Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy is a two-volume set that explores specific modern-day conflicts that have had a truly global impact, as well as the efforts and organizations focused on solving these conflicts. Arranged alphabetically, each full-color entry has standard subheadings (Overview, Historical Background, Impacts and Issues, Future Implications) which provide a 360 degree view of each conflict, diplomatic effort, and organization covered. Many of the entries also include primary source documents that provide context, and a deeper insight into the topic. This set is designed to give students and researchers a resource that helps them better understand the geopolitical landscape of the modern world.
•Frontmatter will include a timeline of the events covered in the set.
•The set includes approximately 90 entries on some of the most important events and key figures in conflicts and diplomatic efforts of the 20th and 21st centuries.
•More than 320 full color photos, illustrations, and maps complement, clarify, and add detail to each entry, while offering a view into the impacts of the events.
•Descriptive captions detail the events portrayed in the images and maps.
•Each chapter includes sidebars with topics that include interesting facts pertinent to the chapter or biographies of people important to each conflict or diplomatic effort.
•Primary sources enhance the reader's understanding of the events through the words of those who lived through the events described.
•All entries provide bibliographies of print and electronic resources either cited in the entry and/or for further research.
•A timeline of events provides a chronological history of some of the most important developments in the topics covered.
•Also included is a comprehensive subject index, covering topics, personal names, and other relevant terms to aid the user in navigating the set.
Table of Contents
Advisors and Contributors.
Algerian War of Independence.
Antarctic and Arctic Ownership.
Argentina's Dirty War.
Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas.
Burma (Myanmar) Uprisings.
Cote d'Ivoire Unrest.
Drones and Unmanned Security Robots.
Global Environmental Treaties and Issues.
Guantánamo Detention Center.
International Law and Justice.
Islam: Sunni and Shiite Disputes .
Japan Invasion of China (1937).
Lebanon: Political Instability, Hezbollah, and Conflict with Syria.
Libyan Civil Unrest.
Mexico's Drug Wars.
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).
Nobel Peace Prize.
OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries).
Russia's Invasion of Afghanistan.
Russian Civil War.
South Africa (Apartheid).
Spanish Civil War.
Sri Lanka Civil War.
Sudan/South Sudan Civil War.
Syrian Civil Unrest.
Taiwan: Conflicts with China.
Terrorism: Large Group.
Terrorism: Small Group and Individual.
Terrorism: State Sponsored.
Weapons of Mass Destruction.
World War I.
World War II.