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On the Threshold of Eurasia: Revolutionary Poetics in the Caucasus

Leah Feldman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726507
eISBN:
9781501726514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726507.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

On the Threshold of Eurasia: Revolutionary Poetics in the Caucasus explores the idea of the Russian and Soviet “East” as a political, aesthetic and scientific system of ideas that contributed to the ... More


Coalitions, State-Building, and Geopolitical Mediation

Sean L. Yom

in From Resilience to Revolution: How Foreign Interventions Destabilize the Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231175647
eISBN:
9780231540278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175647.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter presents a new theoretical framework about state-building and authoritarian regimes in the Middle East. Linking coalitions to institutions, and then institutions to outcomes, it explains ... More


Polemics

Stuart Schaar

in Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171564
eISBN:
9780231539920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Eqbal and Edward W. Said engaged in several polemics with adversaries. These include Ernest Gellner, world renowed Philosopher and Anthropologist,the Iraqi author and teacher, Kanan Makiya, and the ... More


Islam and Islamic History

Stuart Schaar

in Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171564
eISBN:
9780231539920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Eqbal's analysis of Islam and Islamic history. He had studied the corpus, could hold his own in debates on Islamic dogma and history; Although seemingly secular, he appreciated the wonderous nature ... More


Imperialism, Nationalism, Revolutionary Warfare, Insurgency, and the Need for Democracy

Stuart Schaar

in Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171564
eISBN:
9780231539920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

During the period of the Cold War, while most analysts reduced intertnational relations to the conflict between the USSR and the US, Eqbal argued that insurgency and revolutionary warfare better ... More


India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh: The Problem of Nuclear Proliferation and Views on Partitioning States

Stuart Schaar

in Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171564
eISBN:
9780231539920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Opposition to partitioning states, especiually dividing Pakistan, and Bagladesh from India, and creating a separate Palestinian state, which he saw emerging as another "Zionist entity".


Critique of U.S. Foreign Policy, the Cold War, and Terrorism

Stuart Schaar

in Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171564
eISBN:
9780231539920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Cold War seen from the vantage of its victims in the Third World who were surrogates of the USSR and the US; millions dead in proxy wars; lack of precise definitions of terrorists and terrorism; Good ... More


The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Benjamin H. Bratton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Planetary-scale computation presents a fundamental challenge to Modern geopolitical architectures. As calculative reason and as global infrastructure, it not only deforms and distorts Westphalian ... More


Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Stuart Schaar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171564
eISBN:
9780231539920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Eqbal Ahmad (1930?–1999) was a bold and original activist, journalist, and theorist who brought uncommon perspective to the rise of militant Islam, the conflict in Kashmir, the involvement of the ... More


A special relationship?: British foreign policy in the era of American hegemony

Simon Tate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083716
eISBN:
9781781706237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083716.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book addresses the Anglo-American special relationship from the perspective of post-Second World War British governments. Drawing upon original research, it investigates how these governments ... More


Conclusion: Error Screens

Tessa Dwyer

in Speaking in Subtitles: Revaluing Screen Translation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410946
eISBN:
9781474434720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410946.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In summary, this book proposes that improper sites of subtitling and dubbing provide a key to revaluing translation’s role within screen culture broadly. By analysing a range of emergent practices, ... More


For Chelsea: Soul Style in the New Millennium

Tanisha C. Ford

in Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625157
eISBN:
9781469625171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625157.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter lays the groundwork for further work in the field of black fashion studies. It argues that future scholarship will have to grapple with the geopolitics of the United States’ ... More


India, Geopolitics, and Future Wars

Suparno Banerjee

in Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811523
eISBN:
9781496811561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

With “India, Geopolitics, and Future Wars,” Suparno Banerjee demonstrates the importance of future-war narratives in the shifting geopolitical posture of India by exploring the genre, origins, and ... More


Towards A Westphalia for the Middle East

Patrick Milton, Michael Axworthy, and Brendan Simms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190947897
eISBN:
9780190055912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947897.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

It was the original forever war, which went on interminably, fueled by religious fanaticism, personal ambition, fear of hegemony, and communal suspicion. It dragged in all the neighboring powers. It ... More


The Anthropology of Chinese Masculinity in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Heung-wah Wong and Hoi-yan Yau

in Changing Chinese Masculinities: From Imperial Pillars of State to Global Real Men

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208562
eISBN:
9789888313716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208562.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The aim of this chapter is to spell out the differences in the characteristics of manhood in the Chines societies of Taiwan and Hong Kong. We argue that there are different Chinese masculinities in ... More


How India Became Territorial: Foreign Policy, Diaspora, Geopolitics

Itty Abraham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804791632
eISBN:
9780804792684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791632.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Why do countries go to war over disputed lands? This revisionist study identifies the process of decolonization as the root of contemporary Asian interstate territorial conflicts. It does so by ... More


Central America and the Caribbean’s Relations with China and the United States: Contrasting Experiences! Converging Prospects?

Richard L. Bernal

in China, The United States, and the Future of Latin America: U.S.-China Relations, Volume III

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479899289
eISBN:
9781479811588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899289.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The United States has been and continues to be the dominant and unchallenged global power in Central America and the Caribbean. Meanwhile, China’s economic, diplomatic, and psychological presence in ... More


The Stack to Come

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Stack architectures are designed to be remade. Each modular layer can contain any technology able to communicate with the layer above and below it. This chapter examines not the Stack-we-have but the ... More


Energy, Economic Growth, and Geopolitical Futures: Eight Long-Range Scenarios

Evan Hillebrand and Stacy Closson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028899
eISBN:
9780262328722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028899.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Among the questions tackled by Evan Hillebrand and Stacy Closson in this book are the following: Will there be more wars or peace? What country or countries will dominate, and which ones will fade in ... More


Black Gold and Red Herrings

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

in The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748693023
eISBN:
9781474406086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693023.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter looks at the various explanations that have been offered over the years for the Iraq war. It argues that common explanations like oil, free markets, military-industrial complex, and ... More


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