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Toward a US-China Investment Treaty

by Jeffrey J. Schott

The United States and China are the two largest economies in the world; in terms of direct investment in each other’s economies, they are also among the world’s underperformers. Negotiations to produce a US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) could change that situation dramatically, delivering a significant economic payoff to both countries. In this volume, experts at the Peterson Institute for International Economics analyze the roadblocks to those talks and outline steps that a BIT must take to encourage foreign investment and to establish reciprocal rules for the treatment of firms and protection of investments. US-China BIT negotiations were initiated under the presidencies of George W. Bush and Hu Jintao, but progress faltered in 2008 as US economic priorities shifted in the ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Limits to the European Union’s Normative Power in a Post-conflict Society: EULEX and Peacebuilding in Kosovo (SpringerBriefs in Population Studies)

by Rok Zupančič

By shedding light on EULEX - the EU mission to Kosovo – this open access book investigates the EU’s peacebuilding activities in that country, in the light of the normative power theory in the post-conflict setting and peacebuilding theory. Ten years after the massive engagement of the EU in the country torn by war, the authors critically assess the effects of the EU projecting its normative power – the enforcement of its standards, ‘good’ or ‘bad’ – through the EULEX mission, taking into consideration also the local aspects, so far neglected in this field of research. Inspecting thoroughly the EULEX activities in the police, customs and judiciary sector, the authors reveal that the mission can contribute to a positive change, but only in those cases which do not request a h...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International, War & Peace
Size: 124 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

IS THE GOVERNMENT ONLINE?: SOCIAL MEDIA AS A MAIN BATTLEFIELD FOR THE POLITICAL COLLISIONS

by Ali Salim

Young generation spends more time reading twitter or FB news line than reading the news in newspapers or official portals. That’s why Social Media have a big role in the forming of the political position by people in all ages and genders.
When the information is about any news or discoveries it once; when it comes to the inculcation of the life position, it can be called informational warfare. Everything happen in the world has its own pros and cons, it depends from which point of view it will be seen. The same political situation can be described for simple social media’s users from totally different points of view with different positions. And readers will get the first information as the truth....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Government, International
Size: 45 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

Russia's Turn to the East: Domestic Policymaking and Regional Cooperation (Global Reordering)

by Helge Blakkisrud

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Genre: Business & Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, International
Size: 167 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

A Conspicuous Silence: American Foreign Policy, Women, and Saudi Arabia: A Selection from The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy

by Valerie M. Hudson

Hillary Rodham Clinton was the first to clearly state that: "the subjugation of women is a direct threat to the security of the United States." This declaration has come to be known as the Hillary Doctrine, and it was formally incorporated into the first Quadrennial Diplomatic and Development Review of U.S. foreign policy in 2010. If the Hillary Doctrine is justified, then how is it that Secretary of State Clinton never addressed issues of extreme gender inequality in Saudi Arabia? And how has Saudi Arabia sought to export that inequality to other states, such as Yemen? This chapter explores the complexities of the Hillary Doctrine in practice, the realities of pursuing gender equality on the national stage, the strategies Clinton and those working under her innovated to introduce gender i...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 46 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Hit the Road Jack: A wickedly suspenseful serial killer thriller (Jack Ryder Book 1)

by Willow Rose

New series from the Amazon Bestselling author Willow Rose.  Ben is supposed to be in school. It's Monday morning but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben Waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today's field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he's not making it to school today at all. Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids' field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Dance, Fashion, Film & Video, Music, Photography, Pop Culture, Television, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Ethnic, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Travel, Business & Finance, Business Life, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Investing, Marketing & Sales, Personal Finance, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Internet, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outd
Size: 454 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Mobile Professional Voluntarism and International Development: Killing Me Softly?

by Helen Louise Ackers

This book is open access under a CC BY license.This book explores the impact that professional volunteers have on the low resource countries they choose to spend time in. Whilst individual volunteering may be of immediate benefit to individual patients, this intervention may have detrimental effects on local health systems; distorting labour markets, accentuating dependencies and creating opportunities for corruption. Improved volunteer deployment may avoid these risks and present opportunities for sustainable systems change. The empirical research presented in this book stems from a specific volunteering intervention funded by the Tropical Health Education Trust and focused on improving maternal and newborn health in Uganda. However, important opportunities exist for policy transfer to ot...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, International, Science & Maths
Size: 173 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Benefit-sharing in Environmental Governance (Open Access): Local Experiences of a Global Concept (Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management)

by Louisa Parks

Taking a bottom up perspective, this book explores local framings of a wide range of issues related to benefit-sharing, a growing concept in global environmental governance. Benefit-sharing in Environmental Governance draws on original case studies from South Africa, Namibia, Greece, Argentina and Malaysia to shed light on what benefit-sharing looks like from the local viewpoint. These local level case studies move away from the idea of benefit-sharing as defined by a single international organization or treaty. Rather, they reflect different situations where benefit-sharing has been considered, including agriculture, access to land and plants, wildlife management and extractives industries. Common themes in the experiences of local communities form the basis for an exploration of spaces f...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Politics & Social Sciences, International, Science & Maths, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

Sincerity in Politics and International Relations (Open Access) (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics Book 130)

by Sorin Baiasu

This edited volume examines concepts of sincerity in politics and international relations in order to discuss what we should expect of politicians, within what parameters they should work, and how their decisions and actions could be made consistent with morality.The volume features an international cast of authors who specialize in the topic of sincerity in politics and international relations. Looking at how sincerity bears on political actions, practices, and institutions at national and international level, the introduction serves to place the chapters in the context of ongoing contemporary debates on sincerity in politics and international theory.  Each chapter focuses on a contemporary issue in politics and international relations, including corruption, public hypocrisy, cynicism, ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, International, Political Parties, Practical Politics
Size: 221 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

MYANMAR: REINTEGRATING INTO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

by Chenyang Li

Located at the junction of East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, Myanmar is one of the most important countries in the world's geopolitical landscape. Its ongoing political and economic reforms arouse growing concern from the international community, especially great powers like the US, Japan, India and China. Will the demostic reform bring Myanmar back to the international community? How and to which extent does the demostic reform change Myanmar's relations with other countries?This book is based on papers presented at an international conference on Myanmar held at the Institute of Myanmar Studies in Yunnan University, China in 2014. Based on their long-term observation and studies, experts from China, Laos, Myanmar, Germany, Singapore and the US share their opinions on Myanmar's do...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 423 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Japan’s Arduous Rejuvenation as a Global Power: Democratic Resilience and the US-China Challenge

by Victor Teo

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Genre: History, Asia, World, Politics & Social Sciences, International, Practical Politics
Size: 242 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Arms Race: China and the Geopolitics of the South China Sea

by Aldéric Au

As friction in the South China Sea threatens to spark war, this primer brings a timely analysis of the changing power balance.As China rises, it is not in its interests to trigger a war. However, with that rise comes expanding interests; strategic, military, economic, and political, which it must protect. China is acquiring the means to defend those interests.Already China possesses the ability to bring regional nations into its orbit through economic self-interest. It will not be long before its military resources match its economic heft. Regional governments recognize the futility of opposing China and understand the benefits of cooperation. The contest for control of the South China Sea is over and China has won. China, assisted by the fecklessness of successive US presidents, has demon...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 167 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Ginseng and Borderland: Territorial Boundaries and Political Relations Between Qing China and Choson Korea, 1636-1912

by Seonmin Kim

A free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.  Ginseng and Borderland explores the territorial boundaries and political relations between Qing China and Choson Korea during the period from the early seventeenth to the late nineteenth centuries. By examining a unique body of materials written in Chinese, Manchu, and Korean, and building on recent studies in New Qing History, Seonmin Kim adds new perspectives to current understandings of the remarkable transformation of the Manchu Qing dynasty (1636–1912) from a tribal state to a universal empire. This book discusses early Manchu history and explores the Qing Empire’s policy of controlling Manchuria and Ch...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 224 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Tempting Fate: Why Nonnuclear States Confront Nuclear Opponents (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)

by Paul C. Avey

Why would countries without nuclear weapons even think about fighting nuclear-armed opponents? A simple answer is that no one believes nuclear weapons will be used. But that answer fails to consider why nonnuclear state leaders would believe that in the first place. In this superb unpacking of the dynamics of conflict under conditions of nuclear monopoly, Paul C. Avey argues that the costs and benefits of using nuclear weapons create openings that weak nonnuclear actors can exploit.Tempting Fate uses four case studies to show the key strategies available to nonnuclear states: Iraqi decision-making under Saddam Hussein in confrontations with the United States; Egyptian leaders' thinking about the Israeli nuclear arsenal during wars in 1969–70 and 1973; Chinese confrontations with the Unit...

Genre: History, Military, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, International
Size: 270 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Africa's Lions: Growth Traps and Opportunities for Six African Economies

by Haroon Bhorat

Examining the economic forces that will shape Africa's future.Africa’s Lions examines the economic growth experiences of six fast growing and/or economically dominant African countries. Expert African researchers offer unique perspectives into the challenges and issues in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa.Despite a growing body of research on African economies, very little has focused on the relationship between economic growth and employment outcomes at the detailed country level. A lack of empirical data has deprived policymakers of a robust evidence base on which to make informed decisions. By harnessing country-level household, firm, and national accounts data together with existing analytical country research—the authors have attempted to bridge this gap...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Globalisation, International
Size: 285 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

US Nation-Building in Afghanistan (Open Access)

by Conor Keane

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Genre: History, Asia, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 256 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

The United Nations and Human Rights: A Critical Appraisal (Law)

by Frédéric Mégret

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, International
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Believer: How an Introvert with a Passion for Religion and Soccer Became Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Leader of the Islamic State

by William McCants

In The Believer Will McCants tells the story of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS), a group so brutal and hardline that even al-Qaida deemed them to extreme. Baghdadi, an introverted religious scholar with a passion for soccer, now controls large swaths of land in Iraq and Syria. McCants shows how Baghdadi became radicalized in the Saddam Hussein era and found his path to power after connecting with other radicals in an American prison during the Iraq war, culminating in his declaration of a reborn Islamic empire bent on world conquest....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, International, Terrorism
Size: 21 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 February 2020 onward  

European Variations as a Key to Cooperation (Research for Policy)

by Ernst Hirsch Ballin

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 February 2020 onward  

Taiwan and China: Fitful Embrace

by Lowell Dittmer

A free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. China’s relation to Taiwan has been in constant contention since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in October 1949 and the creation of the defeated Kuomintang (KMT) exile regime on the island two months later. The island’s autonomous sovereignty has continually been challenged, initially because of the KMT’s insistence that it continue to represent not just Taiwan but all of China—and later because Taiwan refused to cede sovereignty to the then-dominant power that had arisen on the other side of the Taiwan Strait. One thing that makes Taiwan so politically difficult and yet so intellectually...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 284 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

Africa-Europe Research and Innovation Cooperation: Global Challenges, Bi-regional Responses

by Andrew Cherry

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This edited volume is concerned with the evolution and achievements of cooperation in research and innovation between Africa and Europe, and points to the need for more diversified funding and finance mechanisms, and for novel models of collaboration to attract new actors and innovative ideas. It reflects on the political, economic, diplomatic and scientific rationale for cooperation, while also examining practical developments, illustrated with examples, in the fields of food security, health, and climate change. The need to mobilise scientific knowledge and to ensure equality and fairness in the cooperation are recurrent themes. Africa-Europe Cooperation in Research and Innovation is essential reading for policy makers and researchers ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International, Practical Politics
Size: 147 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

United Nations Peace Operations in a Changing Global Order

by Cedric de Coning

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Globalisation, International, War & Peace
Size: 360 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

The Consequences of Chaos: Syria s Humanitarian Crisis and the Failure to Protect (The Marshall Papers)

by Elizabeth G. Ferris

The massive dimensions of Syria's refugee crisis—and the search for solutionsThe civil war in Syria has forced some 10 million people—more than half the country's population—from their homes and communities, creating one of the largest human displacements since the end of World War II. Daily headlines testify to their plight, both within Syria and in the countries to which they have fled.The Consequences of Chaos looks beyond the ever-increasing numbers of Syria's uprooted to consider the long-term economic, political, and social implications of this massive movement of people. Neighboring countries hosting thousands or even millions of refugees, Western governments called upon to provide financial assistance and even new homes for the refugees, regional and international organizatio...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, International
Size: 225 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Global History and New Polycentric Approaches: Europe, Asia and the Americas in a World Network System (Palgrave Studies in Comparative Global History)

by Manuel Perez Garcia

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Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Globalisation, International
Size: 352 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

Democracy Promotion as Foreign Policy (Open Access): Temporal Othering in International Relations (Interventions)

by Cathy Elliott

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Government, Ideologies, International
Size: 215 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

Trust and Terror (Open Access): Social Capital and the Use of Terrorism as a Tool of Resistance (Conceptualising Comparative Politics)

by Ammar Shamaileh

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 160 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

R.J. Rummel: An Assessment of His Many Contributions (SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice Book 37)

by Nils Petter Gleditsch

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Ideologies, International, Political History & Theory
Size: 138 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

Friend or Foe? The Real Story of America and Russia: (Trump, Governor) (The President)

by Bill Moreno

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 31 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 February 2020 onward  

Terrorism, Criminal Law and Politics: The Decline of the Political Offence Exception to Extradition (Open Access) (Transnational Criminal Justice)

by Julia Jansson

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Government, Freedom & Security, International, Political History & Theory, Terrorism
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 February 2020 onward  

International Cooperation for Enhancing Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards and Non-proliferation–60 Years of IAEA and EURATOM: Proceedings of the XX ... (Springer Proceedings in Physics Book 206)

by Luciano Maiani

This open access book examines key aspects of international cooperation to enhance nuclear safety, security, safeguards, and non-proliferation, thereby assisting in development and maintenance of the verification regime and fostering progress toward a nuclear weapon-free world. The book opens by addressing important political, institutional, and legal dimensions. Current challenges are discussed and attempts made to identify possible solutions and future improvements. Subsequent sections consider scientific developments that have the potential to increase the effectiveness of implementation of international regimes, particularly in critical areas, technology foresight, and the ongoing evaluation of current capabilities. The closing sections examine scientific and technical challenges and d...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, International, Science & Maths, Physics
Size: 220 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 February 2020 onward  

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