The title Forging the Future of Special Collections certainly grabs your attention, conjuring up pictures of battles or quests. The actual history of this book, however, can be traced back to a colloquium on special collections called “Acknowledging the Past, Forging the Future” held in October...
A common thread that runs through this impressive collection of scholarly
works is introduced early on; the legal framework for disaster response is
nearly as random as the events themselves.
Whether it is the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, Hurricane Katrina, or this
year’s devastating droughts...
The Second Gulf War was doomed to fail even before it began: so argues
Michael MacDonald in his new book, Overreach: Delusions of Regime
Change in Iraq. To begin with, the war derived its impetus from faulty
intelligence. Compounding this original error, the administration based the
Considered a political party by Lebanon and the broader Middle East, and
a terrorist group by the West and Israel, Hizbullah (also known as “The
Party of God”) makes headlines worldwide and has been studied
thoroughly by scholars of many traditions. The Hizbullah Phenomenon:
According to scholar Michael Mandelbaum, the 25-year period between the end of the Cold War and 2014 was one of the most peaceful in history. Aside from smaller regional conflicts, the world saw a brief pause in global conflict between superpowers. Mandelbaum credits benevolent U.S. hegemony, the...