China as a quintessential neorealist state. From this perspective, the focus of neorealist theory on security threats from materially stronger powers explains China's foreign policy not only toward the Soviet Union but also in relation to its Vietnamese allies.
Fifteen psychologists team up to show how anti-terrorism efforts are harming American mental health, and may well be spurring stronger motivations for terrorists.
Sifting through a range of incidents, this book reveals how the rising corporatisation of public schools needs to be understood as part of a broader attack on the public sector.
Bea Collins was troubled when she went to Hannibal Jones' office. Her fiancee Dean had disappeared. Hannibal Jones, the troubleshooter, agreed to help her, even though he feared that his quarry had simply run off with another woman after taking most of Bea's money.Little did Hannibal suspect that he would find Dean just before the man was accused of the bloody murder of a co-worker.Suddenly, Hannibal has a new client. Not only do the murder weapon and other evidence point to Dean, but Dean can't seem to remember what happened. Police believe that Dean might be following in the footsteps of his own mother, who had been convicted of killing Dean's father. Or was Dean covering for his mother, now out of prison and considered a possible serial killer.The trail leads from Washington DC to Las Vegas and even to Germany, where Hannibal stumbles upon a third murder which seems linked to Dean's life. The web of murder also ties Dean to his sexy female boss, as well as the man Dean is accused of murdering.The killings have destroyed the lives connected to them, friends and family who represent the murder's collateral damage. It soon becomes clear that Hannibal will have to solve all three cases in order to clear Dean's name.
A dead body is discovered in a locked room in a country house in the affluent Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. Nine people were present in the house at the time, nine people who saw nothing they'd like to report and did nothing they're willing to confess to. A document that might relate to a CIA scandal in the recent past--or to a presidential election in the near future--is missing, and much sought after. No one will know exactly what it means until it's found. But would someone be willing to kill for it? The key to this complicated puzzle lies with two sisters, two young women who don't quite fit into Washington's high-stakes political arena. Retired Foreign Service agent Richard Michaelson and his friend Marjorie Randolph find themselves at the middle of this whirlwind of political and personal intrigue, and must do more than sort clues. For the most challenging locked room you're likely to encounter in Washington, D.C., is your own mind.
Based on research from more than 10,000 surveys from children and parents of divorce, Collateral Damage presents parents with an overview of the negative impact that divorce has on their children and offers ways to better serve their needs at this critical time. Approximately fifty percent of marriages in the United State fail. Add to that the increasing number of couples who never marry, have children together, and later go their separate ways. In all of these scenarios, children suffer greatly—often in silence, as parents do not know how to effectively guide their kids. When the sorrow and emotional issues of children are not addressed, the cycle of divorce is likely to continue for them and in generations that follow. In addition, while children may appear to be resilient and adjusting, without proper support children of divorce are more prone to drug and alcohol abuse, criminal behavior, mental and physical illness, and suicide. How can parents manage their own hurt, shock, anger, and despair so that they can provide their children with what they need? While Collateral Damage does not advocate divorce, it does sound a wakeup call for parents. It identifies the landmines inherent in the dangerous terrain of divorce and equips them to help their children not to feel abandoned or unheard. Topics covered include: Building the family—not losing it Tuning into your kids Stabilizing childhood Maintaining parent/child roles Avoiding the parenting handoff Keeping kids out of the war zone Instilling trust Keeping open lines of communication Attuning to guiding, spiritual resources The unfortunate failure of a marriage does not mean the end of the family. Providing a stable, supportive, healthy relationship with your child demonstrates what a loving relationship looks like, better preparing them for intimate relationships and marriage as an adult.
The term ‘collateral damage' has recently been added to the vocabulary of military forces to refer to the unintended consequences of armed interventions, consequences that are unplanned but nevertheless damaging and often very costly in human and personal terms. But collateral damage is not unique to the world of armed intervention - it is also one of the most salient and striking dimensions of contemporary social inequality. The inflammable mixture of growing social inequality and the rising volume of human suffering marginalized as ‘collateral' is becoming one of most cataclysmic problems of our time. For the political class, poverty is commonly seen as a problem of law and order - a matter of how to deal with individuals, such as unemployed youths, who fall foul of the law. But treating poverty as a criminal problem obscures the social roots of inequality, which lie in the combination of a consumerist life philosophy propagated and instilled by a consumer-oriented economy, on the one hand, and the rapid shrinking of life chances available to the poor, on the other. In our contemporary, liquid-modern world, the poor are the collateral damage of a profit-driven, consumer-oriented society - ‘aliens inside' who are deprived of the rights enjoyed by other members of the social order. In this new book Zygmunt Bauman - one of the most original and influential social thinkers of our time - examines the selective affinity between the growth of social inequality and the rise in the volume of ‘collateral damage' and considers its implications and its costs.
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What begins as a routine assignment -- infiltrate a public building and retrieve monitoring equipment set up by APO -- goes horribly wrong. With the mission suddenly compromised, the true question becomes, Who's monitoring whom and why? Resourceful Sydney manages to complete the objective, but a split-second miscalculation during her escape endangers a civilian caught in the cross-fire. When haunting details of the victim emerge and the lead suspect is murdered, Sydney's carefully compartmentalized life threatens to unravel. Has she always made the right choices, knowing the inherent danger posed to those around her? Vaughn and Jack are understandably concerned. For a field agent, even the tiniest loss of focus can prove deadly....