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The Modi Doctrine: New Paradigms in India's Foreign Policyby Anirban Ganguly, Vijay Chauthaiwale, Uttam Kumar Sinha
States today are far more engaged in diplomacy than ever before, actively building relations with other states to harness their mutual commercial and cultural strengths. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s outlook to global affairs is no different, yet there is a nuanced approach in linking India’s foreign policy to domestic transformation. While on the one hand, his policies seek to attract foreign capital, technology and open foreign markets for Indian products, on the other, they are geared towards regional stability, peace and prosperity.
The Silk Roads: A New History of the Worldby Peter Frankopan
Peter Frankopan, a brilliant and fearlessly wide-ranging young Oxford historian marches briskly through the centuries, disguising his erudition with an enviable lightness of touch, enlivening his narrative with a beautifully constructed web of anecdotes and insights, backed up by an impressively wide-ranging scholarly apparatus of footnotes drawing on works in multiple languages... This is history on a grand scale, with a sweep and ambition that is rare… A remarkable book on many levels, a proper historical epic of dazzling range and achievement.
The Great Game, 1856–1907: Russo-British Relations in Central and East Asiaby Evgeny Sergeev
The Great Game, 1856–1907 presents a new view of the British-Russian competition for dominance in Central Asia in the second half of the nineteenth century. Evgeny Sergeev offers a complex and novel point of view by synthesizing official collections of documents, parliamentary papers, political pamphlets, memoirs, contemporary journalism, and guidebooks from unpublished and less studied primary sources in Russian, British, Indian, Georgian, Uzbek, and Turkmen archives. His efforts amplify our knowledge of Russia by considering the important influences of local Asian powers. Ultimately, this book disputes the characterization of the Great Game as a proto–Cold War between East and West.
Russia and the Arabs: Behind the Scenes in the Middle East from the Cold War to the Presentby Yevgeny Primakov
Part memoir, part history, Russia and the Arabs reveals the past half-century in the Middle East from a viewpoint seldom seen by Westerners. Yevgeny Primakov, formerly the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Foreign Minister, and Prime Minister of Russia, exposes how key political events unfolded through the personal interactions and rivalries among notable leaders from Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin to Anwar Sadat and Saddam Hussein, whom he knew personally. He shows how the 1967 and 1973 Arab-Israeli wars developed, exposes Russia’s previously unknown role in the 1991 Gulf War, and assesses Russia’s Middle East policies alongside those of other foreign players, including the United States. An essential read for everyone interested in world affairs.
One Man's View of the Worldby Lee Kuan Yew
In this book, Lee draws on that wealth of experience and depth of insight to offer his views on today's world and what it might look like in 20 years. In this broad-sweep narrative that takes in America, China, Asia and Europe, he parses their society, probes the psyche of the people and draws his conclusions about their chances for survival and just where they might land in the hierarchy of tomorrow's balance of power. What makes a society tick? What do its people really believe? Can it adapt? In spare, unflinching prose that eschews political correctness, he describes a China that remains obsessed with control from the centre on its way to an unstoppable rise...
From Third World to First: The Singapore Story - 1965-2000by Lee Kuan Yew
Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when it was granted independence in 1965. The story of its transformation is told here by Singapore's charismatic, controversial founding father, Lee Kuan Yew. Rising from a legacy of divisive colonialism, the devastation of the Second World War, and general poverty and disorder following the withdrawal of foreign forces, Singapore now is hailed as a city of the future. This miraculous history is dramatically recounted by the man who not only lived through it all but who fearlessly forged ahead and brought about most of these changes. Lee details the extraordinary efforts it took for an island city–state in Southeast Asia to survive at that time.
The 86 Percent Solution: How to Succeed in the Biggest Market Opportunity of the Next 50 Yearsby Vijay Mahajan, Kamini Banga, Robert Gunther
Most global businesses focus nearly all their efforts on selling to the wealthiest 14% of the world's population. It's getting harder and harder to make a profit that way: these markets are oversaturated, overcompetitive, and declining. The Invisible Market shows how to unleash new growth and profitability by serving the other 86%. Vihajan Mahajan offers detailed strategies and implementation techniques for product design, pricing, packaging, distribution, advertising, and more. Discover radically different 'rules of engagement' that make emerging markets tick, and how European and Asian companies are already driving billions of dollars in sales there.
How Countries Compete: Strategy, Structure, and Government in the Global Economyby Richard H.K. Vietor
As the world globalizes, countries compete for the markets, technologies, and skills needed to raise their standards of living. Vietor sheds light on ways in which governments can best set direction and provide a healthy climate for a nation's economic development and profitable private enterprise. Drawing on history, economic analysis, and interviews with executives and officials around the globe, Vietor provides concentrated examinations of different approaches to government facilitation of development. Individual chapters focus on the unique social, economic, cultural, and historical forces that shape governments' approach to economic growth. Countries discussed include: China, India, Japan, Singapore, the United States, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa.
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Povertyby Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson
Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities. Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations ricand others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?
The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics: Lessons from Japan's Great Recessionby Richard C. Koo
This book is about Japan's 15-year long recession and how it affected current theoretical thinking about its causes and cures. It has a detailed explanation on what happened to Japan, but the discoveries made are so far-reaching that a large portion of economics literature will have to be modified to accommodate another half to the macroeconomic spectrum of possibilities that conventional theorists have overlooked. The author developed the idea of yin and yang business cycles where the conventional world of profit maximization is the yang and the world of balance sheet recession, where companies are minimizing debt, is the yin.
An Introduction to Islamic Finance: Theory and Practiceby Z. Iqbal, A. Mirakhor
The first book to offer comprehensive coverage of Islamic finance and banking and its applications to the rest of the world. The ongoing international financial crisis has reignited debate over the development of a risk-sharing financial system, such as that required in Shariah Law. This book highlights the core principles of risk sharing in Islam, arguing that a risk-sharing financial system is exactly what we need to promote greater financial stability. Providing comprehensive coverage of the fundamental theory behind Islamic finance and banking, according to the core concepts of Shariah law, authors Zamir Iqbal and Abbas Mirakhor clearly explain the distinct features of an Islamic financial system and how it compares with traditional financial models.
Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, Revised and Updated 5th Anniversary Edition, The: Eradicating Poverty Through Profitsby C.K. Prahalad
Drawing on Prahalad's breakthrough insights in The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, great companies worldwide have sought to identify, build, and profit from new markets amongst the world's several billion poorest people, while at the same time helping to alleviate poverty. Prahalad outlines the latest strategies and tactics that companies are utilizing to succeed in the developing world. He interviews several innovative CEOs to discuss what they've learned from their own initiatives, including the Unilever business leader who's built a billion-dollar business in India...
Comparative Politics Today: A World View (9th Edition)by G. A. Almond, R. J. Dalton, G. B. J. Powell, Jr., K. Strom
Written by leading comparativists and area study specialists, this text begins with chapters that clarify key concepts in politics and government and show how theoretical frameworks describe and analyze the differences and the similarities among countries. The twelve country studies (among them China, India, Japan, …) that follow focus on countries that are leaders within their regions and the larger world. Each country study includes the most current information and consistently applies the theoretical framework to explore broad issues like why some countries modernize more quickly or why some are more democratic.
Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealistby Niall Ferguson
Niall Ferguson has created an extraordinary panorama of Kissinger's world, and a paradigm-shifting reappraisal of the man. Only through knowledge of Kissinger's early life (as a Jew in Hitler's Germany, a poor immigrant in New York, a GI at the Battle of the Bulge, an interrogator of Nazis, and a student of history at Harvard) can we understand his debt to the philosophy of idealism. And only by tracing his rise, fall and revival as an adviser to Kennedy, Nelson Rockefeller and, finally, Richard Nixon can we appreciate the magnitude of his contribution to the theory of diplomacy, grand strategy and nuclear deterrence. The book also provides an insight into the Vietnam War.
SAMURAJ I VITEZ (SAMURAI AND KNIGHT)by Z. Stiperski, Đ. Njavro, Y. Yamamoto
The connection between geography, nature, culture and society is clearly seen in the Japanese example. Japan has become economically very successful, although it is an isolated archipelago in the Far East, has appeared late in world history, is poor in natural resources and is frequently exposed to natural disasters. The book "dissects" the basics of Japan's successful development and indicates what Croatia could learn from it. It is printed in Croatian, English and Japanese. In the book, the authors try to answer the question of how and why naturally poor and even distant Japan became the economic power in such a short period of time.
1st Croatian-Japanese ConferenceContemporary problems in economics Conference Prodeedings
Once in a lead position in terms of rapid economic growth, Japan has been suffering for about three decades from a prolonged recession after the bursting of the bubble economy. The objective of this paper is to search for a way to transform a country like Japan into a “higher stage” of capitalism after its period of “catch-up” industrialization. This paper borrows some basic ideas from double-entry accounting and MMT (Modern Monetary Theory), which together explain the benefit of deficit-based fiscal policies in advanced economies.