By Kristen Blake
This ebook is a examine of the origins, improvement, and finish of the U.S.-Soviet chilly battle contention in Iran from 1945 to 1962 and its impression at the political and fiscal improvement of the rustic.
By Stephen Velychenko
In portray Imperialism and Nationalism Red, Stephen Velychenko lines the 1st expressions of nationwide, anti-colonial Marxism to 1918 and the Russian Bolshevik career of Ukraine. Velychenko stories the paintings of early twentieth-century Ukrainians who seemed Russian rule over their state as colonialism. He then discusses the increase of “national communism” in Russia and Ukraine and the Ukrainian Marxist critique of Russian imperialism and colonialism. the 1st prolonged research of Russian communist rule in Ukraine to target the Ukrainian communists, their tried anti-Bolshevik rebellion in 1919, and their exclusion from the Comintern, Painting Imperialism and Nationalism Red re-opens an extended forgotten bankruptcy of the early years of the Soviet Union and the connection among nationalism and communism. An appendix presents a beneficial number of Ukrainian Marxist texts, all translated into English for the 1st time.
By Peter Gatrell
This ebook examines the power of the tsarist govt and Russian industrialists to reply to the a number of demanding situations of battle, revolution, political reform, foreign international relations and rearmament within the early 20th century. utilizing Russian archive fabrics, Peter Gatrell analyzes the method and end result of decision-making via govt and company within the key sphere of protection, and makes an incredible contribution to the literature at the capability of the outdated regime to fend off demanding situations to its authority at domestic and its status out of the country.
By Tom LaMarr
With humor and perception, October Revolution files the private odyssey of Rod Huxley, a one-time radical writer pressured to confront a previous he has effectively kept away from for greater than twenty years. A terrorist is maintaining hostages at a Burger King in Washington, DC, and just one call for has been issued: that Huxley look within the fast-food eating place. His cross-country journey is one among secret (Who is within the Burger King--and why?), confusion, and remembrance. the adventure is additional advanced by means of bungling FBI unique Agent Fenwick, who has been dispatched from Washington to "protect" Huxley. Wrenched from self-imposed hermitage, Huxley is compelled to return to phrases once more with the booklet in 1972 of his Cookbook for Revolution: one hundred fifty effortless how you can Boil, Broil, and Fry the wealthy, an act of literary production he fast got here to remorse. not just has he needed to reside with the hack activity performed to his manuscript by means of a brand new York editor, yet he is additionally spent so much of his lifestyles attempting to overlook the so-called revolutionaries whose zeal used to be encouraged via his booklet. but now Huxley is pressured to invite himself tricky questions about his dating to this very public previous: Why have been many beliefs so easily discarded? Are any worthy retrieving now? Can something be realized from the "revolutionary Sixties," or have nostalgia and cynicism made that most unlikely? Huxley's final quest--to locate his personal solutions to those questions--unfolds as he methods the unknown terrorist anticipating him at a quick foodstuff eating place within the nation's capital.
By Nicole J. Jackson
This booklet investigates the choices, the debates and the resultant regulations of the fledgling Russian executive. It examines the evolution of coverage from the cave in of the Soviet Union in December 1991 till the Presidential elections in June 1996.Analysing Russia's activities within the context of latest overseas coverage concept, Nicole J. Jackson discusses and compares 3 key conflicts: the separatist conflict among Moldova and Transdniestria; the separatist warfare among Georgia and Abkhazia and the civil warfare in Tajikistan. it will likely be of curiosity to scholars and researchers of diplomacy, protection, international coverage research and Russian reports.
By Paul D'Anieri
Ukraine made headlines world wide throughout the wintry weather of 2004-05 because the colourful banners of the Orange Revolution unfurled opposed to the snowy backdrop of Kyiv, signaling the brilliant promise of democratic rebirth. yet is that what's quite occurring in Ukraine? within the early post-Soviet interval, Ukraine seemed to be firmly at the route to democracy. The peaceable move of energy from Leonid Kravchuk to Leonid Kuchma within the election of 1994, by way of the adoption of a western-style democratic structure in 1996, looked as if it would whole the image. however the Kuchma presidency used to be quickly clouded by means of darkish rumors of corruption or even political homicide, and by way of 2004 the rustic was once in full-blown political drawback. A three-stage presidential contest used to be eventually gained by way of Victor Yushchenko, who took place of work in 2005 and appointed Yulia Tymoshenko as leading; however the turmoil used to be faraway from over. the hot executive fast faltered and splintered. This creation to Ukrainian politics seems past those dramatic occasions and compelling personalities to spot the particular play of energy in Ukraine and the operation of its political method. the writer seeks to give an explanation for the way it is that, after each one new starting, strength politics has trumped democratic institution-building in Ukraine, as in such a lot of different post-Soviet states. what's relatively at paintings right here, and the way can Ukraine holiday the cycle of wish and disillusionment?
By Michael Parenti
Drawing on a variety of unpublished fabric and observations accumulated from his stopover at to Yugoslavia in 1999, Michael Parenti demanding situations mainstream media assurance of the conflict, uncovering hidden agendas in the back of the Western speak of genocide, ethnic detoxing, and democracy.
By Ronald Asmus
The short struggle among Russia and Georgia in August 2008 appeared to many like an unforeseen shot instantly that used to be long past as speedy because it got here. Former Assistant Deputy Secretary of nation Ronald Asmus contends that it was once a clash that used to be ready and deliberate for a while by way of Moscow, a part of a broader technique to ship a message to the United States: that Russia goes to flex its muscle in the twenty-first century. a bit warfare that Shook the realm is an engaging examine the breakdown of relatives among Russia and the West, the decay and decline of the Western Alliance itself, and the destiny of jap Europe in a time of economic crisis.
By Simon Clarke
Labour relatives in Transition presents a different perception into the realities of Russian commercial organizations within the transition interval because it impacts employees at the store ground. in accordance with a special collaborative programme of ethnographic and case learn learn, this quantity comprises unique paintings through Western and Russian students concentrating on the restructuring of wages, employment and business kin, and the way employees have answered to those adjustments. in addition to offering pioneering research of exchange unions and business clash, Labour kin in Transition addresses altering prestige hierarchies in the team, the placement of ladies in creation, the method of financial ruin, and insider and outsider regulate. this is often the 3rd quantity within the sequence administration and in Russia and should be welcomed through sociologists and Russian experts for addressing modern Labour-Management relatives in the context of the altering value of labor and paintings family within the lives of Russian employees.