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U.S.-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century: Policies, Prospects, and Possibilities Current

At the dawn of the twenty-first century, the once numerous pronouncements of a coming conflict with China have been muted as both countries face new challenges. The contributors to this insightful volume discuss some of the most critical issues in contemporary U.S.-China relations and provide historical and cultural perspectives on these issues.

Through Alternative Lenses Current

 Dr. Jay Parker, Daniel J. Kaufman, Patrick V. Howell | This book was designed as a companion to the theoretical text: Understanding International Relations: The Value of Alternative Lenses (UIR). UIR is primarily anchored on the concept of intellectual pluralism -- the use of multiple and competing lenses (perspectives) in explaining a single

Civil Society and the Search for Justice in Russia Current

Civil Society and the Search for Justice in Russia explores the various dimensions of Russia's civil society: the meaning of, and search for, justice; the role of the Orthodox church as a principal unifier in civil society; the need for new freedoms for women and ethnic minorities; and the role of mass education and the free press in inculcating and articulating new civic values.

Russia at the Polls: Voters, Elections, and Democratization Current

Vladmir Putin′s recent election as Russia′s president was the culmination of over a decade of competitive elections and attempts at democratic reform. In fact, voting in Russia has become the only legitimate means for gaining a position of political leadership in the government, or for the transfer of power from one set of leaders to another. This important development is traced from Russia′s early electoral heritage to the present with examinations of executive, legislative, and local elections.

Counterrevolution in China: Wang Sheng and the Kuomintang Current

Dr. Thomas Marks | This ground-breaking book spans 60 years of modern Chinese history from the much neglected non-communist perspective. Concentrating on Wang Sheng's career in relation to Chiang Kai-Shek's extraordinary son Chiang Ching-Kuo, it shows that the KMT were perfecting the methods that were to make Taiwan an East Asian Tiger' economy at the very point that they lost' the mainland. The book also provides a fascinating insight into Taiwan's efforts to aid South Vietnam and Cambodia from 1960 as the Indochina war unfolded.

The British Acquisition of Siamese Malaya Current

Dr. Thomas Marks | The book tells the story of the political maneuvering by Bangkok and London for possession of key semi-independent states on the Malay Peninsula. The book starts with the Anglo-Siamese Secret Convention of 1897, with which the British hoped to neutralize possible influences of other colonial powers, and it deals with the Siamese drive to exclude foreign influences from the Siamese territories. In the end, Siam would have to let go and the British acquired some of the Malay provinces on the Peninsula thus establishing the present borders of southern Siam and Malaysia.

Maoist Insurgency Since Vietnam Current

Dr. Thomas Marks | This book is an analysis of revolutions based on the Maoist Mode. These insurgencies failed, having been successfully contained by their governments. How did the world's strongest power - America - fail where Third World governments have succeeded?

Making Revolution: The Insurgency of the Communist Party of Thailand in Structural Perspective (Studies in Contemporary Thailand No. 3) Current

Dr. Thomas Marks | This book depicts the attempt by the Communist Party of Thailand (CPT) to seize power during the period of the Indochina from 1973- 1982. In its bid to challenge the Thai Government’s authority, the CPT relinquished the ideals of Marxist-Leninism and embraced the tenets of Maoism. However the CPT leaders committed several strategic mistakes which ultimately led to their defeat.