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The World in Conflict

Understanding the World's Troublespots

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781610396189

Price: $12.99 / $16.99 (CAD)

ON SALE: January 26th 2016

Genre: Nonfiction / Political Science / Geopolitics

PAGE COUNT: 320

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In the last decade, the USA and its allies have invaded Afghanistan; Russia has sent troops into Ukraine; Britain and France helped topple a regime in Libya; the militant group ISIS has emerged in the Middle East; and across West Africa, the quest for precious minerals has both financed and caused conflicts.

Other conflicts are less bloody, but still dangerous — the nervous stand-off between India and Pakistan in Kashmir, for instance, or the continuing stalemate between nuclear-armed, totalitarian North Korea and capitalist, democratic South Korea. Can we be truly confident that these arguments will not lead to armed conflict — whether by design or by human error?

In The World in Conflict, John Andrews tackles head-on the reasons why global conflict is an ever-present in our lives. He analyses today’s conflicts continent by continent, considering the causes, participants, impact and likely outcomes. He looks at recently-ended wars that remain prone to intermittent fighting. And, crucially, he considers where, why and how new conflicts might erupt.

This is a book for our times, an essential guide for anyone and everyone who wants to know more about the world’s main danger spots and how and why war and terrorism persist — in short, how we might better understand our world in conflict.

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