Book: A World in Disarray


In A World in Disarray, Haass argues for an updated global operating system—call it world order 2.0—that reflects the reality that power is widely distributed and that borders count for less.

  • Author : Richard Haass
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 10 January 2017
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 9780399562372

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"A valuable primer on foreign policy: a primer that concerned citizens of all political persuasions—not to mention the president and his advisers—could benefit from reading." —The New York Times An examination of a world increasingly defined by disorder and a United States unable to shape the world in its image, from the president of the Council on Foreign Relations Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. The rules, policies, and institutions that have guided the world since World War II have largely run their course. Respect for sovereignty alone cannot uphold order in an age defined by global challenges from terrorism and the spread of nuclear weapons to climate change and cyberspace. Meanwhile, great power rivalry is returning. Weak states pose problems just as confounding as strong ones. The United States remains the world’s strongest country, but American foreign policy has at times made matters worse, both by what the U.S. has done and by what it has failed to do. The Middle East is in chaos, Asia is threatened by China’s rise and a reckless North Korea, and Europe, for decades the world’s most stable region, is now anything but. As Richard Haass explains, the election of Donald Trump and the unexpected vote for “Brexit” signals that many in modern democracies reject important aspects of globalization, including borders open to trade and immigrants. In A World in Disarray, Haass argues for an updated global operating system—call it world order 2.0—that reflects the reality that power is widely distributed and that borders count for less. One critical element of this adjustment will be adopting a new approach to sovereignty, one that embraces its obligations and responsibilities as well as its rights and protections. Haass also details how the U.S. should act towards China and Russia, as well as in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He suggests, too, what the country should do to address its dysfunctional politics, mounting debt, and the

Book: World Prehistory


Written in an accessible and jargon-free style, this engaging volume tells the story of humanity from our beginnings in tropical Africa up to the advent of the world’s first urban civilizations.

  • Author : Brian M. Fagan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 13 September 2016
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN 13 : 9781317279099

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This popular introductory textbook provides an overview of more than 3 million years of human prehistory. Written in an accessible and jargon-free style, this engaging volume tells the story of humanity from our beginnings in tropical Africa up to the advent of the world’s first urban civilizations. A truly global account, World Prehistory surveys the latest advances in the study of human origins and describes the great diaspora of modern humans in the millennia which followed as they settled Europe, Asia and the Americas. Later chapters consider seminal milestones in prehistory: the origins of food production, the colonization of the offshore Pacific and the development of the first more complex human societies based, for the most part, on agriculture and stock raising. Finally, Fagan and Durrani examine the prevailing theories regarding early state-organized societies and the often flamboyant, usually volatile, pre-industrial civilizations which developed in the Old World and the Americas. Fully updated to reflect new research, controversies, and theoretical debates, this unique book continues to be an ideal resource for the beginner first approaching archaeology. Drawing on the experience of two established writers in the field, World Prehistory is a respected classic which acquaints students with the fascinations of human prehistory.

Book: The World


This is the new normal of the 21st century. The World is designed to provide readers of any age and experience with the essential background and building blocks they need to make sense of this complicated and interconnected world.

  • Author : Richard Haass
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 11 May 2021
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 13 : 9780399562419

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New York Times Bestseller An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and non-expert alike, navigate a time in which many of our biggest challenges come from the world beyond our borders. Like it or not, we live in a global era, in which what happens thousands of miles away has the ability to affect our lives. This time, it is a Coronavirus known as Covid-19, which originated in a Chinese city many had never heard of but has spread to the corners of the earth. Next time it could well be another infectious disease from somewhere else. Twenty years ago it was a group of terrorists trained in Afghanistan and armed with box-cutters who commandeered four airplanes and flew them into buildings (and in one case a field) and claimed nearly three thousand lives. Next time it could be terrorists who use a truck bomb or gain access to a weapon of mass destruction. In 2016 hackers in a nondescript office building in Russia traveled virtually in cyberspace to manipulate America's elections. Now they have burrowed into our political life. In recent years, severe hurricanes and large fires linked to climate change have ravaged parts of the earth; in the future we can anticipate even more serious natural disasters. In 2008, it was a global financial crisis caused by mortgage-backed securities in America, but one day it could well be a financial contagion originating in Europe, Asia, or Africa. This is the new normal of the 21st century. The World is designed to provide readers of any age and experience with the essential background and building blocks they need to make sense of this complicated and interconnected world. It will empower them to manage the flood of daily news. Readers will become more informed, discerning citizens, better able to arrive at sound, independent judgments. While it is impossible to predict what the next crisis will be or where it will originate, those who read The World will have w

Book: A brief introduction to Bitcoin


The book will offer you a solid understanding of money, Bitcoin and all that's interesting and relevant surrounding it.

  • Author : Cosmin Novac
  • Publisher : Cosmin Novac on Amazon
  • Release : 11 October 2019
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN 13 : 9781706937760

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I first heard about Bitcoin in the summer of 2011, back when I was studying Business Information Technology in Stuttgart, Germany. Without knowing much about it, the concept of a decentralised money which safeguards itself instantly caught my attention. A year later, after trying out mining and buying my first burger with Bitcoin at a friend's nerdy-tech joint, I decided to dig deeper into the topic. I wrote my Master's thesis in 2013 on the money attributes of digital currencies and have been an active member of multiple Bitcoin communities ever since.As the years passed and the digital currencies ecosystem slowly matured, a number of friends and acquaintances have asked me to use my knowledge and write a book. They had been amazed at discovering what a decentralised currency actually is and how it works, and even more amazed that not more people know about it. So in 2018 I finally decided to sit down, gather everything I knew and put it on paper. In the book, I talk about the real world reasons for something like Bitcoin to exist, the economical theories that made this spark of innovation real, the technological genius required to solve previously unsolved problems, and of course all the advantages of a decentralised world.Embark on an educational, insightful and fun journey into the turbulent oceans of the financial world, its theories and its shortcomings. A must-read for beginners and experts alike, A brief introduction to Bitcoin presents the motivations and the inner workings of the world's first scarce digital asset: Bitcoin. The book will offer you a solid understanding of money, Bitcoin and all that's interesting and relevant surrounding it.

Book: Aid and Development


This book puts the concepts of aid and development into historical context, beginning with the post-World War Two settlement, to show how they have been shaped by that context and to provide some insight into key concepts and ideas, policy ...

  • Author : Myles A. Wickstead
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 25 June 2015
  • Category: Economic assistance
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 13 : 9780198744924

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International development and aid will be prominent on the international agenda in 2015, given a number of high-profile events and conferences that will happen in the second half of the year, and which will set the agenda for the following decade and a half. The purpose of this book is to set all this in its historical context, and to show the strong linkages between aid and development priorities on the one hand and political realities and shifts on the other. It looks at different ideas about development (and the concepts of 'developing' and 'developed' countries) and how aid can support development. It makes it clear that, ultimately, development is aboutthe well-being of everyone, and of the Planet, and must be addressed as a global issue.

Book: A Brief Introduction to World Regional Geography


This book introduces the essential elements of studying world regional geoprahy. From population studies to climate change, the most important geographical concepts can be found here.

  • Author : Steve Wolfe
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 01 September 2017
  • Category: Uncategorized
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 13 : 1943536384

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A Brief Introduction to World Regional Geography Book Summary :

This introductory textbook provides a broad overview of world geography, moving region by region and providing students with the information and images they need to develop a clearer sense of the world around them.

Book: Foreign Policy Begins at Home


Offering essential insight into our world of continual unrest, this new edition addresses the major foreign and domestic debates since hardcover publication, including US intervention in Syria, the balance between individual privacy and ...

  • Author : Richard N. Haass
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 08 April 2014
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 9780465038640

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A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea all present serious challenges to America's national security. But it depends even more on the United States addressing its burgeoning deficit and debt, crumbling infrastructure, second class schools, and outdated immigration system. While there is currently no great rival power threatening America directly, how long this strategic respite lasts, according to Council on Foreign Relations President Richard N. Haass, will depend largely on whether the United States puts its own house in order. Haass lays out a compelling vision for restoring America's power, influence, and ability to lead the world and advocates for a new foreign policy of Restoration that would require the US to limit its involvement in both wars of choice, and humanitarian interventions. Offering essential insight into our world of continual unrest, this new edition addresses the major foreign and domestic debates since hardcover publication, including US intervention in Syria, the balance between individual privacy and collective security, and the continuing impact of the sequester.

Book: The World Is Flat Further Updated and Expanded Release 3 0


This new edition of Friedman's landmark book explains the flattening of the world better than ever- and takes a new measure of the effects of this change on each of us.

  • Author : Thomas L. Friedman
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 07 August 2007
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 660
  • ISBN 13 : 0374292787

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This new edition of Friedman's landmark book explains the flattening of the world better than ever- and takes a new measure of the effects of this change on each of us.

Book: Archaeology


The text begins by covering the goals of archaeology, and then moves on to consider the basic concepts of culture, time, and space, by discussing the finding and excavation of archaeological sites.

  • Author : Brian M. Fagan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 01 April 2016
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 13 : 9781317350125

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Method and Theory in Archaeology Archaeology: A Brief Introduction is an introduction to the fundamental principles of method and theory in archaeology, exposing students to archaeology as a career. The text begins by covering the goals of archaeology, and then moves on to consider the basic concepts of culture, time, and space, by discussing the finding and excavation of archaeological sites. By providing a distinct emphasis on the ethics behind archaeology, and how we should act as stewards of the finite records of the human past, Archaeology: A Brief Introduction continues to be a book with a truly international perspective, not simply focusing on North America or Europe. Teaching and Learning Experience Improve Critical Thinking - Archaeology: A Brief Introduction's "Archaeology and You" chapter provides students with career advice in an era when archaeology is transitioning from predominantly academic to professional. Engage Students - Each chapter within Archaeology: A Brief Introduction highlights important finds that have shaped our archaeological perspective, and a global perspective that shows students that archaeology is the most global of all sciences, encompassing all of humanity.

Book: A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory


Written by David Howe, one of the top British writers in social work, his simple, easy-to-read style makes this text ideal for quick reference in lectures, on placement or in practice.

  • Author : David Howe
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release : 29 May 2009
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 9780230365247

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Learning about social work theory is a bit like hot air ballooning – it's about looking at the world from above and going on a voyage of discovery to find out what guides social work practice. In 25 clearly labelled chapters, this book explains and discusses social work theory in a crisp, clear and accessible way. Whether you're a student, a newly qualified social worker or a 'seasoned' professional you will find plenty in this book to inform, enlighten and refresh you. Written by David Howe, one of the top British writers in social work, his simple, easy-to-read style makes this text ideal for quick reference in lectures, on placement or in practice. A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory manages to be both compact and comprehensive. You will return to this 'can't live without it' text time and time again.

Book: America in the World


Ranging from Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson to Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, and James Baker, America in the World tells the vibrant story of American diplomacy.

  • Author : Robert B. Zoellick
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 04 August 2020
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 13 : 9781538712368

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Ranging from Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson to Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, and James Baker, America in the World tells the vibrant story of American diplomacy. Recounting the actors and events of U.S. foreign policy, Zoellick identifies five traditions that have emerged from America's encounters with the world: the importance of North America; the special roles trading, transnational, and technological relations play in defining ties with others; changing attitudes toward alliances and ways of ordering connections among states; the need for public support, especially through Congress; and the belief that American policy should serve a larger purpose. These traditions frame a closing review of post-Cold War presidencies, which Zoellick foresees serving as guideposts for the future. Both a sweeping work of history and an insightful guide to U.S. diplomacy past and present, America in the World serves as an informative companion and practical adviser to readers seeking to understand the strategic and immediate challenges of U.S. foreign policy during an era of transformation.