Warlord Politics and African States

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Author: William Reno

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555878832

Category: History

Page: 257

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Focusing on the examples of Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Zaire, this text demonstrates how African rulers hold on to power while severed from foreign aid and subjected to collapsing economies and disappearing bureaucracies.

Warlords, Inc.

Black Markets, Broken States, and the Rise of the Warlord Entrepreneur

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Author: Noah Raford,Andrew Trabulsi

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 158394902X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Combining path-breaking research and analysis from leading political scientists, advisors to heads of state, and award-winning academics, Warlords, Inc. pulls back the curtain on the secretive world of drug cartels and violent insurgencies, revealing their inner workings and implications for a world driven by unrelenting change and growing political uncertainty. These essays show how, as the complexities of modern geopolitical pressures mount, the world's elaborate but fragile political systems are becoming increasingly vulnerable to breakdown and deliberate disruption. The authors demonstrate that as infrastructures such as IT networks, global supply chains, and financial markets become increasingly volatile, the stability of entire populations hangs in the balance. Warlords, Inc. traces the evolution of forces that are reshaping the future of the geopolitical landscape: Mexican drug cartels, revolts in the Middle East and Africa, military conflicts in Eastern Europe, the growth of slums and street gangs in India, and the proliferation of cyber-attacks and drone warfare. The contributors demonstrate how the underworld of the global economy thrives, how it disrupts and maintains power, and why, looking toward the future, we should all be paying attention. CONTENTS 1. Of Warlords and Rodeos: What Happens When Nothing Works? 2. Social and Economic Collapse: Lessons from History and Complexity 3. Innovation, Deviation and Development: Warlords and Proto-State Provision 4. Sovereignty, Criminal Insurgency, & Drug Cartels: The Rise of a Post-State Society 5. From Patronage Politics to Predatory States:Crime and Governance in Africa 6. Warlord Governance: Transition Towards, or Coexistence with, the State? 7. 5GW: Into the Heart of Darkness 8. Weaponizing Capitalism: The Naxals of India 9. Mexico's Criminal Organizations: Weakness in Their Complexity, Strength in Their Evolution 10. The Politics of a Post-Climate-Change World: Pyongyang, Puntland, or Portland? 11. Bringing the End of War to the Global Badlands 12. The White Hats: A Multitude of Citizens 13. Beyond Survival: A Short Course in Pioneering Responses to Present (and Future) Crises

Warlord

Broken by War, Saved by Grace

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Author: Ilario Pantano,Malcolm McConnell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439195749

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

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Now in mass market, the memoir of an American marine lieutenant accused and ultimately exonerated of murdering two Iraqi insurgents.

Warlord

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Author: Linda Chapman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450091822

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

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*Book 2 in the AvatarA series* The saga continues as the Warlord moves his meritorious fighting force into the last renegade country and removes Princess Ushalla from power. What he does not expect is for the former ruler to wage savage guerrilla warfare on her own people, those he is sworn to protect, in order to drive him out and reclaim her throne. Filled with action, humor, honor, tormented love, and sheer evil—WARLORD will run readers through a gauntlet of powerful emotions.

Warlord

Tojo Against the World

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Author: Edwin Palmer Hoyt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0815411715

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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This biography of Japanese army general and dictatorial prime minister Hideki Tojo covers his early, easy World War II victories, his subsequent crushing defeats, and his trial and execution as a war criminal.

Warlord

Wolfblade trilogy Book Three

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Author: Jennifer Fallon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140551647X

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

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Marla Wolfblade is reeling from the loss of her closest advisor, who taught her how to rule a kingdom and to take control of Hythria. But Marla's plans for revenge are disrupted when she discovers a dangerous adversary. And on their borders, a neighbouring kingdom has massed its troops for invasion. Damin Wolfblade, Marla's eldest son, finds his ability to fight back is thwarted by tradition, politics and the dangerous foolishness of the High Prince. Back in the city of Krakendar, Damin's uncle Mahkas awaits news of the battle and has sealed the gates against his nephew's return. With the population on the brink of starvation, it seems only theft on an unprecedented scale can free Krakandar from Mahkas's madness and tyranny ... and destroy Hythria's web of secrets and lies.

Warlord

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Author: Angela Knight

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101158867

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Together for the first time—the acclaimed novel and novella that turned Knight into “a rising star in the paranormal pantheon” (Midwest Book Review)—plus two all-new stories set in an erotically charged world that “will set your blood on fire and have you begging for more.” (In the Library Reviews) In Jane’s Warlord reporter Jane Colby has made a startling discovery about a recent murder. The killer has struck before—hundreds of years in the past. Now he’s jumped through time to find his next victim…Jane. Her only hope lies with Baran Arvid—a genetically engineered warrior from hundreds of years in the future sent to capture the predatory time traveler—even if it means using Jane as bait. But can they survive the galaxies that come between them—and a madman bent on destroying them? In Warfem a strange destiny has reunited the seductive Warfem Alina, and Baird, the sexually dynamic Warlord who shared his lover’s young fantasies twenty years ago. But in this time apart, a dangerous new spark has been ignited between them. One that has held Alina captive in another’s plot of death and betrayal.

Warlord

Chronicles of the Warlands Book 3

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Author: Elizabeth Vaughan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473218527

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Lara of Xy and her Warlord, Keir of the Cat, have been through much together. Lara left her homeland and her people for him, adopting his tribe as hers and learning their ways. Together they have overcome great trials, faced plague and insurgency, and found joy and happiness in each other's arms. But now they face their most arduous trial: Keir must take Lara into the Heart of the Plains, where she will be tested and examined by the warrior-priests. For Lara is the Warprize, but if the elders are to confirm her in her role, she must be accepted by a people who loathe everything she represents. And if she is found wanting, she will lose everything: her new home, her new people - and her Warlord . . .

Warlord

The Ordeal

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Author: Craig Callais

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1608601072

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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Abducted from his home and transported to an unknown planet, Boudreaux is forced to fight in lethal combat as entertainment for his alien captors.

Warlord Survival

The Delusion of State Building in Afghanistan

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Author: Romain Malejacq

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 150174643X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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How do warlords survive and even thrive in contexts that are explicitly set up to undermine them? How do they rise after each fall? Warlord Survival answers these questions. Drawing on hundreds of in-depth interviews in Afghanistan between 2007 and 2018, with ministers, governors, a former vice-president, warlords and their entourages, opposition leaders, diplomats, NGO workers, and local journalists and researchers, Romain Malejacq provides a full investigation of how warlords adapt and explains why weak states like Afghanistan allow it to happen. Malejacq follows the careers of four warlords in Herat, Sheberghan, and Panjshir—Ismail Khan, Abdul Rashid Dostum, Ahmad Shah Massoud, and Mohammad Qasim Fahim). He shows how they have successfully negotiated complicated political environments to survive ever since the beginning of the Soviet-Afghan war. The picture he paints in Warlord Survival is one of astute political entrepreneurs with a proven ability to organize violence. Warlords exert authority through a process in which they combine, instrumentalize, and convert different forms of power to prevent the emergence of a strong, centralized state. But, as Malejacq shows, the personal relationships and networks fundamental to the authority of Ismail Khan, Dostum, Massoud, and Fahim are not necessarily contrary to bureaucratic state authority. In fact, these four warlords, and others like them, offer durable and flexible forms of power in unstable, violent countries.