Inside Sudan

Political Islam, Conflict, And Catastrophe

Author: Donald Petterson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786730277

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 8049

Sudan, governed by an Islamist dictatorship, became a pariah nation among the global community not because of its religious orientation but because of its record of human-rights abuses and its fostering of notorious international terrorists. As the last American ambassador to complete an assignment in Sudan, Don Petterson provides unduplicated insights into how Sudan became what it is. Petterson recounts the consequences of the execution of four Sudanese employees of the U.S. government by Sudanese security forces in the southern city of Juba. He relates the experiences of Americans in Khartoum after Washington put Sudan on the black list of state sponsors of terrorism. He offers his personal observations on war-devastated southern Sudan. In this newly revised edition of Inside Sudan, Petterson recounts the events in Sudan from 1998 to the present, considers Sudan's connections to international terrorists, including Carlos the Jackal and Osama bin Laden, and assesses the changes in the relationship between Sudan and the United States after 9/11.

Political Islam: The Logic of Governance in Sudan

Author: Ahmed Elzobier

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496987322

Category: Religion

Page: 148

View: 1606

The book aims to unravel the complexity of dynamics of power, domination, and resistance in Sudan. It will also draw special attention to who rules the country and how they ruled and what tools they deployed to execute their internal, regional, and international policies. Ultimately, by focusing on Sudan, I hope to provide an in-depth understanding of how political Islam operates in practical terms within the Middle East and North Africa.


Author: Richard Cockett

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300165560

Category: Sudan

Page: 315

View: 8999

Canada in Sudan, Sudan in Canada

Immigration, Conflict, and Reconstruction

Author: Amal Madibbo

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773597220

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

View: 2416

Presenting field work conducted by fourteen Canadian and Sudanese-born Canadian researchers between 2003 and 2011, Canada in Sudan, Sudan in Canada explores salient and timely issues faced by both countries. Sudanese immigration to Canada and the transnational ties between the two countries are illuminated in the context of various case studies. Tensions, both social and political, are discussed through the recent secession of South Sudan, the Darfur conflict, and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. The authors also broach the reconstruction efforts in education and health initiatives, transnationalism from below, and Canada’s role in conflict resolution in Sudan. Using qualitative and quantitative research methods that include interviews, surveys, participant observations, discourse analyses, and document analyses, researchers from a wide range of disciplinary approaches - sociology, anthropology, political science, social work, and health studies - reveal important conceptual and empirical perspectives about the processes of inclusion and exclusion. At a time when the Sudanese diaspora in Canada is growing and the conflict in Sudan has become a preoccupation of the international community, Canada in Sudan, Sudan in Canada reveals the root causes of conflict in Sudan and identifies measures to foster peace, stability, and development. Contributors include John Clayton (Samaritan’s Purse Canada in Calgary), Rod Crutcher (University of Calgary), Dalal Daoud (PhD student, Queens University), Allison Dennis (University of Calgary), Martha Fanjoy (University of Calgary), Juli Finlay (University of Calgary),, Amal Madibbo (University of Calgary), Susan McGrath (York University), Ruth Parent (University of Calgary), Shelley Ross (University of Alberta), Scott Shannon (University of Calgary), Ali Kamal, Ashley Soleski, and Daniel Madit Thon Duop (IMA World Health).

Der Tod wird euch finden

Al-Qaida und der Weg zum 11. September - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

Author: Lawrence Wright

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641019087

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 9793

In einer packenden Erzählung schildert der Journalist Lawrence Wright erstmals umfassend die Vorgeschichte des 11. September. Vier Männer stehen im Mittelpunkt: Osama Bin Laden und seine Nummer zwei, Aiman al-Sawahiri, der FBI-Mann John O’Neill und der saudische Geheimdienstchef Turki al-Faisal. Meisterhaft verknüpft Wright ihre Lebenswege zu einem Gesamtbild der Ereignisse, Wendepunkte, Versäumnisse und Fehleinschätzungen, die den Anschlägen vorangingen. »Wo ihr auch sein mögt, der Tod wird euch finden, und wäret ihr im hohen Turm.« Mit diesen dem Koran entlehnten Worten mahnte Osama Bin Laden seine Kämpfer, furchtlos dem Tod entgegenzusehen. Im Rückblick lassen sie sich auch als düstere Warnung an den Feind lesen, dessen Hochhaustürme in New York zum Angriffsziel wurden. Osama Bin Ladens Aufstieg zum bekanntesten Terroristen des 21. Jahrhunderts bildet einen der Erzählstränge in der bislang vollständigsten Rekonstruktion der Vorgeschichte des 11. September durch den Journalisten Lawrence Wright. Daneben verfolgt Wright, der jahrelang recherchierte und Hunderte von Interviews führte, den Werdegang des al-Qaida-Mitstreiters Aiman al-Sawahiri, des obersten Terroristenfahnders des FBI, John O’Neill, der ausgerechnet in den Trümmern des World Trade Centers starb, sowie des saudischen Königssohns Turki al-Faisal, der als Geheimdienstchef seines Landes zwischen beiden Welten wandelte. Zu einer fesselnden Erzählung verwoben, erhellen die Lebensgeschichten zugleich die Hintergründe des Anschlags: die wachsende Radikalisierung der Islamisten, die Zerrissenheit arabischer Staaten, die widersprüchliche Haltung des Westens. Eine unglaublich spannende und gewinnbringende Lektüre. • Ein tiefer Einblick in Denken und Handeln der al-Qaida-Führer und ihrer wichtigsten Kontrahenten • Eines der besten Bücher des Jahres 2006 in Großbritannien und Amerika, Pulitzer-Preis 2007

Renegade Regimes

Confronting Deviant Behavior in World Politics

Author: Miroslav Nincic

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510292

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 982

Rogue states pursue weapons of mass destruction, support terrorism, violate human rights, engage in acts of territorial aggression, and pose a threat to the international community. Recent debates and policy shifts regarding Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Iran, and Afghanistan reflect the uneven attempts to contend with regimes that pursue deviant behavior. In this timely new work, Miroslav Nincic illuminates the complex issues and policy choices surrounding clashes between international society and states that challenge the majority's espoused interests and values. As conventional approaches to international relations lose their relevance in a changing world, Nincic's work provides new and necessary frameworks and perspectives. Nincic explores recent events and develops theoretical models of contemporary asymmetrical power relations among states to offer a systematic account of the genesis, trajectory, and motivations of renegade regimes. He discusses how the pursuit of policies that defy international norms is often motivated by a regime's desire for greater domestic control. From this starting point, Nincic considers states' deviant behavior through two stages: the first is the initial decision to defy key aspects of the international normative order, and the second is the manner in which subsequent behavior is shaped by the international community's responses. In addressing attempts to control pariah states, Nincic assesses the effectiveness of sanctions and military responses. He provocatively argues that comprehensive economic sanctions can lead to a restructuring of the renegade regime's ideology and economy that ultimately strengthens its grip on power. In his chapter on military intervention, Nincic argues that force or the threat of force against a rogue state frequently triggers a protective reflex among its citizens, inspiring them to rally around the government's goals and values. Military threats, Nincic concludes, produce several kinds of consequences and their impact needs to be better understood.

Africa-US Relations

Strategic Encounters

Author: Donald S. Rothchild,Edmond Joseph Keller

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781588264350

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

View: 7914

Explores the interactions between the US and African countries in a wide spectrum of key arenas.

Globalization and Emerging Trends in African Foreign Policy

A Comparative Perspective of Eastern Africa

Author: Korwa Gombe Adar,Peter J. Schraeder

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761832874

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 223

View: 3528

This collection of 13 essays examines the emerging trends in foreign policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation in post Cold War Africa and explores the implication of African foreign policy on the world stage.

Revolution In Zanzibar

An American's Cold War Tale

Author: Don Petterson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786747641

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 5972

The Cold War exploded in Zanzibar in 1964 when African rebels slaughtered one of every ten Arabs. Led by a strange, messianic Ugandan, Cuban-trained factions headed the rebels, making Zanzibar (in the eyes of Washington) a potentially cancerous base for the communist subversion of mainland Africa. Exotic Zanzibar - fabled island of spices, former slave-trading entrepôt, and stepping-off point for 19th century expeditions into the vast interior of the Dark Continent - had succumbed to the terror of 20th century revolution and Cold War intrigue.In the vivid, eyewitness tradition of The Bang Bang Club and The Skull beneath the Skin, Donald Petterson weaves an engrossing tale of human drama played out against a background of violence and horror. As the only American in Zanzibar throughout the revolution, Petterson reports with the inside authority of a highly placed diplomatic observer, illuminating how the current troubles in Zanzibar are rooted in the Cold War and the revolution of 1964.

Africa, 2005

Author: Charles H. Cutter

Publisher: Stryker Post Publications

ISBN: 9781887985635

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

View: 2576


der "uneindeutige" Genozid

Author: Gérard Prunier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936096668


Page: 274

View: 5705

Der Islam

eine Einführung

Author: Christine Schirrmacher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783501052532


Page: 119

View: 2353

Der lange Weg zum Wasser

Author: Linda Sue Park

Publisher: arsEdition

ISBN: 384581554X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 5269

Nyas Aufgabe ist es, für ihre Familie Wasser bei der Wasserstelle zu holen. Sie läuft dafür acht Stunden. Jeden Tag. Salva flieht aus seinem vom Krieg zerstörten Dorf. Er läuft quer durch Afrika, auf der Suche nach einem sicheren Ort, an dem er bleiben kann, und nach seiner verschollenen Familie. Zwei fesselnde Stimmen erzählen von Not und Vertreibung – aber auch von Hoffnung und Zukunft in einer Welt, in der sich unerwartete Chancen für die auftun, die nicht aufhören, an das Gute zu glauben. Der Roman basiert auf einer wahren Geschichte.

Darfur and the Crisis of Governance in Sudan

A Critical Reader

Author: Carina E. Ray

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801475948

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 2643

A diverse group of academics, activists, officials and rebels contribute chapters about different aspects of conflict in the western Sudanese region of Darfur. These chapters discuss the origins and evolution of the conflict, the various ways in which the conflict has been understood and misperceived (both locally and internationally), the profoundly gendered nature of the conflict, the status of those involved with regard to the Sudanese and international law, and the ongoing struggle for peace in the region. A substantial appendix reproduces UN, ICC, and (many for the first time in English translation) Arabic-language documents to trace the history of the conflict. The book also includes a chronology of major events in Sudan.

Islamic Political Culture, Democracy, and Human Rights

A Comparative Study

Author: Daniel E. Price

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275961879

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

View: 5858

What effect does Islamic political culture have on democracy and human rights practices? The author of this book suggests that too much emphasis is being placed on the power of Islam as a political force, stating that the political power of Islam can be better explained by other factors.

Feindliche Übernahme

Wie der Islam den Fortschritt behindert und die Gesellschaft bedroht

Author: Thilo Sarrazin

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960922957

Category: Political Science

Page: 450

View: 512

Das Zurückbleiben der islamischen Welt, die Integrationsdefizite der Muslime in Deutschland und Europa sowie die Unterdrückung der muslimischen Frauen sind eine Folge der kulturellen Prägung durch den Islam. Das zeigt Thilo Sarrazin in seinem neuen Bestseller. Auch Deutschland muss sich diesen Tatsachen stellen, wächst doch der Anteil der Muslime in Deutschland und Europa durch Einwanderung und anhaltend hohe Geburtenraten immer weiter an. Bei einer Fortsetzung dieses Trends sind die Muslime hier auf dem Weg zur Mehrheit. Unsere Kultur und Gesellschaft lassen sich nur schützen, indem die weitere Einwanderung von Muslimen gestoppt und die Integration der bei uns lebenden Muslime mit robusten Mitteln vorangetrieben wird. Denn alle Tendenzen, den Islam zu reformieren, sind bisher weitgehend gescheitert. So gibt es in keinem Land, in dem Muslime in der Mehrheit sind, Religionsfreiheit und eine funktionierende Demokratie. Stattdessen leidet die islamische Welt als Ganzes unter einem explosionsartigen Bevölkerungswachstum, und ihre Fanatisierung nimmt ständig zu. Thilo Sarrazin spannt einen Bogen von den Aussagen des Korans zur mentalen Prägung der Muslime, von da weiter zu Eigenarten und Problemen muslimischer Staaten und Gesellschaften und schließlich zu den Einstellungen und Verhaltensweisen von Muslimen in den Einwanderungsgesellschaften des Westens.