Description : One of the greatest unanswered questions after the massive and violent changes that hit the Middle East in 2011, known to some as the "Arab Spring" and to others as the "Islamist Winter," is how the West failed to predict both cataclysmic seasons in world affairs and to meet their challenges. The so-called spring didn't last long, quickly unraveling into a collection of civil wars, civil unrest, and secessions. Phares argues that Washington is too hesitant to take action when necessary, that US policy is highly disoriented on counter terrorism efforts, and that the effects of these errors have already proven costly. In Benghazi, US foreign policy failed to see the explosions coming, didn't meet the challenges of political transformation where and with whom it should, and failed in isolating the Jihadi terrorists worldwide. Too many strategic errors were committed. In this fascinating new book, Phares, the only expert who accurately predicted the Arab Spring, will foretell a major demise in US and Western policies in the Middle East, unless a deep change in strategies and policies are made in Washington and around the world.
Description : An Egyptian diplomat-turned-scholar provides a detailed analysis of events from the fall of Mubarak through the aftermath of the 2013 military move to oust Egypt's first democratically elected president. • Answers a broad array of questions posed by those who continue to be puzzled by the tangled web of events that occurred during this period • Approaches the cause of Egypt's rebellion from multiple angles, including the military, domestic political parties, political Islam, and the greater context of the Arab Spring • Looks at why the Islamists came out victorious and what precipitated a shift in public sentiment that induced Egyptians to take to the streets in opposition to the leader they'd elected one year earlier • Analyzes whether the military interference was premeditated and whether there was a conspiracy against the nation's first civilian administration
Description : Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. New Zealand's sweeping vistas have captured the imagination of travelers around the world. Visitors flock here to sample world-class wines, snap up young designers' wares, and tour "Middle-earth." Fodor's Essential New Zealand, in full color, helps visitors make the most of their time, whether they choose to stay on the North or South Island or island-hop through the country. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Major sights such as Abel Tasman National Park, Aoraki/Mt. Cook, Bay of Islands, The Coromandel, Hawke's Bay, Otago Peninsula, Queenstown and Waitomo Caves · Coverage of Auckland; Northland and the Bay of Islands; The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty; East Coast and the Volcanic Zone; North Island's West Coast; Wellington and the Wairarapa; Upper South Island and the West Coast; Christchurch and Canterbury; The Southern Alps and Fiordland; Otago, Invercargill, and Stewart Island
Description : Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Twin Sisters of Kyoto (Japanese: / Koto) is a 1963 Japanese film directed by Noboru Nakamura and based on the novel The Old Capital (1962) by the Nobel-winning Japanese writer Yasunari Kawabata. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. ... More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=14375566
Description : These are stories of the sort loved by true fans of the greatest of all detectives, in which a client tells Holmes a strange tale, drawing him into a baffling mystery. Whether in fogbound London or deep in the English countryside, these action-packed stories, set during the 1880s and early 1890s, before Holmes’s disappearance at the Reichenbach Falls, faithfully recreate the atmosphere of Conan Doyle’s early Holmes stories. This wonderful anthology brings together the best work of Denis O. Smith, much admired for his new Sherlock Holmes stories, including ‘A Hair’s Breadth’, ‘The Adventure of the Smiling Face’ and ‘An Incident in Society’. Ten of these stories have never previously been published in book form.
Description : The purpose of the RMP [Resource Management Plan] is to guide management of the pubic lands and resources in the GRA [Grand Resource Area]. Section 202 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) directs the Secretary of the Interior to develop, maintain, and revise land use plans for management of the public lands and their resources, with public involvement ... A second need for the preparation of this plan is to meet the requirements for a site-specific grazing EIS [Environmental Impact Statement] ordered by the United States District Court, District of Columbia, in 'Natural Resources Defense Council Inc. vs. Morton', 388 F. Supp. 829 (1974). The GRA grazing EIS was incorporated into the RMP/EIS; livestock management was identified as a required issue for impact analysis.