Tag: Aftermath

Revolution and Aftermath Forging a New Strategy toward Iran


Eric Edelman, "Revolution and Aftermath: Forging a New Strategy toward Iran "
English | ISBN: 0817921540 | 2018 | 168 pages | EPUB | 532 KB
In Revolution and Aftermath: Forging a New Strategy toward Iran, Eric Edelman and Ray Takeyh examine one of the most underappreciated forces that has shaped modern US foreign policy: American-Iranian relations. They argue that America’s flawed reading of Iran’s domestic politics has hamstrung decades of US diplomacy, resulting in humiliations and setbacks ranging from the 1979-81 hostage crisis to Barack Obama’s concession-laden nuclear weapons deal. What presidents and diplomats have repeatedly failed to grasp, they write, is that "the Islamic Republic is a revolutionary state whose entire identity is invested in its hostility toward the West." To illuminate a path forward for American-Iranian relations, the authors address some of the most persistent myths about Iran, its ruling elite, and its people. Finally, they highlight lessons leaders can learn from America’s many missteps since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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From Agent to Spectator Witnessing the Aftermath in Ancient Greek Epic and Tragedy


Emily Allen-Hornblower, "From Agent to Spectator: Witnessing the Aftermath in Ancient Greek Epic and Tragedy"
English | 2016 | pages: 346 | ISBN: 3110439069 | PDF | 2,1 mb
This book looks at witnesses to suffering and death in ancient Greek epic (Homer’s Iliad) and tragedy. Internal spectators abound in both genres, and have received due scholarly attention. The present monograph covers new ground by dealing with a specific subset of characters: those who are put in the position of spectator to (and, often, commentator on) their own deed(s). By their very nature, protagonists are confined to the role of witness to the suffering (or deaths) they have caused only for brief stretches of time – often a single scene or even just the length of a speech – but every instance is of central importance, not just to our understanding of the characters in question, but also to the articulation of fundamental themes within the poetic works under examination. As they shift from the status of agent to that of witness, these protagonists, qua spectators to the consequences of their actions, give voice to, dramatize, and enact the tragic motifs of human helplessness and mortal fallibility that lie at the core of Homeric epic and Greek tragedy and that define the human condition, in a manner that leads the audience looking on to ponder their own.

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The Aftermath Of The 1989 Tiananmen Crisis For Mainland China


Bih-jaw Lin, "The Aftermath Of The 1989 Tiananmen Crisis For Mainland China"
English | ISBN: 0367290006 | 2019 | 460 pages | EPUB | 1338 KB
The 1989 Tiananmen crisis marked a crucial turning point for the People’s Republic of China. The unprecedented demonstrations of popular dissent triggered the downfall of reformist premier Zhao Ziyang, who supported the students, and the rise of his conservative successor, Li Peng. The subsequent military crackdown on the demonstrators horrified the world and threatened the PRC with international isolation. In this book, distinguished scholars from Taiwan and the United States analyze the wide-ranging effects of the crisis on the role of ideology; the Party; the military; social and legal reform; economic reform; Taiwan and Hong Kong; and foreign relations. For anyone interested in China, and in particular the future of Communism, this volume will be essential reading.

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People’s War and Aftermath Nepal The Role of Truthand Reconcialation Commission


Sunil Thapa, "People’s War and Aftermath Nepal: The Role of Truthand Reconcialation Commission "
English | ISBN: 9386457628 | 2018 | 212 pages | EPUB | 2 MB
This book is a study of how and why Nepal after a 10 year long armed insurgency, regicide and fundamental political change sought to find a way to achieve peace and security. The chosen pathway to peace and reconciliation in Nepal after the decade of war and destruction is examined. It has faced delay, frustration and neglect after its protracted implementation. Politics has determined whatever peace process will be achieved in Nepal.

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Uncommon Wealth Britain and the Aftermath of Empire [Audiobook]


English | ASIN: B09NML8KCF | 2022 | 10 hours and 18 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 562 MB
Britain didn’t just put the empire back the way it had found it. In Uncommon Wealth, Kojo Koram traces the tale of how, after the end of the British empire, an interconnected group of well-heeled British intellectuals, politicians, accountants and lawyers offshored their capital, seized assets and saddled debt in former ‘dependencies’. This enabled horrific inequality across the globe, as ruthless capitalists profited and ordinary people across Britain’s former territories in colonial Africa, Asia and the Caribbean were trapped in poverty.

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