70 Chroniques de guerre conomique
L’envolée de la croissance économique africaine dès le début de la décennie 2000 est allée de pair avec l’exacerbation de la concurrence sur les marchés locaux. Ce livre prend le train en 2007 et rend compte des stratégies, tactiques et affronte- ments feutrés ou violents qui opposent ou rapprochent les acteurs économiques jusqu’en 2014. Etats, entreprises, religieux, humanitaires, criminels... chacun tente de rafler et/ou de conserver un morceau du « gâteau africain » au détriment des concurrents, voire des populations locales, des normes internationales ou de l’éthique. Les 70 chroniques publiées dans cet ouvrage ont été éditées et/ou diffu- sées dans plusieurs médias dont Africa 24, Agence Ecofin, Financial Afrik, Forbes Afrique, Le Point Afrique, Les Afriques, Radio France Internationale, L’Econo- miste, Industrie du Maroc et Africa Diligence.
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712 More Things to Draw
A follow-up to the wildly popular 642 Things to Draw, this guided sketchbook offers a whole new batch of offbeat, clever, and endlessly absorbing drawing prompts. From the deceptively simple (how to sketch dust bunnies?) to the refreshingly quirky (a boom box, a nose), this addictive journal is packed with inspiration for budding artists and experienced sketchers alike.
Travels in the Congo
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With a sharp eye for the pathos and absurdity of the Cold War, Robert Littell crafted his first novel, the now legendary spy thriller The Defection of A.J. Lewinter. Christopher Lehmann-Haupt of The New York Times called it "a perfect little gem, the best Cold War thriller I've read in years," and the praise kept coming with critics hailing Littell as "the American Le Carré" (New York Times) and raving that his books were "as good as thriller writing gets" (The Washington Post). For his fourteenth novel, Robert Littell creates an engrossing, multigenerational, wickedly nostalgic yet utterly candid saga, bringing to life through a host of characters-historical and imagined-the over 40 years of the CIA-"the Company" to insiders. At the heart of the novel is a stunningly conceived mole hunt involving such rivals and allies as the MI6, KGB, and Mossad. Racing across a canvas that spans the legendary Berlin Base in the 1950s-the front line of the simmering Cold War-to the Soviet invasion of Hungary, the Bay of Pigs, the Afghan war, the Gorbachev putsch, and other major theatres of operation for the CIA, The Company tells a thrilling story of agents imprisoned in double lives, fighting an enemy that was amoral, elusive, formidable. Littell tells it like it was: CIA agents, fighting not only the good fight, but sometimes the bad one as well. Littell also brilliantly lays bare the warring within the Company to add another dimension to the spy vs. spy game: the battles between the counterintelligence agents in Washington, like the utterly obsessive real-life mole hunter James Angleton, and the covert action boys in the field, like The Company's Harvey Torriti-the Sorcerer-a brilliant and brash rule breaker and dirty tricks expert who fights fire with fire, and his Apprentice, Jack McAuliffe, recruited fresh out of Yale, who learns tradecraft and the hard truths of life in the field. As this dazzling anatomy of the CIA unfolds, nothing less than the world's future in the second half of the twentieth century is at stake. At once a celebration of a long Cold War well fought, an elegy for the end of an era, and a reckoning for a profession in which moral ambiguity created a wilderness of mirrors, The Company is the Cold War's devastating truth, its entertaining tale, its last word.
7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child
The best time to learn a second language is as a child. During childhood, the brain is more receptive to language learning than at any other time in life. Aware that a second language can enrich their child's understanding of other cultures and bring future job opportunities in a world drawn ever closer by globalization, many parents today are motivated to raise their children bilingual. This book helps parents in both monolingual and multilingual families determine and achieve their bilingual goals for their child, whether those goals are understanding others, the ability to speak a second language, reading and/or writing in two languages, or some combination of all of these. The authors explain how the brain learns more than one language, explode common myths, address frequently asked questions, and reveal an array of resources available to families. Packed with insightful anecdotes and powerful strategies, this is a one-of-a-kind guidebook for those seeking to provide their children with a uniquely valuable experience.
The Oxford Handbook of War
Covering all aspects of war in the modern era The Oxford Handbook of War will be the definitive study in this area for years to come.
Using lively case studies, this book analyzes the transformation of crime and terrorism and the business logic of terrorism.
The Oil Curse
Analyzes data from 170 countries to conclude that oil-producing countries in the developing world are worse off economically and socially than countries without oil, explores the causes of the problem, and suggests some solutions.
The End of the Asian Century
An urgently needed risk map of the many dangers that could derail Asia s growth and stability Since Marco Polo, the West has waited for the Asian Century. Today, the world believes that Century has arrived. Yet from China s slumping economy to war clouds over the South China Sea and from environmental devastation to demographic crisis, Asia s future is increasingly uncertain. Historian and geopolitical expert Michael Auslin argues that far from being a cohesive powerhouse, Asia is a fractured region threatened by stagnation and instability. Here, he provides a comprehensive account of the economic, military, political, and demographic risks that bedevil half of our world, arguing that Asia, working with the United States, has a unique opportunity to avert catastrophe but only if it acts boldly. Bringing together firsthand observations and decades of research, Auslin s provocative reassessment of Asia s future will be a must-read for industry and investors, as well as politicians and scholars, for years to come.