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Carlyle, Gabriel

Afghan escalation

While much attention has been paid to the risk of a US attack on Iran, little notice has been taken of the escalating war in Afghanistan and the increasing danger of deeper US intervention

Kate Evans, 'Thank you Greenham' and Joseph Siracusa, 'A Very Short Introduction to Nuclear Weapons'

Thank you Greenham, Laughing Moon Press; 2008;ISBN 978-0956006103; 100pp; £7. A Very Short Introduction to Nuclear Weapons, Oxford, 2008; ISBN 978-0199229543, 144pp; £6.99

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Derailing US plans

July saw a major victory for opponents of the Iraq occupation. US plans to consolidate its long-term presence in Iraq were derailed by popular pressure within Iraq.

Oil moves

At the beginning of August the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU) succeeded in winning the return of eight oil union activists from the south of Iraq, who had been forcibly transferred

Maliki aimed Basra assault at UK

The Iraqi government’s military assault on the southern Iraqi city of Basra at the end of March – which drew in both US and British forces, and sparked fighting in Baghdad and the south th

Inge Bolin, 'Growing Up in a Culture of Respect: Child rearing in highland Peru'

University of Texas Press, 2006; ISBN 9780292712980; 232pp; $19.95

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Paul Gilroy & Stuart Hall, 'Black Britain: A Photographic History' and Antonio Giustozzi, 'Koran, Kalashnikov and Laptop: The Neo-Taliban Insurgency in Afghanistan'

Saqi Books, 2007; ISBN: 978- 0863565403; £19.99. Koran, Kalashnikov and Laptop: The Neo-Taliban Insurgency in Afghanistan, Hurst, 2007; ISBN: 978-1850658733 pp. 259; £16.99

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Iraq: Year Six

“I am obsessed with the next five years in Iraq, not the last five years in Iraq.” - UK Foreign Secretary,

David Miliband, December 2007

We could have won

Recently, reading about Ukraine’s 2004 “Orange Revolution” – with its iconic tent-city occupation of Kiev’s Independence Square, the Maidan – my memory was sent hurtling back to the 2003 “

Matthew Collin, 'The Time of the Rebels'

Serpents Tail, 2007; ISBN 185242964X; 224pp; £12.99

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