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            How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them

            How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Walter, Barbara F.

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            Most of us don't know it, but we are living in the world's greatest era of civil wars. While violence has declined worldwide, civil wars have increased. This has changed. Since 1946, over 250 armed conflicts have broken out around the world, a number that continues to rise. Major... civil wars are now being fought in countries including Iraq, Syria and Libya. Smaller civil wars are being fought in Ukraine, India, and Malaysia. Even countries we thought could never experience another civil war - such as the USA, Sweden and Ireland - are showing signs of unrest. In How Civil Wars Start, acclaimed expert Barbara F. Walter, who has advised on political violence everywhere from the CIA to the U.S. Senate to the United Nations, explains the rise of civil war and the conditions that create it. As democracies across the world backslide and citizens become more polarised, civil wars will become even more widespread and last longer than they have in the past. This urgent and important book shows us a path back toward peace.
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            ISBN 9780241429761
            Released NZ 12 Apr 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Killer in the Kremlin
               

            Killer in the Kremlin (Hardback)

            By Sweeney, John

            • RRP: $54.99
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            • Pub Date
              21 Jul 22

            A gripping and explosive account of Vladimir Putin's tyranny, charting his rise from spy to tsar, exposing the events that led to his invasion of Ukraine and his assault on Europe. In Killer in the Kremlin, award-winning journalist John Sweeney takes readers from the heart of Put...in's Russia to the killing fields of Chechnya, to the embattled cities of an invaded Ukraine. In a disturbing expose of Putin's sinister ambition, Sweeney draws on thirty years of his own reporting - from the Moscow apartment bombings to the atrocities committed by the Russian Army in Chechnya, to the annexation of Crimea and a confrontation with Putin over the shooting down of flight MH17 - to understand the true extent of Putin's long war. Drawing on eyewitness accounts and compelling testimony from those who have suffered at Putin's hand, we see the heroism of the Russian opposition, the bravery of the Ukrainian resistance, and the brutality with which the Kremlin responds to such acts of defiance, assassinating or locking away its critics, and stopping at nothing to achieve its imperialist aims. In the midst of one of the darkest acts of aggression in modern history - Russia's invasion of Ukraine - this book shines a light on Putin's rule and poses urgent questions about how the world must respond.
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            ISBN 9781787636651
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st Century
              

            Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st Century (Hardback)

            By Thompson, Helen

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            Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st Century explains the historical origins of the political shocks of the past decade: why politics has been so difficult, why energy and debt are such a large part of these difficulties, and how two rather different kinds of democratic crises exist ...in Europe and the United States.
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            ISBN 9780198864981
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Atoms and Ashes: From Bikini Atoll to Fukushima
              

            Atoms and Ashes: From Bikini Atoll to Fukushima (Hardback)

            By Plokhy, Serhii

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            • Pub Date
              2 Aug 22

            In 2011, a 43-foot-high tsunami crashed into a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. In the following days, explosions would rip buildings apart, three reactors would go into nuclear meltdown, and the surrounding area would be swamped in radioactive water. It is now considered... one of the costliest nuclear disasters ever. But Fukushima was not the first, and it was not the worst. . . In Atoms and Ashes, acclaimed historian Serhii Plokhy tells the tale of the six nuclear disasters that shook the world- Bikini Atoll, Kyshtym, Windscale, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima. Based on wide-ranging research and witness testimony, Plokhy traces the arc of each crisis, exploring in depth the confused decision-making on the ground and the panicked responses of governments to contain the crises and often cover up the scale of the catastrophe. As the world increasingly looks to renewable and alternative sources of energy, Plokhy lucidly argues that the atomic risk must be understood in explicit terms, but also that these calamities reveal a fundamental truth about our relationship with nuclear technology- that the thirst for power and energy has always trumped safety and the cost for future generations.
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            ISBN 9780241516775
            Released NZ 2 Aug 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Nutmeg's Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis

            The Nutmeg's Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ghosh, Amitav

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            From the bestselling author of the Ibis trilogy and The Great Derangement, The Nutmeg's Curse is an enthralling, panoramic history of the influence of colonialism on the world today, told through the surprising story of the nutmeg.

            ISBN 9781529369458
            Released NZ 14 Oct 2021
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Zelensky: The Unlikely Ukrainian Hero Who Defied Putin and United the World

            Zelensky: The Unlikely Ukrainian Hero Who Defied Putin and United the World (Paperback)

            By Urban, Andrew L.; Mcleod, Chris

            • RRP: $28.99
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            From the most famous comedic actor in Ukraine to the most famous political hero in the world today, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky became the unlikely hero of our time. He led and inspired his country-and the entire free world-in the fight against the Russian invasion tha...t began in February 2022, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin became a war criminal. This war, the first recorded in real time and broadcast on TV and across social media, will have long lasting consequences, but Zelensky's stature will never diminish. In Zelensky, authors Andrew L. Urban and Chris McLeod deliver a concise profile of the man who became the leader who captured headlines and won hearts worldwide. Covering his childhood, family history, and unusual journey from comedian and actor to the first Jewish President of Ukraine, this is the inspiring story of Volodymyr Zelensky, the Servant of the People.
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            ISBN 9781922810052
            Published NZ 26 Apr 2022
            Publisher Wilkinson Publishing
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            Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps
             

            Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps (Hardback)

            By Marshall, Tim; Illustrated by Easton, Grace; Smith, Jessica

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            A stunning abridged and illustrated edition of the international bestseller Prisoners of Geography, by acclaimed author Tim Marshall

            ISBN 9781783964130
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Elliott & Thompson Limited
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            The Spoils of War: Power, Profit and the American War Machine
              

            The Spoils of War: Power, Profit and the American War Machine (Hardback)

            By Cockburn, Andrew

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            Why Does America Go to War?

            ISBN 9781839763656
            Publisher Verso Books
            Interest Age Adults / General
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            Xi: A Study in Power
             

            Xi: A Study in Power (Paperback)

            By Brown, Kerry

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            • Pub Date
              16 Aug 22

            A timely political primer on Xi Jinping by acclaimed author and academic, Professor Kerry Brown.

            ISBN 9781785788086
            Released NZ 16 Aug 2022
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Danger On Our Doorstep
             

            Danger On Our Doorstep (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Molan, Jim

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            • Pub Date
              3 Aug 22

            A sober, realistic assessment from bestselling author, ex-major general and senator Jim Molan What are Australia's options in confronting a rising and belligerent China? For the first time in nearly 80 years, war on our doorstop is not just possible, it is likely. Former army maj...or general and Liberal Party senator Jim Molan has fought wars, reviewed intelligence, participated in government and conducted business in hotspots across the world, making him an expert in evaluating risk and reward in perilous military situations. In this sober assessment, he brings his experience to bear on the issue of the present and growing danger of China's rise. He examines what China's end game is, what war with China would look like and, importantly, what Australia's best interests and options are. Acknowledging the increasing awareness across Australia of a regional war, he stresses how important it is to prepare for the right war, not the war we would prefer to fight.
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            ISBN 9781460762608
            Published NZ 3 Aug 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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