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Our Enemies in Blue

by Kristian Williams

Let's begin with the basics: violence is an inherent part of policing. The police represent the most direct means by which the state imposes its will on the citizenry. They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. Like the possibility of arrest, the threat of violence is implicit in every police encounter. Violence, as well as the law, is what they represent.Using media reports alone, the Cato Institute's last annual study listed nearly seven thousand victims of police "misconduct" in the United States. But such stories of police brutality only scratch the surface of a national epidemic. Every year, tens of thousands are framed, blackmailed, beaten, sexually assaulted, or killed by cops. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on civil judgments and settlements annually. Individual lives, families, and communities are destroyed.In this extensively revised and updated edition of his seminal study of policing in the United States, Kristian Williams shows that police brutality isn't an anomaly, but is built into the very meaning of law enforcement in the United States. From antebellum slave patrols to today's unarmed youth being gunned down in the streets, "peace keepers" have always used force to shape behavior, repress dissent, and defend the powerful. Our Enemies in Blue is a well-researched page-turner that both makes historical sense of this legalized social pathology and maps out possible alternatives.Kristian Williams is the author of several books, including American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination. He co-edited Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency, and lives in Portland, Oregon.

Man V. Nature

by Diane Cook

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE LA TIMES BOOKS PRIZE 2015*A SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE NOTABLE BOOK OF 2014A BOSTON GLOBE BEST FICTION OF 2014ROXANNE GAY'S TOP TEN BOOKS OF 2014AN AMAZON BEST SHORT STORY COLLECTION OF 2014AN iBOOK BEST OF 2014Told with perfect rhythm and unyielding brutality, these stories expose unsuspecting men and women to the realities of nature, the primal instincts of man and the dark humor and heartbreak of our struggle to not only thrive, but survive. In "Girl on Girl", a high-school girl goes to disturbing lengths to help an old friend; in "Meteorologist Dave Santana", an insatiable temptress pursues the one man she can't have; and in the title story, a long fraught relationship comes undone when three friends get impossibly lost on a lake that is impossible to get lost on. In Diane Cook's perilous worlds, the quotidian surfaces conceal darkly surreal elements that illuminate our more curious, troubling and bewildering behavior.

Anxious

by Joseph Ledoux

Anxiety is the most prevalent psychiatric problem of our time. Decades of research have gone into probing its mysteries and developing treatments. But what if we've been thinking about fear and anxiety in the wrong way for all these years?This is the groundbreaking premise behind a wave of new research, led by the lab of renowned neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux. He believes that fear and anxiety are not innate states, simply waiting to be unleashed in the brain. Rather they are assembled experiences, and that has huge implications for patients. By mapping brain circuits, LeDoux explains the origins of anxiety disorders and reveals discoveries that can restore sufferers to normality. As impressive as it is timely, Anxious is a comprehensive survey of cutting-edge research revolutionising the way we treat our most pressing mental health issue.s them and explains the science behind them that makes them work.

Iron Fey Series Volume 2

by Julie Kagawa

Box Set Two (The Iron Knight, Iron's Prophecy, The Lost Prince, The Iron Traitor):The New York Times bestselling Iron Fey series is now available in two digital box sets! In Box Set Two, three full-length Iron Fey novels and one companion novella continue this thrillingly romantic and action-filled fantasy adventure series.Meghan Chase and Ash of the Winter Court are separated forever by Meghan's claim to the throne of the Iron fey. Unless Ash denies his birthright and does something no faery ever has before--earns a soul. And so begins a quest that will unleash a fatal prophecy--one that may doom all of Faery and mankind. Puck, Grimalkin, the Big Bad Wolf and Meghan's little brother Ethan, all grown up, return in this special Iron Fey set, crossing paths and challenging destiny as prophecy and fate combine to awaken the oldest and most dangerous fey, long forgotten.

Iron Fey Series Volume 1

by Julie Kagawa

Box Set One (The Iron King, Winter's Passage, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen, Summer's Crossing):The New York Times bestselling Iron Fey series is now available in two digital box sets! In Box Set One, the first three full-length Iron Fey novels and two companion novellas begin a thrillingly romantic and action-filled fantasy adventure.On her sixteenth birthday, Meghan Chase's little brother is kidnapped--and Meghan learns she is the secret daughter of a faery king. To save her brother, Meghan goes with childhood friend Robbie--the notorious Robin Goodfellow, or Puck--into Faery to seek her brother in the Summer and Winter fey courts. But a new kind of fey is rising, born of iron and technology, and poisonous to all of Faery. And as Meghan's journey to save her brother brings her into the sights of Prince Ash of the Winter Court, it also begins a quest to claim her destiny, intertwined with the fate of the dreaded Iron fey.

Uniformly Hot! Volume 2

by Jill Shalvis Rhonda Nelson Anne Marsh

These sexy soldiers are always ready! Don't miss this special collection from New York Times bestselling authors Jill Shalvis, Rhonda Nelson and Anne Marsh, featuring reader-favorite books from one of Harlequin Blaze's most popular miniseries, Uniformly Hot!Storm Watch by Jill ShalvisServing in the National Guard, Jason Mauer has seen his share of disasters. Then he finds himself in a flash flood with an old crush--Lizzy Mann--and the waves of desire prove too strong to resist. But when the flood recedes, how will Jason reconcile his duty with what he's found with Lizzy?The Rule-Breaker by Rhonda NelsonRanger Eli Weston is back in town to help with a memorial in honor of his fallen military buddy--and to keep a secret that only Eli and his friend's ex-girlfriend know. Shelby Monroe has always felt an illicit something for Eli, and now temptation unfurls...hot, wicked and irresistible. But Eli and Shelby can only bend the rules so far before something breaks.Wicked Nights by Anne MarshFormer military pilot Mia Brandt becomes stranded on the same island as Tag Johnson--a Navy rescue swimmer who's all ripped abs and sexy hotness...and Mia's unforgettable one-nighter from four years ago! The sexual attraction between them is as fierce as it ever was. But when Tag blurts out that they're engaged--a tiny little lie--their naughty, no-strings secret arrangement is out! And now an even bigger secret has taken its place...

The McKettricks: Past and Present

by Linda Lael Miller

#1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller is the queen of western romance--past and present!McKettrick's Choice. It's 1888, and Holt McKettrick races back to Texas--to save both the man who raised him and his old friend, Gabe, sentenced to the gallows after a hasty trial. When he gets there, he meets Lorelei Fellowes, the judge's daughter--and a woman notorious for burning her wedding dress in the town square. Holt has a bride-to-be waiting in Arizona, but maybe the strong-willed Lorelei is the woman he should choose!Sierra's Homecoming. When single mom Sierra McKettrick, a direct descendant of Holt and Lorelei, moves to her family's ancestral ranch in Arizona, she's equally attracted to, and disconcerted by, the Triple M's handsome caretaker, Travis Reid. Then her son claims to see a mysterious boy in the house, and an heirloom teapot keeps popping upâ ¦ In 1919, widow Hannah McKettrick lived at the ranch with her son and her brother-in-law, Doss. Her confused feelings for Doss occupied her thoughts--until the family teapot started disappearing. Could Sierra and Hannah be living parallel lives?Let Linda Lael Miller take you home to the West you love--the way it was then, and the way it is now!

Thunder Point Series Books 1-3

by Robyn Carr

Enjoy books 1-3 in Robyn Carr's fan-favorite series, Thunder Point, now available for the first time in one collection. The Wanderer When Thunder Point newcomer Hank Cooper learns he's been left an old friend's entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community's destiny in his hands. With the whole town watching for his next move, Cooper has to choose between his old life and a place full of new possibilities. A place that just might be home. The Newcomer Single dad and Thunder Point's deputy sheriff "Mac" McCain has worked hard to keep his town safe and his daughter happy. Now he's found his own happiness with Gina James. But when Mac's long-lost ex-wife shows up in town, drama takes on a whole new meaning. Mac and Gina know they're meant to be together, but can their newfound love withstand the pressure? The Hero In a moment of desperation, Devon McAllister takes her daughter and escapes to Thunder Point, a place she hopes to be invisible, a place she's pretty certain can't be worse than what they've left behind. But as the widowed father of a vulnerable young boy, Spencer Lawson knows something about needing friendship...and is just the kind of man who could heal Devon's wounded heart.

Anne Stuart The House of Rohan Box Set

by Anne Stuart

Revisit Anne Stuart's fan-favorite House of Rohan series, now in one enthralling box set.Fans of dark historical romance will adore Anne Stuart's House of Rohan series and prequel novella, re-released together for the first time in one collection.A fallen woman and a most wicked plan for redemption.A secret society and a woman who refuses seduction.A man lost in debauchery, until he meets his match.A duplicitous marriage and a shocking passion.A cynical viscount drawn into an undercover quest for justice.This set includes:THE WICKED HOUSE OF ROHANRUTHLESSRECKLESSBREATHLESSSHAMELESS"Witty, inventive, dark and sexy--a wild adventure for the mind...and the heart." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs on Ruthless

Hunter

by Diana Palmer

New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer serves up HUNTER, a fan-favorite Man of the Month, for your reading pleasure!Phillip Hunter is a strong, independent loner who bears his Native-American heritage with pride. He's also able to overcome the most life-threatening dangers with ease. But his next assignment as chief of security for a top-secret operation brings him into contact with geologist Jennifer Marist. Suddenly, Hunter finds himself tempted to overstep his orders to protect Jenny from all danger and take her into his arms...The mission soon proves the ultimate challenge of his career--spending a week on the rugged Arizona plains with the one woman he yearns for above all others, and the one he is determined to keep at arm's length. But Hunter never planned on facing the allure of Jenny's wild, sweet passion--or on discovering a love he'd never dared dream could be his.

Miss Greenhorn

by Diana Palmer

New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer delivers a reader-favorite tale of Prince Charming on the range!When Christy Haley joined an archaeological excavation in Arizona, she unexpectedly comes across the most fascinating find of all: an irascible, yet irresistible, ranch owner! The blonde teacher can't help but be drawn to handsome Nate Lang, who makes it clear he isn't looking for love. But Christy will have to dig a little deeper to find the rancher's true desires...The last thing Nate needs is an Eastern greenhorn who doesn't know a cactus from a cornstalk! But Christy has already unearthed his passion...and discovered her rugged Westerner is a greenhorn himself--at love!

The Affair

by Maya Banks

The story of a boss's big surprise by #1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR MAYA BANKSIt was only supposed to be a vacation romance: passionate, exciting--and short-lived. But when Jewel Henley arrived for her first day of work at a new job, she realized her exotic lover was in fact Piers Anetakis, her boss. A boss who had a strict rule about not getting involved with his employees. Before she knew it, Jewel found herself without a job...and pregnant.Now, five months later, Piers finally tracks down his one-night lover. Determined to explain the mistakes he made, he is confronted with an undeniable truth: Jewel is carrying his child. The only honorable solution is to marry. Yet is there more between them than lust? Because attentive as he is, Jewel knows he still doesn't trust her. And until he does, all they have...is an affair.Top Pick!...An extraordinarily moving romance with wonderfully charismatic protagonists."--RT Book Reviews on The AffairTHE AFFAIR was originally published as The Tycoon's Secret Affair

A Wedding in the Village

by Abigail Gordon

The doctor's longed-for-bride When Dr Megan Marshall returns home to head up the Riverside Practice she's not expecting a blast from her past! Her new colleague is gorgeous Luke Anderson--her tutor at university. Megan still blushes remembering the Valentine's card she sent him! Megan always stood out for Luke, but as his student she was out of bounds. Now they're working together, can Luke forget his painful past and capture Megan's heart? Because the longer Luke spends with Megan, the more determined he is to make her his bride! Previously Published.

Darkness Torn Asunder

by Alexis Morgan

Continuing the sexy, paranormal Paladins series where Darkness on Fire left off, this original e-novella features larger-than-life warriors in a secret army that battles evil in the modern world.Fifteen years after Emmett Stone was unjustly imprisoned for a brutal attack, the true aggressor came forward to tell the truth about that fatal night. Shortly before Emmett's release from prison, he's visited by two men who understand his strange ability to rapidly heal from anything, and why he's driven to protect those around him. And they have a very unusual job offer for him...When Emmett cuts his hand at work, his boss insists he go to get stitched up. To keep up the charade of normalcy, Emmett goes to the free clinic, where he meets Jana. Instantly drawn to her quiet beauty and caring nature, he vows to protect her at all costs. But will his fierce protectiveness and hidden secrets cause Jana to run?

Among the Ten-Thousand Things

by Julia Pierpont

Among the Ten-Thousand Things chronicles the breakup of a family in contemporary New York following a devastating extra-marital affair. Jack is a sculptor - charming and vain, visionary and vulnerable in equal measure - whose controversial work wins him attention from a young admirer. When Jack's spurned lover sends his wife Deb a box of their correspondence to their apartment (and after it is accidentally intercepted by their children), Deb takes refuge with nine-year-old Kay and eleven-year-old Simon on Rhode Island where they become embroiled with a local family that hauntingly reflects their own.At once a mordant moral vision of modern family life and an ironic dissection of our self-deceptions, Julia Pierpont's first novel is reminiscent of Jonathan Franzen and Jonathan Dee's blistering portraits of post 9/11 American family life. Brimming with lyricism and emotional intelligence, Among the Ten-Thousand Things is an astonishingly original and sure-footed debut that reflects our world back to us with extraordinary force.

The News

by Jeffrey Brown

Emmy-award winning journalist Jeffrey Brown explores the intersections between politics and poetry in his debut book The News. From a high-security prison in Arizona to a West Point classroom to a slum in Haiti, Brown's poems share the perspectives of inmates, cadets, and survivors. Brown's voice is introspective and compassionate as he addresses both the "news from home" and natural disasters that cause large-scale suffering. In Brown's own words, poetry is an "accounting of what it means to be alive in this world," and his work unites the "often disconnected worlds of news and poetry."Headlines 1"Bomb Explodes in a Crowded Market"Winds blow, my friends are scattered"Dow Falls on Jobs Numbers"I add and add and it doesn't add up"President to Address the Nation"I seek a way out, a way in - away"White Smoke: Habemus Papam"I turned for a moment - where did she go?"U.S. Demands End to Cyber Attacks"I've forgotten every book I've read"Detroit: Crisis Born of Bad Decisions"This is the life I choose nowJeffrey Brown is the chief correspondent for arts, culture, and society at PBS NewsHour. His work has taken him all over the world as he searches for the connections between news and poetry. He is the creator and host of "Art Beat," which is NewsHour's online arts and culture blog. As a producer and correspondent, his work has earned him an Emmy the Cine Golden Eagle. He lives in Washington, DC.

The Uses of the Body

by Deborah Landau

"Landau's killer wit evokes Dorothy Parker crossed with Sylvia Plath--leaping spark after spark, growing to deadly dark fire. The Uses of the Body is her best book, its acerbic tone interspersed with lines of grave and startling beauty." --Los Angeles Times* "As freshly immediate as ever, award-winning poet Landau reveals that 'the uses of the body are manifold,' moving in four sections with a roughly chronological feel from wedding parties to flabby bodies around the pool to the realization 'But we already did everything'--all with an underlying sense of urgency: 'Life please explain.' As Landau explores her physical self and her sexuality, she's tart, witty, fluid, direct, and brutally honest, and her work can be appreciated by any reader."--Library Journal,starred review "Deborah Landau . . . is both confessional and direct, like Sylvia Plath and Allen Ginsberg. Her taut, elegant, highly controlled constructions meditate upon yearning and selfhood."--BooklistDeborah Landau's Uses of the Body presents the very specific challenges of womanhood. Her poems address what it means to be alive--right now--in a female body. She fills her poetry with compelling nouns: wine glasses, bridal gowns, and "books and teacups and ghosts." And what ghosts: underneath evocative images and poetic play, there's a moving, yearning mysticism.From "Mr and Mrs End of Suffering":The uses of the body are wake up.The uses of the body, illusion.The uses of the body. Rinse repeat.To make another body.September. Draw the blanket up.Lace your shoes.The major and minor passions. Sunlight. Hair.The basic pleasures. Tomatoes, Keats, meeting a smart man for a drink.The uses of the body.It is only a small house. It gets older.Its upper and lower.Its red and white trim.It's tempting to gloss over this part,so you won't really see me.Deborah Landau is the author of two books of poetry. She was educated at Stanford, Columbia, and Brown, where she earned her PhD. Currently she is the director of the NYU Creative Writing Program and lives in New York City.

Being Japanese American

by Gil Asakawa

From immigration to discrimination and internment, and then to reparations and a high rate of intermarriage, Americans of Japanese descent share a long and sometimes painful history, and now fear their unique culture is being lost. Gil Asakawa's celebration of what makes JAs so special is an entertaining blend of facts and features, of recipes, songs, and memories that every JA will want to share with friends and family. Included are interviews with famous JAs and a look at how it's hip to be Japanese, from manga to martial arts, plus a section on Japantown communities and tips for JA's scrapbooking their families and traveling to Japan to rediscover their roots.Gil Asakawa is a third-generation Japanese American, author of the weekly "Nikkei View" online column. He lives in Denver.

Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms

by Eric Nelson

Create an outdoor learning programTransform outdoor spaces into learning environments where children can enjoy a full range of activities as they spend quality time in nature. This book is filled with guidance to help you plan, design, and create an outdoor learning program that is a rich, thoughtfully equipped, natural extension of your indoor curriculum. Loaded with practical and creative ideas, it also includes information to help youUnderstand how outdoor classrooms benefits children's learning and developmentCollaborate with other teachers, administrators, and families to make your outdoor classroom a realityCreate development and action plans to strategize and implement changesEvaluate your outdoor environment, program, and practices Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms promotes the idea that if you can do it indoors, you can probably do it outside as well.Eric Nelson is the founder and director of Child Care Planning Associates, the consulting and training division of the Child Educational Center, Caltech/JPL Community, which he established with his wife in 1979. Eric's consulting specialties include building and playground design and renovation, child care needs assessment and feasibility studies, development of employer-related child care, and staff training and development. Eric's understanding of the value of the outdoors is grounded in a lifetime of hiking his beloved Sierra Nevada Mountains in California since he was a young child.

White Matter

by Janet Sternburg

White Matter: A Memoir of Family and Medicine is the story of a Bostonian close-knit Jewish working-class family of five sisters and one brother and the impact they and their next generation endured due to the popularization of lobotomy during the 20th century. When Janet Sternburg's grandfather abandoned his family, and her uncle, Bennie, became increasing mentally ill, Sternburg's mother and aunts had to bind together and make crucial decisions for the family's survival. Two of the toughest familial decisions they made were to have Bennie undergo a lobotomy to treat his schizophrenia and later to have youngest sister, Francie, undergo the same procedure to treat severe depression. Both heartrending decisions were largely a result of misinformation disseminated that popularized and legitimized lobotomy.Woven into Sternburg's story are notable figures that influenced the family as well as the entire medical field. In 1949, Egas Moniz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for developing the lobotomy, and in the three years that followed his acceptance of the award, more Americans underwent the surgery than during the previous 14 years. By the early 1950s, Walter Freeman developed an alternate technique for lobotomy, which he proselytized during his travels throughout the country in a van he dubbed the "Lobotomobile."The phrase "prefrontal lobotomy" was common currency growing up in Janet Sternburg's family and in White Matter she details this scientific discovery that disconnects the brain's white matter, leaving a person without feelings, and its undeserved legitimization and impact on her family. She writes as a daughter consumed with questions about her mother and aunts-all well meaning women who decided their siblings' mental health issues would be best treated with lobotomies. By the late 1970s, the surgical practice was almost completely out of favor, but its effects left patients and their families with complicated legacies as well as a stain on American medical history. Every generation has to make its own medical choices based on knowledge that will inevitably come to seem inadequate in the future. How do we live with our choices when we see their consequences?

Returning to A

by Dorien Ross

With one suitcase and a map drawn on a bar napkin as her only guide, sixteen-year old Loren travels to Moron del la Frontera in Andalusia to learn to play flamenco guitar from the Gypsies. Here she joins an extended family of flamenco artists and foreign aficionados whose adventures over a twenty-year period are interwoven with Loren's own odyssey. Her life with the Gypsies is haunted by the mysterious circumstances of her brother Aaron's death. Although they shared the same New York Jewish upbringing, he went to California during the expansive optimism of the sixties, while she went back in time to explore a rich music and culture. Their relationship is a dark love story that casts disquieting shadows over their years apart.As Loren struggles to master an instrument traditionally off-limits to women, she finds her own path, inspired by the earthy wisdom of her Gypsy companions."This stunning first novel is the story of a journey from America to Andalusia, where a community of Gypsies has inhabited a musical and poetic tradition so intensely and for so long that the nature of reality is transformed for all those they encounter. In this landscape even the buildings are capable of passion."-The Nation". . . fascinating insights into Gypsy culture." - Los Angeles TimesDorien Ross studied flamenco guitar with Andalusian Gypsies. Her work has appeared in Best American Essays and in Tikkun.

Because We Say So

by Noam Chomsky Henry A. Giroux

"Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet."--New York Times Book Review"Unwavering political contrarian Noam Chomsky smart-bombs the US military's global Interventions. Shock and awe!"--Vanity FairBecause We Say So presents more than thirty concise, forceful commentaries on US politics and global power. Written between 2011 and 2015, Noam Chomsky's arguments forge a persuasive counter-narrative to official accounts of US politics and policies during global crisis. Find here classic Chomsky on the increasing urgency of climate change, the ongoing impact of Edward Snowden's whistleblowing, nuclear politics, cyberwar, terrorism, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, and the Middle East, security and state power, as well as deeper reflections on the Obama doctrine, political philosophy, the Magna Carta, and the importance of a commons to democracy.Because We Say So is the third in a series of books by Chomsky published by City Lights Publishers that includes Making the Future (2012) and Interventions (2007), a book banned by US military censors. Taken together, the three books present a complete collection of the articles Chomsky writes regularly for the New York Times Syndicate, and are largely ignored by newspapers in the United States. Because We Say So offers fierce, accessible, timely, gloves-off political writing by America's foremost public intellectual and political dissident.Noam Chomsky is one of the world's most well-known critics of US policy. He has published numerous groundbreaking and best-selling books on global politics, history, and linguistics.

Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies

by Peter Weverka

Your clear-cut, easy-to-follow guide to Windows 10 If you're a first-time, over-50 Windows 10 user looking for an authoritative, accessible guide to the basics of this new operating system, look no further than Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies. Written by an all-around tech guru and the coauthor of Windows 8. 1 For Seniors For Dummies, it cuts through confusing jargon and covers just what you need to know: navigating the interface with a mouse or a touchscreen, customizing the desktop, managing printers and other external devices, setting up and connecting to simple networks, and storing files in the Cloud. Plus, you'll find helpful instructions on sending and receiving email, uploading, editing, and downloading pictures, listening to music, playing games, and so much more. Whether you're upgrading to the new Windows 10 operating system with the hopes of keeping in touch with loved ones via webcam or instant messenger, viewing videos, or simply making your life more organized and streamlined, all the guidance you need to make the most of Windows 10 is at your fingertips. Customize the desktop and set up a simple network Connect with family and friends online Work with apps like a pro Safely protect your data, your computer, and your identity With large-print format for text, figures, and drawings, there's no easier way to get up and running on the new Windows operating system than with Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies.

The Perfect Blindside

by Leslea D. Wahl

Fresh off a championship medal, Jake Taylor's parents have dragged him to a middle-of-nowhere town in Colorado, far from where he wants to be. Smart and savvy, Sophie has spent the summer before her junior year of high school avidly following Jake Taylor in every article she can find, but now she sees the "truth" behind the story -- he's really just a jerk. When the only thing they can see is each other's flaws, how can Jake and Sophie work together to figure out what's really been happening at the abandoned silver mine? Follow Sophie and Jake into secret tunnels as they unravel the mystery and challenge each other to become who God wants them to be.

Russia and the New World Disorder

by Bobo Lo

The Russian annexation of Crimea was one of the great strategic shocks of the past twenty-five years. For many in the West, Moscow's actions in early 2014 marked the end of illusions about cooperation, and the return to geopolitical and ideological confrontation. Russia, for so long a peripheral presence, had become the central actor in a new global drama. In this groundbreaking book, renowned scholar Bobo Lo analyzes the broader context of the crisis by examining the interplay between Russian foreign policy and an increasingly anarchic international environment. He argues that Moscow's approach to regional and global affairs reflects the tension between two very different worlds--the perceptual and the actual.The Kremlin highlights the decline of the West, a resurgent Russia, and the emergence of a new multipolar order. But this idealized view is contradicted by a world disorder that challenges core assumptions about the dominance of great powers and the utility of military might. Its lesson is that only those states that embrace change will prosper in the twenty-first century. A Russia able to redefine itself as a modern power would exert a critical influence in many areas of international politics. But a Russia that rests on an outdated sense of entitlement may end up instead as one of the principal casualties of global transformation. be critical in determining whether Russia plays a leading role in twenty-first-century politics, or ends up as one of the principal casualties of global transformation. Copublished with Chatham House

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