Operation Red Sparrow

Operation Red Sparrow Author Jason Matthews
ISBN-10 9783641143671
Release 2015-01-19
Pages 672
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Die Thrillersensation aus den USA, verfasst von einem CIA-Insider. Der aufstrebende CIA-Agent Nathaniel Nash soll in Moskau einen hochrangigen Informanten der Gegenseite treffen. Als plötzlich Schergen des russischen Geheimdienstes auftauchen, gelingt es Nash, seine Quelle unerkannt in Sicherheit zu bringen. Doch mit der Aktion gefährdet er die gesamte Operation und wird selbst zur Zielscheibe. Denn um den Verräter in den eigenen Reihen zur Strecke zu bringen, setzt der russische Geheimdienst die junge Agentin Dominika Egorowa auf Nash an. Dominika ist ein „Red Sparrow“, ausgebildet zur verführerischen und tödlichen Falle. Ein gefährliches Doppelspiel zwischen den Fronten entbrennt ...



Islam and the West

Islam and the West Author Ardavan Amir-Aslani
ISBN-10 9781936274512
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 300
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Iran and all Muslim countries are in the news. This book offers insights into issues facing America today.



The Kremlin s Candidate

The Kremlin s Candidate Author Jason Matthews
ISBN-10 9781501140105
Release 2018-02-13
Pages 448
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In the final, thrilling installment of the Red Sparrow Trilogy, Russian counterintelligence chief Dominika Egorova and her lover, CIA agent Nate Nash, must find a Russian agent about to be appointed to a very high office in the US government. With a plot ripped from tomorrow’s headlines, Jason Matthews’s high-powered, seductive third novel not only continues the dangerous entanglements of Dominika and Nate but reveals with chilling authenticity how Russian espionage can place agents in the most sensitive positions of power. The novel opens with Russian president Vladimir Putin planning the covert assassination of a high-ranking US official with the intention of replacing him with a mole whom Russian intelligence has cultivated for more than fifteen years. Catching wind of this plot, Dominika, Nate, and their CIA colleagues must unmask the traitor before he or she is able to reveal that Dominika has been spying for years on behalf of the CIA. Any leak, any misstep, will expose her as a CIA asset and result in a one-way trip to a Moscow execution cellar. Along the way, Matthews, a thirty-three-year veteran of the CIA and winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, sets vivid, unforgettable scenes in Moscow; Washington, DC; Hong Kong; New York; the Sudan; and Turkey, and introduces two cold-blooded killers: Iosip Blokhin, a brilliant Spetsnaz military officer, and Grace Gao, ravishing Chinese spy, master of Kundalini yoga, and Beijing-trained seductress. Ultimately, the lines of danger converge on the spectacular billion-dollar presidential palace on the Black Sea during a power weekend with Putin’s inner circle. Does Nate sacrifice himself to save Dominika? Does she forfeit herself to protect Nate? Do they go down together? This dazzling finale to Jason Matthews’s New York Times bestselling Red Sparrow Trilogy, called “a primer in twenty-first-century spying...terrifically good” (The New York Times Book Review), confirms the critical acclaim he received for the first two novels, praise that compared Matthews to John le Carré and Ian Fleming. The Kremlin’s Candidate will be published just before the 2018 release of Red Sparrow, a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence, produced by 20th Century Fox.



Red Notice

Red Notice Author Bill Browder
ISBN-10 9783446443198
Release 2015-02-23
Pages 410
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Moskau nach dem Zerfall der Sowjetunion: Die Oligarchen sichern sich die Pfründe und machen ein Vermögen. Der Amerikaner Bill Browder nutzt die Gunst der Stunde und investiert in aufstrebende Unternehmen. Doch dann kommt er Putin und seiner Politik in die Quere: Er wird erpresst, verfolgt und bedroht. In einem Rechtsstaat kann man sich dagegen wehren. Aber nicht in einem Russland, wo Willkür und Tyrannei herrschen. Browders Anwalt Sergej Magnitski wird unter fadenscheinigen Vorwänden inhaftiert, gefoltert und schließlich im Gefängnis erschlagen. Aber Bill Browder gibt nicht auf. Als Menschenrechtsaktivist macht er international Druck auf Putin. Eine wahre Geschichte – packend geschrieben wie ein Thriller.



Russian Foreign Policy under Dmitry Medvedev 2008 2012

Russian Foreign Policy under Dmitry Medvedev  2008 2012 Author Valerie Pacer
ISBN-10 9781317373056
Release 2015-11-19
Pages 280
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Although the presidency of Dmitry Medvedev is often seen as a continuation of Vladimir Putin’s presidency, with the same policies applied in the same way, this book disagrees, arguing that Medvedev’s foreign policy was significantly different from Putin’s. The book considers especially the relationship between Russia and the Euro-Atlantic security configuration, including both NATO and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, a relationship of great importance to Russia, given constant attention. It discusses a wide variety of issues, including "frozen conflicts", security co-operation and nuclear weapons reductions, highlights the different tone and approach under Medvedev, exemplified especially by his draft European Security Treaty, and shows how after Putin’s return to the presidency there has been a shift in foreign policy, with much great emphasis on influencing Russia’s immediate neighbours and on Eurasian union, and less emphasis on rapprochement and co-operation.



Federalism and the Dictatorship of Power in Russia

Federalism and the Dictatorship of Power in Russia Author Mikhail Stoliarov
ISBN-10 9781134417797
Release 2003-08-27
Pages 304
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Stoliarov presents an analysis of the historical traditions and distinctive features of modern Russian federalism. He reviews the state of affairs in today's Russia as it strives to become a federal democracy securing the rights and liberties of its citizens. By tracing two contrasting ideas - federalism and derzhavnost (dictatorship of power) - in the legacy of the Russian state, and in relations between the modern federal government and the regions, he demonstrates the need for balance in the delimitation of power. The election in 2000 if Vladimir Putin as President raised doubts about the future of federalism among politicians and citizens, but Stoliarov believes that the development of federalism is the only way forward for this multi-ethnic and multi-religious society. He shows that the strengthening of 'vertical power' and 'dictatorship of the law', despite their patriotic appeal, are likely to have a negative effect on the building of democracy and federalism in Russia.



Candidate Strategies and Electoral Competition in the Russian Federation

Candidate Strategies and Electoral Competition in the Russian Federation Author Regina Smyth
ISBN-10 1139448013
Release 2006-04-24
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In the early 1990s, competitive elections in the Russian Federation signaled the end of the authoritarian political system dominated by a single political party. More than ten years and many elections later, a single party led by Russian President Vladimir Putin threatens to end Russia's democratic experiment. Russia's experience with new elections is not unique but it does challenge existing theories of democratic consolidation by showing that competitive elections cannot guarantee successful democratic consolidation. This book explores the conditions under which electoral competition contributes to democratic development by examining impact of elections on democratic consolidation. The theoretic framework focuses on the construction of infrastructure that transforms competitive elections into mechanisms of democratic development and shows how candidates for national parliamentary office systematically chose electoral strategies that undermined Russia's democratic foundation and created the conditions for a new single party autocracy to emerge.



Democracy and Counterterrorism

Democracy and Counterterrorism Author Robert J. Art
ISBN-10 1929223935
Release 2007-01
Pages 639
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A comparative study of the policies, strategies, and instruments employed by various democratic governments in the fight against terrorism.



Politics Russia

Politics Russia Author Catherine Danks
ISBN-10 9781317867401
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 488
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Politics Russia provides the most comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date introduction to all aspects of the political development of Russia in the post-communist era. Writing with the undergraduate student specifically in mind, Danks’ fluent style and masterly grasp of complex material will make this an indispensable guide for many years to come. Divided into five sections, Politics Russia maps a clear path towards an understanding of Russia and its politics in the twenty first century. In Part One the emergence of contemporary Russia is put into context by a consideration of the end of the USSR and the move towards democratization under Gorbachev. Part Two provides a clear-sighted and stimulating overview of the nature of the executive and the legislature in contemporary Russia. Part Three examines civil society, the role of the media and the representative process. Part Four is focussed on the policy process, from foreign and defence policies to the development of domestic social policies from the provision of healthcare to education. Part Five, the final, provides an overall consideration the contemporary state of Russia, examining the development from Yeltsin, to Putin to Medvedev, and considers the possible futures of the region. The book is supported by a host of pedagogical features, including: Annotated further reading lists Definitions of key political terms Short biographies of key figures



Botschafter der Angst

Botschafter der Angst Author Richard Condon
ISBN-10 345377051X
Release 2006
Pages 364
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Botschafter der Angst has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Botschafter der Angst also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Botschafter der Angst book for free.



Regional Politics in Russia

Regional Politics in Russia Author Cameron Ross
ISBN-10 0719058902
Release 2002-05-03
Pages 223
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The contributors here argue that Russia will never be able to create a viable democracy as long as authoritarian regimes are able to flourish in the regions. The main themes covered are democratization at the regional level, and the problems faced by the federal states in forging viable democratic institutions in what is now a highly asymmetrical Federation. A major strength of the book lies in its combination of thematic chapters with case studies of particular regions and republics. Electoral politics are also considered fully, before the book goes on to consider the whole issue of regional politics and democratization in five particular areas of Russia - Novgorod, the Komi Republic, Russia's Far East, Tatarstan and Bashkortostan.



Harry S Truman

Harry S  Truman Author
ISBN-10
Release 1961
Pages 668
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Harry S Truman has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Harry S Truman also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Harry S Truman book for free.



Russia s Regions and Comparative Subnational Politics

Russia s Regions and Comparative Subnational Politics Author William M. Reisinger
ISBN-10 9781135122478
Release 2013-01-17
Pages 240
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Subnational political units are growing in influence in national and international affairs, drawing increasing scholarly attention to politics beyond national capitals. In this book, leading Russian and Western political scientists contribute to debates in comparative politics by examining Russia’s subnational politics. Beginning with a chapter that reviews major debates in theory and method, this book continues to examine Russia’s 83 regions, exploring a wide range of topics including the nature and stability of authoritarian regimes, federal politics, political parties, ethnic conflict, governance and inequality in a comparative perspective. Providing both qualitative and quantitative data from 20 years of original research, the book draws on elite interaction, public opinion and the role of institutions regionally in the post-Soviet years. The regions vary on a number of theoretically interesting dimensions while their federal membership provides control for other dimensions that are challenging for globally comparative studies. The authors demonstrate the utility of subnational analyses and show how regional research can help answer a variety of political questions, providing evidence from Russia that can be used by specialists on other large countries or world regions in cross-national scholarship. Situated within broader theoretical and methodological political science debates, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Russian politics, comparative politics, regionalism and subnational politics.



Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States Harry S Truman 1952 1953 Volume 8

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States  Harry S  Truman  1952 1953  Volume 8 Author Truman, Harry S.
ISBN-10 9781623761295
Release 1966-01-01
Pages 1336
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Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States



Biographical Dictionary of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century

Biographical Dictionary of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century Author Wojciech Roszkowski
ISBN-10 9781317475934
Release 2016-07-08
Pages 1208
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Drawing on newly accessible archives as well as memoirs and other sources, this biographical dictionary documents the lives of some two thousand notable figures in twentieth-century Central and Eastern Europe. A unique compendium of information that is not currently available in any other single resource, the dictionary provides concise profiles of the region's most important historical and cultural actors, from Ivo Andric to King Zog. Coverage includes Albania, Belarus, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Moldova, Ukraine, and the countries that made up Yugoslavia.



Self Determination and Secession in International Law

Self Determination and Secession in International Law Author Christian Walter
ISBN-10 9780198702375
Release 2014
Pages 318
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Peoples and minorities in many parts of the world assert a right to self-determination, autonomy, and even secession from a state, which naturally conflicts with that state's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The right of a people to self-determination and secession has existed as a concept within international law since the American Declaration of Independence in 1776, but the exact definition of these concepts, and the conditions required for their application, remain unclear. The Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice concerning the Declaration of Independency of Kosovo (2010), which held that the Kosovo declaration of independence was not in violation of international law, has only led to further questions. This book takes four conflicts in the post-Soviet Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as a starting point for examining the current state of the law of self-determination and secession. Four entities, Transnistria (Moldova), South Ossetia, Abkhazia (both Georgia), and Nagorno-Karabakh (Armenia), claim to be entitled not only to self-determination but also to secession from their mother state. For this entitlement they rely on historic affiliations, and on charges of discrimination and massive human rights violations committed by their mother state. This book sets out its analysis of these critical issue in three parts, providing a detailed understanding of the principles of international law on which they rely: The first part sets out the contours and meaning of self-determination and secession, including an overall assessment of secession within the Commonwealth of Independent States. The second section provides case studies investigating the events in Transnistria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Nagorno-Karabach in greater detail. The third and final section extends the scope of the examination, providing a comparative analysis of similar conflicts involving questions of self-determination and secession in Kosovo, Western Sahara, and Eritrea.



Under Fire

Under Fire Author Tom Clancy
ISBN-10 9783641205386
Release 2017-10-23
Pages 560
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Staatsstreich für die Demokratie – der neue große Fall für Jack Ryan Jack Ryan junior hält sich in Teheran auf, um den Iran unter seiner inzwischen gemäßigten Regierung zu erkunden. Er trifft dort einen alten Freund, der ihm eine rätselhafte Botschaft übermittelt und tags darauf spurlos verschwindet. Jack macht sich auf die Suche nach ihm und gerät dadurch immer mehr in ein Verwirrspiel zwischen CIA, MI6 und russischen Geheimdienstagenten. Die Spur führt in die Republik Dagestan. War sein Freund in die Umsturzpläne des Landes verstrickt, das sich aus der russischen Föderation lösen möchte? Und hat sich die Lage in dem Land wirklich so verschärft, dass ein Krieg unausweichlich wird?