A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise And Fall

The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by manamba13 at Feb. 8, 2015
The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall (Repost)

The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall by Ian Bremmer
English | 2006 | ISBN: 0743274717 | 321 Pages | PDF | 6 MB

Locate nations on the J Curve - left for authoritarian, right for democratic.

Ian Bremmer, "The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tired at April 9, 2009
Ian Bremmer, "The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall"

Ian Bremmer, "The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall"
Simon & Schuster | ISBN: 0743274717 | 2006 | 320 pages | siPDF | 5.6 MB

What Freakonomics does for understanding the economy, The J Curve does for better understanding how nations behave. The J curve is a visual tool that allows us to see at a glance why some crucial countries are in crisis and unstable while others are prosperous and politically solid. In this imaginative, playful, and practical guide, Ian Bremmer, an expert on the politics of international business, turns conventional wisdom on its head. He reveals how the United States can begin more successfully to act in its own interests… Bremmer's tour of the nations of the world—our friends, our foes, and others in between—shows us how to see the world fresh, get rid of shopworn attitudes, and discover a new and useful way of thinking.
Jonathan Fenby, "Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to the Present"

Jonathan Fenby, "Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to the Present"
Ecco | 2008 | ISBN: 0061661163 | 835 pages | siPDF | 14.9 MB

China has emerged amazingly in the last three decades as an economic powerhouse set to play a major global political role, its future posing one of the great questions for the twenty-first century as it grapples with enormous internal challenges. Understanding how that transformation came about and what China constitutes today means understanding its epic journey since 1850 and recognizing how the past influences the present. Jonathan Fenby tells this turbulent story with brilliance and insight, spanning a unique historical panorama, with an extraordinary cast of characters and a succession of huge events.
Andrew F. Krepinevich, "7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century"

Andrew F. Krepinevich, "7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century"
Bantam Books | 2009 | ISBN: 0553805398 | 352 pages | siPDF | 5.9 MB

What if the worst that could happen actually happens? How would we respond? Are we ready? These are the questions that Andrew Krepinevich asks—and answers—in this timely and often chilling new book, which describes the changing face of war in the twenty-first century and identifies seven deadly scenarios that threaten our security in the crucial years ahead. As riveting as a thriller, 7 Deadly Scenarios takes you inside the corridors of power, peers into the world of defense planning, and explores U.S. military and political strategy in the past, present, and likely future.
Daniel Yergin & Joseph Stanislaw, "The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (revised and updated)"

Daniel Yergin & Joseph Stanislaw, "The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (revised and updated)"
Touchstone | Revised and Updated Edition | 2002 | ISBN: 068483569X | 533 pages | siPDF | 12.6 MB

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Prize joins a leading expert on the global economy to present an incisive narrative of the risks and opportunities that are emerging as the balance of power shifts around the world between governments and markets—and the battle over globalization comes front and center. The Commanding Heights is essential for understanding the struggle over the "new rules of the game" for the twenty-first century. Also a PBS Series.

Alan Beattie, "False Economy: A Surprising Economic History of the World"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tired at Aug. 4, 2009
Alan Beattie, "False Economy: A Surprising Economic History of the World"

Alan Beattie, "False Economy: A Surprising Economic History of the World"
Riverhead Books | 2009 | ISBN: 1594488665 | 335 pages | siPDF | 5 MB

Alan Beattie has long been intrigued by the fates of different countries, economies, and societies—why some fail and some succeed. Here, he weaves together elements of economics, history, politics, and human stories, revealing that societies, economies, and countries usually make concrete choices that determine their destinies. In doing so, he addresses such illuminating queries as: Why are oil and diamonds more trouble than they are worth? Why did Argentina fail and the United States succeed? Why doesn't Africa grow cocaine?

Thomas P. M. Barnett, "Great Powers: America and the World After Bush"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tired at July 8, 2009
Thomas P. M. Barnett, "Great Powers: America and the World After Bush"

Thomas P. M. Barnett, "Great Powers: America and the World After Bush"
G. P. Putnam's Sons | 2009 | ISBN: 0399155376 | 496 pages | siPDF | 7.3 MB

The author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Pentagon’s New Map brings us a remarkable analysis of the post-Bush world, and America’s leadership role in it. In Great Powers, Barnett offers a tour de force analysis of the grand realignments that are both already here and coming up fast in the spheres of economics, diplomacy, defense, technology, security, the environment, and much more. Globalization as it exists today was built by America—and now it’s time for America to shape and redefine what comes next. Great Powers shows us how.

Thomas Sowell, "Economic Facts and Fallacies"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tired at June 26, 2009
Thomas Sowell, "Economic Facts and Fallacies"

Thomas Sowell, "Economic Facts and Fallacies"
Basic Books | 2008 | ISBN: 0465003494 | 272 pages | siPDF | 3.6 MB

From one of America's most distinguished economists, a short, brilliant and revelatory book: the fundamental ideas people most commonly get wrong about economics, and how to think about the subject better. These fallacies include many beliefs widely disseminated in the media and by politicians, such as fallacies about urban problems, income differences, male-female economic differences, as well as economics fallacies about academia, about race, and about Third World countries.
Thomas E. Ricks, "The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008"

Thomas E. Ricks, "The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008"
The Penguin Press | 2009 | ISBN: 1594201978 | 430 pages | siPDF | 8.5 MB
Amazon Best of the Month, February 2009

Anyone who read Fiasco, Thomas E. Ricks's superb, bestselling account of the Iraq War through 2005… has likely noticed that many of the heroes of that devastating book… have since been put in charge. As good (and influential) as Fiasco was, The Gamble may be even better, telling the remarkable story of how a few people inside and outside the Pentagon pushed the new strategy through against opposition across the political spectrum and throughout the military top brass, and then, even more remarkably, how soldiers put the difficult plan into action on the ground and managed to sharply reduce the chaotic violence in Iraq.
David E. Sanger, "The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power"

David E. Sanger, "The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power"
Harmony Books | 2009 | ISBN: 0307407926 | 536 pages | siPDF | 7.9 MB

Readers of The New York Times know David Sanger as one of the most trusted correspondents in Washington, one to whom presidents, secretaries of state, and foreign leaders talk with unusual candor. Now, with a historian’s sweep and an insider’s eye for telling detail, Sanger delivers an urgent intelligence briefing on the world America faces. In a riveting narrative, The Inheritance describes the huge costs of distraction and lost opportunities at home and abroad as Iraq soaked up manpower, money, and intelligence capabilities. The 2008 market collapse further undermined American leadership, leaving the new president with a set of challenges unparalleled since Franklin D. Roosevelt entered the Oval Office. At once a secret history of our foreign policy misadventures and a lucid explanation of the opportunities they create, The Inheritance is vital reading for anyone trying to understand the extraordinary challenges that lie ahead.