Library of World Affairs

Chair:
Dr. Wallace E. Boston, CEO, American Public University System
Board of Syndics, Library of World Affairs

Journals include:
Global Security and Intelligence Studies
The International Journal of Criminology
The International Journal of Open Educational Resources
Journal of Online Learning Research and Practice

Publications:

A Strategy for Implementing the Reconciliation Process Between Israel and the Palestinians - by Alon Ben-Meir PhD Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace The most puzzling aspect of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is that after 69 years of mutual violence, enmity and suffering, it remains unresolved even when coexistence is inevitable and a two-state solution remains the only viable option. Although there are many contentious issues that must…Read more A Strategy for Implementing the Reconciliation Process Between Israel and the Palestinians
British Burma and Its People: Being Sketches of Native Manners, Customs and Religion - by Capt. C.J.F.S. Forbes Purchase In 1879, Nature: The International Journal of Science, offered this review of this work: “This book is offered as the result of thirteen years’ experience derived from close intercourse, both officially and privately, with the people of Burma during that period. Such works are frequently contributed by the pro-consuls of…Read more British Burma and Its People: Being Sketches of Native Manners, Customs and Religion
Demand the Impossible: Essays in History as Activism - Editors: Nathan Wuertenberg and William Horne Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Born from the wave of activism that followed the inauguration of President Trump, Demand the Impossible asks scholars what they can do to help solve present-day crises. The twelve essays in this volume draw inspiration from present-day activists. They examine the role…Read more Demand the Impossible: Essays in History as Activism
Disaster Response: Medical and Health Policies - by Arnauld Nicogossian, Edited by Bonnie Stabile Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Disaster Response offers research and insights from medical professionals and policy scholars to help improve interventions and reduce suffering when disasters occur, whether they result from natural or human made threats.
Donald J. Trump’s Presidency: International Perspectives - Editors: John Dixon and Max J. Skidmore Purchase through Amazon  President Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy rhetoric and actions become more understandable by reference to his personality traits, his worldview, and his view of the world. His campaign rhetoric catered to Americans comfortable with isolationism and certainly with no appetite for foreign military engagements. So, his…Read more Donald J. Trump’s Presidency: International Perspectives
Epidemic Cholera: The Mission and Mystery, Haunts and Havocs, Pathology and Treatment - by A Former Surgeon in the Service of the Honorable East India Company Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Epidemic cholera is truly awful. Cholera causes violent cramps, vomiting and diarrhea that are so frequent and serious that the body will quickly dehydrate. A person infected with cholera can die within a few hours…Read more Epidemic Cholera: The Mission and Mystery, Haunts and Havocs, Pathology and Treatment
For Rulers: Priming Political Leaders for Saving Humanity from Itself - by Yehezkel Dror Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace In this striking book, Yehezkel Dror bravely goes where few authors dare, offering a big-picture view of the fateful choices facing the human species. He urges humankind to adopt unconventional survival and thriving strategies, including elevating the future of humanity above state interests, limiting the production…Read more For Rulers: Priming Political Leaders for Saving Humanity from Itself
Geopolitics of Outer Space: Global Security and Development - by Ilayda Aydin Purchase Civilization in the twenty-first century is characterized by its technological capacity, which is substantially realized through space technologies. A desire for increased security and rapid development is driving nation-states to engage in an intensifying competition for speed and superiority to better utilize the unique assets of space. This competition, however, is…Read more Geopolitics of Outer Space: Global Security and Development
Goodwill and Its Treatment in Accounts: A Historical Look at Goodwill, Trade Marks & Trade Names - by Lawrence R. Dicksee and Frank Tillyard Purchase through Amazon Lawrence R. Dicksee was deeply invested in all aspects of numbers when it came to business. He was head of a firm of accountants, Sellars, Dicksee and Co. He was also an esteemed scholar, working as an accounting professor at the University of Birmingham, while…Read more Goodwill and Its Treatment in Accounts: A Historical Look at Goodwill, Trade Marks & Trade Names
Growing Inequality: Bridging Complex Systems, Population Health, and Health Disparities - Editors: George A. Kaplan, Ana V. Diez Roux, Carl P. Simon, and Sandro Galea No single factor—but a system of intertwined causes — explains why America’s health is poorer than the health of other wealthy countries and why health inequities persist despite our efforts. Teasing apart the relationships between these many causes to find solutions…Read more Growing Inequality: Bridging Complex Systems, Population Health, and Health Disparities
International or Local Ownership?: Security Sector Development in Post-Independent Kosovo - by Dr. Florian Qehaja Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace International or Local Ownership? contributes to the debate on the concept of local ownership in post-conflict settings, and discussions on international relations, peacebuilding, security and development studies. It utilizes extensive data collection, including public opinion surveys conducted throughout the country, in order to introduce…Read more International or Local Ownership?: Security Sector Development in Post-Independent Kosovo
Invasions of the Gulf: Radicalism, Ritualism and the Shaikhs - by Paul Rich Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace The Gulf was ruled for a good part of the 19th and 20th centuries from India, and those who served there constituted a unique, small foreign service of their own. Their public (private boarding in American usage) school backgrounds taught them to believe in elitism…Read more Invasions of the Gulf: Radicalism, Ritualism and the Shaikhs
Issues in Maritime Cyber Security - Editors: Dr. Joe DiRenzo III, Dr. Nicole K. Drumhiller, Dr. Fred S. Roberts Free Chapter Download The world relies on maritime commerce to move exceptionally large portions of goods, services, and people. Collectively this effort comprises the Maritime Transportation System or MTS. A major component of this daunting multifaceted enterprise are cyber networks, and the…Read more Issues in Maritime Cyber Security
Middle East Reviews: Second Edition - Editors: Mohammed M. Aman PhD and Mary Jo Aman, MLIS Purchase through Amazon  About the Editors Mohammed M. Aman, PhD is current Professor (Dean from 1979 to 2002) at the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), Interim Dean, School of Education (2000-2002), and Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Digest of Middle…Read more Middle East Reviews: Second Edition
Money and Its Laws: Embracing a History of Monetary Theories: and A History of the Currencies of the United States - by Henry V. Poor Purchase through Amazon Henry Varnum Poor was born on December 8, 1812 in Andover, Maine. He went on to graduate from Bowdoin College in 1835, and then practiced law with his uncle’s firm. Poor became quite rich after he and his family invested in Maine’s timber industry, and then in the…Read more Money and Its Laws: Embracing a History of Monetary Theories: and A History of the Currencies of the United States
Natural Gas as an Instrument of Russian State Power - by Ion A. Iftimie Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace “Since the Cold War, Russia has been perceived as a broken nation that no longer represents a threat to the North Atlantic Alliance. This book emphasizes that Russia overcame this major vulnerability by developing the capacity to use unilateral economic sanctions in the form of…Read more Natural Gas as an Instrument of Russian State Power
New England Arbitration and Peace Congress: Report of the Proceedings: Hartford and New Britain, Connecticut: May 8 to 11, 1910 - by James L. Tryon Purchase through Amazon The Report begins with this introduction: “Next to the National Congresses held in New York and Chicago and the International Congresses held in Chicago and Boston, the New England Peace and Arbitration Congress was the most important gathering of the representatives and friends of the organized peace movement…Read more New England Arbitration and Peace Congress: Report of the Proceedings: Hartford and New Britain, Connecticut: May 8 to 11, 1910
New Wars for Old: Being a Statement of Radical Pacifism in Terms of Force Versus Non-Resistance: with Special Reference to the Facts and Problems of the Great War - by John Haynes Holmes Purchase John Haynes Holmes was born on November 29, 1879 in Philadelphia, although he spent much of his youth in the Boston area. He grew up within the Unitarian church, and was extremely close to his grandfather, John Haynes. While he initially planned to enter business, as his grandfather did, he…Read more New Wars for Old: Being a Statement of Radical Pacifism in Terms of Force Versus Non-Resistance: with Special Reference to the Facts and Problems of the Great War
Nonprofit Organizations and Disaster: Individual, Organizational and Network Approaches to Emergency Management - Edited by Scott Robinson and Haley Murphy Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Disasters have become a more salient part of our life. Events ranging from terrorist attacks to major hurricanes to heatwaves can significantly disrupt our communities and place the most vulnerable among us at risk. The largest of these events—within seeming increasing frequency—test…Read more Nonprofit Organizations and Disaster: Individual, Organizational and Network Approaches to Emergency Management
Ongoing Issues in Georgian Policy and Public Administration - Edited by Bonnie Stabile and Nino Ghonghadze Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Thriving democracy and representative government depend upon a well functioning civil service, rich civic life and economic success. Georgia has been considered a top performer among countries in South Eastern Europe seeking to establish themselves in the post-Soviet era at the start…Read more Ongoing Issues in Georgian Policy and Public Administration
Pacific Hurtgen: The American Army in Northern Luzon, 1945 - by Robert M. Young Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Too often in war many of its campaigns are forgotten. One such forgotten campaign occurred in the Philippines during the last year of World War II. American Army units fought a bitter battle against dug-in, fanatical Japanese soldiers on the Philippine island of Luzon.…Read more Pacific Hurtgen: The American Army in Northern Luzon, 1945
Planning Resilience for High-Impact Threats to Critical Infrastructure - by Charles L. Manto and Stephanie Lokmer Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace The InfraGard National Electromagnetic Pulse Special Interest Group (EMP SIG) was formed in July 2011 for the purpose of sharing information about catastrophic threats to our nation’s critical infrastructure. Those threats include extreme space weather, manmade EMP, cyber attacks, coordinated physical…Read more Planning Resilience for High-Impact Threats to Critical Infrastructure
Reminiscences of the Santiago Campaign: The Spanish-American War of 1898 - by John Bigelow Jr. Purchase through Amazon The major land campaign of the Spanish-American War of 1898 was the American battle with Spain for the Cuban city of Santiago. Painfully aware of the mistakes made and lives needlessly lost, John Bigelow, Jr, who served as the Captain in the U.S. Calvary, wrote: “The enlisting, organizing,…Read more Reminiscences of the Santiago Campaign: The Spanish-American War of 1898
Secrets & Lies in the United Kingdom: Analysis of Political Corruption - by Fabienne Portier-Le Cocq Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Secrets & Lies in the United Kingdom: Analysis of Political Corruption lifts the shroud of secrecy in the United Kingdom in relation to modern freemasonry in Scotland in the late-18th century, the ‘Stolen Generations’ in Australia from the early 1900s to the late 1970s,…Read more Secrets & Lies in the United Kingdom: Analysis of Political Corruption
Signpost of Learning: King Bhumibol’s Pilot Projects on Sufficiency and Sustainability in Food and Food Production - by Frank W. Skilbeck and Keokam Kraisoraphong Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Agriculture-related development projects in this publication, all initiated and nurtured by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and members of Thailand’s royal family, are presented out of heartfelt concern for the less fortunate and with infinite respect for the future of mankind.
The Death Penalty in the Caribbean: Perspectives from the Police - Editor, Wendell C. Wallace PhD Purchase through Amazon  “The Death Penalty in the Caribbean is a novel, thought-provoking and timely contribution to the contentious debate of the Death Penalty in the Anglophone Caribbean. This book is directed at policy makers, law enforcement practitioners and scholars, and is a must read for students of criminology, international…Read more The Death Penalty in the Caribbean: Perspectives from the Police
The Idea of Neoliberalism: The Emperor Has Threadbare Contemporary Clothes - byJohn Dixon Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Neoliberalism, as a set of ideas, represents the 1970s rebirth—rebranding—of classical liberalism, which originated in the mid-eighteenth century Scottish Enlightenment. This book is about those ideas. It assembles an archetypal ideational construct of neoliberalism, so permitting the demarcation of its worldview, grounded in a set of…Read more The Idea of Neoliberalism: The Emperor Has Threadbare Contemporary Clothes
The Politics of Impeachment - Margaret Tseng, Editor Purchase Print Edition  |  Purchase Kindle Edition As changes in our political system have developed over the last two centuries, impeachment has grown even more political. The polarization of political parties, the power of interest groups and the expansion of suffrage has deeply impacted who we elect. Those elected officials, in turn, are responsible…Read more The Politics of Impeachment
The War in the Cradle of the World - by Eleanor Franklin Egan, Introduction by Paul Rich Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace This book is an outstanding example of how the highly subjective and the autobiographical dominated writing about the Middle East in the first half of the twentieth century. Serious political analysis was thin on the ground. Egan was fortunate in…Read more The War in the Cradle of the World
War Scenes I Shall Never Forget - by Carita Spencer Purchase In this work, Carita Spencer offers some sketches of her experiences during World War I, along with photos, and even a menu. Spencer offered the work as an American going overseas to document the war, and to report her findings back to the United States. The scenes can be quite graphic,…Read more War Scenes I Shall Never Forget