The West Australian – March 5, 2019

The West Australian – March 5, 2019
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Overview: The West Australian is a leading news source in Perth and WA. Breaking local and world news from sport and business to lifestyle and current affairs.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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The West Australian – February 25, 2019

The West Australian – February 25, 2019
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Overview: The West Australian is a leading news source in Perth and WA. Breaking local and world news from sport and business to lifestyle and current affairs.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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Putin’s World: Russia Against the West by Angela Stent

Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest by Angela Stent
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Overview: We all now live in a paranoid and polarized world of Putin’s making, and the Russian leader, through guile and disruption, has resurrected Russia’s status as a force to be reckoned with. From renowned foreign policy expert Angela Stent comes a must-read dissection of present-day Russian motives on the global stage.
How did Russia manage to emerge resurgent on the world stage and play a weak hand so effectively? Is it because Putin is a brilliant strategist? Or has Russia stepped into a vacuum created by the West’s distraction with its own domestic problems and US ambivalence about whether it still wants to act as a superpower? PUTIN’S WORLD examines the country’s turbulent past, how it has influenced Putin, the Russians’ understanding of their position on the global stage and their future ambitions – and their conviction that the West has tried to deny them a seat at the table of great powers since the USSR collapsed.
This book looks at Russia’s key relationships – its downward spiral with the United States, Europe, and NATO; its ties to China, Japan, the Middle East; and with its neighbors, particularly the fraught relationship with Ukraine. PUTIN’S WORLD will help Americans understand how and why the post-Cold War era has given way to a new, more dangerous world, one in which Russia poses a challenge to the United States in every corner of the globe – and one in which Russia has become a toxic and divisive subject in US politics.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Meander: East to West by Jeremy Seal

Meander: East to West, Indirectly, Along a Turkish River by Jeremy Seal
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Overview: The Meander is a river so famously winding that its name has long since come to signify the frustrations and the virtues of the indirect approach; an approach that the author makes use of while traveling the length of the river alone and by kayak.

Jeremy Seal, a natural raconteur, takes readers from the Meander’s source in the uplands of Central Turkey to its mouth on the Aegean, with as many historical, cultural, and personal asides as there are bends in the river.

The river itself has largely been forgotten, but the Meander was the original conduit by which the cultures of Europe and Asia first met, then clashed. The city at the river’s mouth saw the first great flowering of western philosophical thought, 2500 years ago. The city at the river’s source commanded the mountain pass that carried the world’s earliest roads leading to Mesopotamia and on to India. All manner of legendary adventurers, soldiers, and visionaries passed through: the Persian King Xerxes on his way to defeat at Salamis, Alexander the Great en route to his conquest of Asia, and St. Paul establishing the earliest of the Christian churches, to name just a few.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The West Australian – February 27, 2019

The West Australian – February 27, 2019
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Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West by Lorenzo Vidino

The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West by Lorenzo Vidino
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Overview: In Europe and North America, networks tracing their origins back to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist movements have rapidly evolved into multifunctional and richly funded organizations competing to become the major representatives of Western Muslim communities and government interlocutors. Some analysts and policy makers see these organizations as positive forces encouraging integration. Others cast them as modern-day Trojan horses, feigning moderation while radicalizing Western Muslims.

Lorenzo Vidino brokers a third, more informed view. Drawing on more than a decade of research on political Islam in the West, he keenly analyzes a controversial movement that still remains relatively unknown. Conducting in-depth interviews on four continents and sourcing documents in ten languages, Vidino shares the history, methods, attitudes, and goals of the Western Brothers, as well as their phenomenal growth. He then flips the perspective, examining the response to these groups by Western governments, specifically those of Great Britain, Germany, and the United States. Highly informed and thoughtfully presented, Vidino’s research sheds light on a critical juncture in Muslim-Western relations.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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New Muslim Brotherhood in the West by Lorenzo Vidino

The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West by Lorenzo Vidino
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Overview: In Europe and North America, networks tracing their origins back to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist movements have rapidly evolved into multifunctional and richly funded organizations competing to become the major representatives of Western Muslim communities and government interlocutors. Some analysts and policy makers see these organizations as positive forces encouraging integration. Others cast them as modern-day Trojan horses, feigning moderation while radicalizing Western Muslims.

Lorenzo Vidino brokers a third, more informed view. Drawing on more than a decade of research on political Islam in the West, he keenly analyzes a controversial movement that still remains relatively unknown. Conducting in-depth interviews on four continents and sourcing documents in ten languages, Vidino shares the history, methods, attitudes, and goals of the Western Brothers, as well as their phenomenal growth. He then flips the perspective, examining the response to these groups by Western governments, specifically those of Great Britain, Germany, and the United States. Highly informed and thoughtfully presented, Vidino’s research sheds light on a critical juncture in Muslim-Western relations.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The West Australian – February 18, 2019

The West Australian – February 18, 2019
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Overview: The West Australian is a leading news source in Perth and WA. Breaking local and world news from sport and business to lifestyle and current affairs.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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