Irregular Migration and Human Security in East Asia by Jiyoung Song,Alistair D. B. Cook

By Jiyoung Song,Alistair D. B. Cook

Across East Asia, intra-regional migration is extra everyday than inter-regional events, and the region’s assorted histories, geopolitics, financial improvement, ethnic groups, and ordinary environments make it a great case learn for interpreting the connection among abnormal migration and human protection. abnormal migration could be extensively outlined as people’s mobility that's unauthorised or compelled, and this ebook expands at the current migration-security nexus through relocating clear of the conventional kingdom protection lens, and as a substitute, transferring the point of interest to human security.

With in-depth empirical state case experiences from the quarter, together with China, Japan, North Korea, the Philippines, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore, the individuals to this publication enhance a human safety method of the learn of abnormal migration. In circumstances of abnormal migration, equivalent to undocumented labour migrants, asylum seekers, internally displaced humans, trafficked folks, and smuggled humans, human protection is the reason and/or influence of migration in either sending and receiving nations. by means of adopting a human safeguard lens, the chapters offer remarkable insights into the motivations, vulnerabilities and insecurities of migrants; the hazards, risks and illegality they're uncovered to in the course of their trips; in addition to the capability or imagined threats they pose to the recent host international locations.

This multidisciplinary publication relies on wide fieldwork and interviews with migrants, reduction staff, NGO activists and immigration officials. As such, it is going to entice scholars and students of Asian politics and protection, in addition to people with pursuits in diplomacy, social coverage, legislations, geography and migration.

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Protest camps in international context: Spaces, by Gavin Brown,Anna Feigenbaum

By Gavin Brown,Anna Feigenbaum

via a chain of interdisciplinary case stories, this topical assortment is the 1st to target protest camps as targeted organisational kinds that go beyond specific social hobbies’ contexts. The e-book bargains a serious figuring out of present protest occasions and may support larger figuring out of latest international varieties of democracy in action.

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The Evacuation from Dunkirk: 'Operation Dynamo', 26 May-June by W.J.R. Gardner,The First Sea Lord

By W.J.R. Gardner,The First Sea Lord

this is often the Naval employees historical past of "Operation Dynamo", initially released internally in 1949. British ships evacuated approximately 100,000 males of the BEF from the seashores, and over 200,000 from harbours. different countries' vessels carried greater than 30,000.

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Watergate: The Hoax by Ashton Gray

By Ashton Gray

there has been no "first break-in" at Democratic nationwide Committee headquarters within the Watergate over Memorial Day weekend 1972. there have been no digital "bugs" planted in DNC headquarters in any respect that weekend. there have been no "logs" of intercepted conversations, simply because there have been no insects firstly. What the realm is aware as "Watergate" was once an tricky hoax designed to conceal what the CIA was once relatively doing over these 3 days, whereas american citizens have been cooking out and celebrating the beginning of summer time. It used to be 3 days that modified the background of the world—but the "Official tale" of a break-in on the Watergate that weekend is the genuine cover-up of anything some distance darker, way more malignant, than the realm has ever recognized. "Watergate" used to be a hoax. It used to be a malicious fiction. And fiction does not go away a paper trail.

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Blowtorch: Robert Komer, Vietnam, and American Cold War by Frank Jones

By Frank Jones

History has now not been variety to Robert Komer, a casualty of undesirable old research and faulty details. a chilly battle nationwide defense coverage and method adviser to 3 presidents, Komer was once the most influential nationwide protection pros of the period. The ebook starts with a overview of his youth that contributed to shaping his worldview. It then examines Komer’s impact as a countrywide safety Council employees member throughout the Kennedy management, the place he helped set its activist direction in regards to the 3rd international. Upon Kennedy’s demise, Lyndon Johnson named Komer his “point guy” for Vietnam pacification coverage, and later basic Westmoreland’s operational deputy in Vietnam.

The writer highlights Komer’s actions throughout the 3 years he strove to meet the president’s imaginative and prescient that Communism can be repelled from Southeast Asia by means of monetary and social improvement besides army strength. often called “Blowtorch” for his abrasive character and disdain for bureaucratic foot dragging, Komer got here to be noticeable because the correct individual for coping with that attempt, and in 1968 was once rewarded with an ambassadorship to Turkey. The publication analyzes Komer’s paintings throughout the Carter management as particular adviser to Secretary of safety Harold Brown and below Secretary of security for coverage and credit him for reenergizing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s traditional power and forging the army device that applied the Carter Doctrine within the Persian Gulf—the fast Deployment Joint job strength. It additionally explores his ultimate position as a security highbrow and critic of the Reagan administration’s safety regulations. The ebook concludes with an invaluable precis of Komer’s influence on American coverage and procedure and his contributions to counterinsurgency practices, a legacy now well-known for its value within the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Understanding Police Use of Force: Officers, Suspects, and by Geoffrey P. Alpert,Roger G. Dunham

By Geoffrey P. Alpert,Roger G. Dunham

every time cops come into touch with electorate there's a probability that the stumble upon will digress to 1 during which strength is used on a suspect. thankfully, such a lot police actions don't contain using strength. yet those who do replicate very important styles of interplay among the officer and the citizen. This ebook, first released in 2004, examines these styles. It starts off with a short survey of past study, after which is going directly to current info and findings. one of the new information are the strength issue utilized - that's, the extent of strength used relative to suspect resistance - and information at the sequential order of incidents of strength. The authors additionally research police use of strength from the suspect's standpoint. In studying this knowledge they recommend a conceptual framework, the Authority upkeep conception, for analyzing and assessing police use of force.

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Humanitarian Photography: A History (Human Rights in by Heide Fehrenbach,Davide Rodogno

By Heide Fehrenbach,Davide Rodogno

For good over a century, humanitarians and their organisations have used photographic imagery and the most recent media applied sciences to elevate public understanding and money to relieve human affliction. This quantity examines the old evolution of what we at the present time name 'humanitarian images' - the mobilization of images within the provider of humanitarian tasks throughout nation obstacles - and asks how we will account for the shift from the fitful and debated use of images for humanitarian reasons within the overdue 19th century to our present scenario within which photographers marketplace themselves as 'humanitarian photographers'. This ebook is the 1st to enquire how humanitarian images emerged and the way it operated in diversified political, institutional, and social contexts, bringing jointly greater than a dozen students engaged on the heritage of humanitarianism, overseas agencies and nongovernmental businesses, and visible tradition in Africa, Asia, the center East, Europe, and the United States.

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India's Naval Strategy and Asian Security (Cass Series: by Anit Mukherjee,C. Raja Mohan

By Anit Mukherjee,C. Raja Mohan

This e-book examines India’s naval method in the context of Asian local security.

Amidst the intensifying geopolitical contestation within the waters of Asia, this e-book investigates the turning out to be strategic salience of the Indian military. Delhi’s increasing fiscal and armed forces power has generated a common debate on India’s customers for shaping the stability of energy in Asia. This quantity presents a lot wanted texture to the summary debate on India’s upward push through concentrating on the altering nature of India’s maritime orientation, the hot evolution of its naval technique, and its rising defence international relations. In tracing the flow of the army from the margins of Delhi’s nationwide defense recognition to a imperative place, analysing the strain among its maritime probabilities and the continentalist frame of mind, and in reading the distance among the growing to be exterior calls for for its protection contributions and inner ambivalence, this quantity bargains infrequent insights into India’s strategic path at a severe second within the nation’s evolution. through studying the inner and exterior dimensions of the Indian naval destiny, either one of that are in dynamic flux, the essays right here support a deeper figuring out of India’s altering foreign percentages and its impression on Asian and worldwide protection.

This ebook should be of a lot curiosity to scholars of naval process, Asian politics, defense experiences and IR, as a rule.

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Bombing to Win: Air Power and Coercion in War (Cornell by Robert A. Pape

By Robert A. Pape

From Iraq to Bosnia to North Korea, the 1st query in American overseas coverage debates is more and more: Can air strength by myself do the activity? Robert A. Pape offers a scientific solution. studying the result of over thirty air campaigns, together with a close reconstruction of the Gulf warfare, he argues that the most important to good fortune is attacking the enemy's army approach, no longer its economic system, humans, or leaders. Coercive air energy can be triumphant, yet now not as affordably as air fans wish to believe.

Pape examines the air raids on Germany, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq in addition to these of Israel as opposed to Egypt, delivering info of bombing and governmental selection making. His exact narratives of the strategic effectiveness of bombing variety from the classical instances of worldwide battle II to a rare reconstruction of airpower use within the Gulf battle, in line with lately declassified files. during this now-classic paintings of the speculation and perform of airpower and its political results, Robert A. Pape is helping army strategists and coverage makers pass judgement on the aim of varied air options, and is helping normal readers comprehend the coverage debates.

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Chameleo: A Strange but True Story of Invisible Spies, by Robert Guffey

By Robert Guffey

A spell binding mixture of Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, and Philip okay. Dick, Chameleo is a real account of what occurred in a seedy Southern California city while an enthusiastic and unrepentant heroin addict named Dion Fuller sheltered a U.S. Marine who’d stolen evening imaginative and prescient goggles and maybe a couple of best mystery records from a close-by army base.

Dion discovered himself arrested (under the ostensible auspices of The Patriot Act) for conspiring with foreign terrorists to smuggle best mystery army gear out of Camp Pendleton. the truth that Dion had completely not anything to do with overseas terrorists, smuggling, most sensible mystery army apparatus, or Camp Pendleton didn’t appear to hassle the army. He was once published from penitentiary after a six-day-long Abu-Ghraib-style interrogation. for that reason, he believed himself less than severe executive scrutiny — and, he suspected, the topic of unusual experimentation related to “cloaking”— electro-optical camouflage so severe it renders observers virtually invisible from a distance of a few meters — via the dept of fatherland safeguard. Hallucination? possibly — other than Robert Guffey, an English instructor and Dion’s buddy, tracked down and interviewed one of many scientists at the back of the undertaking codenamed “Chameleo,” experimental expertise which seems to be to were stolen by means of the U.S. division of security and deployed on American soil. extra surprising nonetheless, Guffey came across that the DoD has been experimenting with its most modern applied sciences on a couple of American citizens.

A condensed model of this tale used to be the canopy characteristic of Fortean occasions Magazine (September 2013).

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