Gary Lachman. The Return of Holy Russia.

(Rchester, VT: Inner Traditions, 2020, 425 pp.) Gary Lachman’s book could more accurately have been titled “The Return of the Silver Age”;  but the Return of Holy Russia is more dramatic;  and more easily understood  by those unfamiliar with Russian literary currents. 
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Mehran Kamrava. Troubled Waters. Insecurity in the Persian Gulf.

(Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2018) The 14 September 2019;  drone attacks on oil installations in eastern Saudi Arabia have dimmed hope for U.S. – Iranian discussions aimed to reduce tensions;  and potentially end the armed conflict in Yemen. Tensions have increased; 
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Alexander Casella. Breaking the Rules.

Breaking the Rules: Working for the UN can be fun. And it can also do some good provided one is ready to lie, fib, obfuscate and break all the rules. (Geneva: Editions du Tricorne, 2011, 368pp.) Alexander Casella has written a lively
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Covid-19. NGO Transformations amid Uncertainty.

by Rene Wadlow. World wide; the Covid-19 pandemic has caught both governments and non-governmental organizations (NGO); unprepared for the scope and complexity of the challenges. The lockdowns have had strong economic consequences; as well as social consequences; including; the rapid rise of
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Our mothers. The Fundamental Pillar of Society.

Perhaps many expect the typical article that should be titled:   “Congratulations to all the mothers on their day” or   “Mothers celebrate their day.” Something like this to cite some examples. But it is not the goal. An image of “congratulations
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