K.S. Komireddi. Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India.

(London: C. Hurst and Co. 2019). This is a lively analysis of Indian politics;   since independence.  The book is divided in two parts;  an account of the long period  when the Congress Party was in power;  and a second part on the
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Hagia Sophia: The Divine Spark in All.

By René Wadlow. There is a certain irony in the return of the Hagia Sophia to being an Islamic mosque;  which it had been from 1453 to 1934. From 1934 till today;  it was considered a museum and was visited by many
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That Cooler Heads May Prevail.

Vijay Mehta. When the drums of war start beating;  can cooler heads prevail and negotiations in good faith start?.  Vijay Mehta has written a useful overview of efforts to create a Department of Peace;  within governments so that there would be an
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Rania Abouzeid. No Turning Back: Life, Loss and Hope in Wartime Syria.

(London: Oneworld Publications, 2018). No Turning Back: Life, Loss and Hope in Wartime Syria is a moving book by the Lebanese journalist Rania Abouzlid. As an Arabic speaker;  she was able to move in Syrian society  to interview a range of Syrians
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Chaiwat Satha-Anand. Nonviolence and Islamic Imperatives.

(Sparsnas, Sweden; Irene Publishing, 2017). Today;  there are an increasing number of peace building programs and workshops.  In such peace building contexts;  scholars and practitioners are seeking to integrate authentic cultural methods of conflict analysis and intervention.  This is particularly true of
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Mohammed Mesbahi. Heralding Article 25: A Peoples’ Strategy for World Transformation.

(Kibworth Beauchalp, UK: Matador Books, 2016). For the time has come when we must demonstrate in our millions not against this or that;  but on the basis of the goodwill and compassion that defines who we truly are. For within each and
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Robert Trent Vinson. Albert Luthuli.

(Athens, OH:  Ohio University Press, 2018) As Robert Vinson highlights “When Albert Luthuli;  president of the African National Congress (ANC).  South Africa’s leading anti apartheid organization;  became the first African-born recipe ant of the Nobel Peace Prize in December 1961;  the world
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Yemen in Crisis: Autocracy, Neo-Liberalism and the Disintegration of a State.

Helen Lackner. (London: Saqibooks, 2017, 330 pp.) Helen Lackner’s incisive analysis of the political, economic and social causes of Yemen’s instability and the roots of Saudi Arabia’s agressive policies;  has served as the guidelines for the conflict resolution proposals of the Association
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James Taylor Ranney. World Peace Through Law.

(London: Routledge, 2018). James Ranny has written a most useful account of the transformation of international law  toward world law; as a framework of the World Society.  There was a century of the progressive development of international law;  from the first Hague
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Winds of Change: The Challenge of Modernity in the Middle East and North Africa.

Cyrus Rohani and Behrooz  Sabet (Eds). (London: SAQI Books, 2019, 304 pp). The winds of change blow in a good number of directions;  and at different strengths within the Middle East and North Africa.  At times;  the wind seems calm;  and then
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