Inside the Middle East Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth

Politics, Sociology

Avi Melamed, Lucy Aharish, “Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth “
The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice
Animal Oppression and Capitalism
Treva B. Lindsey, “Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C. ”
Andreas-Holger Maehle, “Contesting Medical Confidentiality – Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany”

Avi Melamed, Lucy Aharish, “Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth “

ISBN: 1634505727 | 2016 | EPUB | 320 pages | 2 MB

Acclaimed Israeli intelligence analyst Avi Melamed has spent more than thirty years interpreting Middle East affairs. His long-awaited Inside the Middle East challenges widely-accepted perceptions and provides a gripping and uniquely enlightening guide to make sense of the events unfolding in the region—to answer how the Arab world got to this point, what is currently happening, what the ramifications will be, how they will affect Israel, and what actions must immediately be undertaken, including how Western leaders need to respond.
Melamed considers all the major power players in the Middle East, explains the underlying issues, and creates a three-dimensional picture, an illustration that connects the dots and provides a fascinating roadmap. He elucidates developments such as the Arab Spring, the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood, the rise of ISIS, the epic Sunni-Shiite animosity, the essence of the war in Syria, the role of the Caliphate and Jihad, and the looming nuclear arms race. He also provides a rare opportunity to journey into the psyche of Arab society. Look through the lens of its leaders and its most ruthless terrorists. See what makes them tick and what they want. Discover how they can be overtaken.
This unparalleled volume is a milestone in our understanding of the Middle East. It is the untold story of the struggles that will shape the region, and the world, for decades to come, and a groundbreaking guide that will shake you to the core, force you to reevalute your outlook, and give you tips to navigate the future.
From author Avi Melamed:
The conflicts in the Middle East grow more confusing and dangerous every day.
In my encounters with thousands of people from across the world – from global leaders to high school students – I know there is deep and intense thirst for knowledge because today understanding the Middle East is not optional – it’s mandatory.
My new book, Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth is based on my decades of advisory, counterterrorism, education, and intelligence – positions – as well as my intimate connections throughout the Arab world.
The book also provides the building blocks and database to understand the contemporary Middle East, offers a unique insight into the Arab world, and is “a GPS to help you navigate the dramatically changing Middle East.”
In the book, I also offer an out of the box idea that could lead to a positive breakthrough in the Israeli- Palestinian conflict.

The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice

Cambridge | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 1107085470 | 228 pages | PDF | 2.09 mb

by Colleen Murphy (Author)
Many countries have attempted to transition to democracy following conflict or repression, but the basic meaning of transitional justice remains hotly contested. In this book, Colleen Murphy analyses transitional justice – showing how it is distinguished from retributive, corrective, and distributive justice – and outlines the ethical standards which societies attempting to democratize should follow. She argues that transitional justice involves the just pursuit of societal transformation. Such transformation requires political reconciliation, which in turn has a complex set of institutional and interpersonal requirements including the rule of law. She shows how societal transformation is also influenced by the moral claims of victims and the demands of perpetrators, and how justice processes can fail to be just by failing to foster this transformation or by not treating victims and perpetrators fairly. Her book will be accessible and enlightening for philosophers, political and social scientists, policy analysts, and legal and human rights scholars and activists.

Animal Oppression and Capitalism

Praeger | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 1440850739 | 644 pages | PDF | 14.34 mb

by David Nibert (Editor)
This important two-volume set unapologetically documents how capitalism results in the oppression of animals ranging from fish and chickens to dogs, elephants, and kangaroos as well as in environmental destruction, vital resource depletion, and climate change.
• Explains how abolishing the oppression of animals will bring to an end the suffering of billions of sentient creatures throughout the world, greatly improve human health, and help turn back the rapid advance of climate change
• Connects the daily processes of capitalism to tremendous levels of pain, misery, and fear experienced by animals as well as humans
• Documents the ways in which many animals are biologically engineered for profitable exploitation

Treva B. Lindsey, “Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C. ”

English | ISBN: 0252082516, 025204102X | 2017 | 159 pages | PDF conv | 3 MB

Home to established African American institutions and communities, Washington, D.C., offered women in the New Negro movement a unique setting for the fight against racial and gender oppression. Colored No More traces how African American women of the late-nineteenth and early twentieth century made significant strides toward making the nation’s capital a more equal and dynamic urban center. Treva B. Lindsey presents New Negro womanhood as a multidimensional space that included race women, blues women, mothers, white collar professionals, beauticians, fortune tellers, sex workers, same-gender couples, artists, activists, and innovators. Drawing from these differing but interconnected African American women’s spaces, Lindsey excavates a multifaceted urban and cultural history of struggle toward a vision of equality that could emerge and sustain itself. Upward mobility to equal citizenship for African American women encompassed challenging racial, gender, class, and sexuality status quos. Lindsey maps the intersection of these challenges and their place at the core of New Negro womanhood.

Andreas-Holger Maehle, “Contesting Medical Confidentiality – Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany”

English | ISBN: 022640482X | 2016 | 172 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Medical confidentiality is an essential cornerstone of effective public health systems, and for centuries societies have struggled to maintain the illusion of absolute privacy. In this age of health databases and increasing connectedness, however, the confidentiality of patient information is rapidly becoming a concern at the forefront of worldwide ethical and political debate.
In Contesting Medical Confidentiality, Andreas-Holger Maehle travels back to the origins of this increasingly relevant issue. He offers the first comparative analysis of professional and public debates on medical confidentiality in the United States, Britain, and Germany during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when traditional medical secrecy first came under pressure from demands of disclosure in the name of public health. Maehle structures his study around three representative questions of the time that remain salient today: Do physicians have a privilege to refuse court orders to reveal confidential patient details? Is there a medical duty to report illegal procedures to the authorities? Should doctors breach confidentiality in order to prevent the spread of disease? Considering these debates through a unique historical perspective, Contesting Medical Confidentiality illuminates the ethical issues and potentially grave consequences that continue to stir up public debate.

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