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One Korea?

A distinguished panel of scholars from around the world convened at the Hoover Institution in June 1993 to assess prospects for a reunited Korea. Scenarios for reunification identified at that conference are presented in this volume.


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Patterns of Deprivation in the Soviet Union Under Brezhnev and Gorbachev

This study focuses on important aspects of daily life—food, clothing, housing, education, occupational and educational mobility, employment, and the prestige of various occupations&mdash:mainly among poor, urban Soviet families—between 1977 and 1979.


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Political Institutions and Economic Growth in Latin America

Political Institutions and Economic Growth in Latin America offers a new contribution to the literature on institutions and growth through the analysis of historical cases of institutional change and economic growth in Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


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Politics in Western Europe

A study of the political systems of Western Europe, updated to 1992.


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Reflections on Europe

These reflections on interrelated issues of concern to Europe and America by five distinguished authors from England, France, Germany, and the United States address complex questions in a post—cold war world.


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Reflections on the Revolution in Egypt

The author offers insights on Egypt’s failed revolution: how it happened and why it did not succeed. Samuel Tadros raises long-unanswered questions about Egypt’s revolutionaries, focusing on who they were, where they came from, and much more.


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Russia and Its Islamic World

Robert Service discusses Russia’s long and difficult relationship with Islam, within its borders and across the world, from the thirteenth century to the present. He maps Russia’s complex and sometimes contradictory interactions with its Muslims, nearby Muslim states, and the Middle East, exploring centuries of Russian territorial expansion, Muslim jihad, the Soviet assault on Islam, the fall of the Soviet Union, and Russia’s current bid to reestablish itself as a world power.


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Russia, Ukraine and the Breakup of the Soviet Union

Focusing on the critical relationship between Ukraine and Russia, renowned scholar Roman Szporluk chronicles the final two decades in the history of the Soviet Union and presents a story that is often lost in the standard interpretations of the collapse of communism.


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Russia's 1996 Presidential Election

In June 1996, for the first time in thousand years, Russian citizens were given the chance to select their head of state in a democratic election. Michael McFaul analyzes three major factors that combine to explain why Boris Yeltsin's victory, should have been expected, discusses the reasons behind Yeltsin's victory, and examines its impact on electoral politics in post-Soviet Russia.


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The Russians and Their Favorite Books

The fiction that Russian adults read.


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Saudi Arabia and the New Strategic Landscape

Joshua Teitelbaum evaluates Saudi foreign policy in the Persian Gulf and in the Arab-Israeli peace process and provides a shrewd assessment of the Saudi-U.S. relationship. He debunks the traditional view of Saudi foreign policy that emphasizes the Saudi concern with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and explains how the true concern of Arabia's rulers is the ideological battle that has been opened up by Iran's push into Arab affairs.


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Skating on Stilts

Stewart A. Baker, a former Homeland Security official, examines the technologies we love—jet travel, computer networks, and biotech—and finds that they are likely to empower new forms of terrorism unless we change our current course a few degrees and overcome resistance to change from business, foreign governments, and privacy advocates. He draws on his Homeland Security experience to show how that was done in the case of jet travel and border security but concludes that heading off disasters in computer networks and biotech will require a hardheaded recognition that privacy must sometimes yield to security, especially as technology changes the risks to both.


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Soviet Military Policy Since World War II

Examines the Soviet military decisionmaking apparatus and USSR concepts of doctrine, strategy, and operational missions


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The Soviet Union and Postwar Japan

The Soviet Union and Postwar Japan is a magisterial survey of the problems—ideological, political, cultural, diplomatic, economic, and military—which exist between these two major powers, based upon Professor Swearingen's unusual first-hand knowledge of this area and issues.


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State of Disrepair

Kori Schake shows how the deficiencies in focus, education, and programmatic proficiency impede the work of the State Department and suggests how investing in those areas could make the agency significantly more successful at building stable and prosperous democratic governments around the world. She explains why, instead of burdening the US military with yet another inherently civilian function, work should focus on bringing those agencies of the government whose job it is to provide development assistance up to the standard of success that our military has achieved. Schake presents a vision of what a successful State Department should look like and seeks to build support for creating it—a State Department that makes possible the projection of US civilian power as well as US military force.


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