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Wartime Sexual Violence: From Silence to Condemnation of a by Kerry F. Crawford

By Kerry F. Crawford

Reports of sexual violence in armed clash usually seem in political discussions and information media, providing a stark distinction to a protracted historical past of silence and nonrecognition. Conflict-related sexual violence has transitioned quickly from a missed human rights factor to an unambiguous protection crisis at the agendas of strong states and the United countries protection Council. via interviews and primary-source facts, Kerry F. Crawford investigates the explanations for this dramatic swap and the results of the securitization of sexual violence. 

Views approximately wartime sexual violence begun altering within the Nineties as a result of conflicts within the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda after which sped up within the 2000s. 3 case studies—the usa' reaction to sexual violence within the Democratic Republic of Congo, the adoption of UN safety Council answer 1820 in 2008, and the advance of the United Kingdom’s fighting Sexual Violence in clash Initiative—illustrate that use of the weapon of battle body doesn't characterize natural co-optation by means of the safety quarter. particularly, well-placed advocates have used this body to enhance the antisexual violence schedule whereas at the same time operating to maneuver past the frame’s constraints. This ebook is a groundbreaking account of the transformation of foreign efforts to finish wartime sexual violence.

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The Practice of Public Diplomacy: Confronting Challenges by W. Rugh

By W. Rugh

The behavior of public international relations is conducted as a lot in another country, by way of overseas carrier officials (FSOs) stationed at U.S. embassies, because it is in Washington. This ebook makes a speciality of what FSOs do in genuine perform in box operations.

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Human Rights, Human Security, and State Security: The by Saul Takahashi

By Saul Takahashi

This e-book presents cutting edge considering from quite a few views at the vital human rights, human protection, and nationwide protection coverage problems with today—and how those matters intersect.

• offers insightful, proficient viewpoints by way of students in addition to coverage makers and practitioners on human rights, human safety, and nationwide safety, and the way those 3 parts intersect

• provides leading edge, even provocative pondering at the vital concerns dealing with nationwide and overseas coverage makers

• deals diversified opinion essays by means of specialists from a variety of disciplines, providing a balanced method of the advanced concerns instead of a one-dimensional view

• Examines the intersections of issues comparable to poverty, migration, drug keep an eye on, terrorism, environmental protection, and overseas crime with human rights, human safeguard, and nationwide safety coverage issues

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Global Security Watch—Venezuela (Praeger Security by Daniel Hellinger

By Daniel Hellinger

This in-depth learn offers a well timed evaluation of the way the international, army, and safeguard rules of Venezuela form family members with the us within the Chavez period.

• basic resource records together with key speeches, international coverage records, and interviews with famous politicians

• a close chronology of occasions lines the background of American/Venezuelan relations

• an intensive bibliography directory print, electronic, and video assets for additional research

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Perspectives on the South China Sea: Diplomatic, Legal, and by Murray Hiebert,Phuong Nguyen,Gregory B. Poling

By Murray Hiebert,Phuong Nguyen,Gregory B. Poling

The South China Sea is arguably one of many world’s most deadly areas, with conflicting diplomatic, felony, and defense claims by way of significant and mid-level powers. to evaluate those disputes, CSIS introduced jointly a global crew of experts—from Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, the uk, the USA, and Vietnam. This quantity gathers those specialists’ analyses to supply a various and wide-ranging set of views at the sector and to discover chances for destiny cooperation.

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Activist Documentary Film in Pakistan: The Emergence of a by Rahat Imran

By Rahat Imran

This publication, the 1st educational booklet on Pakistani documentary cinema, lines the improvement of activist filmmaking practices in Pakistan that have emerged as a reaction to the implications of spiritual fundamentalism, extremism, and violation of human rights. starting with the interval of common Zia-ul-Haq’s Islamization strategy (1977-88), it discusses a variety of consultant documentary motion pictures that experience significantly addressed and documented a number of the key changes, occasions, and advancements that experience formed Pakistan’s socio-political, socio-economic, and cultural background. Such activist filmmaking perform in Pakistan is this present day an influential think about addressing the politics, and damaging and oppressive results of the Islamization period, discriminatory legislation, really gender-discriminatory Sharia legislation, violation of human and citizen rights, authoritarianism, inner strife, the unfold of non secular fundamentalism, and the specter of Talibanization, and oppressive tribal customs and traditions. The contribution of Pakistani documentary filmmakers stands as an important physique of labor that has served the reason for human rights, selling understanding and social switch in Pakistan, rather concerning gender rights.

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India-United States Cooperation on Science and Technology by Rita Guenther,Micah Lowenthal,Lalitha Sunderesan,Committee

By Rita Guenther,Micah Lowenthal,Lalitha Sunderesan,Committee on India-United States Cooperation on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism,National Academy of Sciences,Bangalore, India National Institute for Advanced Studies

India and the USA are the world's biggest democracies with exclusive medical traditions and specialists in a variety of scientific-technical fields. Given those strengths and the facility to benefit from each other, the U.S. nationwide Academy of Sciences including the nationwide Institute for complicated reviews in Bangalore, India, held a joint Indian-U.S. workshop to spot and consider power parts for sizeable medical and technical cooperation that could help counterterrorism efforts during the fatherland protection discussion and during direct cooperation. India-United States Cooperation on technological know-how and know-how for Countering Terrorism is the precis of that workshop. This record examines subject matters equivalent to organic threats; defense of nuclear amenities; safety (physical and cyber) for chemical compounds, chemical amenities and different serious infrastructure; and tracking, surveillance, and emergency reaction. The record additionally identifies and examines promising parts for extra Indian-U.S. cooperation.

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China's Power and Asian Security (Politics in Asia) by Mingjiang Li,Kalyan M. Kemburi

By Mingjiang Li,Kalyan M. Kemburi

One of the main major components for modern diplomacy is the expansion of China’s monetary, army, and political energy. certainly, few analysts could dispute the remark that China’s strength has strongly encouraged the constitution of the overseas method, major-power strategic kinfolk, overseas safety, the styles of trans-border fiscal actions, and most significantly, the political and safety dynamics in Asia within the twenty-first century.

This ebook maps the expansion of China’s political, monetary, and armed forces services and its influence at the safeguard order in Asia over the arrival a long time. whereas updating the rising strength dimensions and winning discourse, it presents a nuanced research of no matter if the expansion of chinese language strength is leading to Beijing changing into extra assertive, or perhaps competitive, in its habit and pursuit of nationwide pursuits. It additionally examines how the foremost Asian nations understand and react to the expansion of China’s energy and the way US rebalancing could play out within the context of Beijing’s political, fiscal, and army energy.

China’s energy and Asian Security

can be of big curiosity to scholar and students of Asian politics, chinese language politics, safeguard reviews and overseas defense and diplomacy extra typically.

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Modern Slavery: A Global Perspective by Siddharth Kara

By Siddharth Kara

Siddharth Kara is a tireless chronicler of the human expense of slavery around the globe. He has documented the realities of human trafficking and compelled hard work so that it will demonstrate the degrading and dehumanizing procedure that strips humans in their dignity for the sake of profit—and to hyperlink the ache of the enslaved to the daily lives of shoppers within the West. In Modern Slavery, Kara attracts on his decades of craftsmanship to illustrate the scope of slavery and provide a concrete route to its abolition.

From hard work trafficking within the U.S. agricultural area to intercourse trafficking in Nigeria to pressured hard work within the Thai seafood undefined, Kara depicts the myriad faces and different types of slavery, offering a entire grounding within the realities of modern day servitude. Drawing on 16 years of box examine in additional than sixty nations round the globe—including revelatory interviews with either the enslaved and their oppressors—Kara units out the major manifestations of recent slavery and the way it really is embedded in international provide chains. Enslavement deals enormous gains at minimum probability in the course of the exploitation of susceptible subclasses whose brutalization is tacitly approved via the present international monetary order. Kara has built a company and monetary research of slavery in accordance with metrics and knowledge that attest to the size and functioning of those structures of exploitation. past this data-driven technique, Modern Slavery unflinchingly portrays the torments persevered via the powerless. This searing exposé records one in all humanity’s maximum wrongs and lays out the framework for a accomplished plan to remove it.

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Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, Second Edition by John J. Lentini

By John J. Lentini

Knowledge of the technology in the back of fires is necessary to realizing a fire’s reason and effectively proposing that decision to the professionals or in litigation. Now in its moment version, Scientific Protocols for fireplace research focuses at the useful software of medical rules to figure out the motives of fires. Uniquely certified with years of expertise in on-site investigations, lab analyses, and court docket presentation, the writer offers a source that's remarkable intensive and focus.

The e-book explores:

  • The historical past of fireplace research and the elemental chemistry and physics of fire
  • The technology of fireplace dynamics—how issues burn and the way they have interaction with their atmosphere whereas doing so
  • Practical systems for accomplishing fireplace scene inspections
  • Laboratory exam of fireside particles to check for the presence of ignitable liquid residues and for power ignition sources
  • Relevant medical ideas as utilized to 30 genuine fires
  • The evolution of the mythology of arson investigation
  • The universal root motives of error in fireplace investigation

The ultimate bankruptcy discusses the pro perform of fireside research. It examines caliber insurance, company practices, and the basics of being knowledgeable witness, with suggestion for giving testimony in depositions and at trial. different highlights of the second one variation contain new and improved discussions on novel education equipment, first assumptions, computing device hearth modeling, low voltage ignition resources, the questionable validity of a few foundation determinations, and up to date alterations in NFPA 921.

Thorough and obtainable, this quantity not just presents the sensible info essential to behavior a good inquiry but in addition deals perception into the technology, heritage, and concept in the back of what makes fireplace research a multi-faceted profession.

John Lentini discusses the booklet in a video at the CRC Press YouTube Channel.

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