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After the FallSri Lanka in Victory and War

After the Fall: Sri Lanka in Victory and War

Mohan K. Tikku

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199463503
eISBN:
9780199086771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463503.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy, International Relations and Politics

While Buddhists all over the world were celebrating 2,500 years of Gautama Buddha’s passing in 1956, Ceylon (as Sri Lanka was called then) was sowing the seeds of an ethnic conflict. To begin with, ... More

Bosnia's Paralyzed Peace

Bosnia's Paralyzed Peace

Christopher Bennett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190608293
eISBN:
9780190638450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608293.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Two decades after the Dayton Peace Agreement came into force, Bosnia is not at war. However, the absence of war is not peace. Bosnia has failed to move on from conflict. Political processes are ... More

Carnage and ConnectivityLandmarks in the Decline of Conventional Military Power

Carnage and Connectivity: Landmarks in the Decline of Conventional Military Power

David Betz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190264857
eISBN:
9780190618513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264857.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book examines the disorienting impact on war of the burgeoning connectivity of ideas, people, and things. It argues that the Western perception of warfare has shifted from one of occasional and ... More

Famine in SomaliaCompeting Imperatives, Collective Failures, 2011–12

Famine in Somalia: Competing Imperatives, Collective Failures, 2011–12

Daniel Maxwell and Nisar Majid (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190499389
eISBN:
9780190638559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499389.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Some 250,000 people died in the southern Somalia famine of 2011–12, which also displaced and destroyed the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands more. Yet this crisis had been predicted in 2010. The ... More

Fragile PoliticsWeak States in the Greater Middle East

Fragile Politics: Weak States in the Greater Middle East

Mehran Kamrava (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190246211
eISBN:
9780190638511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190246211.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Although the concept of “state failure” emerged after the Cold War, it gained major prominence after the September 11 attacks with the emerging discourse focusing primarily on the Greater Middle ... More

Local Politics in AfghanistanA Century of Intervention in the Social Order

Local Politics in Afghanistan: A Century of Intervention in the Social Order

Conrad Schetter (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327928
eISBN:
9780199388066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327928.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Afghanistan’s people have contended with an almost continuous series of foreign interventions in their local affairs in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Not only have external powers such as ... More

Orientalism and War

Orientalism and War

Tarak Barkawi and Ketih Stanski (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199327782
eISBN:
9780199388080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327782.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The “War on Terror” gave rise to stark visions of a Christian West battling a mad mullah from the East over nothing less than the fate of civilization. These baldly Orientalist constructions are only ... More

The Psychology of StrategyExploring Rationality in the Vietnam War

The Psychology of Strategy: Exploring Rationality in the Vietnam War

Kenneth Payne

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190227234
eISBN:
9780190492120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227234.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

How do strategists decide what they wish to achieve through war, and how they might accomplish it? And why does their understanding of violence regularly turn out to be wrong? In seeking answers, ... More

Rebels in a Rotten StateUnderstanding Atrocity in the Sierra Leone Civil War

Rebels in a Rotten State: Understanding Atrocity in the Sierra Leone Civil War

Kieran Mitton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190241582
eISBN:
9780190492199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241582.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The atrocities of civil wars present us with many difficult questions. How do seemingly ordinary individuals come to commit such extraordinary acts of cruelty, often against unarmed civilians? Can we ... More

A State Built on SandHow Opium Undermined Afghanistan

A State Built on Sand: How Opium Undermined Afghanistan

David Mansfield

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190608316
eISBN:
9780190638535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608316.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Fluctuations in opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan have long been closely associated with perceptions of state power, such as after the Taliban imposed an almost countrywide ban in 2000-1. The ... More

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