Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall (1835-1911) was a British civil servant and writer. Although heralded at the time, his works on Indian history are considered “somewhat dubious” by historians today.
Reports On British Prison-Camps In India And Burma
by International Red Cross Committee Purchase Across India and Burma, England built several camps to house primarily Turkish prisoners of war, but there were also camps for civilians, including for women and children considered to be of ‘enemy nationalities.’ This report by the Red Cross gives a report not only of the conditions, but of… Continue reading Reports On British Prison-Camps In India And Burma
Bunker Diplomacy: An Arab-American in the U.S. Foreign Service
by Nabeel Khoury Purchase Nabeel Khoury has written a remarkably cogent memoir. He not only details life in the Foreign Service in a highly entertaining and engaging style, but also provides provocative and telling insights into many of the crises in the Middle East…From Egypt, to ‘The Magic Kingdom’ to Iraq, Morocco and Yemen —… Continue reading Bunker Diplomacy: An Arab-American in the U.S. Foreign Service
Old Stories & Sayings from India, Ceylon, Burma, and the Near East
by Isa Fyvie Mayo Purchase through Amazon Isabella Fyvie Mayo was an incredible woman. Born in 1843 in London, she enjoyed the benefits of schooling and encouragement of her writing. She worked tirelessly to help her family, but for many years she was uncompensated for her writing. Finally, once she was published it was to… Continue reading Old Stories & Sayings from India, Ceylon, Burma, and the Near East
In the Great God’s Hair: Translated from the Original Manuscript
by F. W. Bain Purchase through Amazon F.W. Bain translated this work from the original Sanskrit, and offered this as an introduction, “The name of the little Indian gable, here presented to the lover of curiosities in an English dress, is ambiguous. We may translate it indifferently, either: The New Moon in the hair of… Continue reading In the Great God’s Hair: Translated from the Original Manuscript
Life of Brian Houghton Hodgson: British Resident at the Court of Nepal, Member of the Institute of France; Fellow of the Royal Society; a Vice-President of the Royal Asiatic Society, etc
by Sir William Wilson Hunter Purchase through Amazon Brian Houghton Hodgson was born on February 1, 1800. His family had troubles financially, but through Hodgson’s aptitude and some family connections, he was able to continue his studies. He was especially gifted in learning languages, namely Bengali, but also Sanskrit and Persian. In 1818, with the… Continue reading Life of Brian Houghton Hodgson: British Resident at the Court of Nepal, Member of the Institute of France; Fellow of the Royal Society; a Vice-President of the Royal Asiatic Society, etc
Demand the Impossible: Essays in History as Activism
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.
The Great Indian Religions: Being a Popular Account of Brahmanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism
by G. T. Bettany Purchase through Amazon G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany (1850-1891) was born and educated in England, attending Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge University, studying medicine and the natural sciences. He also attended London University in 1871, taking a degree in geology, and later receiving an MA six years later. He lectured… Continue reading The Great Indian Religions: Being a Popular Account of Brahmanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism
Issues in Maritime Cyber Security
Editors: Dr. Joe DiRenzo III, Dr. Nicole K. Drumhiller, Dr. Fred S. Roberts
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 infrastructure they control. From the complex programs managing the loading and unloading of containers to waiting trucks, to the global navigation systems onboard vessels, to the hydraulic valves designed to protect spills into waterways that are located and controlled by cyber systems within chemical, water/wastewater, or petroleum plants, the MTS is becoming increasingly automated.
The impact of the cyber element on the international MTS is significant. Yet, with the clear advantages this brings, come vulnerabilities, and challenges. Researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to remotely take control of a vessel by spoofing its GPS. The news has reported attacks that shut down a floating oil rig by tilting it. The electronic positioning software systems on ships are vulnerable to attacks that could modify les and charts, causing potential for serious damage. The complexity of the problem of making our MTS safe from cyber attack is daunting and the need for all stakeholders in both government (at all levels) and private industry to be involved in cyber security is more significant than ever as the use of the MTS continues to grow.
While there is literature about the maritime transportation system, and about cyber security, to date there is very little literature on this converging area. This pioneering book is beneficial to a variety of audiences, as a text book in courses looking at risk analysis, national security, cyber threats, or
maritime policy; as a source of research problems ranging from the technical area to policy; and for practitioners in government and the private sector interested in a clear explanation of the array of cyber risks and potential cyber-defense issues impacting the maritime community.
About the Editors: Dr. Joe DiRenzo III is a retired Coast Guard Officer. Dr. Nicole K. Drumhiller is the Program Director of Intelligence Studies at American Military University. Dr. Fred S. Roberts is Director of the Department of Homeland Security University Center of Excellence CCICADA, based at Rutgers University.
Invasions of the Gulf: Radicalism, Ritualism and the Shaikhs
by Paul Rich Purchase through Amazon 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 and snobbery, which they… Continue reading Invasions of the Gulf: Radicalism, Ritualism and the Shaikhs
The Land of the Date
by C. M. Cursetjee Purchase through Amazon In December 1916 the SS Zaiyanni left Bombay bound for the port of Basra, at the head of the Persian Gulf. On board was C. M. Cursetjee, a 69-year-old Oxford-educated Indian Parsee, on his way to see his nephew who was serving in the Indian forces. The boat,… Continue reading The Land of the Date
Los BRICS y el Discurso del Nacionalismo en el Siglo XXI
Edited by Myrna Rodriguez Anuez, Luis Ochoa Bilbao, and Marisa Pineau Purchase through Amazon En el siglo XXI el nacionalismo sigue latiendo con fuerza y se expresa de multiples formas ya sea en los sentimientos sociales aparentemente compartidos como en las retoricas literarias, las expresiones artisticas, el marketing turistico y en los proyectos politicos. Pero… Continue reading Los BRICS y el Discurso del Nacionalismo en el Siglo XXI
Who is the Enemy?: The Revolution in Terrorism Affairs and the Ways to Understand It
by Alain Bauer Purchase on Amazon | Purchase on CreateSpace Few people have the advantages that Alain Bauer possesses in providing an overview of the current world security crisis. He is the ultimate example of “been there, done that”. Welcome in the inner circles of a half dozen countries, his opinions are eagerly sought as… Continue reading Who is the Enemy?: The Revolution in Terrorism Affairs and the Ways to Understand It
New Directions in the Middle East
Edited by Mohammed M. Aman and Mary Jo Aman Purchase This book presents essays based on papers at the annual Middle East Dialogue held in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES) and the Policy Studies Organization (PSO), and at the Conference of the Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and… Continue reading New Directions in the Middle East